Just from knowing the name of the cafe, you can be sure that this cafe is going to be good! In case you're wondering, Sarmic is a combination of Sarah Coorey and Michael Hoare, the entrepreneurs behind this lovely hidden gem of a cafe. Located in Bulimba, a quaint riverside suburb only 4km from the CBD, Bulimba is famous for its cafe culture and restaurants with cuisine from all over the world.
Sarmic is very much dog friendly - meet Princess Poppy!
As with the large majority of the places that I cover here on WeekendNotes, Sarmic Artisan Provisions & Cafe (referred to as Sarmic Cafe from here on) is very much dog-friendly, as long as you and your furry friend opt for the outdoor seating rather than indoor seating. There are communal water bowls available for them as well.
Sarmic Cafe is also very much kid friendly. You're probably thinking that most restaurants and cafes are kid friendly anyway, and you're right - but Sarmic Cafe takes this one step further and has an area set up just for kids. From art and craft to blocks, there is sure to be something that catches your kid's eye - this is all set up at a cute little table outside, far enough such that you can have some alone time, yet close enough for you to still keep an eye on them. It's a win-win situation!
Staff at Sarmic cafe are friendly, and service was fast. What took long was for me to decide what I wanted to eat - there was so much to choose from. Even the drinks menu was 2 pages - didn't take a photo though, sorry. There was even a menu just for children!
After much consideration, I decided to fall back on a basic staple that can pretty much never go wrong - toast with butter, or more specifically, turkish toast with macadamia butter, with a side of haloumi, as well as a special relish. My friend opted for an 'Open Sandwich', which has corned beef, dill mayo, pickles, and swiss cheese. Yum!
Overall, it was a great first visit - Sarmic Artisan Provisions & Cafe has friendly staff, fast service, and great food. Best of all, they're dog-friendly! They also have a range of artisan provisions (as per their name) such as tomato kasundi, pistachio dukkah, carrot jam and eggplant available for purchase indoors. There is plenty of free street parking right outside the restaurant and it is generally a very nice place to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon with friends and family. See you again soon!
Hi Jane, U r very innovative in finding nice places...I like ur doggie..I missed my "Lucky" who has passed away after 14yrs of guarding..he was my lovely dog(Kelpie Xed Labrador)..BTW, Do this restaurent cater Moroccon food??I missed arabic food...Pushpa-Calamvale...
I congratulate you on your reviews. They are always informative and your pup is adorable. If he was a human, he would surely be a supermodel. I especially like when you take photos of menus, as you did here. Very helpful. Thanks and continue at your best.