Monte Alto in Crows Nest is doing classic comfort food in style

Monte Alto burger

At the top of a crest in the main thoroughfare of Crows Nest lies Monte Alto, the suburb’s new addition – right across the road from the Stuffed Beaver – turning out easy eats for those who like something a little bit different.

Formerly known for its round-the-world coffee menu, Monte Alto has learnt to love a contemporary take on Australian favourites for the locals whose taste for well-done staples is paramount.

Taking cues from owner and chef Harry Nguyen’s Vietnamese Australian cultural background, the food on offer is quality, and moderately adventurous.

They work with things like charcoal, pair it with classics like a burger and make it 2.0 with the addition of homely touches like bacons, cheeses and other additions. Basically, it’s all welcome when you look at the finished product.

Monte Alto burger

Owner and head chef, Harry Nguyen, has designed a unique and honest menu to showcase his unrivalled passion for food and hospitality; using the best quality ingredients from reputable local sources to satisfy all taste buds.

“The menu tells my story; from my Vietnamese heritage and culture, to the restaurants I have gained invaluable experience working in. I always keep those precious times very close to my heart and hope that my dishes can bring a unique dining experience for all guests,” he said.

Monte Alto has managed to make themselves the main name in the game of halloumi fries served with tomato salsa and pesto aioli and 12-hour slow cooked coffee rubbed pork roast served with garlic mash, poached greens, tomato salsa and stock reduction sauce. Add that on top of a stellar burger menu and you know you’re in for a time.

Find Monte Alto at 3/300 Pacific Highway, Crows Nest.

Monte Alto halloumi fries