Don’t let the name confusion you, Caffee Villaggio Persian Fusian knows what it’s doing, it’s mission being to bring the good people of Sydney’s Crows Nest a melange – yes, a fusion of Mediterranean (think Italian and this tradition’s ancestors in modern Australian cuisine) and Persian (Iranian, Levantine and Middle Eastern) foods, drinks, and generally sunkissed atmospheres. A simple cup of Persian saffron tea and a deliciously sticky-sweet chunk of homemade baklava is all it takes to get us booking, but you’ll be irresistibly tempted when you dig deeper into the menu, with the Caffe Villaggio shakshouka being a breakfast favourite up here along Willoughby Road and the kids all screaming for the decadent ice cream and berries served in a martini glass of all things. Even the burger fuses Middle Eastern cuisine with European tendencies, featuring lamb rather than beef between two slices of Turkish bread.
Great family style restaurant with freshly prepared food. Limited menu but interesting choice. Casual atmosphere. Made to feel as if we were part of the family. Went for dinner - but would be good for lunch