Several weekends ago, I was struggling to settle with a place for lunch as I wanted something healthy. I then went through my list - Cibi stood out and that was how the Boyfriend and I found ourselves there.
I remember reading about Cibi on Mel: Hot or Not ages ago, and had added this cute, quirky Japanese cafe onto my to-eat-list.
Cibi is a warehouse turned Japanese-style cafe, located along a quiet laneway in Collingwood with Japanese decor seen weaved into the interior design of the cafe.
I was quite tempted to get some crockery, but I knew for sure that I shouldn't add to an already bursting kitchen + pantry!
For $14.50, you get a big, hearty plate of delicatedly prepared organic brown rice served with grilled sliced salmon fillet, free-range egg omelette (or also known as tamagoyaki) a small serve of seasonal green vegetables and potato salad.
And not to forget, the yummy miso soup that came with it. The miso soup was different and unique - it tasted very homey. Everything was not only healthy and nutritious but very delicious too!
One word to describe the meal - おいしい which reads oishii! Yeap, that means yummy in Japanese. :)
I've got to say that the green tea muffin was quite dry and disappointing. Especially after all the rave I've heard about it.
But then again, it could be just me. I'm not big on muffins - I very much prefer cupcakes. :P
Despite the slow service and long wait for our food, I really liked Cibi - from its homey feel, beautifully cooked and fresh food, the cosy ambience, friendly staff members, and even the open kitchen concept.
Would we see ourselves returning to Cibi again? Most definitely! :)
I'd also highly recommend you try Cibi, more so if you appreciate healthy eating and would love to dine out. :)
Next stop, its sister cafe, Mina-no-ie!