Matahari Cafe - Closed

40 NE 1st Ave.
Miami, FL 33130
305-379-3677

Details

  • Sun-Mon, Wed-Sat 10am-4pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
This quaint little downtown eatery features some dozen-plus lunch specials (most $5.99 and each accompanied by a mound of white rice), all freshly cooked and invigoratingly seasoned. Indonesian staples served include grilled skewers of chicken or pork saté with peanut sauce; chili-and-coconut-seeped beef rendang; and rice noodles stir-fried with kecap manis (sweet soy), peas, scallions, carrots, and choice of chicken or pork (bak mie goreng). The priciest item, nasi rames ($9.99), brings steamed rice surrounded by beef rendang, curried chicken wings, sambal-slathered fish, sautéed kale, and a crisp shrimp cracker. Folks attracted to vibrantly hued victuals should try the trippy es cendol, a Javanese beverage/dessert of shaved ice, palm sugar, coconut milk, jackfruit, glutinous yuca, and bright green spätzle-like squiggles of tapioca starch. When Matahari Café gets packed with cruise workers, it is no less colorful.

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