Bearing in mind that I had just scratched my car and almost got into a street fight with a bergie, I had a decent time at Doppio Zero (Somerset Road) when I stopped by for a quick lunch. I didn't have much time so I went with the Thai-chicken sandwich on rye. Not bad! The bread itself was particularly good and when I asked the waiter about it he showed me their on-site bakery which operates from the small shop next door. It wasn't shabby at all - a couple of cakes, croissants, eclairs, gingerbread-men etc. Look, it's no Jardine Bakery but it will definitely do the job for locals.
The Doppio Zero menu is huge. Salads, light meals, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, seafood, meat blah blah blah. It is basically Primi without the orange. I must say though, everything I saw getting carried out looked really good. They've also got a nice bar area and outdoor seating which lends itself to people-watching. And the people who walk past are well worth watching...
Service was a bit slow but overall I reckon it is a nice addition to a building that includes Best Ugly Jazz Bar and Beauna Vista Social Cafe. With Miss K already an established hit, the new Cape Quarter launching further up the drag and the new Bravado and Mano's within spitting distance there is a nice little food node developing.
Have a look for yourselves at 81 Main Road, Greenpoint. Or call them on (021) 434-9581.