1606 Luis de Torres in Rhodes gives a Korean twist to modern cafe favourites with some European influence thrown in for good measure. They are open for breakfast lunch and dinner with the formative two menus available all day long. On our evening visit, we had breakfast for dinner, or as we like to call it, brinner!

The decor inside the cafe is soft, light and clean. Tables are available indoors or out by the pavement if you prefer to watch the world pass by. We sat near a set of  big cozy lounges which looked perfect for larger parties to meet up over coffee or one the cafe’s signature high tea’s.

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We found food menu at 1606 Luis de Torres to be slightly small, In fact, the drinks menu appeared bigger, however, we discovered some really unique options we would be happy to return for. The Sichuan Beef Pasta and Breaded Prawn Burger are two dishes that sparked our curiosity but the rainy weather outside had put us in the mood for comfort food.

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We decided to order the bulgogi beef omelette with cheese toast. The omelette was what you would expect from the classic egg dish, but folded over tender marinated beef pieces. What we really loved about this omelette was the addition of kimchi. This spicy fermented vegetable mix topped the omelette off nicely, giving the dish a lively, spicy and interesting flavour.

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Keeping in line with our brinner theme, we also ordered the 1606 Luis Big Breakfast. This dish is one of the more western choices on the menu. Two eggs, bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, polenta chips, feta, avo smashed on sourdough and a saucy mixture of bacon, beans, chorizo and tomatoes. The big brekky is hearty and filling with a whole lot of breakfast favourites on one wooden board. The eggs were poached to perfection and delicious as always with smashed avocado.

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To wash it all down, we took our time browsing the extensive drinks menu before landing on the lychee crush and the fragrant earl grey latte. The lychee crush was sweet, fresh and tropical while the earl grey latte leaned to the other extreme, warm comforting and creamy. Both were excellent choices, we really enjoyed these drinks a lot. We also spied Luis' Ades, which are flavoured sodas served in very funky looking light bulb glasses, these would be fun to try as well. We didn't leave room for dessert but a creamy slice of Earl Grey Tart caught our eye in the cake cabinet, we will keep it in mind for next time.

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Situated in the heart of the waterside suburb of Rhodes, 1606 Luis de Torres offers a fusion of Korean and European flavours on the one menu. It’s a great spot to chill out with a few coffees and your laptop, or make yourself comfortable for a while like we did and enjoy some of the bigger flavours from the menu.


1606 Luis de Torres

Address: Shop 7, 7 Rider Boulevard Rhodes

Phone:  02 91884472 

Webpage and Menus: http://www.1606luis.com.au


Our meal was compliments of 1606 Luis de Torres, opinions expressed in this post are our own.