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New Farm Deli's Long Lunch 2018

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by Shirley Peppler (subscribe)
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To sum up New Farm Deli in one word: Deliziosi
The Italian cafe and delicatessen to visit in Brisbane has to be New Farm Deli. If you love it like I do, you might want to take a group of friends to the Long Lunch on Monday 7th May.

The deli is in the heartland of Brisbane's Italian community, New Farm. It opened in 1975 and has grown into one of the best little Italian cafe and delicatessens in Brisbane. I have many warm memories of sharing wonderful meals, coffee and company at the deli over many years, often going home with some delight from the delicatessen tucked under my arm. There is an enormous range of scrumptious and nourishing options to choose from on the breakfast and lunch menu.

My favourite regular lunches consist of either the toasted lamb flatbread or a more than ample arancini, but I have never been disappointed and have tried many other mouthwatering meals. One delight for a special occasion is the crab lasagne and I sometimes can't go past a hearty minestrone soup on a chilly wintery day. The Vittoria coffee is always just perfect and there are many delightful teas if you prefer. As if there weren't already enough decadent desserts to indulge in, a second display cabinet filled with even more choices has recently been added. I don't have a preference as they are all perfection. It is a wonderful indulgence trying out different desserts each time I visit and going home feeling ever so naughty.

These days, as well as the standard cafe and deli fare, you can depend on the deli for catering, hampers and gourmet evening events all to do with scrumptious deli fare. They even produced a recipe book rich with Nonna's not-so-secret-anymore recipes. Evening events to drool over include Cheese and Wine nights, Prosciutto and Iberico De Bellota Nights, Sturgeon Caviar Night, Beef Barolo & Brunello Nights, Truffle Night and Orange is the New Black Cheese Nights but book quickly as some are already booked out. If you want to indulge in the Long Lunch on Monday 7th May with a group of your favourite people, email For information about the cafe, other events and general information, check the website at

The deli is open from 6am daily for breakfast. It serves food all day and closes at 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.

To sum up New Farm Deli in one word: Deliziosi!
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Why? Shared Italian LongLunch with friends, authentic boutique Italian cafe, deli goods, tasting, feasting and learning about delicious deli food and wine
When: Varies, refer to website
Phone: 3358 2634
Where: New Farm, 900 Brunswick Street, New Farm
Cost: Varies, refer to website
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