Cafe Odyssey is located on the east end of Hay Street, opposite Mercedes College and right below Milner International College of English. It is quite an obscured cafe to the passerby…I have walked past it various times and have not noticed it until now. It came to my attention as one of my friend had recently took over the business and is now running the cafe! Quite exciting! My friend’s family is in the bakery business, and she has always brought yummy and quality food to our gatherings, so I was very pleased to have such a great cook around the corner from work. 🙂
The cafe is spacious with tables at the front and back end, and even a garden area outside, but I haven’t ventured that way yet. The seats at the front are nice with the sun streaming through the glass window, overshadowed by a big tree – those are my favourite spots. By now I have been to the cafe numerous times and found my cozy corner.
Now to the food…my friend’s philosophy is to serve “delicious international food at student prices”. Therefore you will find different varieties of food sold here at great prices! She also does a weekly special noodle dish that sells for $8 – I’d tried the Vietnamese Pho and Tom Yum Noodle Soup! Both are awesome! Others she’d put up include the Beef Ball Noodle Soup and Laksa. I heard great things about the Laksa but had yet to try. Can’t wait for that!
Some pics of the food on sale…
For lunch that visit, we had the following:
- Coffees ($3.50)
- Homemade Beef Pho ($8)
- Japanese Curry Fish and Rice ($4.50)
- Vegetarian Vietnamese Spring Roll ($4.50 for two)
- Macaron ($2)
My favourite was the Pho! They were decent in size, homemade and full of flavour! For only $8. Can’t find something like this near my office I must say. I was so excited about the food I ordered morning tea from there for my project celebration and they did not disappoint (only managed to take photos of two of the trays as the others were gobbled up by my team members :P)
Note: The honey and almond cake is to die for – delicious and addictive!
For some other photos of the food, check out the link here from Milner International College.
This has now become one of my frequented cafe for lunch! I love yummy home cooked food!
Open Monday – Friday for breakfast and lunch