Cafe Jolly, Leichhardt

Rather than trying my favourite Italian restaurant Portofino, we decided to give Café Jolly’s a go which is just few shops next to it. Everytime when I walk pass, it is always packed full of people. This place was famous for its fast service and piping hot food, however some feedback I read was that people didn’t like the main to be coming halfway through the entrée, make sure you let the waiter know if you prefer to have you meals one course after the next.



Food: 6/10
Atmosphere: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Average Price
Entrée: $3.5 – $12.50
Main: $15.50 – $24.50
Dessert: N/A
Degustation: N/A
Corkage: BYO wine only, fully licensed
Cakeage: $1
Ease of finding a car park: Hard
Ease of finding the restaurant: Easy
Brightness of restaurant: Bright
Noise Level: Normal
Waiting time for foods: 10 mins – 15 mins
Booking time require: 1-2 Days
Child friendly/High Chair: Yes



Garlic Bread, $3.50

The bread was simple by amazing, crunchy crust on the outside and a soft chewy inside.


Garden Salad, $8


Salt & Pepper Calamari, $12.50

Calamari for me was a disappointment, it was rubbery and hard to chew. I’d prefer they cut it into smaller pieces.


Veal Bomb – Crumbed veal & chicken fillet pocketed with fresh ricotta & spinach, in a wine cream pepper sauce with wedges & vegetables, $24.50

I like this dish very much, the veal still has a slight pink in the middle and the creamy sauce was like match made in heaven, especially if you soak up the broccoli with the sauce.


Penne Pollo – Chicken pieces, pesto, mushroom, white wine, in a tomato sauce with a touch of cream, $15.50

Pasta was al dente with lots of fresh herbs however the chicken was a bit dry.


Spaghetti Marinara – King prawns, calamari, fish fillets, mussels, garlic in white wine and Napolitana sauce, $16.90

The spaghetti marinara was served pretty quickly after the entrée arrived, pasta has more seafood than pasta which I thought was fantastic!

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158 Norton Street, Leichhardt
opening hrs: Mon – Fri: 10:30 to 15:30, 17:00 to 23:00 Sat – Sun: 8:30-0:00

Web: N/A

Getting There:

Parking: Macauley Street/Carlisle Street

Map picture

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivian - vxdollface
    Jun 26, 2012 @ 22:22:05

    mm the veal schnitzel sounds really good!


  2. SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa)
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 10:49:51

    More seafood than pasta!? That’s rare! Not sure I’d like that calamari (I’m SO picky about calamari!) but the rest of your dinner looks tasty!


  3. gaby @ lateraleating
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 12:30:12

    Chewy calamari is so disappointing.


  4. Kim 2
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 23:37:32

    Dear baby, the appearance does look vry nice but i am more tempted to portofino fr ur blog!!


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