26 Feb La bella vita at Dolci Cafe in Craighall Park
One of our favourite passtimes is to try new breakfast spots on a Saturday or Sunday morning. And so, it happened, that last Sunday morning I turned to hubby and said: “I feel like trying a new place for breakfast.” So, we hopped onto Zomato to source a new place in our area. Unfortunately, the restaurant app only suggested restaurants that we had been to many times before. So, it was time for some lateral thinking…
An idea popped into my head. On the Craighall Park residents’ group on Facebook, I had seen many posts about a new little place that had just opened up next to Toni’s , called Dolci Cafe run by husband-and-wife couple Clayton and Jacqui Boyd. With watering mouths, we set off!
As we walked into the restaurant, both hubby and I felt so at home. (So comfortable that we stayed there for about 5 hours!) I love the little touches that Clayton and Jacqui have thoughtfully imbued their establishment with – from the ornate crockery to the delcious Italian condiments that that they have on sale.
But I can definitely say that the piece de resistance is most certainly Jacqui’s unbelievable cooking and baking:
- Gavin had the eggs in hell – poached eggs topped with an arrabiata sauce (to give it a bit of a kick!), and
- I had a traditional English breakfast.
To end off, we sampled a selection of Jacqui’s pastries – I just had to give up banting for the day! Among my favourites were the bigne and the cornetto. Gav’s favourites were the milk tart and the fruit cup. When we went, they didn’t have a liquor licence – they were apparently going to get one soon – but we were able to order wine from Toni’s next door.
Dolci Cafe is a restaurant that has soul. Jacqui and Clayton have successfully combined their love of food, Italian culture and travels into a cafe that is pretty unique in the suburb. So whether it be for a coffee and a pastry, or for lunch, give Dolci Cafe a try next time you’re in the neighbourhood!