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Friday, July 20, 2007

Pardz at LMC Cafe, Chippendale

EDIT: LMC has closed

There's been a signage change at LMC, the cosy cafe tucked down a side street off Broadway. The old sign was a fluorescent lime green stamped with a lemon wedge and subtitled as Lemon Mint Crush. Now in its place is a plain CAFE sign, prefaced with Pardz @ LMC in small sans serifs, as if an afterthought.

Yet the funny thing is that as soon as we receive our meals I know the kitchen hasn't changed. Our dishes still arrive garnished with giant shreds of shallots, cut on an extreme angle and scattered liberally like nowhere else I've seen.

Bacon and egg pide with mustard aioli $6.50

Lox has the bacon and egg pide, except there's no pide left today so he has to make do with plain sandwich bread. It's not quite the same on sandwich slices and is wolfed down in seconds. Normally this would present a small situation, except Lox has already made plans for a sausage roll stop-off at Bourke Street Bakery (I had a bite of the harissa lamb sausage roll and it was sensational).

Smoked salmon and cream cheese wrap $10.00

R has the smoked salmon and cream cheese wrap, filled reasonably with slices of salmon, lettuce and red onion, and adorned with the traditional slivers of green.

Chicken quesadilla with guacamole and salsa $14.00

I've ordered the most expensive item on the blackboard menu, a chicken quesadilla. Two toasted tortillas hold together a hearty layer of diced chicken, kidney beans, fresh tomato salsa and melted cheese. A little mound of avocado is unadulterated creaminess.

It's surprisingly filling and I struggle to finish the last few forkfuls. But I eat it all. Especially the green bits.

Pardz at LMC Cafe (CLOSED)
21a Shepherd Street, Chippendale
Tel: +61 (02) 9281 5954

Open 7 days

Related GrabYourFork posts:
LMC Cafe, January 2005
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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 7/20/2007 11:33:00 pm


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