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“Happy balance”
Review of Cafe Enzo

Cafe Enzo
Ranked #10 of 67 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: AU$7 - AU$38
Cuisines: Italian, Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Enzo warmly welcomes you to our charming sandstone restaurant. . . As the story goes, 'enzo' have been established since 1996, yes one of the original cafes in wine country pokolbin! When there were dirt roads 'n stuff! We are historically known for our alfresco dining and 7 days trade throughout our years! Over the years this once upon a time homestead, home to the Irelands, has expanded and evolved and become home to enzo. Original fittings of the kitchen areas and fireplace still remain untouched. Hand cut sandstone, laid by hand, and the hardwood beams from the wharf of sydney harbour, create the lived-in feel that people return for. We welcome you to our home of dining, celebrating and good times, and ask you to continue to share with us. Enjoy!
Reviewed 5 January 2013

This place has a nice down to earth, cutesy feel with its outdoor seating, but then strong and bold tastes. They offer juices in jars and a short menu of a great food (in fairly big portions). Highly recommended for rejuvenating the body and soul because with an atmosphere like it, you can't help but be happy. The ciabatta was good, the juices will depend heavily on which one you get and your own tastes, and the meal was pretty decent - though a bit too big. Their coffee comes with a cute little teddy gram, but it's pretty bitter/strong - going with the whole cute but strong feel. Needless to say, if you like subtle tastes, this place might not be for you. Otherwise, have a go, though have a reservation. They definitely treated people with reservations better.

The only downside was that not all of the seats had good protection from the sun and after a while, a couple of us burned a bit. So, don't forget your sun block if you plan on sitting outside.

Date of visit: December 2012
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Thank Aryun
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

This cafe was recommended to me by Keith Tulloch as having the best breakfast in the district and he was right. I had the Eggs Benedict and it was terrific - especially the sourdough toast. And how often do you find something new on a breakfast menu that you've never seen before? Well they had one which consisted of (from memory) fetta, advocado and things - my wife had it and she said it was terrific too. The location is very pleasant in a rustic but modern garden setting (not far from Hunter Valley Gardens), the staff are helpful and cheery and the coffee is great. I'll definitely be going there again on my next trip to the Hunter.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Reviewed 2 January 2013 via mobile

Ordered an espresso which was reasonably priced, unfortunately I think the coffee was a bit too bitter, perhaps a light roast or over-extracted, the texture of the coffee was good. I didn't try the food but from what I saw being served it looked good and very keen to eat here.

Thank NiCZ82
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

Good service with young smart wait persons. Very good portions (3 eggs no less). Good bread/toast and great coffee. Parking no problem.

Date of visit: December 2012
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Thank jamesl216
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Reviewed 23 December 2012 via mobile

Always good, great flavours, good service. Make sure you book for the weekend. Local wines and fresh produce make all the difference. Always love coming here and sharing dishes

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Thank funkytwo
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