Kuroneko Cafe (which means ‘Black cat Cafe’, started when a Japanese girl from Hiroshima had dreams of owning her own cafe. Ten years later after working in various hospitality venues such as ‘Helenic Republic’ (chef), Qantas First Class Lounge (barista/chef) and Apollo Bay’s famous ‘Cafe 153’ (barista), she has finally reached her dream.
That Japanese girl has now turned into a fine chef and barista, bringing you Kuroneko Cafe; a modern Japanese inspired cafe that serves ‘bento’ (lunch) with a twist… The Bento Cup!™ Introducing the Bento Cup™ – easy to carry, very easy to eat and packed with fresh salad and your choice of meat (soba noodles for vegetarians) in a range of different flavours. Kuroneko also serves toasted sandwiches for breakfast and the ‘Curry Karaage Bento’, a traditional bento box with Japanese curry, deep fried crispy chicken (karaage) and salad. The store also caters for a healthy Japanese Breakfast with ongiri (flavoured rice balls) with miso soup! We are adding and trying new dishes such as our Ginger Pork & Rice and Osaka style Okonomiyaki (savoury pancake).
Our coffee is also special. We are serious about making a good cup of coffee every time and our St Ali beans make it just a bit easier to achieve! So come in, say hello and grab a Bento Cup and coffee… you won’t regret it. Of course we also make matcha latte and matcha cupcakes!!