How was it?
One cold evening, after dinner at Prasits, my dining companions and I were in search of a nice hot cup of coffee. We found refuge in Alchemy Cafe Restaurant, the owner was so very friendly and accommodating that I made a mental note to come back and try this polish restaurant. So, as luck would have it, I had planned to go to Yulli's with D*, but they were all booked up, so we walked down the road to Alchemy Cafe Restaurant. This little restaurant is beautifully decorated with chandeliers and hanging artworks. The owner told us that all the artworks were for sale, starting in the $1000 range (so, if you have some spare change lying about, why not pick up a painting whilst at dinner?).
Garlic Bread $3.50
We started off with garlic bread - thick cut slices lathered in garlic butter - can't really go wrong with that!
(Mushroom & Sauerkraut filling)
I realised after tasting these dumplings, that I officially love dumplings from anywhere in the globe! They were perfect little packages with mushroom and sauerkraut.
The flavour in the beef stroganoff was amazing! The beef was soft and tender and the sauce was peppery and fantastic!
Prawns, cucumber, tomato, spring onion, watermelon, olives, fetta and watermelon dressing
The salad was an interesting mixture of ingredients, but they all seemed to compliment each other in the best way. It was so fresh and flavoursome, and it was very pretty!
We chose a dessert from the cake display cabinet, there were so many good looking cakes in there, it was quite hard to choose! It was quite funny as I noticed that all the people going to look at the display were females, no males! Haha. We settled on getting the sour cherry & chocolate cake (thanks to the friendly waiter for the recommendation). It was so satisfying and the perfect end to a lovely dinner.
A polish gem amongst the many fantastic restaurants along Crown St. The food and service were great and the prices were reasonable. Perfect if you're looking for some hearty, comforting food during winter.
Alchemy Cafe Restaurant
572 Crown St,