There once was a cafe in Glebe
That served an all you can eat!
No limit as to time,
The food was sublime,
I’d go there again in a heap!
For the price of $45.50, we got the following (from left to right, top to bottom): Pork Kimchi; Tofu & Avocado Salad; Takoyaki, Unagi (eel), Fried Soft Shell Crab; Main Sashimi Dish, Fried Prawns; Volcano Rolls; the company of friends, strangers & waiters; sizzling BBQ Beef strips; sizzling vegetable dish; Sashimi boat; sizzling pork; tuna tataki (x 2); Wagyu beef (x 3 – because it was really good!); green tea (free!):
Nestled further up along Glebe Point Road, the cafe is adorably small and were it not for the multitudes of signs outside alerting us to the fact that it had an all-you-can-eat buffet (along with yummy looking pictures), we’d never knew it was a cafe with such bounty. Locals can go there for a quick meal, or a drink – since it is a cafe after all – but for the ultimately starving, or buffets is just your thing (which it is for my family), then here is a place you cannot miss. When the price is so reasonable, the dishes so many, and the service so friendly (they never looked at us funnily when we kept ordering….mind you, the above was for 3 people, yeah yeah, we eat a lot) – one barely needs to mention the food. However, in this case, all the dishes were quite good, not exceptional, but then really – they prepared all the above in under 10mins between each dish; usually less for the cold dishes too, so they have my respect.
As you can see, there are heaps of other dishes you can get. They are also 3 staggered buffet menus to choose from (price discrimination at its best), so if you don’t want to get the $45.50 one (which includes wagyu, hot pot, sashimi boat, tuna tataki) then you can just go for the $39.50 meal which is everything in the more expensive buffet, less the wagyu (in my opinion, the wagyu is worth the extra $6). The cheapest is the $29.50 meal – which is good enough for most people. Children eat for less, because a reasonable person would think that children have smaller stomachs (ah but they have faster metabolisms! And really, with no time limit imposed, they’re just asking for customers to spend the whole day at the cafe).