Along Turton Street at Sunnybank, a small foodie hub is forming, with Seoul Bistro and Wara BBQ being situated there, another long time resident is 7-8 Coffee Shop, which used to be situated at Robertson Shopping Complex near QEII hospital. Whilst the name is a bit ambiguous, it sells a mix of Taiwanese and Japanese fusion dishes. We went with a couple of friends on a hot summer's evening for a quick dinner.
The store is quite famous for it's homey style interior, with a general wooden theme, and walls adorned with framed photographs of customers and staff.
Its menu comes as numerous sheets of paper, which you tick off when you order and pay at the counter.
The main attraction for us was definitely the drinks. That evening my companion ordered the Sweet Memory, which contained condensed milk, caramel and tea which is the picture on the left, and I ordered the Angel Devil, which contained Coffee, Chocolate and Coffee ice cream. We enjoyed both drinks as they were cool and refreshing, whilst being milky, they were not too rich, and were not very sweet, which suited our preferences very well.
My companion ordered the carbonara, which came with buttered toast, which was quite generous in portion. It contained the usual suspects, bacon bits, grated cheese, cheese sauce and spaghetti. Whilst the spaghetti tasted store bought, the cheese sauce was quite creamy. The bacon bits were dry and quite salty. I guess that for an Asian restaurant attempting Italian food, this is quite standard, but it's still a long distance from the more authentic Italian restaurants that we've been to, and given the price, we found it to be very reasonable.
On the other hand, I ordered the Pork Katsu Udon set, which came with a small salad on the side. The Udon came in a huge bowl (my hand for reference), which was very shallow though. The udon was the nice fresh type, rather than the preserved type with the sour aftertaste. The pork chop was quite large and lightly crumbed and the soup was light but inviting.