Urban Bowl – Perth CBD

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If you loved the Butty’s Food Truck, you’re already a fan of Chef Che Tam Nguyen’s delicious creations. The Butty’s brand is having a hiatus for now to make way for his new venture in the Perth CBD. Hiding amongst the city skyscrapers, you’ll find Urban Bowl, a modern Vietnamese café. Lunch-y things like rice paper rolls, salad and Vietnamese baguette rolls are on the menu.

I tried the Vietnamese beef salad ($10). It was super fresh, which is the thing I love most about Vietnamese cuisine. It was loaded with mint. The sous vide cooked beef was so tender. I’ve always been a little obsessed with spring rolls and these two were perfectly crisp on the outside and bursting with tasty veg.

At Urban Bowl you can also grab an Urban Cup of coffee or their own house blend tea. I had a cup of pineapple and chamomile, which I’d never tried before. The tea was sweet and smooth, I loved it.

Urban Bowl has had a “soft opening” while they apply the finishing touches to the café. A full menu will be on offer in the next week or two – with additions of soup etc

It’s a great little café. A hop, skip and jump from St Georges Terrace – perfect for popping out of the office to grab a very very tasty lunch!

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