Bacon Steak – Ora Cafe

Bacon steak is definitely the new BACON :) So many cafes are now doing it and I’m so glad they are! Because there is so much more flavour with thick cut bacon. Ora Cafe in Kew is one of these cafes that do a great bacon steak dish. I’ve actually visited a few times but never got around to blogging about it ~

Ora Cafe, Kew

Ora Cafe, Kew

Ora Cafe is one of the few cafes close enough to where we live that serve interesting dishes and most importantly good coffee. It rarely happens but I actually visited them twice a week a while ago, first visit was with Steph a Uni friend. We’ve been keeping in touch with Facebook and email but haven’t had the chance to meet up, so after what feels like 3 years we finally caught up :)

Iced latte $5

Iced latte $5

It was quite warm so I started with an iced latte which is a shot of coffee with some milk and ice. I really enjoyed it because it was essentially an espresso topped with cold milk and ice. The coffee wasn’t diluted and was strong enough which is how I like it ~

Yoghurt panna cotta with honey tulle biscuit $14

Yoghurt panna cotta with honey tulle biscuit $14

Steph got the yoghurt panna cotta with honey tulle biscuit, I was so jealous because it sounded amazing and tasted even better! It was like a legit dessert for breakfast, the fruit compote cut through some of the sweetness of the yoghurt panna gotta if anyone was worried. But what got my attention was that crunchy honey biscuit on top! Highly recommend this!

Bacon Steak, BBQ beans, apple cider scone and fried egg $19

Bacon Steak, BBQ beans, apple cider scone and fried egg $19

I know it’s a surprise for all that I didn’t go for a sweet option for breakfast, for once I was really craving bacon! And when I saw ‘bacon steak’, I simply had to order and try it! It didn’t disappoint, the bacon steak was full of flavour and the BBQ bean was slightly caramelised and sweet. I found the apple cider scones a little dry though but was great for scooping up the sauce left behind.

Chocolate beetroot brownie

Chocolate beetroot brownie $4

Who was I trying to kid, of course I needed something sweet :P Steph was too full, so I got something small for myself. The friendly waitress suggested the chocolate beetroot brownie, a great choice! It was so moist and moreish, it actually resembled more like a fudge.

Awkward looking Mr Bao

Awkward looking Mr Bao

Then a couple of days later on Valentine’s Day, Mr Bao and I went back to Ora for brunch, because he also wanted to try the bacon steak. I was one lucky girl because Mr Bao got me a new camera for Valentine’s day YAY!!! So I used my snazzy new camera to take a very awkward photo of him hehe

Canon 100D

I had been eyeing the new Canon 100D that was recently released, it claims to be one of the smallest DSLR cameras on the market, and to make a comparison it’s smaller than my iPhone 5! Mr Bao also got me a new lens the 40mm which Fatboo (Let’s Get Fat Together) recommended :) I’m totally in love with both the camera and the lens! Hopefully my photos will improve and you will also like my photos!

Magic $4.20

Magic $4.20

Moving onto the food and drinks, Mr Bao got his usual Magic, he commented it had a light floral flavour with some nutty undertones. He really enjoyed the coffee and went on to order another flat white after our brunch ~

Latte $4.2

Latte $4.2

I got a latte using the same coffee and agree it was quite floral but I really liked the nutty aftertaste that comes a few seconds after you’ve taken a sip. The coffee was at a good temperature too not too hot or lukewarm.

Bacon steak with BBQ beans, apple cider scones and fried egg $19

Bacon steak with BBQ beans, apple cider scones and fried egg $19

Mr Bao got the same dish as I did last time, the bacon steak and he was also blown away by the flavour of the bacon. His only compliant was he wanted servings to be a little bigger because he wanted more bacon haha

Swimmer crab hash with salad $18

Crab corn and fritters with salad $18

I decided to get something on the specials board, the crab and corn fritters with salad. The fritters were quite fluffy and reminded me more of potato hash with crab mixed through it because it’s quite fluffy. I really enjoyed the sauce beneath it which was like a spicy hollandaise/mayonnaise.

Crab corn fritter

And because it was Valentine’s day they had a little something special on their sweets cabinet hehe and I’m a sucker for cute things. So that’s how we came about ordering this heart shaped macaron with a chocolate. The macaron shell was a little soft but I really liked the chocolate filling and its so perfect for Valentine’s day! It will put a face on any girls face :D

Heart shaped macaron with chocolate filling $4.5

Heart shaped macaron with chocolate filling $4.5

Always a pleasure to visit Ora cafe, it’s close to home, service is friendly and efficient but most importantly it is still the dishes they make and the bacon steak!

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10 thoughts on “Bacon Steak – Ora Cafe

  1. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 22, 2014 at 10:34 am Reply

    I hope that bacon steak makes it to Sydney! It sounds delicious! :D

  2. Choc Chip Uru March 22, 2014 at 6:50 pm Reply

    I wish I could visit this cafe, it looks so delicious! Especially eying that brownie and pannacotta :D
    And meeting up with old friends is the best!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  3. hotlyspiced March 22, 2014 at 9:03 pm Reply

    I’d love to try that bacon steak. Like you, I’ve seen a few places slicing bacon on the thick side but I haven’t tried it as yet. I’m quite partial to bacon so I’m quite sure I’d love it. Love the image of Mr Bao – he looks like he’s completely relaxed xx

  4. I think I need to get my hands on the Canon 100D – I can’t believe it’s so small! As for that Chocolate beetroot brownie … now I’m craving chocolate!!

  5. Bam's Kitchen March 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm Reply

    Yum crab corn fritters and salad looks so delicious. Mr. Bao is a sweetheart for getting you an awesome new camera to feed your fashion- food photography. Have a super weekend. BAM

  6. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) March 25, 2014 at 8:14 am Reply

    I LOVE thick cut bacon!! These meals look so good! The corn fritters look amazing too, and I would love one of the macaron hearts!! So cute!

  7. EdibleCravings March 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm Reply

    Bacon Steak. I could only imagine how good it is. :)

  8. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) March 30, 2014 at 11:52 am Reply

    I haven’t seen the bacon steak in Sydney yet. Won’t be long though I am sure. So obvious, why have we all waited so long for a thick cut?

  9. milkteaxx March 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm Reply

    ooh bacon steak and iced latte would be heaven!

  10. Sarah April 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Bacon steak! Yesssssssss! I think Grain Store does a good one too. :)

    And that heart macaron is TOO cute!

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