Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Picco's Kitchen, 6051

Picco's has had my patronage for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with each occurrence being warm, friendly and the food different - in a good way. The kitchen at Picco’s is constantly reinventing itself with varietal, seasonal food.  The Daily Menu really is a daily menu and the rotating cakes and bakes will entice you too. 

Its not your typical café location and the basic shop front will make you wonder; “is this really the café I’m looking for?”.  Once you step inside the charming space and experience the sophisticated food however, you can’t help but label it a 'diamond in the rough'.  At night, the secret location works wonders, framing the space as an intimate spot for a romantic dinner.

Baked Vegetable Fritata

The cooking is a comforting mix of classic Modern Australian with a delicious dose of European bistro.  There's an everyday menu for breakfast, mostly cabinet foods for lunch and a rotating Daily Menu for dinner. They even pump out wood fired pizzas 6 nights a week; dine in or take-away.

On my most recent visit we had the House Smoked Salmon and the Roast Tomato and avocado breakfast. My salmon dish was absolutely divine. The salmon was supple and fresh - none of the bright pink packaged stuff. The light hollandaise and topple of fresh greens matched the salmon and fritters 

House Smoked Salmon, Zucchini Fritters, Roquette, Hollandaise

Onto the other dish, aside from the beetroot relish, we were a bit let down. The kitchen was a bit skimp on the goats cheese - it was more of a spread, and in contrast to this, overly generous with the tomatoes. I don’t know anyone who needs two giant whole tomatoes for breakfast. The coffee was excellent as per usual and the service extremely sweet and friendly though, so I'll let the tomato thing go ;). 

Roast tomatoes, Chevre, Avocado, Beetroot relish

Dessert, breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizza, AND great coffee; there’s not a lot Picco’s can’t do.

Food: 4/5
Coffee: 4.5/5
Ambience: 4/5
Service: 5/5

Picco's Kitchen
38 Peninsula Rd

Breakfast, Lunch: Mon-Sun, Dinner: Thurs - Sat

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