Nominated for Best Cafe 2019 Golden Plate Awards
New Licensed Cafe in Pakington St. West Geelong
First Judges’ report for 2019
Immediately on arrival you can tell Sodi Cafe in popular Pakington Street is very well run. A warm welcome, water and menus presented quickly, and the hum of contented customers. It’s smartly fitted out and plays good background music with the hustle and bustle from the kitchen and coffee machine adding to the atmosphere. Food quality at Sodi was good and the Coffee was great, with “Ocean Grind Coffee” perfectly made. My Late was exceptional. The Espresso was full bodied, strong and had a perfect crema. The sparkling water palette-cleanser was a nice touch. The “Stick” Pork Belly was nicely presented with crisp crackling on the outside and the meat moist and flavoursome inside. The Southern Fried Chicken Burger was perfectly made and the brioche roll fresh and soft. The Oat cake I chose for dessert was good. The alcoholic drinks menu was good for a small café and included local products of quality. Sodi Cafe is European style dog-friendly and a great find. It offers good eats and service and, for my money, the best coffee in town.
Great Coffee. Stylish and fun atmosphere. Family and Dog-friendly. Good service. Good range of light eats and beverages. Value for money.