|Breakfast Review: Caffé Della Piazza.
||[Aug. 21st, 2006|11:30 am]
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... So named because of the pretentious people that go there, and the pretentious attitude of the owner (or so I'm told). Note the spelling of the name.
They boast that they are "Canberra's Most Awarded Caffé"(sic). They are fully licensed with BYO bottled wine.
I'm sitting at one of their tables in stiff collared white shirt and pinstripe peddle pushers, so if nothing else, I'm looking the part.
I should point out that before I came here, I purchased some Nurofen (ahh Nurofen, how I've missed you!!!) because I had a bugger of a head ache that was making me feel nauseous.
Layout: Inside and outdoor seating. Cold metal chairs but the sunshine is nice. Magpies busk for food, which makes a nice change from the pigeons because at least they sing for their supper.
Situated in Garema Place, the fountain nearby makes me feel like I'm in a square in Itally, rather than in sunny Canberra (no really, despite it being winter, the sun is out with a bright blue sky. The only cloud are some light whisps on the horizon.
Music: The music has been a range of "hip, disco/jazz". The song that is playing now is the first song that I recognise. I feel like I'm at a fashion shoot rather than having breakfast. It's kinda cool.
Gluten Free Options: No specific items.
Staff: Friendly and on the ball. If I want to be picky, it would have been nice if he could have taken my coffee order while I was looking over the menu. He did however put a glass of water down moments after he gave me the menu, so I guess it wasn't that bad.
The staff were very accommodating, but it was difficult to get their attention. For example, when I noticed my order was missing something, it would have been nice to have got them to get it for me on a side plate to have while I was eating, but since they were never around...
Features: The atmosphere is very specific, and really lovely. Despite it being surrounded by other cafes that litter Garema Place, Caffé Della Piazza has a distinct feel about it. I think it's the fountain. : )
The Menu OK, to me this was strange. ( Della has two breakfast menus, one for weekends and one for during the week...Collapse )
My Order Eggs, over easy, clarified that I wanted runny yolks that would explode all over my plate like molten lava. Bacon, chipolata sausages (assuming they're wheat-free), della's home made baked beans (if they could do it since it was a weekday) and mushrooms.
Price: $9.50 for the bacon and eggs (normally eggs and toast, but I think they gave me the bacon instead of the bread), $5.00 for the beans for a total of $14.50
Allergy Death: The Waiter picked up on my need for Gluten free when I asked about the sausages, and clarified that I wouldn't want any bread/toast. I love it when the staff are cluey. : )
Did They Get My Order Right? Sadly, no. They missed the mushrooms all together, and there were no sausages. I thought this might have been because they weren't wheat-free, but when I looked at my docket, neither the mushrooms nor the sausages were on it.
( Breaking it Down...Collapse )
Total Cost: $17.80 for breakfast + coffee.
My Rating: 3 Stars (for the baked beans. Would be more if it wasn't so pricey).