Stefani's on Latrobe is a rustic Euro chic café in the line-up of quaint art deco shops fronting the Paddington Antique Centre.
A welcome addition the Paddo cafe scene, Stefani's has one of the most comprehensive all day breakfast menus around, a lunch menu of long time classics with a contemporary twist as well as an eclectic dinner menu from Thursday to Saturday nights.
The café occupies two shops, making for a cosy dining atmosphere and features exposed brick walls and marble-topped tables and European café chairs.
Breakfast options include smoked salmon and avocado or vege stacks, fruit platter, French toast with fresh fruit, maple syrup and bacon/smoked salmon, homemade pancakes with berry compote and fresh berries or house-made chocolate and grilled banana, savoury breakfast crepes (filled with spinach and feta scrambled eggs) lemon curd crepes, or breakfast bruschetta (smoked salmon/prosciutto) with poached egg.
Unique dishes include the Continental Breakfast (2 fried eggs on croissant with kransky, haloumi, prosciutto, feta cheese, olives, tomato and relish) or the Stefani special (fresh cut fruit along with eggs on toast with bacon, ham, mushrooms or smoked salmon).
For lunch there are sandwiches, rolls and bagels in all shapes and forms including open grill sandwiches with toppings of herb chicken or Mediterranean beef, vege or smoked salmon bagels as well as burgers (barramundi, steak, chicken Caesar or vegetarian), garden fresh salads (try the avo & prawn) and hot dishes such as grilled barramundi or battered flathead with minted kipfler potatoes.
Meanwhile dinner choices range from Fijian curry and eggplant marsala to Beef Wellington or seafood fettuccine, with apple and rhubarb crumble, vanilla panna cotta or cheese board to follow.
To accompany there's a small selection of beer and wine available as well as Genovese coffee, fruit juices, frappes, milk shakes, smoothies and soft drinks.
And for those after a snack, Stefani's has a delicious range of premise-baked vegan treats such as chocolate energy bars, raw lime mint cake, sweet spirulina cake and salted caramel pecan slice.
Nice to know - Coffee is available as takeaway as are fresh baked muffins, scones, daily soup and bacon and egg toasties.
*Opening hours correct at time of visiting in July 2017.