Salma’s Canteen, Rosebery

  7 August 2023
@chocolatesuze Salma’s Canteen bringing all of Andy Bowdy’s cakes and pastries back into my life #sydney #rosebery #salmascanteen #sydneycafe #sydneyfood ♬ Look at the Sky – Porter Robinson

I’m sure everyone has heard of Andy Bowdy and his incredible cakes and I was devastated when Saga Enmore closed in June. The good news is that Salma’s Canteen is now open in Alexandria and selling cakes and pastries along with mega salad plates.

I swung by during lunch and chose the large main plate for $26 which comes with a choice of protein. There’s schnitzel or meatballs but I chose the 100g smoked salmon which was incredibly delicious but quite small. Luckily the salad servings were generous, I chose the cauliflower dukkah and parsley, the pumpkin dukkah with yoghurt and the risoni w pinenuts, corn and herbs.

On a second visit I got another large main plate and also got the beetroot with goats curd and hazelnuts, carrots, pecan and coriander and the risoni. The meatballs were tender and juicy but again I wanted more of the protein.

Onto desserts! The salted honey tart is my pick of the lot, the buttery pastry shell holds a beautiful custardy filling. I loved the banana cream pie, the dark chocolate tart base was the perfect level of bitterness to match the sweet filling.

The dulce brown butter tart was on the too sweet side but again the pastry was buttery and incredible and the sticky bun is perfect with a cup of tea.

There’s also a fridge along one wall of the shop filled with jams, passionfruit curd, tiramisu and also ready to eat foods.

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