I’m biased. It’s silly, but I’m kind of obsessed with the flavour of matcha, Japanese green tea. Whether Matcha Lattes from Starbucks or Matcha Kit Kats or the more traditional Matcha desserts, I’m a convert. So, when Cafe Oratnek (I always thought it sounded like a town in Turkey but it’s Kentaro spelt backwards, the chef/owner!) offers French Toast with matcha cream, well: you’re not going to get any objectivity from me.
My two brunch-mates like the place, though one said he’d like more choices on the breakfast menu. Me, I’m curious about their lunch menu which seems to have a stronger Japanese influence. And it’s an awfully nice setting to sit in the front of the restaurant outside, or even inside in the bright and airy space inside.