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14 North 108 East: Modern Vietnamese Dining Launches in South-West Sydney

South-West Sydney has a new culinary escape following the launch of modern Vietnamese eatery, 14 North 108 East. Residing in Leppington, 14 North 108 East’s vibrant Vietnamese and pan-Asian inspired menu focuses on share plates for all-day dining in a casual, fun space with Insta-worthy cocktails and an exceptional coffee menu encompassing the world’s best brewing methods. The venue’s name is a nod to geographical coordinates for the Vietnamese city, Pleiku – an area in the central highland region infamous for its coffee growing culture, where the owners also have family history.

Owned and run by the creative minds behind café franchise, Espresso Warriors (multiple venues across NSW) and Another Burger Joint (Wollongong, Warrawong and Lake Macquarie), 14 North 108 East is a brand-new dining concept catering for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Incorporating three spaces; a relaxed café and breakfast bar, main dining hub and sophisticated cocktail bar, the venue has been created to seamlessly flow from morning to evening for all-day dining. The ultra-urban interiors reflect the burgeoning café and dining culture that has taken hold in vibrant cities across Asia in recent years. The open plan venue features kitchen-side seating where you can watch the chef’s in action, intimate and communal dining spaces, as well as a large sprawling wooden bar with high-rise seating – ideal for cocktail sipping. Awe-inspiring floor-to-ceiling murals cover the walls of 14 North 108 East adding vitality to design. The vivid dreamscape graphics by Sydney-based muralist and visual artist, Sophi Odling, focus on the people, streets and way of life encountered on her travels across Asia, using bold colours and graphic female silhouettes.

The menu, designed to be shared, is a feast of traditional Vietnamese and pan-Asian inspired dishes, to evoke a culinary journey across Asia’s vast land and shores. Hero dishes from the small and large share plate menu include; Son-in-law eggs (deep fried eggs with XO sauce), Wok Breath and Vung Tau Pippies, Banh Xeo (savoury turmeric pancake with Vietnamese grilled pork and prawns) and Enoki Beef Skewers. Salads packed with zingy flavours, herbs and served with sweet or tangy dressings include; Barramundi and Green Apple and Salmon and Papaya. Indulgent desserts are a must try, including the Banana Spring Roll (Deep fried banana wrapped in pastry with butterscotch sauce and coconut ice cream). A dedicated breakfast and lunch menu also feature classic dishes and Asian variations, including breakfast bowls and build-your-own lunch bowls and Vietnamese rolls.

A dynamic cocktail menu of light, easy-to-sip cocktail classics with Asian flavour combinations have been designed to perfectly match the menu. Top tipples on the ever-evolving list include; Smoking Old Fashioned (Woodford reserve bourbon, orange bitters, brown sugar smoked oakwood) and Peaches the Moscow Mule (Peach vodka, ginger beer, lemon, basil). Working with local wine distributors, Saint Wine, 14 North 108 East’s curated wine list focuses on boutique Australian wineries showcasing growers, vineyards and regions across the country, each with a story to share.
14 North 108 East is a cultural dining experience that seduces all the senses through spirited artwork, flavoursome food and drink, and world-class coffee. Designed with community in mind and drawing on Vietnamese culture, both modern and traditional, 14 North 108 East is the perfect place to catch up with friends, dine with family and make new memories.