Part-gallery and part-cafe, Auvers takes its name after Auvers-sur-Oise – a small French village known for its links to art. It is a fitting name for a cafe that does beautifully presented Asian fusion dishes. Probably the most famous cafe in Rhodes, I had heard great things about this place and could not wait to come check it out for lunch.
On our first visit, for our drinks we ordered the Taro latte. I loved latte as it was not too sweet and the taro flavour tasted natural. The latte art was also very cute. We also ordered their Rabbit hole organic tea- tropical paradise oolong blend. This was a great warming tea on a cold autumn day, the tropical flavour was nice and subtle.
For our dishes we ordered three to share. The first was the matcha pancakes with matcha glaze, sponge, red bean paste, raspberry sorbet and fresh fruit. I have been looking forward to this insta famous dish and it didn’t it disappoint, the pancakes were so fluffy and full of matcha flavour, nicely balanced out by the sweet red bean paste and tartness of the fruit.
For our second dish we ordered the coconut taro Bircher muesli with poached pear, dried apricots, pearl barley, goji berries and chia seeds. This was a great breakfast dish, the coconut taro flavour was a nice combo and the poached pear was delicious and juicy.
For our last dish, we ordered the yuzu soy salmon gateau with alfafa, poached grapes, fig, cabbage and nori mayo. I love this unique dish, the salmon gateau was well cooked and nicely crumbled and had good yuzu soy flavour, and the figs added a sweet touch to the dish, while the cabbage added a good crunch.
On our second visit we tried their new winter menu, for our drinks we ordered the taro and black sesame lattes. The black sesame latte was great, full of rich sesame flavour, and it was not too sweet.
We then ordered three dishes to share. The first was the Saffron risotto with roasted chicken breast, onsen egg, green peas and parmesan chips. I loved this risotto, the saffron flavour shone through and the chicken was so tender and juicy.
The second was the Floating salmon which was confit salmon with dashi broth, rice, edamame, black fungus and orange beetroot tuile. The confit was done perfectly with the salmon being nice and fatty and the dash broth was full of flavour.
The third was a sweet dish, the Apple crumble french toast with brioche bun with apple ricotta, lemon curd, fresh berries, black sesame crumble and black sesame tuile. This was so fruity and delicious, with the lemon curd adding a nice zesty flavour, perfectly balanced by the apple ricotta.
Overall, Auvers is a great cafe on the Rhodes brunch scene, showing there is so much more to the suburb than Ikea. Be prepared for lines if you go on a weekend though, it goes to show how popular this place is, definitely worth checking out for its creative and delicious drinks and dishes!
Love at First Bite dined as guests of CPM Online Marketing and Auvers. All opinions are my own.