From Saturday 18 August to Sunday 16 September 2012, Lionel's Melbourne becomes an gastronomic adventure. The City of Melbourne presents a delicious event to showcase the abundant culinary creativity that calls the city home and tantalise the public's epicurean palate in celebration of Victoria's proud food history and the State Library of Victoria's Gusto! Exhibition.
For Look.Stop.Taste, Pellegrini's is serving up coffee and a cake for just AUD5. No wonder this Melbourne institution is consistently featured in the 'Age Cheap Eats'. You can choose any type of coffee and from the wide range of cakes on display including cheese cake, fruit tart, lemon tart, almond cake etc. I chose a tart with generous topping of fruits and a dollop of cream alongside a flat white.
Set in a long narrow space with 2 rows of bar stools and 1950s decor, Pellegrini's has been feeding Melburnians for decades with their brand of honest Italian home-style cooking. So sit back enjoy the buzz of constant walk-in traffic and a smattering of Italiano. Spero di vedervi presto!