On a recent Friday night I came home after seeing the last of the films I selected from the French Film Festival program at the Westgarth cinema and wanted something sweet with my coffee, but the cupboard was bare, so I went out. It’s surprisingly hard to find cake late at night on Brunswick St. I got as far south as Cafe Nova and thought that would do. It’s far from my favourite Brunswick St cafe and it’s been years since I was last inside (probably the last time I needed cake at midnight).

novacafe cake and coffee at Cafe Nova

The lemon curd tart is divine and the coffee good and strong but at $13.20 I was shocked. $10 for a piece of cake? I could have got a massive freshly made kebab for that! What’s the going rate for cake these days? At this price it will probably be several years more before I venture into Cafe Nova again.

novacake cake and coffee at Cafe Nova

cake and coffee at Cafe Nova

6 thoughts on “cake and coffee at Cafe Nova

  • 27 March 2009 at 9:10 am
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    Crikey that’s a bit steep!
    Probably know they’ve got a monopoly on cakes at that hour of the evening.

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    • 27 March 2009 at 10:08 am
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      Unfortunately this is probably true, but I wiill try harder to find somewhere else next time!

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  • 27 March 2009 at 3:02 pm
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    Funny that.. me and my girlfriend popped in one day a few weeks ago, got handed some menus and did a bit of the ol’ sneak out the door without being seen. Prices seemed a bit hefty across the board.

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  • 1 April 2009 at 3:35 pm
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    Were Mario’s still open? Their cakes are wonderful, as are the prices.

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    • 1 April 2009 at 4:17 pm
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      No, Mario’s were packing up or I would have gone there :-)

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  • 13 April 2009 at 4:53 am
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    I’ve been living in the area for over 3 years and passed Caf√© Nova many times. It always seems popular but I’ve never gone in… Something about it just doesn’t feel right for me. I can’t put my finger on it.

    Just found your blog a few days ago. Really enjoying it! Thanks

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