A quick scroll through the menu at Weston Eatery and you’ll find takes on the city’s menu regulars – matcha hotcakes; elaborate, dessert-inspired French toast; burgers; an eggless, green breakfast bowl, and mac‘n’cheese pumped with bacon bits. The venue is casual and accessible and straddles the line between cafe and restaurant.
Owners Hung Le and David Duong were originally set on opening a burger restaurant, but decided Canley Vale needed a different kind of venue.
The menu may be typical of new cafes but the execution is far from standard. The signature fried chicken burger is perfectly crisp and rich, balanced with a necessarily tart Granny Smith apple slaw, kimchi and coriander. The matcha hotcakes, despite being smothered in a green tea and white chocolate sauce, are bravely bitter.
Dinner is currently based around burgers, mac‘n’cheese, a truffle-buttered scotch fillet and a sweet, cured salmon fillet with soba noodles.
The subtle chrome, plywood and pastel design from first-time interior designer Julie Le (also Hung’s wife) pushes the cafe focus, along with the prominence of the pastry cabinet (filled with Brasserie Bread) and espresso machine, using Double Roasters beans.