The famous Dov cafe relocated some time ago from Darlinghurst to the Potts Point end of Victoria Street and its taken me that long to go and visit their new haunt despite having driven by it many a time. Tonight, we've been enticed by their Coffee and Cake for $5 deal (3pm-6pm) and their $10 dinner deal (5pm-7pm) and it fits in nicely with our movie plans for the evening. The space is a long narrow L shaped room and there are 2 entrances, one for takeaway and one for dining in.
Cakes are drawn in on the chalkboard and sound delicious. As its 5.30pm so we opt to get a main meal each and share a dessert. A look at their main menu shows us mostly pub/club fare: Burgers, Schnitzel, Spaghetti, Melt sandwich and Risotto. Its not the most exciting menu but for $10 you don't expect too much. I order the Schnitzel with fries and my husband orders the Burger and we order a slice of the flourless orange cake and a cappucino. Service is slow due to only have one waiter on.
While we're nursing our coffee waiting for our mains the waiter scribbles the night's specials on the chalkboard. There is also a regular a la carte menu and tonight's blackboard specials comprises of: Tempura baby octopus $14, Duck Ravioli with dutch carrots $14, Stuffed Lamb fillet with fennel & kipflers $23 and Moroccan Chicken stack with eggplant & zucchini $24.
Twenty minutes later our meals arrive. The schnitzel isn't as big as Una's (ok I realise that I'm comparing it to one of the best schnitzels in Sydney but I can't help it) and is a little burnt on the under side. The french fries are good though and perfectly salted. The burger is decently sized but needs more sauce/mayo and doesn't come with fries which is something I can't fathom. Burgers must come with fries. I'm sure its a worldwide mandate! Sure, on the menu it says fries are an extra $5.50 but surely they could've put a small serve of fries next to the burger as the plate looked so... lonely.
The cake we've chosen is the flourless orange cake, always a favourite of mine and I know my husband will like it as its a moist cake. It doesn't disappoint. It is full of aromatic orange rind and is lovely and moist. Different to Claudia Roden's Middle Eastern Orange cake but very good still. It comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and the waitress thoughtfully brings two sets of cutlery as she seems to know that we are sharing.
We'll be back-but just for the regular menu and the cake and coffee deal!
Dov at Delectica
130 Victoria St
Potts Point 2011 NSW
Mon-Tue 7am-3pm, Wed-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 7.30am-10pm, Sun 8.30am-3pm
Payment accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and EFTPOS