Shop 13-19, Willoughby Rd
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
Macro Cafe is just down the road, and makes a great place to pop in for a quick brunch. They always seem to have a perpetual queue of people, eager to get some organic food into them and feel every so saintly. The cafe is casual with a nice cosy feel. Unfortunately, it’s also almost always dirty and haphazard. You’ll often find used empty plates strewn on the tables and crumbs everywhere. Not a good look for a neat freak like me 😉
Their selection of food is expansive though, and boasts an all-organic menu. I selected a Pumpkin and spinach quiche, or at least that’s what I think it was. There was no sign and when I pointed to it to ask, I received a brusque “Quiche”. And that was that. I bought it anyway and was happy to discover that it wasn’t at all cheesy or unhealthy-like. It was smooth with a nice crust, and wasn’t all that tasty (like a normal quiche) but still had a lovely flavour. At $5.50, it ain’t too bad a price too.
I also decided on an organic latte. When I asked “Do you have vanilla syrup to make it a ‘vanilla latte?”, the coffee guy uninterestedly shook an empty bottle of syrup and said “Well, we can put some water in there and shake it up.” I was like, “YUCK!! NO WAY!!!” Most unprofessional ‘food handling’ I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. I also waited absolute ages for the coffee, not good when I’m standing there waiting for my takeaway order. The coffee was decent enough – nothing spectacular.
Overall, customer service and quality leaves much to be desired. Food is decent-to-good, considering it’s all vegetarian and organic and you’d expect such food to be terribly bland/boring anyway. Would I go back again? Only if they brush up their service.
Organic quiche (AU$5.50) and organic latte (AU$4.00)