Afiouni Sweets and Pastries

Many cafes serve cakes from the Middle East in Melbourne. Most of them are in the northern area of the city, so for those like me who like coffee and a sweet after a meal, it’s quite sad that there is no such cafe in our area. Well, what can I do? After breaking fast and praying we went straight to Campbellfield where the cafe is located. It turns out that in this month of Ramadan, many Muslims like to have coffee after eating like me. This place is crowded where you can see halal restaurants, bakeries and cafes in a row. Alhamdulillah the three of us got a table inside. This cafe looks very clean and organized although not so big. It’s similar to Balhah’s – the difference is that Balhah’s has a second floor area. The waiter did not have time to greet customers because he was busy taking orders. After waiting a while we could order – my daughter and I had the usual cappuccinos and my granddaughter ordered hot chocolate. We choose knafeh to go with our coffee as well as some baklava and znood for take away. They also have one savoury menu item (with minced meat) which we will try later. What I really like about Afiouni is that their cakes are not too sweet, which is wonderful but unfortunately as a coffee fan, their coffee is just OK in my opinion. One more interesting thing-they sell juice from a cute food truck.

Kita sudah punya banyak cafe-cafe yang menyediakan kue dari Timur Tengah di Melbourne. Kebanyakan ada didaerah utara Melbourne, jadi buatku yang senang kopi dan yang manis sehabis makan lumayan sedih dengan tidak adanya cafe yang sejenis didaerah kami. Ya sudahlah mau bagaimana lagi. Sehabis berbuka puasa dan sholat kami langsung menuju Campbellfield dimana cafe itu berada. Ternyata dibulan Ramadhan ini banyak orang Islam yang suka ngopi sesudah makan seperti aku. Ramai juga tempat ini dimana terlihat restaurant, bakery dan cafe halal yang ada disitu. Alhamdulillah kami bertiga dapat meja didalam. Cafe ini terlihat sangat bersih dan teratur walau tidak begitu besar. Sangat mirip dengan Balhah’s – bedanya Balhah’s punya ruangan dilantai dua. Pelayan tidak sempat menyapa pembeli karena sibuk melayani pesanan. Setelah menunggu beberapa saat baru kami bisa memesan yang kami mau . Aku dan anakku memesan cappuccino seperti biasa, cucu perempuanku memesan coklat hangat. Kita memilih knafeh untuk teman kopi serta beberapa baklava dan znood untuk take away. Mereka juga punya satu menu savoury (dengan daging cincang) yang akan kami coba nanti. Apa yang aku sangat sangat suka dari Afiouni adalah sweets mereka tidak terlalu kemanisan , sangat OK tetapi sayangnya sebagai penggemar kopi, kopi mereka menurutku biasa saja. Satu hal lagi mereka juga menyediakan minuman juice dari ‘food truck’.

Details

Afiouni Sweets and Pastries 528 Mahoneys Road Campbellfield Victoria

Tuesday to Sunday 10am–6pm and 8–11pm

Closed Mondays

Check with cafe for public holiday hours

Muslim owned; all halal menu; unlicensed

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