Home > Cafe, Coffee, Desserts, Italian, Mediterranean, Sydney > Bambini Trust Cafe and a quick visit to Cafe Cre Asion, Sydney

Bambini Trust Cafe and a quick visit to Cafe Cre Asion, Sydney

I have seen this cafe many times now, my bus would drive past this place and I have always wondered what it was like. No matter what time of day, I see many diners eating and drinking outside. So when I caught up with a fellow food lover, F, I couldn’t help but suggest this place and thankfully, she too has been wondering what this place was like!

Located on Elizabeth Street, opposite Hyde Park, this cafe is very slick, interior quite dark, antique mirrors, dark-wood bar, it was a lot larger than I thought but still quite cozy. Bambini Trust serves Italian and Mediterranean food. The food is generous, hearty and absolutely delicious.

We started with bread rolls, crunchy exterior and deliciously fluffy and soft on the inside.

F couldn’t go past the cape grim sirloin ($38) – chargrilled, porcini rubbed bistecca al fungi – saute of fresh mushrooms (36 month grass fed, free range Angus Sirloin from Cape Grim, NW Tasmania).

It was cooked just the way F wanted – medium rare, and it was tender and I love the sauteed mushrooms – full of flavours and wonderful.

I couldn’t go past the special, beef cheeks with dutch carrots and gnocchi ($38).

Melt-in-your-mouth succulent beef cheeks with cooked to perfection carrots. The gnocchi excellent, crunchy on the outside and pillow-y soft on the inside. It was such a hearty dish and perfect for the cold wintry day in Sydney.

We also ordered a side of ‘Darling mills Farm’ Salad leaves ($9.50) – pricey for what it is, but it was light and refreshing.

Reservation is definitely highly recommended. We didn’t make a reservation for lunch but thankfully someone cancelled and we got the last table available! Lots of suits, great for business lunch – can be a little noisy though.

Wine list extensive, as it should be as it is a wine room also. Definitely keen to check out the wine room once dry July is over and try their dinner menu. Service efficient, wait staff super friendly and professional. Meals were brought promptly and most importantly, food – superb! We both enjoyed our meal.

We didn’t have dessert but on the way home, I couldn’t help and get a coffee at Cre Asion. Located next to Berta on Alberta Street, this little cafe is owned by Yu Sasaki, ex Universal. The restauranteur, L, took me here a while back but have not had the chance to return until that day.

Macarons made daily and throughout the day, the cafe is tiny but there are a couple of tables inside and out for those who want to dine in.

Coffee bit of a hit and miss, first time was a little too watery, second time a lot better.

I couldn’t help but buy a couple of macarons – yes a couple for ‘The Mother’ as I am not usually a huge fan. However, these little babies were delicious. Not as sweet as I had anticipated and went down extremely nicely with my coffee.

Coffee and Green Tea – awesome! Whoops – sorry ‘The Mother’ – they were supposed to be for you! All flavours made from scratch using real ingredients. Prices of each macarons are $2.70 each, or $19 for 8 or $30 for a box of 14.

Too close to home, and definitely worth coming back for!

GA’s ratings Bambini Trust: 7.5 / 10

Bambini Trust

185 Elizabeth Street

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9283 7098

Bambini Trust Cafe on Urbanspoon

GA’s ratings: Cre Asion: 7.5 / 10

Cafe Cre Asion

21 Alberta Street

Sydney 2000

Cafe Cre Asion on Urbanspoon

  1. July 27, 2011 at 1:02 am

    mmm cafe cre asion is my happy place

  2. July 27, 2011 at 3:33 am

    I hope I get to Cafe Cre Asion soon – i could do a mad dash into the city at lunch time I think and ‘just’ be back in an hour.

    I’ve often wondered about Bambini Trust too…looks nice.

    • July 27, 2011 at 7:05 am

      you could definitely do that miss piggy! they are open on saturday from 8 – 4 i think? and bambini trust is nice! glad i went, definitely gonna try dinner soon

  3. July 27, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Beef cheeks look really tasty & good! I must try this place! Then head to cafe cre asion after too! 🙂

    • July 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

      beef cheeks were excellent! definitely worth trying ramen raff 🙂 and of course get your dessert fix at cafe cre asion!

  4. July 27, 2011 at 8:25 am

    ahhhhh!! cre asion! i walked all the way from york st to go! totes worth it though

  5. minibites
    July 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Those beef cheeks look delish! And mmm that display cabinet of macarons looks oh so tempting…..

    • July 27, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      the beef cheeks were fantastic! definitely worth going to cafe cre asion! macarons are just too tempting!

  6. July 28, 2011 at 12:32 am

    am jealous of all you CBD dwellers and those working in close proximity to surry hills…..

    • July 28, 2011 at 12:35 am

      uncle u can always move and work in the city? then we can do lunch! god – can u imagine?

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