Bambina first came to our attention when we saw some jaw dropping photos on Instagram of edible flowers, fruit platters and amazing styling of dishes. Situated just off the main drag on Teed Street in Newmarket it looks unassuming from the street.
Rows of sweet treats line the counter and the cafe is bright, airy and modern. Every time pulled pork is on a menu you can guarantee we’re going to order it so first up was the 12 hour cooked Pulled Pork Shoulder with Apple Cider Slaw served on a bagel.
The pork was succulent and juicy and was perfectly complemented by the sharp apple cider slaw. And just look at that salad, have you ever seen anything so pretty?
Next up was the star dish – Chicken Risotto with Saffron, Lemon and Parmesan Cheese. The perfectly cooked creamy risotto had a generous amount of saffron coming through with moist, juicy chicken and tangy parmesan cheese rounding out the dish.
Grilled Salmon with Ginger, Coriander, Baby Spinach, Rice Noodles, Lime and Chilli had ribbons of cucumber running through it which provided a lovely contrast to the soft delicate salmon.
Who doesn’t love a fruit salad when you’re too full for a dessert but still want a sweet hit after your meal? The Fresh Fruit Salad Bowl with Greek Yoghurt was presented beautifully with plump juicy fruit and a nice cooling yoghurt.
The only negative we would say about Bambina was the service could have been more efficient. The cafe wasn’t full and our plates were left uncleared for a very long time and were still sitting there when dessert arrived.
Aside from that we would thoroughly recommend this cafe in the Newmarket area.
25 Teed Street
Tel: 09 801 6055