Review: Taste Baguette (Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney uni)

Also known in uni as “the overpriced cafe”, Taste Baguette has not only one but two shops at Sydney Uni. The newest is located in the Charles Perkins Centre and attracts not only students and uni staff but also staff from the nearby RPA.

One of the main reasons I like this place is because they serve Campos coffee. I often grab a takeway long black before my midday lectures. This time I got to enjoy one in a proper cup for 50 cents extra.

Long black

Long black ($3.90)

Obviously, this place is all about the baguettes but fortunately they have found a way of making more profit catering for customers can’t/won’t eat bread. For 2 extra bucks you can have your meal served as a salad. Throw in an extra buck if you want it served at the table on a real plate.

Alvaro and I shared the lemongrass beef salad with iceberg lettuce, pickled carrot and radish, cucumber, coriander and spring onions and the slow cooked pork terrine salad with pickled carrot and radish, cucumber, spring onions, coriander, and sriracha mayo.

Lemongrass beef salad

Lemongrass beef salad ($11.40 + $1 eat in + $2 as salad)

I liked the beef better than the pork but none was a revelation. I guess it is all about the baguettes.

Vietnamese pork salad

Vietnamese pork ($7.50 + $1 eat in + $2 as salad)

… and we were still hungry. For busy patrons, the cafe has a section of takeaway salads and hot food. They are not cheap if you compare to other takeaway options on campus, but generally healthier. We grabbed a large container of crispy-skin salmon, asparagus, and roasted pumpkin that wasn’t bad at all.

Takeaway salads

Takeaway salads (large $12.50, small $9.50)

Takeaway hot food

Takeaway hot food (large $15.90, small $12.90)

Taste Baguette
Charles Perkins Centre
John Hopkins Drive
Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9518 8038

Taste Baguette on Urbanspoon

10 thoughts on “Review: Taste Baguette (Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney uni)

  1. I was actually eating my lunch here today and thought I saw you walk down the stairs to the Lecture Theater…I thought it couldn’t be you as I seem to have it in my mind that you are studying IT not health stuff.

    Agree, the food at this cafe (and the other Taste) are SO pricey…especially for a uni campus where surely the majority of students would be quite broke. $9.50 for a small salad (what I had today) was not cheap.

  2. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to be a student again. I wasn’t terribly interested in my course and remember skipping quite a few lectures and tutes. I do like the idea of a breadless banh mi though, the pickled carrots, vegies, pate and pork make a very savoury delicious combo.

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