Alex Harmon celebrated cannabis being approved for medical use in Victoria with this review...
With all the stoner dude food joints in Sydney that have cropped up (yes that’s two blazing puns) it’s about time someone created a café that gets straight to the point. D’Munchies, as you can guess, is a haven for hungry stoners; and from the Snoop Dogg playlist to the marijuana mural on the wall, owner and head chef David Pyne knows his clientele.
Ok, so what do these Mallrats like to eat? Well, the Pepperoni Pizza Pretzel Hotdog ($14) pretty much sums up the ethos of the place, it's a pretzel bun with a German bratwurst topped with cheese, pepperoni and olives. It's rich, indulgent, and unnecessary, but you know what? It works.
Crispy Pumpkin Ravioli Nachos ($14) are a hot mess of sweet and savoury flavours - the stoner's holy grail.
While the J-Rizzler Chicken'n'Cheetos Burger ($14) talks the talk with fried buttermilk chicken, bacon, hash brown, and Cheetos cheese sauce on a milk bun, but doesn't really sing for me. I couldn't taste the cheese - which is probably asking for a lot since it’s derived from a bag of American chips - but the chicken is damn good.
Panko Crumbed Onion Rings ($4) have a great flavour and texture, because weed smokers want to stimulate all the senses! And the Ice Cream Blaze ($4) actually made me feel stoned with its hallucinogenic mix of Oreos, Fruit Loops and pretzels.
This is Pyne's first venture after doing his time at Flying Fish, Bistro Moncur ("back when it was good") and various restaurants in London. He says things you’d never hear a stoner say like, “I’m a bit concerned about the seasoning of the ravioli,” meaning he takes this ridiculous menu very seriously.
You don’t have to be a pothead to enjoy this place because the food is actually very good, but it pays to have an appetite and a sense of adventure.
170 King Street, Newtown
Ph: (02) 8542 0030