57 Cafe Bar Restaurant, Mount Waverley

I ate at 57 Cafe Bar Restaurant quite a while ago but wanted to leave the review until Urbanspoon corrected their address…it’s in Pinewood Shopping Centre, Mount Waverley rather than in Moreland! However they took too long so I thought I’d write it before my senile brain forgets everything.

EDIT – Urbanspoon has now changed their details, check it out here.

Conveniently located inside a shopping strip, parking isn’t an issue even during peak hours of food consumption. We found this place on the Entertainment Book and since it was very close to home, we decided to give it a ago. I was very surprised when we were told that all the tables inside were either booked or already taken even though the restaurant was sufficiently large and it was on a weekday for lunch! I immediately thought to myself that I may have discovered treasure…
 

 
They also have a nice selection of cakes and wraps out the front if you’re not after a filling meal.
 

 
Sitting outside in a small enclosed area at the back of the store (probably dedicated to smoking patrons) wasn’t actually that bad. A nice heater provided a touch of long-awaited Spring warmth (although artificial) and the place was also well lit (good for my photos :D). Service was fantastic, I had a fear that they would forget us, being in a secluded corner and all, but the waiter came around every now and then to check if things were going ok.

Food was surprisingly good. Although the salmon salad looked like it can be thrown together at home in 10 minutes (ordered by the next table), Yuye’s Chicken Caesar Salad ($17) was tasty, the chicken was very juicy and tender and the egg was cooked perfectly. One of the better Caesar salads I’ve had.
 

 
I ordered the steak sandwich ($19) which was fantastic. The Turkish bread was soft and complimented the juicy steak very well. Chips were also nice but nothing that special.

 

 
The hot chocolate I ordered was kind of average although it wasn’t bad or anything.
 

 
Overall an unexpectedly good meal, I’m looking forward to returning for dinner to try out one of their dinner mains.

 
57 Cafe Bar Restaurant
Phone: (03) 9802 7025
57 Centreway, Pinewood Shopping Centre
Mount Waverley VIC 3149
http://www.57cafe.com.au

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2 comments… add one

  • Batasan November 17, 2010, 4:29 am

    the worst is dry chicken on the caesar, hate that so much :/

    place looks like a decent lunch

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  • Akika November 17, 2010, 5:31 am

    @Batasan, the last piece of chicken was a bit dry, but I think that's because it got cold :P I totally agree, hate dry chicken. I gotta say I didn't really like the looks of the smoked salmon and avocado salad though. It was just whole pieces of each on a plate. :S

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