Hello wonderful foodies, hope that your week has been fab! I am always excited to review new cafes and even more excited when I am the first one to rave about them! This is the case for the new cafe in Eastland, Billy Barista.
Located in between Smiggle and Kmart, Billy Barista shines as the must go to cafe in Eastland. Not your average shopping centre cafe, Billy Barista is more like your inner suburb cafe where you like to brunch each weekend.
As my friend and I took our seats today we were greeted by a super friendly waitress. She asked if we were eating in, what we would like to drink and if we wanted still or sparkling water.. Now that is a little bit fancy being offered sparkling in Eastland! I of course ordered my usual weak latte and my friend chose the vanilla milkshake.
My latte was nice and smooth with creaminess drawing me in with each sip. It would have to be the best coffee I have had in Eastland. I also tried the vanilla milkshake and it was nice and thick with a full vanilla bean flavour.
Looking over the menu I could not get over how affordable Billy Barista was and could not wait to try their food! I ended up ordering the Smashed avocado with dukka, mint and goats cheese and my friend ordered a bowl of chips with aoli.
When my food came out my eyes lit up as it looked so fresh and delicious. I added lemon and took my first bite and it was like a party in my mouth. The dukka had a beautiful spice to it and combined with the lemon it made the whole dish pop! I could not fault this dish at all it was perfect!
The chips were a perfect crunch with a fluffy inside but the highlight was house made aoli. Not just your average aoli which is usually one dimensional, this was aoli had layer upon layer of incredible flavours such as lemon and garlic and so much more!
Half way through my meal the waitress asked me if I would like another weak latte to go with my food, and well how could I resist!
The food here at Billy Barista is so yummy and I cannot wait to try more, the prices are amazing, the coffee is spot on and the service is warm and friendly.
For my visit today I give Billy Barista an 8.5/10..
Annie Bean xx