Saturday, 18 November 2017

Meet Mica - Surry Hills, Sydney

Meet Mica is a new Japanese inspired café, right at home in the café abundant Surry Hills. It's relatively small, with a handful of tables inside. The interior is minimalist, with simple wooden timber furnishings. 


Cold drip coffee

The espresso based coffee here is courtesy of Little Marionette and the cold drip coffee rotates frequently - I enjoy the macchiato which is nice and smooth.

A Bowl

The A Bowl is a wholesome and tasty bowl of dashi broth with butter poached barley, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, miso maple chicken, butter corn, slow cooked egg and green shallots.

Lobster congee

The lobster congee is decadent, with chunks of lobster meat sitting on top of the congee. It's served with a slow cooked egg, katsuobushi crush, shallots and ginger. The texture of the congee is very gelatinous and after finishing the lobster, the congee itself is quite plain.

My cloudy day

I also couldn't resist ordering the Insta-worthy 'My cloudy day' drink which is a strawberry ramune, aka Japanese lemonade, served with a pretty pink rose foam.

Matcha french lava toast

The french toast is very popular, with almost every table ordering it. The toast is light and airy, more like Taiwanese honey toast with a liquid matcha filling, rather than like traditional french toast dipped in egg mixture. It's one for the matcha lovers as the matcha flavour is nice and strong. 

All up, I have mixed feelings regarding my experience at Meet Mica - I enjoyed the food and drinks, however the service could be improved. I went for lunch on a weekday with a friend, which means it was fairly quiet. Many of the surrounding tables had dirty dishes sitting on them, long after people had left. We also sat for ages with our empty dishes and coffee cups, which still weren't cleared even after we ordered the matcha french lava toast, it was bizarre. 

Meet Mica Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato