All your italian and pub favourites in the one place
A day off for me and my sister means a brunch date. When looking through my entertainment book for somewhere to eat, I came across Café Numero Uno, located in the busy Ingle Farm shopping centre, not too far from home. I had driven past so many times, but never took much notice.
Cafe Numero Uno sits alongside First Choice Liquor, on the corner of Montague and Walkleys Road in Ingle Farm. You can enter via the car park, or through the food court.
The cafe was busy when we arrived with families and friends dining inside in the large dining area, as well as diners outdoors on the balcony area. We were greeted as soon as we walked in by the friendly staff and given a menu . There were many tables to choose from including padded booth seating but we sat next to the floor to ceiling windows.
The colour scheme was typical black and red for an Italian restaurant, but it fit the space perfectly with warmth and character, with grey and black pendant lights dropping into the centre of the room and black pressed metal lining the outside of the bar.
We just missed the breakfast menu, forcing myself to get something other than bacon and eggs. The menu had an easy to read colour coded layout that indicated gluten free, dairy free, vegetation, lacto- vegetation and vegan options. Options included pizzas, pasta, salads, steaks and chicken dishes and lighter options such as focaccia and toasted sandwiches.
For drinks, I ordered a latte and my sister ordered an iced latte. You can add flavour to your coffee with hazelnut, butterscotch, cinnamon, vanilla and caramel being options you can add. As for cold drinks, they offer all the regular soft drinks, milkshakes, spiders, beers, ciders and spirits.
We ordered our lunch, Italian bruschetta - wood oven baked bread topped with virgin olive oil, oregano, freshly sliced tomato, bocconcini, prosciutto and fresh basil ($8.90) and an entrée size penne basilica - marinated chicken breast pieces, with roasted capsicum, semi-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil, and white wine, finished with rose sauce ($13.90) and chicken focaccia - chicken breast, avocado, lettuce and mayo ($12.90)
Italian Bruschetta - wood oven baked bread with virgin olive oil, oregano, fresh sliced tomato, bocconcini, thinly sliced prosciutto and fresh basil
The aroma of Italian cooking filled the room while we were waiting for our meals. Pizzas and pasta were served to people around us and all looked delicious.
We both enjoyed our meals and were impressed by the value for money. The bruschetta was delicious on thick crunchy bread with all the flavours working fantastically together. My sister enjoyed her foccacia with thick bread also making an appearance. The bread was coated with herbs and was very filling - she did not even finish.
Entree size penne basilico- chicken breast peices, with roast capsicum, semi dried tomatoes, garlic, basil and white wine rose sauce
There was a separate daily lunch specials menu that is available from 11am until 3pm and they also offer great dinner deals nightly, including free pancakes or gelato for dessert two nights a week, pizza nights, pasta nights, and schnitzel nights.
Good value, service fantastic, an experience hard to fault. Next time you are in the area, give it a go.