I have been told how good the cakes at Brunetti are by several others. So given what a gorgeous warm afternoon it was today, I decided to stop by for a coffee and 'une petit' treat.
Brunetti City Square, as it is referred to on their website, resides on the corner of Flinders Lane and Swanston Street. There is an upstairs seating room as well as an outside patio area with plenty of tables. At the back there is a bench piled high with broadsheets and tabloids, providing free reading material for paying customers.
It's a self service style café, where customers place their orders (of savoury and/or sweet) at the patisserie counter and wait at the bar to collect their drinks.
There were a few seats available outside and I chose a seat at the back along the pretty mosaic tiled communal table.
(I forgot to take a picture before I stirred my coffee,
but at least I remembered before I ate my tart!)
My skinny flat white coffee was creamy yet strong. There wasn't any bitterness and it was the perfect accompaniment to my delicious sweet treat.
I can honestly say that I will definitely be back to try the White & Dark Chocolate mousse. And I will most probably go out of my way to pass this cafe on several other occasions, just so I can try the many other gorgeous things on offer. A girl can never have enough cake you know?!
A cautionary note of warning: Just watch out for the greedy pigeons that flock here too!
241 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Tel: +61 (0)3 9663 8085