One afternoon on my walk home from work, I stopped by Edition Coffee Roasters to have a chat with Dan. He told me the super exciting news that Edition would be opening for dinner! What was even more exciting was that he asked us to come for their very first night.
Here it is guys – our very first taste (yes we were literally the first people there – too keen) of Edition‘s dinner menu.
When I went into Edition that day, I also met James who is the drinks guy. He told me a lot about sake and shochu, at which point I had to break it to him that I don’t drink! Luckily for me though, he said he’d make sure he came up with a mocktail just for me by the time they opened. Needless to say, I ordered that as soon as we arrived. The DaiDai Punch Carafe – daidai, blueberry, sparkling water, honey ($15) was awesome, kind of like a blueberry soda with a Japanese twist.
Food-wise, the menu isn’t huge at the moment. It’s kind of like a bar with food, rather than a restaurant. But then again it’s not quite a bar – maybe we can call it a hang out spot? It certainly felt like that as we sat there and saw a whole bunch of familiar faces walk in. It’s cool to unexpectedly having a drink with friends!
Most things on the menu are designed to share. We got the QLD Spanner Crab Gyoza – shallots, yuzu togarashi ($18), which was absolutely delightful. The little gyoza are stuffed with crab, it’s almost bursting out of the dumpling! The togarashi is a bit spicy, so stay away (or ask for the dish without it) if you don’t like that. Having said that, though, I can’t handle spicy food and this wasn’t too bad.
We also had the Miso Corn Soup – glazed tofu, edamame, lotus root ($15) which is a seriously good bowl of miso. At $15, it’s bigger than your usual miso soup. The soup is also thicker and darker, whilst still being extremely flavoursome. I loved that the tofu was slightly charred as well, adding an extra flavour dimension.
The Curry Katsu Burger – Cornflake crumbed pork katsu, ginger cabbage slaw, bacon ($20) was definitely the highlight for us. It comes in a soft, long bun, and is absolutely packed with the goods. The flavours work together perfectly. A little bit of tangy ginger cabbage slaw is balanced by the sweetness of the curry, while the softness of the bun is complemented by the crunchy cornflake crumb. DS was seriously so happy eating this, I think it will be his go-to every time we go.
We’re so excited for the Edition guys to move into this new era for their cafe. They are currently only doing dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm til 10pm, so please head along to show their your support. Maybe they’ll start opening on other nights too then!
P.S: They have some outdoor seating now – the more the merrier!
Edition Coffee Roaster @ Night
265 Liverpool Street
Open for dinner on Friday & Saturday, 6-10pm