lunch at Neko Neko on Gertrude St

lunch at Neko Neko on Gertrude St

Neko Neko is a new Japanese cafe on Gertrude St near the corner of Smith St (where Karavan used to be). They serve a variety of bento style plates (similar to Mina No Ie), smaller dishes and sushi maki. I’d been curious to try them and I’m glad I got in before they become better known, as I’m sure the tiny space will soon become extremely busy despite it being another entrant in the growing Japanese precinct around Smith St.…

lunch at Ciuccio Cafe on Gertrude St

lunch at Ciuccio Cafe on Gertrude St

The quiet and possibly underperforming Cantina della Casa, the next-door off-shoot to Casa Ciuccio (which changed owners earlier in the year), was briefly closed and has been refurbished and has reopened as Ciuccio Cafe. I enjoyed lunch there during the original incarnation and it’s now offering a sophisticated breakfast and lunch menu that enticed me to return.…