Brunetti brings together a luscious array of everything Italian in an enticing caffé space – a Gelateria, Cioccolateria, Pasticceria and more. Brunetti brings together a luscious array of everything we treasure in Italian cooking, in an enticing café space – a Gelateria, Cioccolateria, Pasticceria and more. Famed for its mouth-watering cakes, freshly baked breads, delightfully sinful chocolates and flavourful gelatos, Brunetti satisfies every Italian craving.
The pastries looked lovely under the orange lighting and the place was done up really nicely to resemble an elegant english pastry cafe. The place is self-serviced so customers have to pick up their own food from the counters. The pastries are served immediately after choosing them off the glass-paneled display shelves. Despite its petite appearance and vibrant colours, the pastry tasted nothing like what it looked it. It was too dry on the inside and the pastries were slightly too hard for my liking. To my dismay the cream had even hardened into a chocolate cube. The ice cream and coffee standards however, thankfully, were still kept close in comparison to the ones I had in Melbourne which was just all too delicious.
Perhaps it was due to the previous high expectations being set by the original store that I had been to, as I personally would not favour this place if I am after mouth-watering pastries. The other items on the menu could be worth trying though if one is in the area, as the place is really quite pretty for an elegant afternoon.
Prices are not cheap here, as one can already tell from the decor and ambience. The pretty cakes succeeds in mesmerizing me but I was already full from lunch and thus, only ordered a little to have. I would be back for the other cakes just to see how they are like, because the bad chocolate cake could be an exception! I cannot wait to try the other cakes and I hope it would not disappoint me like the chocolate cake and the macarons.
I tried the eggs benedict, while my mum got some muesli. The servings were really huge, I felt incredibly full after completing my meal. The poached eggs were tasty, and the yolk was extremely yolky. However, I was not too fond with the Hollandaise sauce used as it paired together with the bread did not taste good. The muesli my mum had tried was pretty good too. Apart from the good food, I liked the ambience of the place. It was quiet and was the perfect place for me and my mum to have a long catch-up session.
I will definitely be back here again to try the heavenly looking desert soon!