The food here is like you’re in Willy Wonka’s Factory, Candyland or a fantasy fit for unicorns. Splashes of colour, lollies and Oreos, you’re in magical place, worlds away from the shopping centre you’re actually at.
Bello the shelter is located at the entrance to Westfield Burwood and is a large cafe with quaint homely style theming and sizeable booths and space for plenty of people to enjoy all day breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It was super busy when we there, buzzing with excited diners.
The owners are extremely passionate about their business, working hard for over 20 years to keep this a thriving cafe, adapting to the customers and current food climate. They are really hospitable and welcome us to experience their wonderful cafe.
A group foodies joined together on this occasion, ordering a range of the favourites to share. We began with some beautiful coloured lattes, the rose flavour – a hot pink cup of goodness, that tasted exactly like Rose! Accompanying this was a fluro purple taro latte. They have plenty more flavours on offer, so make sure you ask – they’re secret!
Then come the two drinks that anyone will jump with excitement at. The Candy land milkshake: a bubblegum milkshake topped with fairy floss, lollypops, sugar straps, gummy lollies and more to make your dreams a reality.
The second one, a chocolate version with Oreos, brownies, chocolate wafers and cream, you cannot come without ordering one of these.
Another beautiful dish is the Organic Granola with Seasonal fruits, poached pear, served with fruit and organic honeycomb, complete with small jars of syrup, milk and coloured cereal.
For a savory selection, we went with the Egyptian style “Basturma Omelette” – free range eggs with olives and fresh tomatoes and a side of sourdough.
There’s some other interesting options, which we didn’t have but worth a try are the “Salmon macarons” or a brioche French toast with matcha, dulce de leche and gold leaf. With the flowerpot, filled with waffle chunks, pannacotta, chocolate “soil” and strawberries”, you will be in absolute heaven!
Whilst we picked some of the super interesting options, they do have your typical foods like benedict, Bacon and egg rolls, avocado on toast and more.
From the lunch menu we couldn’t go past the “Season” – the charcoal bun with a grass-fed angus beef patty, with double hi-melt American cheese, roasted capsicum, beetroot balsamic, bacon, oak lettuce, tomato and secret sauce.
They also have a burger called “Viral” that is crumbed and deep fried with pickles, jalepenos, salsa and sour cream, this is not for the faint hearted and sure to go crazy with the insta crowds.
In addition to this, the menu has a range of other burgers, ribs, hanging skewers, steak and schnitzels as well as salads.
A great café to take a break from shopping but it’s also a destination café that is certainly worth specifically travelling to. Food to suit any market and there are quality inventive dishes but also regular menu choices if you’re not as adventurous. We certainly plan a plan to revisit.
Thanks to Chew Crew Media for the invitation to dine and to the restaurant for their hospitality.