Anna Brasier lives in Yarraville and enjoys writing short stories and also writes for her blog, www.amillionshades.wordpress.com.
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Published April 29th 2012
Thanks to Chicco café, Seddon residents have a new reason to get up in the morning and perhaps stay for lunch as well.
Since its opening in March 2012, Chicco has developed a strong following. Situated in the heart of Seddon, at the junction of Charles and Victoria streets, Chicco is the ideal spot to enjoy a lazy breakfast.
Inside, it is spacious with high ceilings and white-washed walls. Old fashioned punch bowls hang from the lofty ceiling in white macramé baskets. This, together with the hessian covered cushions and souvenir style teaspoons, gives an eclectic feel to the décor. The atmosphere is relaxed; a wide street-front window which opens outward, allows the sounds of the street to filter through.
It seems that Chicco is having a love affair with sourdough bread, as it appears to be the star of nearly all breakfast dishes. The breakfast menu features such goodies as: dukkah with poached free-range eggs and minted eggplant puree on sourdough; beetroot relish with poached free-range eggs, wilted spinach and field mushrooms on sourdough and home-made baked beans with roasted onion and spinach and feta pesto on sourdough.
Dukkah with free-range poached eggs and minted eggplant on sourdough
The lunch menu is equally impressive with pork and fennel sausages with stewed cavolo nero and mustard fruits and a great selection of baguettes, such as pumpkin, eggplant, zucchini, spinach and feta pesto.
Chicco also offers a variety of fresh juices, beer and cider.
Chicco has something special for the little ones, too. The children's menu includes vegemite soldiers, cheesy jaffles and coco pops.
With friendly staff, yummy food and great coffee, Chicco is impressive. Melbourne's inner-western suburbs are gaining a healthy reputation for great food and coffee; a reputation which Chicco will only enhance.
Chicco is open for breakfast Wed-Mon, from 8.30am to 3.30pm; lunch Wed-Mon from 12pm to 3.30pm. It has both indoor and outdoor seating (footpath) and table service. A selection of tea and coffee is available for purchase. Contact staff for functions.