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Published September 16th 2013
A hearty meal at a good price
If you have a local Degani's, chances are everyone will know it. Most likely if you plan to meet for coffee it will be at Degani's. There's a very good reason for this. They make good coffee, hot and iced chocolate and the cakes and biscuits are worth the calories.
About twenty years ago the Diamond Creek Degani café and bakery used to be a fire station. It still has the original door that lifts up to the outdoor eating area. For those who don't remember that far back it's hardly recognizable. I wonder if they picked the red and black decor for this reason but don't bother asking the waitress as she probably was a toddler then.
This is the first time I have eaten lunch there and I discovered that the menu is extensive. They offer many hearty meals at a good price. No one finished their meals, not even the nachos that were shared.
Nachos with extra cheese
A favourite amongst the blokes was the bangers and mash with egg and bacon. I never thought I'd see my son struggle with any meal. The gnocchi was homemade and melt in your mouth style. It was served with a Cabonara sauce without cheese by special request.
My cheeky daughter chose the pancakes for kids. It clearly said two on the menu but she asked how many anyway and the waitress asked 'How many would you like?' I said two was enough but clearly it wasn't because it arrived with three pancakes and lots of ice-cream. That's the first time she hasn't finished her ice-cream. I doubt if Oliver Twist would even ask for more. Pity because they had a choice of twelve desserts and fresh cakes as well.
Please sir... no more
Regular meals are between $15- $25 but lots of great specials. You can come pretty much everyday and save.
Weekday Specials Monday - Two course meal for $14.90
Tuesday - Buy a main meal and get the second one for $10 Wednesday - All mains $18.90 Thursday - Parma's from around the world including Mexican, Italian and Asian.
Specials on other days
Sunday - roast for only $9.90.
Tradie Brekky 8.30-11.30
Egg and bacon roll $5.50
Assorted toasties $3.50
Inside cafe dining and lounge area
The Diamond Creek Degani's is licensed and features live music and a free function room. A feast for every occasion. Ola, Bonsi and belissimo.