Recently I was invited to try the breakfast at Davvero as a guest of the owners. This place had been on my list for a while but I don’t find myself down Floreat way much!
The location may be the Floreat Forum Shopping centre, but this cafe is nothing like a “shopping centre cafe”. You know the type – a fridge full of stale sandwiches and old cakes, and over heated cappuccinos. For a start, at Davvero they make all their cakes in house.
Just like the Tuscan owners, the coffee here is from Italy. Italian coffee has an unmistakable flavour that’s full bodied and intense. Ordering a second will guarantee you won’t need a nanna nap in the afternoon. A piece of house made biscotti served on the side is a nice touch. They also offer a few classic Italian beverages such as prosecco, Aperol spritz and limoncello spritz. Perfect if your breakfast is a celebration… or you just like a bit of a morning tipple.
The menu has some interesting dishes such as the siago cheese soufflé ($22) served with mushrooms simmered in white wine and parsley, and fried quail eggs; or the chickpeas and cannelini beans ragout ($18) served with Italian sausage and fried eggs. There’s also eggs on toast or muesli if you prefer something simple. The most you’ll pay here is $23 for the big breakfast – eggs, chickpeas and cannellini beans ragout, tomatoes, mushroom gratin, davvero style potatoes, Italian sausage and bacon.
My breakfast bruschetta ($19.50) was served on pane toscano; a house made Tuscan sour dough. Two perfectly poached eggs topped the traditional bruschetta mix. The tomatoes were naturally sweet and the good quality extra virgin soaked into the bread. On the side is shaved San Daniele prosciutto. It’s imported, with owner Christiano Fraulini saying he is yet to find an Australian prosciutto that matches on flavour.
Andy went with the slow melted scamorza cheese on grilled zucchini ($21). The melted cheese was soft and stringy like a mozzarella. There was a smokey flavour from char grilled zucchini with the fried eggs runny and dressed with pepper. You can’t go wrong with the combo of egg and cheese! A side salad with roasted cherry tomatoes was a good addition – sweet and fresh.
This is also a great place to take the kids. Alfresco seating, including tables and lounges, faces a playground in the court yard, meaning you can keep an eye on them and enjoy your coffee.
Floreat Forum Shopping Centre, 1 Howtree Place, Floreat
Breakfast served Mon to Sat 7.30am–11.30am, Sun 8.30am–11.30am
Disclosure – all meals were provided by Davvero.