Wind Chimes Cafe (Invited)

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

Wind Chimes Cafe is located in Doncaster East, reachable by 305, 901 and 906 bus or by private vehicles. They do have plenty of street parking in front and on the side of the cafe. They focus on bringing a hearty meal that is easy on the stomach as well as your wallet.

I was invited to their blogger event but sadly on the day I had a full schedule waiting for me so I message the owner, Ritika. Requesting whether they would like me to come any other day and she said she is happy to meet me so I did. I went in on a weekdays lunch time and the place was gradually getting busier and busier. I bring my friend with her toddler with me and they were very accomodating with the high chair and kid friendly service. We started our lunch with Green Mango drink with a twist of sweet and sour ($4.5), Berry Nice - blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, mango and pear ($8) and Oorja Chai - house blend, hand crafted tea blend with several herbs and spices ($5). The green mango drink was okay for me but I'm not too keen of soda drinks but my smoothies was really good, fresh and smooth but somehow it tasted more like strawberry than any other ingredients stated in the description. I definitely could not taste any mango and pear. The oorja chai was smooth, not too strong but warm in your stomach, love the flower petals on top.

This was the dish I wanted to try just because it's unique and new. Butter Chicken Dip Fondue - tandoori chicken cubes, tandoori paneer cheese cubes served with flat bread, yoghurt mint dip, salad ($22). The chicken was tender and well seasoned so does the Fondue but I just wish a lil bit more of the cheese and the spices could be amped up a bit. The pita bread was also nice but if it were toasted, I think it would have been perfect.

My friend ordered Vegie Delight Breakfast - wilted spinach, mix wild mushrooms, lemon sautéed tomatoes, smashed avocado, lentil dihaal, poached eggs, dukkah and toasted bread ($18). This dish was recommended by Ritika. Normally, I'm not a big fan of vegetarian dish but I don't mind this at all. All the components were very well prepared and seasoned.

Then we ended with some sweets; Banana Custard French Toast - french toast stuffed with banana custard with pistachio, biscuit crumble, caramelized banana topped with whipped mascarpone cheese ($18). Ritika also recommended this to me and I did not regret ordering this at all. The french toast was moist and flavourful to the inside, the banana was well caramelised, I just wish a touch more of the whipped mascarpone cheese on top and maybe a couple more varieties of fresh fruit to freshen the dish up.

The service was very friendly even though sometimes a little bit slow, I think they needed more staff on the floor just to pay more attention to the customers. As the price point, I do think it's pretty standard. Ritika is a big fan of Indonesia, my home town and she went there numerous time to various cities so we did have a long chat at the beginning of the meal. Overall for me it's a satisfying lunch and worth a visit if you are in the area. My friend even want to bring her son back cause he loves the bread so much.


Wind Chimes Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wind Chimes Cafe
250 Blackburn Rd
Doncaster East, VIC 3109
Monday-Sunday: 8am-4pm