Hidden inside a classical Victorian warehouse from 1887, CBD cafe and eatery Vicolo is home to the impressive grounds of a restored floor space and feels of a coffee hub buried somewhere in southern Italy. With beautiful brickwork, comes beautiful food and the Arienzale brothers, like us, love all things coffee and food, so you know you’re in safe hands.
Thankfully, there’s no need to rush, these boys are churning out quality food for breakfast and lunch, as well as dinner on Fridays. The menu uses fresh and simple, Italian ingredients with a unique coffee bean that’ll be sure to win over your daily caffeinated order. Steer away from your usual soy latte and give their exciting shots of espresso a go featuring sticky condensed milk or lemon infusions.
Breakfast provides the perfect sidekick to any cup of coffee with a combination of hearty plates like their crostini with smash avocado, a soft boiled egg, bocconcini, cherry tomato and basil.
Fixing your midday hangry-state, Vicolo is more than prepared with an overload of packed burgers and sandwiches. Try their rustic porchetta roll with crackling, thinly sliced roasted pork stuffed with Italian herbs, grilled eggplant and aioli. And if you’re feeling super grubby, stick your hands inside a southern style chicken bucket with a spicy mayonnaise good enough to lick right off your fingers!
There's also plenty of fun to be had at Vicolo's wine and dine Friday nights, complete with salumi, creamy burrata, pasta and more. You can't miss it.
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