Right at the top of Rundle Street near Target is this bustling place in the same location where Cafe Buongiorno used to be. Cafe Brunelli is a very busy place offering a wide variety with something to suit everyone. It doesn’t look much from the front but the restaurant extends very far back and is often packed but reservations are not always needed unless in a big group.
Walking through the door you are greeted by what seems like a never-ending dessert counter with everything from melting moments to chocolate tarts and lemon slices. The barista doesn’t seem to stop making coffees either. Now I know why it’s so busy. You could stop by just for a coffee and dessert but they also have an extensive menu should you wish for more. It took me a while to work through the menu offering a variety of breads (chilli, garlic herb), mezze plates, burgers, salads, pasta, risotto, main courses (fish, steak, chicken), a selection of wood-fired oven pizzas, dessert pizzas and crepes! Seriously is there anything they don’t do?!
It seems to be a popular place for overseas students too. Cafe Brunelli offer large portions at a reasonable price. It was a shame we couldn’t try more because watching the dishes come out of the kitchen was incredibly torturing. My friend and I decided to share a pizza and saw a mouth watering one on the next table. That was it! We had the Yiros pizza to share – Tomato sauce, cheese, marinated chicken and lamb, spanish onion topped with sliced tomato, tabouli and garlic sauce.
$26.90 for large 13″
Our first bite into the pizza was amazing. The base was thin and crispy with that wood smoked flavour it was delicious. The choice of toppings also surprised us pleasantly. The chicken was a little bit dry but the lamb was tasty. The garlic sauce and tabouli went well with the rest of the pizza. I must admit I was unsure about that much tabouli. I was really full after half a pizza and didn’t get a chance to try any desserts or crepes. Will have to go back for afternoon tea or something in the future.