Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Greco Caffe Espresso, Crown Casino, Melbourne

Rating:2/5 11000
Everybody who passes by the impressive cakes displayed outside Greco Caffe stops to oooh and ahhh at the mouthwatering choices. So my colleagues and I went in for dinner to see if the cakes were as good as how they looked.

The lady at the front who was in charge of seating the diners was indifferent and had this haughty air about her. I thought it was a fluke but then our waiter also had the same demeanor. Maybe working in close proximity to expensive food makes smiles expensive, too.

I ordered the lamb souvlaki while my companions ordered the pizza. My meal was so-so but I'm not convinced that it was freshly grilled because it was lukewarm. I have a strong suspicion that it was pre-cooked and just reheated. According to my friends, the pizza was so-so. I didn't try it because it did not look appetizing to me at all.

On to the main course-- the cakes. All four of us shared a double chocolate and coffee toffee. We all preferred the latter to the former and we all unanimously decided that they definitely look better than they taste. I think the cakes were victims of their own beauty and my high expectations set me up for a big disappointment.

Just two pawikan points for this over-priced cafe. Minus points for the snobbish service and dry cake.

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