Recently, I’ve noticed that Zen and I are ordering the wrong foods. He asks for the salad or iced coffee and they’re always served to me. Excuse me, because I enjoy big hearty meals and may occasionally order as a man would.
On this extremely late Sunday afternoon, we decided to brunch at Bello. I’ve been here a couple of times before and have loved their generous servings and location. It’s a fabulous excuse to impulse shop, although you might not be in the mood after paying almost $10 for a bowl of wedges with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream. So here is Zen’s iced coffee with lots of ice cream (which was initially served to me). And below is my frothy hazelnut latte.

Bello Burwood Westfield, iced coffee

iced coffee

Bello Burwood Westfield, Hazelnut Latte

latte with a shot of hazelnut
Our orders take a while to arrive… I’m suspecting it was the cafe’s near full capacity… and hopefully, they were preparing our dishes, fresh. The risotto does not disappoint. It’s a rich mountain of creamy flavour.

Bello Burwood Westfield, Risotto Marinara

risotto marinara
However, I was more impressed with my stack of corn and zucchini fritters.

Bello Burwood Westfield, corn and zucchini fritters with tomato and avocado salsa and bacon

corn and zucchini fritters with tomato and avocado salsa and bacon
There was a $3 surcharge for the bacon but considering there were 3 – 5 strips, browned perfectly with most of the fat trimmed, I was happy. The tomato and avocado salsa was lovely too; it had cut through the pan-fried fritters and bacon so elegantly.
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Cafe Bello
Level Ground, Shop 172, Burwood Westfield (100 Burwood Rd)
Phone (02) 9745 1545

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Jennifer is the founder of I Ate My Way Through. Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. These days, you'll most likely find Jen blogging about slow & intentional living On The Slow Lane and sharing what she knows now about mindful parenting and play-based learning at Mama's Got This.


  1. Bello is great! Next time, you should try their breakfast. I had the big breakfast and its got enough for 2!! There was mushroom, baked beans, sausage, eggs (the way you want), and much more. Also, the toast… OMG, thick cut, perfectly toasted, the bread is awesome, it will make you melt. Seriously, it tastes so fresh like it was just baked. Breakfast is a must!! Try it and let me know what you think!! – chris ya sis

  2. Hey Chris, I’ll ask Zen to try the big breakfast the next time we’re there… it sounds a lil too big for me!
    Hi Suze, haha… yup, they tasted great! I only like bacon fat if it’s crispy… but I prefer the bacon not crisp… just the fat… so I suppose I’ve always got to compromise on the fat!


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