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Published September 2nd 2012
A big breakfast that kicks some serious butt
The hearty big breakfast at Piccolo (Piccolo's) Padre Rozelle
Otherwise known as Piccolo's. At the best of times, it can be quite difficult to find a great place to eat out for brunch in Rozelle on a Sunday morning. This is usually the case regardless of the weather. My other establishments of choice were full, no tables were available at all. No other choice but welcome to Piccolo Padre's. Indeed I did feel welcome.
Thankfully I scored a great table right near the front entrance at Piccolo's. A small store, and seeing the staff members' uniforms looked a little bit like they're in a soccer team kicking in such a small space. And kicked butt they did. Despite being flat chat themselves, my order was taken eagerly. I opted for a big breakfast ($16) with bread, baked beans, mushrooms, cooked tomato, sausage and bacon.
I deliberately took my time in devouring this dish. If you have an appetite like a raging bull, I highly suggest their big breakfast. Flavoursome and well cooked. The mushrooms were a real hit, not too salty. On the contrary, the bacon wasn't that salty either.
The person who served me was also an outstanding mind reader. I was given a jug of water to complement my breakfast. Much greatly needed and appreciated. I wasn't in the mood for coffee or anything else to drink except for water.
As one customer leaves, another customer came in to replace the one who just left. The same deal applied for eating in, too. Ha, no different to a soccer team changing over. The staff were fast on their feet. Despite being quite energetic and full of beans (no pun intended) myself, I felt quite tired just looking at them. Young and enthusiastic.
The person who sat a table away from me had some banana bread served on one of those wooden chopping boards. Their bread looked delicious, however I was content with my big breakfast and water on this occasion.