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White Salt, Sorrento

White Salt Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

White Salt in Sorrento is a beach cafe in a nice position where you can look out on the ocean. I have been here for evening meals quite a few years ago, but decided to give the cafe a go for breakfast.

The first thing that we noticed was the service, it wasn’t really happening, and despite booking in advance, we stood at the reception area for a good five minutes before anybody acknowledged us. Eventually we were seated by the window at a good table, but slightly let down by the grubby appearance of the window area and the sticky table. Tables need a good clean between guests, not just a cursory wipe, and it wasn’t very comforting to have a sticky table.

Anyway, we ordered drinks. My partner chose a soy decaf in a mug (which we noticed was an extra $1.50 – 50c each for soy, decaf and the mug!), I asked for the peanut butter and banana smoothie with coconut milk, but unfortunately there wasn’t any coconut milk, so I settled for almond milk.20190413_093625

The smoothie was a little disappointing, not really flavoursome from the banana or the peanut butter, all a bit bland. My partner’s coffee was okay.

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For main I chose the sweet potato and quinoa hash with bacon, spinach and poached egg. This was nice, the bacon was good, the portion of hash was quite small though. The tomatoes add a nice piquant flavour.

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My partner chose the cassoulet with pork and fennel sausages and poached egg. Again this was nice, but quite meat heavy as the cassoulet contained meat.

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So did we like White Salt? It was okay, but nothing special, and it really needs a good clean. I think I prefer the menu options at Voyage Kitchen next door – Voyage was packed out, White Salt had tables to spare – it’s quite obvious why really.

Voyage Kitchen, Sorrento

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Voyage has been a favourite of mine for years, and never disappoints. Great coffee, fab salads, and the everpresent Norma’s Salsa (poached eggs, truss tomatoes, baby spinach, avocado, marinated feta and ciabatta) is always a joy.

It’s also in a great location overlooking Sorrento beach, and always busy for breakfast on the weekend, with some outdoor tables for the dog walkers.

We had breakfast there recently and noticed some changes to the menu. I chose the shark bay crab omelette with puffed rice salad and green chilli chutney. This was really good with lovely fresh eggs and sweet crabmeat. My only disappointment was that there could have been more crab, but all in all it was a lovely dish.

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My partner chose the house baked beans with smoked ham hock, spinach, poached egg and soldiers. This was a really nice bean dish, mellow and savoury and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The smokiness of the ham hock really stood out.

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Riding on the success of breakfast, we revisited Voyage on a Sunday evening for roast Sunday dinner. In the evening the cafe is transformed to romantic intimate venue, perfect for a beachside date. There were other menu options like lamb shoulder with pasta, vegetarian gnocchi, and fish, but we couldn’t go past the roast special which was lamb.

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Lovely tender slices of lamb with mint sauce, pumpkin, roast potatoes, peas, cauliflower cheese and gravy – an absolute triumph of a roast. We hungrily ate every mouthful and will definitely return for more.

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