Sunday, February 20, 2011

Eating Out: Old Town Cafe [273 Swanston Street Melbourne, 3000]

Quick dinner with friends. Never would have thought of coming here, friends chose it. I like Old Town Kopitiam better, however these two places are completely different, they specialise in different cuisines. Took me a good 5-10 mins to decide on what I wanted since I couldn't see anything they specialised in.
Roast Duck Noodle Soup $8.90 [Old Town Cafe, Swanston Street]
Roast Duck Noodle Soup $8.90
Likes: Decent sized duck pieces
Lots of noodles
They give you a dish for bones
MSG Soup
Dislikes: Not a lot of duck
Duck kind of drowned in my soup, rather have it on the side.
Iced Soya Milk with Grass Jelly $2 (only if buying main dish)
Iced Soya Milk with Grass Jelly $2
Only $2 if you order a main meal, otherwise it's $3 something.
Likes: The combination
Dislikes: Crappy soya milk
Hard to eat grass jelly
Had to resort to putting my ice cubes into my soup just so I could get to the jelly
Coconut House's Soya Milk is much much better, freshly made is always better.
Black Bean Beef $8.90 [Old Town Cafe, Swanston Street]
Black Bean Beef Rice $8.90
Seafood Noodle Soup $9.90 [Old Town Cafe, Swanston Street]
Seafood Noodle Soup $9.90
Fishball Noodle Soup $8.90 [Old Town Cafe, Swanston Street]
Fish Ball Noodle Soup $8.90
Vegetable Tom Yum Noodle Soup $8.90 [Old Town Cafe, Swanston Street]
Vegetable Tom Yum Noodle Soup $8.90
Smelt delicious.
Sizzling Seafood Combination $11.50 [Old Town Cafe, Swanston Street]
Sizzling Seafood Combination $11.50

Food: 7/10 Based on what I had. Not a great roast duck or drink.
Service/Environment: 8/10 We got squished into the corner although the place wasn't even remotely full. Waitresses were keen. My noodles come out pretty slow considering there were no other orders at the time...waitresses kept asking the kitchen where the noodles were.
Value: 7.5/10 Food is of average value considering quality and quantity. Drinks are cheap, however quality may be compromised.
Accessibility: In the heart of the city. Right next to Swanston/Lonsdale St Maccas.
No one has reviewed or clicked like or dislike on urbanspoon yet. It's not that new is it? I can't say I like or dislike it.
Old Town Cafe on Urbanspoon


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