Cap: Karen Walker
Bomber Jacket: Zara
Shoes: Royal Elastics
Watch: Swatch Watch
|Necklace: Marc Jacobs|
If I was to pick five items from my closet if there was a fire today one would be my quilted leather bomber jacket from 'Zara'. This week anyway! I don't usually wear harsh black clothing but this is an exception. It is just super cool! It would be even cooler if it had a hood but I'll let that one slide! My 'Karen Walker' cap has come out to play today. It is always such a statement piece that gets everybody talking!
KJ and I have heard and read many raving reviews on 'Clover' cafe in Annandale. We thought that we would give it a go today. If it was a bar I would say that everyone else has seen it through rose coloured glasses because it definitely did not live up to the hype, at all.
Appearance wise it is quite cute, very kid friendly. Big wooden tables with lots of little knick knacks hung on the walls and on the tables. There is a big print on the back wall of a 50s children's reader which is cute. On a massive black board specials are sprawled in white chalk. The open kitchen is in full view at the back of the cafe and is bustling full of staff. They even have high chairs attached to the tables awaiting young families!
We began our meal with a latte and a EBT. The EBT was standard, although I am really not a fan of the cast iron pots that are all the rage at the moment. The coffee was a let down. It was quite bitter, not creamy at all and a little burnt. It was not enjoyable.
We shared the 'Clover Greek Salad' which came with beetroot and a Fattoush dressing. Oh deary me, it was not a pleasant meal. I wasn't aware that you could go so wrong with a Greek salad. Let's start with the lettuce, a combination a limp, soggy and slightly warm leaves. It was all downhill from there. The addition of beetroot could have been very nice except the beetroot was extremely earthy. To be honest it tasted like dirt! Then the salad was covered in Fattoush dressing. It basically looked and tasted like grit had been sprinkled over the entirety of the salad. The spices were completely wrong for the salad not to mention the texture which combined with the beetroot really made you feel like you were eating a bowl of dirt! A few hours after eating the salad KJ threw up and was terribly sick for the rest of the night. This is proof that you should not mess with a good, traditional Greek salad. We also ordered a side of sautéed mushrooms, sautéed spinach and grilled tomatoes. They arrived in cute white ramekins and were all tasty but the portions were extremely small. I would say we didn't even get half a tomato.
|Top Left: Regular Latte $3.5 and EBT $4|
Bottom Left: Clover Greek Salad $12
Right: Grilled Spinach and Mushrooms $4 each, Grilled Tomato $3.5
Overall, our experience at 'Clover' cafe was really not a happy one. I wish I had more positive comments but there really aren't any! I thought about getting a take-away coffee after my meal but after KJ's latte I opted to walk down the street to 'The Little Marionette' where I can always rely on a first class coffee.
78 Booth Street
Annandale NSW 2038