What the Judges said in 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 quality local products. Sodi Cafe is European style dog-friendly and a great find. It offers good eats and service and, and for my money the best coffee in town.
Tremendous start for its first year in West Geelong. Great Coffee. Stylish and fun atmosphere. Family and Dog-friendly. Good service. Good range of light eats and beverages. Good value for money.
Awards in 2019
- Highly Commended Best Licensed Cafe Award (Sponsored by The Gordon Institute)
- Finalist Best Coffee Award (Sponsored by Maxim PR & Marketing P/L)
- Finalist Peoples’ Choice Award