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Tender strips of beef and soft noodles swimming in a strong, fragrant broth made from Warialda beef bones. You can spoon in as many bean shoots, herbs, salads and chilli into your bowl as you wish, too.
Pho Bo Hanoi: $11
Charlie & Co Burgers
A chargrilled wagyu patty nestled between a sweet crumbly bun with tomato, gherkins, cheese, garden leaves, aioli and droolworthy special sauce. Go for the parmesan and truffle chips on the side.
Classic Charlie Burger: $11.90
Chinta Ria Soul
This curry Laska is a massive bowl of rich creamy coconut based soup with chicken and thin strands of vermicelli and hokkien noodles topped with bean curd, fish cakes, bean shoots and string beans.
Curry Laska: $12.50
Oh, that pork belly sandwich: the free-range pork is mouth-wateringly tender with a bite of crispy crackling and the apple and fennel coleslaw with wilted silverbeet is sweet and crunchy.
Pork Belly Sandwich: $13.50
Botica Espresso Bar
Botica puts a twist on the traditional gnocchi dish with rows of compact gnocchi stacked like jenga pieces mixed with a flavoursome light tomato sauce. The earthly flavours are rich and filling but not too heavy.
Baked pumpkin gnocchi: $15
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