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Published July 2nd 2014
Wood Fired Pizza A Hit
Situated in an ideal location, just at the entrance of the Essendon Fields Shopping centre, this modern restaurant has lots to offer. It has a section that includes the pizza oven and another section separated by the cakes. It has all the trimmings of an upmarket café, ceasar stone bench top, dark wall tiles, pendant light fittings, comfy arm chairs and booth style seating.
There's nothing like pizza cooked in a wood fire oven
I was there mid morning and had had breakfast but not hungry enough for lunch. I was very indecisive about what to have. The menu was too big! If you need time to make up your mind you can order on-line.
They offer an all day breakfast with many versions of egg meals. They also have very reasonably priced pancakes and kids' meals. There are lots of pizza varieties, sandwiches and pastas (entrees from $18). The burgers start from $18 and steak around $28. Pizzas are all around $20.
The cakes are to die for. By the range I'd say that Deganis is a frequent haunt for cake and coffee lovers or Essendon residents that have a sugar addiction.
We had the trio of dips with their organic wood fire bread for only $11.90. The selection included eggplant, sundried tomato and hoummas with a side serve of mixed lettuce. If you like your pizza thin, crispy and with tasty herbs then this is the meal for you. There was more than enough for two people and at $14 this was a bargain.
Trio of dip with wood fire bread
I'm not a coffee drinker but I noticed they had lots of varieties and other drinks for those of my inclination. They only use 100% AA certified Arabica beans straight from the crop. I think they should add fresh juices to their selection. They would be a great complement to their brekkys.
While at Essendon Field's you should check out the shops if you are into fashion. They have quite a few fashion stores. I managed to find a unique bag for about half the price I thought I'd have to pay. After a big day out shopping you could put up the feet while being served at Degani's.