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Review - Sunflower Crepe Cafe

Recently I dined at Essen on Broadway, and on the way there we did a bit of menu reconnaissance and I was amazed at the variety of cheap and diverse eats in the area. I resolved to return, and one of the main reasons was the Sunflower Crepe Café.

Now firstly, I am a sucker for plastic food. One day I must buy myself some to enjoy at home. But the main reason I wanted to come here was crepes!

This little eatery on busy Broadway is decorated with quirky hot pink, custom pop art; and furnished with small tables and plastic block-stools. Drop in for a fast and wallet-friendly feed on reasonable Taiwanese food, including curries, soups, fried chicken and (most entertainingly), crepes.

All menu items from the colourful, photo-illustrated menu can be had for under fourteen bucks. Look for a sunflower symbol to ensure it's something extra good!

The other diners are uniformly Asian and most are dressed in cutting edge fashion. This makes me feel uncool but like I have stumbled onto something good. They attack their meals with relish, and I start to pine for my own... but then I am distracted with the fascinating drinks menu.

Don’t miss the refreshing Mojito ($5.50), a mix of fresh lime and peppermint leaves, topped with lemonade. Note the green dress girl is still tucking in with relish in  the background.

Their Green Milk Tea ($3.50) is a soothing, great tasting milky beverage that’s also a great antioxidant. You even get foam-art with a caramel syrup.

The slightly tangy deep fried chicken is good; enjoy it as Crispy Chicken Fillet with Rice ($8.50) or in the substantial Crispy Chicken Rolls ($13.95), wrapped in a crepe with lettuce, tomato, avocado and a homemade mustard sauce.

Now I admit they might look similar, but even better still were their Asian Crepe Rolls ($13.95) filled with a sweet peanut mix, roast chicken, fried eggs and vegetables.

Both came to life with additional chilli from the excellent selection of self-serve sauces. Both these were so large we only managed to eat one crepe each. Luckily they were quickly forthcoming with a cardboard take-away container.

If you can squeeze in dessert, there are pancakes using their fabulous range of ice-creams; or perhaps just a Three Scoop Sundae ($8.50), choosing from exotic flavours like Green Tea, Black Sesame, Durian and Taro.

This was a fun place to try out, for very little money, a large feed, and a quirky, upbeat environment.

Sunflower Crepe Café
147 Broadway, Ultimo
Ph: (02) 9211 5298

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 29th, 2008 10:18 am (UTC)


I read this post, getting increasingly more excited as each description and picture rolled up. Fuck me, they have condiments a plenty, HOT PINK SEATS, cheap eats, cute asian diners to squint at as your eat .... okay, the $64 question - DO THEY HAVE THOSE PEARL DRINKS?

*waits and hopes for the perfect cheap eat asian-esque hot pink diner to come along*

Nov. 30th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
For 50c you can add pearl, coconut jelly or pudding to some of their range of drinks. So you could have an Iced Milk Tea in Lychee flavour with pearl for $4.00. I was impressed with the drinks here.
Nov. 30th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)


(after the fish-eating frenzy I am hardcore bent on at the moment ...that might have worn off by the next time I see you but jesus, this place won't!)

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Lychee Iced Milk Tea with addictive palette-texture fuck gelatinous balls of pearliness *CHEERS*

Nov. 30th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
This one is easy and cheap, of course I'll take you there. It's also cool to feel so white, Western and uncool if you know what I mean - good for the soul.
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