Eating Out: Cafe Greco
“I had a bit of a reunion with a few high school friends not quite that long ago. We were meant to meet at Docklands, but since it was the day after the AFL grand final, and there was a family fun day going on down at Etihad Stadium, we thought we might have some...”
I had a bit of a reunion with a few high school friends not quite that long ago. We were meant to meet at Docklands, but since it was the day after the AFL grand final, and there was a family fun day going on down at Etihad Stadium, we thought we might have some problems with parking. Also, the weather was tres shite, so we needed to relocate at the last moment.
I suggested we meet infront of Cafe Greco at Crown Casino, and take it from there. We ended up having the catch up in Cafe Greco, and of course; I had my camera there to capture all the action.
We were given a few menus; some saying “cafe latte” and others saying “cafe late” & “hot chocolate in”.
Adrian ordered the hot chocolate in, without flinching, and the waiter just wrote it down. I pissed myself laughing as I was wondering what a hot chocolate in was all about.
I ordered a hazelnut meringue off the menu. I was later told this was not available.
So I had another look over the menu and chose something else… which was also not available! I was then given the menu and a list of cakes that were not available. I settled on a small almond biscuit that I’ve had, and really enjoyed at Nikos. The Cafe Greco version was some what of a let down. The biscuit is meant to melt in your mouth, where as this did nothing for me.
Lemon meringue pie was ordered by David. Whilst he felt rather fat after eating it, he said it was fairly average. I thought the presentation could have been better.
Elly & Mette ordered rocky road cake, each. I had a taste and found it rather bland for a cake. The marshmallows were a nice touch. I liked the fact that it was served warm though.
Every time I walk past, I see people lining up to get in. Especially on a Saturday night. Maybe it’s the food other than the sweets people come to Greco for. But as a destination for coffee and cake, I wouln’t really bother.