Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

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Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

Orange, passionfruit and pineapple juice

I start with a mixed fresh juice which is deliciously with fresh sweet oranges shining through.

Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

Antipasto-Caponata; Caramelised Witlof; Mushroom, celery and Provolone; Fennel and Salsa Verde$14

The Antipasto plate arrives with 4 ice cream scoop sized mounds. The fennel is deliciously soft and lightly fragrant, the ultra thinly sliced raw mushrooms interspersed with thin slices of provolone, the caponata soft and unctuous with the only bitter tone being the braised witlof.

Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

Buffalo mozarella with vine ripened truss tomatoes $18

The mozarella with tomato salad has slices of tomato layered with thick slices of mozarella. Mozarella is not my favourite cheese, in fact I never usually eat it but my dining companion P likes this dish.

Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

Marinated figs, proscuitto crudo and goat's cheese $18

The marinated figs with proscuitto crudo and salad are richly flavoured semi dried figs, with flavours much like a thick fig paste rather than fresh figs. There is a light drizzling on balsamic on the two sheets of proscuitto. There's no trace of the featured goat's cheese which would've been fantastic, without it it feels lacking somewhat.

Cafe Sopra, Waterloo

We finish off with a coffee, and it's good as you'd want from an Italian cafe. Despite the fact that it's almost 4pm and they close at 3pm the staff are still gracious and friendly, warning us that there may be noise from workmen but that we are fine to stay. We pass by the free cooking classes that Fratelli Fresh put on twice a week and exit now that the rain has ceased.

Cafe Sopra

Upstairs at Fratelli Fresh

7 Danks Street Waterloo

Tel: +61 (02) 9699 3174

http://www.fratellifresh.com.au/

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