Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cafe Notturno and Old Town Kopitiam Mamak

Last night, went to Lygon St in the city for dinner with Mr. C and JoJo Binx. YC, a uni-mate joined us for dinner. He is now currently working in Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), one of the Big Four accounting firms. I met this tiny guy whilst pursuing my degree at Metropolitan College in Subang under the University of Curtin degree program. A smart and efficient dude though annoying at times with his quirks.

We decided to head to Lygon St to 'celebrate' the-end-of-semester-and-the-beginning-of-holidays with JoJo Binx. And since he's been wanting to come here for ages and have whined a fair bit about it (don't get mad if you read this but it is the truth ;p and I still love you), we decided to appease him this Saturday for a change. Next Saturday, it's time to eat at home again.

The initial plan was to go to JoJo's favourite restaurant Cafe Cavallino but it was a 45minute wait. And no way were we going to wait that long when it was late and we were hungry! Hence, we adjourned few shops down, Cafe Notturno. Mr. C and I have been here numerous times and are pretty happy with the food.

Cafe Notturno
179, Lygon St, Carlton, Vic, 3053
(03) 9347 8286

We were pretty happy with the food at Cafe Notturno. The meatlover pizza was my favourite and the Carbonara wasn't as tasty as the time we went during Easter break. It could have been due to the huge crowd which wasn't exactly as packed as Cafe Cavallini and even then, not an excused for the drop in food standards!

After dinner, we went to Old Town Kopitiam Mamak at QV Building as JoJo wasn't full and had a Curry Laksa urge to scratch. Ever interested to try out new places despite good or bad reviews, we headed towards that direction.

Pretty cosy feel despite the lack of customers. Then again, it was about 9pm and most people was probably at home or in the clubs. My eyes popped when I saw the price they were charging for French Toast! AUD 6! I guess I was shock as the ones back home is about RM4++ and the ones at Brisbane were also about AUD4++.

Trying to decide what to have.... Nothing in the menu really stands out nor screams to me to TRY!!

YC fiddling with the camera function on my Sammie and posting weird status on my FB!! Grrr..

And now, being our waiter for the evening... with his usual cheeky smile!

Mr. C's three layer iced tea which has the Gula Melaka (melted brown sugar) at the bottom...

My not-so-nice teh tarik.. a real disappointment!
Not worth it... might as well pay more for fruit juice or some other fancy drinks.

YC and his small ball of Curry Laksa.

JoJo ordered a bowl of Curry Laksa and everyone shared a little bit for a taste...

JoJo's Milo Dinosaur... basically very gao (thick) milo drink!

Kaya toast... PASSED with flying colours!! Spread butter and oozing out kaya...

I would go back to Cafe Notturno again in future but won't be rushing to Old Town Kopitiam Mamak anytime soon. If you prefer less coconut milk in your Curry Laksa, the one here is actually pretty good but besides that, I won't exactly be heading back there to try the other food on the menu.

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Old Town Kopitiam Mamak
Ground Level, 195 Lt Bourke St
Melbourne 3000
(03) 9639 6098


Nava Krishnan said...

Do you know me, Ms. Nava from Metropolitan College???

goingkookies said...

nava : yes of course! I added you on facebook.. =) You were my Management lecturer and really enjoyed your classes!

goingkookies said...

do you remember me?

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