Breakfast in Canberra

Urbanity: Breakfast in Breakfast
A list of places to have breakfast

Visits to  suburban cafes during 2014 for weekend breakfast/ brunch; we live inner north, so it will be those within easy range. Watch this space as the list grows! all reviews – click here

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Tosolini’s, Corner London Circuit, West Row, Civic

tosolinis

I have been to this cafe over the years far too many times to even ponder counting. Manly for coffee and the occasional meal. I used to eat their cakes, but with age, and dangers of putting on weight, the cakes etc are no longer for me.

We arrived about 11.30. There’s breakfast on the weekends till 3pm (very good).

Most seats on the street were full, the seating outside by the windows was empty and the inside had one table taken. I have found on previous occasions the street traffic can get a little annoying, and given the absence of anyone by the windows, we opted to sit there. The trouble here was the boof boof music is too loud (not good). We sat as far away from the speakers as possible and it was OK. A rating point is lost for the lack of pleasant ambience caused by the loud music. If musac is necessary, suggest that the music be changed and toned down to be more background music.

The service was very attentive and very friendly (very good). The menu has a good range of choices (good). My partner had the Salmon Breaky, $ 18.90, being scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, sautéed mushrooms and
avocado. It looked very good and nicely presented; apparently it was good but nothing special. I went for the Bruchetta, there being three choices. Mine being tomato, olive, basil and haloumi cheese $16.50. It was tasty and good (Good). A little more basil would have been better.

Coffees were good (good) and the fresh apple and ginger fruit juice was very good.

Their cakes always look good – but no cakes for us.

Recommended: Rating 8/10 (will return)

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Paul Costigan, 2 March 2014

 

 

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