It’s weird how sometimes a place can be really good, and totally bomb the next time. Such was the case at Cafetasia a couple days ago.
The decor and long tables make it nice for big groups, and I love the original menu idea: plates are broken down by size, XS, S, M, L, XL, so depending on your mood and appetite, you can get a meal to match.
My friend Melissa and I went for the Crispy Duck and Apple Salad, Thai ‘Mieng Coconut Wraps, and Sae-Tai Chicken. FAIL.
The duck plate was overdone, you could barely taste meat, and even the apples didn’t taste fresh. The Sae-tai chicken was tasteless and barely warm. The only thing I semi-liked were the coconut wraps, that has ginger and peanuts covered with coconut flakes and served with tamarind sauce. But the meal was disappointing all in all.
The weird thing is, I’ve been here before and had a curry that I thought wasn’t bad, especially for the price. But after discussing with Melissa about the surprising upset (maybe it was just an off day?), she said if a place is good, it should be good every time. Aye.
So, yeah, although the service was pretty good (they didn’t kick us out even an hour after our meal and kept refilling our waters), I don’t think I’d be recommending this place. What can I say, You win some, you lose some. Womp womp.
38 E. 8th St.
btw University Pl & Broadway
New York, NY 10003