It was Monday. It was raining and I didn’t have leftovers for lunch. I wasn’t willing to walk too much to get something to eat, and fortunately I didn’t have to. Opia Cafe and Pizzeria has been in my to-try list for a while, mainly because of its location, a couple of blocks away from my office. And because I see their takeaway menu every time I open the fridge at work.
For a person who doesn’t eat grains it sounds a bit silly to go to a pizzeria. That’s when the “cafe” part comes in handy. They have a decent variety of main dishes and salads, and of course coffee.
I ordered the super simple smoked salmon and avocado salad topped with mixed cress leaves, olive oil and lemon dressing. Unlike other places where you are (usually pleasantly) surprised by undisclosed ingredients on your plate, Opia stays true to the menu descriptions.
Smoked salmon and avocado salad ($18.00)
Simple as it was, it was carefully presented and well seasoned. I ordered a long black to try the coffee, and it was good. I can’t say I was full after the meal but I wasn’t starving either. Service was friendly and effective, even during the lunchtime rush.
Opia Cafe and Pizzeria
115 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9299 9119