Cafe Nice – Circular Quay, Sydney

Fettuccine with beef cheeks, porcini mushrooms, olives

Fettuccine with beef cheeks, porcini mushrooms, olives

Cafe Nice is brought to you by the lovely people of Fratelli Fresh. However, the menu is rather French compared to the usual Italian at Cafe Sopra and Fratelli Fresh cafes around Sydney. The Mother had spontaneously come into the city for lunch, and as Cafe Nice is just down the road from my university, we thought we’d give it a try! We were immediately impressed by the bright atmosphere – with large windows filled with sunlight streaming in, the cute floor tiles and the beige, very European decor throughout.

Burrata with figs and caramelised onions

Burrata with figs and caramelised onions

Bread basket ($6)

Bread basket ($6)

Salmon

Salmon

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  • What we ate:

The Mother and I decided to share a starter of Burrata, figs and caramelised onions, a wonderfully light dish of delicate flavours. We also shared the Bread Basket which consisted of some bread-sticks and sliced baguette – we thought it was a bit steep priced at $6.

For the mains, I had the Fettuccine with beef cheeks, porcini mushrooms, and olives, which came in a thick, flavoursome sauce. I’m not sure how well the olives complemented the dish, but the beef cheeks were unbelievably tender. The Mother enjoyed the greatest salmon either of us have ever tasted – it literally melts in your mouth. This is the perfect transition-season dish – it is light enough to still remind you of summer, but wholesome and filling like a winter dish.

Total bill: approx. $75.00

Cafe Nice
2 Phillip Street
Circular Quay, Sydney
http://www.fratellifresh.com.au/about_us.asp

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