Operator 25 is a popular brunch destination and cafe that’s within close walking distance from the Flagstaff Station and Flagstaff Gardens. Although it’s located on a more peaceful area of the CBD, Operator 25 is still lively and filled with people who like to enjoy a good cup of coffee or breakfast/brunch/lunch. Offering great food and ambiance, make sure to turn up earlier to save yourself the trouble of having to wait for seats!
– General Review –
- Service: 8/10
Service was good but the food took a while to be served.
- Servicescape: 7.5/10
Unlike most cafes that typically give off a ‘warm’ atmosphere, Operator 25 was a little dark with a mix of modern and industrial ambiance. Giving the otherwise simply-designed cafe a touch of color, small indoor plants were decorated on each table which added life to the store. The cafe was medium-sized with a couple of large tables that allow for small group gatherings, and the relaxing environment was perfect for catching up with friends or family.
- Non-smoking area: Seats are indoors and smoke-free, but some outdoor seats available too.
- Vegetarian dishes: Yes, several vegetarian dishes available.
- Price range: $$ (AU$16 – $20 for most main dishes.)
Overall Rating: 8.7/10
– Food Experience –
Couldn’t find any faults with the mocha. It was a cup of perfection.
2) Chai Latte:
The Chai Latte was amazing too, slightly milkier with stronger chai flavor.
3) Matcha & White Chocolate:
The matcha hotcakes were soft, moist, and I loved that beautiful shade of green, but I thought it would taste better if they were served warmer. Although they weren’t very dense, the hotcakes were actually quite filling. The dish also came with a scoop of white chocolate ice cream, chunks of dried banana chips, and crushed nuts. The portion was just right as well, not too large as it can get a little too sweet. If you’re craving for something sweet for breakfast or brunch (or anytime, really), this is the perfect one to try out!
4) Braised Eggs in Spiced Tomato Sauce:
The taste was great and portion was just right, although I got full pretty quickly because the dish was quite dense in general, especially with the house corn bread.
5) Breakfast Tortilla:
The Breakfast Tortilla was a rich and creamy dish to begin with, so the large portion didn’t actually help. I got full and a little sick of it quickly. Otherwise, the chicken and mushroom were great, though I would’ve enjoyed it more if the portion was smaller.
6) Smoked Chicken:
The Smoked Chicken had a colorful presentation, which I really liked, and I loved the blend of sourness and saltiness which made the dish really savory. Unfortunately, it was a little oily.
Contact number: +61 3 9670 3278
Website: Operator 25
Operating hours: Mon – Fri: 7am – 4pm
Sat – Sun: 9am – 4pm
Posted by: V