My colleagues and I decided to have a cheeky long lunch yesterday so we battled the scorching sun and walked the 500 metres to Robinson Road to a quirky little french cafe, Fou de fafa.
Even before we managed to study the menu, we knew the food was going to be the sex! Every table was taken (good thing we made reservations beforehand) and spread with glorious fresh food!
The colourful chalkboard menu, scrawled with the cutest food names, was mesmerizing! I was inclined to read each and every item, including the wacky descriptions that followed.
My colleagues ordered a couple of pizzas to share, one had a smoked salmon sandwich and I ordered the Kue Sa Dilla (quesadilla). The food took a while to arrive but we were prepared to wait, especially since all the food was made fresh. By the time they arrived, we had worked up quite an appetite - which was just as well because the portions are very generous!
The pizzas seem to be their speciality, as almost every table had ordered a serving, perfect for sharing. But they aren't what you expect of a typical pizza. The crust, ultrathin and airy, is full of crunch. It isn't loaded with sauce and cheeses, but is instead topped with fresh produce like rocket tossed in dressing and shredded chicken.
Even the quesadilla (under $14) is incredibly unique. Void of any mexican flavour, my lightly toasted flat bread was filled with shredded chicken in a curry cream dressing and cubes of tomatoes. It also comes with a side bowl of salad.
If you're feeling extra naughty at lunch, you can order a glass of their house wine at only $7.50.
More than just a themed cafe with good organic food, Fou de fafa offers warm, efficient service. According to one of the signs in the cafe, you're more than welcome to ask the staff for a hug!
So if you work in the CBD and haven't ventured into Fou de fafa, I highly recommend that you do. Don't forget to make reservations!
168 Robinson Road
Capital Tower #01-05