3Hoongy ! •
06 Mar 2013
The name speaks for itself. Located at Phoenix Park next to an Australian school, the place only opens for breakfast and lunch to catch on this crowd of expats dropping or waiting to pick up their kids from school.
A simple setting, I liked the open spacey design which gave a warm feeling from the various hearty discussions that were going on around me.
To chill on a warm day, I started with the Yoghi-berry ($10). Whilst the drink was thick, I found it a little too diluted and lacking in oomph for my liking.
Down to the food, I ordered the special of the day, the Wagyu Pho ($26.50). The soup base was really salty and the beef was well marbled and wonderful.
I also tried the Carbornara Pasta ($22.50). A creamy dish that would go well with the locals, it had two large tiger prawns and scallops that were really well grilled.
For my dessert I had the Banana Peanut ($7.50) cake. The peanut paste on top added a strong flavour to the thick banana cake, making this a rather heavy sweet to end the meal.
Overall, Commune would be a place ideal for coffee catch ups and a quick breakfast with those working around the area, or for the tai tais to catch up with one another. It is quite a nice "out of the town" chill out place, yet not too far away from town itself.