REVIEW: Cafe Mezzuna, Elgin Road

The menu is a staggering collection of Mediterranean and Italian choices, from nibbles to mains. Among nibbles, my favorite is the beer batter fried fish with citrus dust and shocking lemon tartare. Crispy chicken fried wings with Mediterranean herbs brings just the right amount of its special herb flavour – definitely a good bite! Juicy chicken croquettes come with minced chicken inside, served with smokey BBQ sauce. Cajun rubbed grilled basa fillets is more filling than other nibble offerings but slightly chewy.

Hot beverages isn’t their strong point. I was hardly impressed with my Earl Grey. The cappuccino ordered by a colleague failed to leave a mark either.

The pizzas are nothing extraordinary; I’d rather avoid them henceforth and gorge on the more delicious offerings. If fibers and antioxidants are your thing, I will recommend the smoked chicken salad, a sweet and tangy preparation. In the mains, I thoroughly enjoyed the half a roast chicken which was totally delicious and very filling. The Moroccan lamb chops were mildly spiced and very satiating.

The decor is elegant and classy, with great attention to small details. The service is impeccable. The LED displays beam movies and live matches. This cafe also serves drinks, including draught beer, served in a tall glass, a 1 L pitcher or a 3 L tower.