I was recently invited to dine at Dip In Cafe by Zomato, and it was a such a cute place that I just had to blog about it.
Head down a lane way (McKillop Street) and then walk downstairs to this basement level cafe.
The wooden booths are adorable, and so are the cute vintage props placed around the cafe.
There is a gorgeous mural that spans an entire wall.
One thing I thought the cafe could work on was its lighting. It is quite dark in there, and the dark brown furniture (and floors) add to this. I like my brunch/breakfast places to be bright and light, to wake me up and give me energy. Also, the lack of light makes it hard to take photos, but here are some to give you an idea of the menu.
We ordered some drinks – a freshly made juice ($6) and an iced chocolate ($5.5)
As you may have guessed by the name of the cafe, Dip In specializes in dips (and bread bowls), so we made sure to try some!
We started off with some house made olive bread and dips – hummus and roasted eggplant. The dips tasted fresh and flavorful, but I kind of wish we had ordered different bread to go with it. The bread was nice on its own, but it was very sweet and fluffy – maybe not the best mix with the dips, texture and flavour wise.
I really felt like eating avocado, so I ordered the “Dip in the Smash” ($14.4) which was avocado served with herb infused goat feta, roasted pine nuts, lemon and chilli in a bread bowl. I added a poached egg for $2.
It was a lovely dish but I don’t think soft bread bowls are exactly my thing. I like a crunchy bread or cracker with my dips or avocado. In fact, I don’t even like fluffy white bread at all, dip or not. However, that is just my preference.
If you like soft fresh bread with avocado and cheese, then this is dish for you though!
Alice ordered the Mexican corn schnitzel ($15.9) which came with guacamole, tomato salsa, salad, chips and a tortilla. It was yum – the schnitzel was super crunchy and tasted awesome with the salsa and guac on it. I have to make corn schnitzel at home, it is a cool idea!
There are some great items on the menu, including a Shakshuka, acai bowl, burgers, salads and a “make your own” bread bowl.
I would head back to have some fresh dips with falafel and wagyu meatballs.
Thanks Zomato and Dip In for inviting me to try Dip In Cafe out!