Saturday, April 28, 2018

Urban Grooves Cafe, Greensborough MELB

Relatives or friends visiting Melbourne is an opportunity itself to venture into a foreign suburb and perhaps find a hidden gem. In an edible form, of course.

First visit on a Sunday evening and an Australian restaurant was picked seeing as it comprised of safe meal options such as pizzas, pastas, burgers and the usual parmigiana/ fish and chips fare. Service was friendly and attentive; made us feel welcomed and at ease.

Salt and pepper calamari - served with house made aioli. Priced at $25, the portion was generous, calamari bites were crisp and perfectly seasoned.

Seafood pizza - I do have my reservations when ordering seafood dishes outside in case I get disappointed by the quality of seafood used. I had been previously horrified at a cafe when a plate of pasta topped with miniature shrimps appeared instead of prawns as stated on the menu. To my surprise, the pieces used here were certainly fresh, juicy and again, generous. Loved how this was a thin crust pizza too.

Greek lamb skewers - served with tzatziki, fries, salad and garlic herb pita bread. Lamb pieces were juicy and well marinated.

Greek lamb pizza - the aunty was keen on having lamb as part of her Aussie tour and we were only more than happy to play along. Pizza was well prepared, topped with just the right amount of lamb pieces, tomato and tzatziki, each complimenting each other well.

A meal does not end without something sweet to sum up the event. Hot chocolate was one of the better ones I have had in Melbourne - creamy, not overly sweet and the right quantity too.

Apple crumble tart - delicious and best served warm. I am personally a fan of chunky crumb toppings and would have loved if this little fella was topped with it. Nevertheless, still yummy.

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce - best served warm and drizzled with the right amount of sauce. Sinfully delicious and loved every bite of the cake soaked in the sauce.

Urban Grooves Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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