It was six years ago in Melbourne when we first tried and fell in love with Brunetti - The Italian style cafe owned by The Angelé family. It was quite interesting to know how an Italian cafe actually started and became an icon in Melbourne, Australia.
The founder, Mr Giorgio Angelé began his training in Rome at the age of 10. In 1956, at the age 23, Giorgio went to Australia with the Italian Olympic team as a pastry chef. After working for a few years, Giorgio was then given the opportunity to migrate to Australia permanently and had been involved in the pastry industry ever since. In 1991, the Angelé family acquired the original Brunetti shop, which had started trading since 1985. It has since been expanded to a chain of 5 outlets in Australia, 1 in Dubai and the latest here in Singapore.
I am not really a dessert or pastry person but I must say that I am truly impressed with the wide variety Brunetti has to offer - delicious Italian style coffee from the Bar, cake from the Pasticceria, gelato or tempting savoury from the Paninoteca.
Wife had always wanted to visit the Singapore outlet since its opening at Tanglin Mall in September last year. Last Saturday, we decided to go there for breakfast after sending the kids to British Council for their morning classes.
The restaurant interior resembles the Myer outlet's at Bourke Street, Melbourne - warm and inviting. The floor, covered with glossy black and white mosaic tiles, was a beautiful eye-catching delight. Our senses were all in overdrive because of the many delicious looking and colourful treats on display. We just could not stay focused on one single thing and were very excited, just like kids in a candy store.
I had wild mushroom omelette with sausage and toast while wife tried the parma ham and rockets in thin Italian Pita. Although the breakfast was quite alright in terms of serving size and quality, it was the thick aromatic Latte that reminded us the very reason why we first fell in love with Brunetti. Not forgetting the wide selection of cakes, chocolates and gelato which we really loved but did not have the time to try this time.
We will be back soon.
163 Tanglin Road
#01-35, Tanglin Mall, Singapore
Tel: 6733 9088
Fri - Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm