Friday, March 25, 2011

Cafe 86 - Cabramatta

Cafe 86

Our friends who we went to Cabra with had did some research and came up with Cafe 86 as the best place for coffee and drinks in the area. When we approached the cafe... it looked a bit ... umm... dicey? Nonetheless, we were game enough.

We wanted a menu - only to be told that it was all on the board behind the counter. The font was a little bit small... and hence, we all had to stand up to check it out. My partner asked for a whole coconut (which is advertised on their board) only to be met by a very very confused waiter...
"no, the whole coconut please"
"glass?" "no, coconut"
"uh...yeh... glass..."

Funnily enough, my friends wanted the iced milk tea and again, were met by confused looks. "Ice tea? there! (pointed to the complimentary jug of iced green tea)"
"nono... iced milk tea"
"huh? no. ice tea there"
"tea with milk"
"ok, how about the whole coconut?"
"yeh, glass"

young coconut juice

It was interesting. Amazingly, pretty much the whole glass of coconut juice was ice. I'd say, 95% ice, 5% juice :P

I ordered the iced milk coffee. Luckily, no difficulties in getting this order down. And like the coconut juice, there was 95% ice in mine. It's soooo decietful. Feels like you've hardly even touched the drink and yet, there's nothing left. Luckily, the coffee was really nice and strong and sweet. Would have been more satisfying if there was more of it and less ice though LOL

iced milk coffee - $3.80

When we stepped outside, I think I understood why there was so much ice. Most people who seem to consume beverages here seem to chill around... alot. There's chinese chess available for people to play with and they are all seated like they're gonna be there for the next 5 hours. I guess that in 5 hours time, your ice melts - leaving you with just as much drink as you started with. But if you're just in for a quick drink (and by quick I mean, if you want to leave within half an hour of getting your drink), perhaps another place (which serves less ice) would be more recommended :)

Drink - 6.5/10
Service - 5.5/10
Ambiance - 6/10
Value for money - 7/10
Overall - 25/40

Cafe 86
4/29 John Street
Cabramatta, 2166
Tel: (02) 9723 2696

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