There is a place where tiny teddies frolic in blue cotton candy clouds, rained upon with sprinkles; Cafe 224 – please take me there!
On a late Sunday morning, Cafe 224 was absolutely packed and buzzing with customers.. there was not an empty table in sight. We waited about ten minutes for a table of four. During the wait, we had studied the menu extensively and pretty much decided what to order.
Upon being seated and placing our order, our drinks arrived very quickly with the food following not long after.
I was so tempted to order the iced matcha latte on such a warm day but decided against it. After all, I travelled all the way to Belmont for this one thing in particular………………
Wonderland cappuccino/hot chocolate – ahh, how ridiculously adorable!! I ordered the cappuccino but was mistakenly given the hot chocolate (which was my friend’s order). By the time we sipped our drinks and realised, it was too late.. our fates were already decided.
It was delicious nonetheless with a strong chocolate flavour which had a slightly bitter edge to it. The cotton candy and chocolate tiny teddies were such a novelty and it was rather amusing to watch the cotton candy melt into the hot chocolate, along with the drowning teddies.
Smashed avocado, diced tomato, red onion, lemon and seasoning – one of the best guacamoles I have ever tasted! It sounds deceptively simple.. but I was surprised with the punchy flavours of this dish. The creamy avocado was cut through by the pungent onion and zesty lemon. All the flavours were well balanced, with all the elements of this dish complementing each other.
Three types of mushroom served on ciabatta toast, topped with goats cheese and truffle oil. Great textures on this dish, with the sautéed mushrooms still fresh and flavoursome. The soft, crumbly goats cheese and drizzle of truffle oil were the perfect accompaniment to the medley of mushrooms.
Two poached eggs on a bed of shredded pork, wilted spinach atop ciabatta toast finished off with hollandaise sauce. The pork was well seasoned, soft and tender; just melt-in-your-mouth perfect. It was tossed in a slightly spicy sauce which paired well with the poached eggs. A delicious and hearty dish packed full of flavour.
Waffles drizzled in nutella and sprinkled with crushed hazelnut, garnished with fresh strawberries and vanilla ice-cream. We were impressed with the generous amount of waffles, with the four of us receiving a piece each. Although soft and fluffy inside, the waffle were missing that slight crispness on the outside. I enjoyed the crunch from the hazelnuts.. and you can never go wrong with nutella and ice-cream. Probably could have done with a few more strawberries to provide freshness to the dish.
Heaps of options on the menu with generous portions for a reasonable price. Definitely worth the trip to Belmont.
224 Belmont Avenue, Belmont WA 6104
Monday to Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday to Sunday: 7.30am – 3pm