Dog-friendly, convenient location, great quality cafe food and highly instagrammable too. Beans are sourced and roasted from Coffee Alchemy, now I am biased because I’m aware of their superior blends and higher cost, but I’m already really liking this place. Co-owner Ibby says blends from independent suppliers cost more than your typical wholesale ones but it’s well worth it and suits Cuckoo Callay’s ethos of premium yet affordable offerings that support the Australian industry.
Tribute to the Greatest Reuben $19 is a little messy to eat with the hands because of the runny Russian dressing. However this is just a minor complaint as it’s delicious regardless. The house-made wagyu corned beef is supplied from Vic’s Meat, pretty much all food is of top-notch quality with local origins.
ReSPECT Burger $19 consists of a battered and fried chicken breast patty, which rest assured, remains very moist. Sandwiched also between the super soft, toasted brioche buns are some rather sweet sauerkraut. Loved it.
Green Eyed Monster $20 chermoula was just too sour an ingredient used to tie the greens salad together. Although give me another one of those perfectly poached eggs with mouth-wateringly fragrant dukkah. There are many dog owners who visit Cuckoo Callay as it is a dog-friendly cafe. One’s pooch can have their pick from a part of the menu exclusively for canines. Either the Pupples – House-made maple bacon dog treats or Pupachino - Made with goats milk and crushed liver treats. Now tell me how on earth that doesn’t make your heart warm?
MsBrulee dined as guests of Cuckoo Callay. Opinions however are our own and independent.