IZBA Russian Treats, Newtown
IZBA Russian Treats is a little cafe located close to St Peters Station on King Street. The cafe is owner operated and serves up some surprisingly good dishes thanks to dedicated pastry chefs and traditional recipes.
IZBA Cake & Honey Cake
Out of all the dishes I had throughout the meal, the honey cake easily wins top dish. It’s quite difficult to describe in words but if I had to pick three descriptors I would go with: light, flavoursome and soft. The IZBA cake was also a nice pick but easily overshadowed by the famous honey cake.
Since I’d woken up around 1-2 hours earlier I was quite famished and ready for lunch. The savoury pick for the day was the mushroom pie, an excellent choice with a nice pastry and generous amounts of mushroom.
You may have noticed that I got so far ahead of myself that I almost started eating this before being reminded that I didn’t take a photo. The blini was a delicious dish similar to a crepe but stuffed with cheese.
Of course being a cafe, IZBA has a great selection of drinks including the usual teas and coffees.
Overall I was quite impressed by the goods at IZBA, I wasn’t expecting a lot before visiting in person but I was intrigued by the unique concept so I decided to go anyway. I can safely say that the dishes (the amazing honey cake especially) blew me away and I was a very happily fed person walking out.
The Food Diary dined as guests of IZBA Russian Treats.
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