An array of mouthwatering sweets and an abundant selection of savouries, this is what greets you at D'ough Espresso cafe in Bondi Westfield. Another mall cafe, one would think, but in my opinion D'ough is more than just a mall cafe. The food served there says it all.
Rather than trying out different cafés at the mall, I decided to try out the fare available at D'ough on each of my visits to Westfield Bondi Junction. It was obvious that D'ough had a huge following as every time I went to get my snack and my coffee, the place was surrounded by people. But the crowd is cleared with such efficiency that I never had to wait too long to place my order.
From the savouries I have tasted at D'ough, my personal favourite has to be the Chicken curry puff ($6.90). The pastry is filled with a mildly spicy chicken curry, and is quite enough as a mid day meal when consumed together with a beverage. The absence of starch in the curry was a novelty as many of the curry puffs I have tasted in the past have all had starch added to the curry to make it thicker.
The spinach and ricotta parcel ($6.90) is another savoury eat that I couldn't get enough of. This is one snack that has to be eaten when it's hot enough so it wouldn't burn your mouth. Through experience I learned if it's left to cool, the pastry gives a completely different taste.This is an ideal snack for a cold winter day.
Though there are a wide range of sweets on display calling your name, I opted to try the Chocolate croissant ($6.00). Every bite of that chocolate wrapped in flaky soft buttery pastry makes you cringe for more. The chocolate croissant at D'ough sure is a winner.
My review would not be complete without a special mention about the potato topped beef pie ($5.90). It's a whole lot of deliciousness cramped into one delightful pie. Once you have tasted that, you are sure to go for more.
There are still many more mouthwatering savouries as well as sweets that I have set my mind to try at D'ough. I am glad so far there have not been a single disappointment at D'ough Espresso in Bondi.
Where: Westfield,Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street Bondi Junction NSW.
Why: Good food, great coffee.
Cost:Savouries start from $5.90
When: During shopping hours.