With a large elderly population, Bentleigh isn't renowned for being a particularly lively place, least not on a Sunday. Finding somewhere on Centre Road to grab brunch on a Sunday morning was difficult- the few cafes that were open were densely packed or were less than appetising. Yet on the other side of the train tracks, at the tail end of the main shopping strip, is a small Italian cafe serving simple but addictive light meals and snacks. Dolce Delights is easily overlooked and none too impressive from the outside, but after trying their breakfast I can say that they're definitely worth going to.
Dolce' means 'sweets' in Italian, and with that in mind they had a huge selection of cakes and muffins for such a tiny cafe. However, it would be a little difficult to stomach such rich looking sweets in the morning.
I ordered the breakfast bruschetta with poached eggs. Diced avocado and tomato with a hint of lemon; the bruschetta was zesty and refreshing. The poached eggs had a light sprinkling of dill, setting them apart from your pedestrian cafe poached eggs. Served with two slices of wholegrain toast, the breakfast bruschetta was a more than satisfying meal without being too heavy. I also ordered a freshly squeezed orange juice, which was perfect and not too small either.
It is only a shame that Dolce Delights is located where few except locals will venture, particularly as it is still open when many of the shops around it are closed. However, with their impeccable service and unbeatably delicious breakfast, Dolce Delights is well worth straying from the main shops for.