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Piccolo Meccanico Cafe

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Published June 23rd 2014
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Latte art by owner Marc

You would be forgiven for thinking that with such dynamite coffee shops in the city, there's no reason to venture to the outer suburbs for a good cuppa. If that's you, I strongly suggest that you abandon the big city for a trip up north to Diamond Creek.

Piccolo Meccanico sits in the bottom corner of Chute Street in Diamond Creek's city centre. Upon entering the long and skinny unassuming cafe, you're greeted by owner Marc. Likely to be chatting to one of the many regulars, Marc masterfully multi-tasks, pulling perfect shots on his Strada. If you're lucky, your coffee will be topped off with some of Melbourne's most impressive latte art - latte art that won Marc an award in 2008 - including ladies' faces, rosettas and skulls. The Axil beans are lovingly crafted into coffees with expertly steamed milk.

This is not a competitive Melbourne breakfast spot with chefs giving it all they've got in the form of whole fanned avocados or baked chorizo eggs. The menu is kept to basics, with staples like toasties or bacon and eggs on toast. Interestingly, Piccolo boasts about five gluten free cakes at any time in addition to traditional homemade blueberry muffins, a fact he credits to his gluten-free wife. I've seen Marc send a staff member to the shop to get gluten-free bread in order to make a sandwich for a celiac customer. That's the kind of personal attention you get at this Diamond Creek gem.

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Why? It's good to know there's delicious coffee out of the inner suburbs
When: Every day, earlier until 2pm
Phone: 61 3 9438 5228
Where: Diamond Creek
Your Comment
The homemade beans are spot on, and a lovely brewed chai hits the spot.
by Sheri (score: 0|2) 1878 days ago
I'm a huge fan of piccolo and always recommend it to coffee-lovers.
by Jzing (score: 0|2) 1874 days ago
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