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The Wonderful World of Zumbo - New Breakfast Menu

It’s an unusually sunny winter morning when we wander down a South Yarra alleyway and into the magical world of Adriano Zumbo; where teapots hang upside down from the ceiling, giant mushrooms grow on the walls, and sweets treats are acceptable at any time of the day. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to an exclusive Zumbo event; the launching of a stunning new breakfast menu!

Little Frankie’s, known for its decadent Soft Serve Donut Cones, is transforming into Zumbo Cafe and bringing in a breakfast menu to celebrate. With an emphasis on simple and tasty food, this diverse menu has been created to satisfy diners of all different tastes. 

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Guests begin arriving for an exciting pre-launch tasting, with Adriano himself kindly welcoming hungry foodies. The open kitchen is a fun way for diners to glimpse the magic, once hidden behind the scenes, while the cafe’s interior has an Alice in Wonderland like feel, transporting us into a colorful world of fun and childlike wonder.

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Plates of crispy ciabatta with fresh ricotta are a brought to the table to begin, awakening our tastebuds. The subtle fragrance and sweetness comes from the clever additions of olive oil, leatherwood honey, lemon and basil leaves. 

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Though renowned for his sweet tooth, Zumbo has thoughtfully included plenty of savoury options on his menu. A clear favourite is the Breakfast Burger, with wood smoked bacon, smoked mozzarella, pancetta, fried egg, ragu and fresh ricotta. Those wanting something lighter go for an Asian spiced soy broth, served with deep fried eggs, baby corn, choy sum, enoki, snow peas, bean sprouts and coriander. 

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Buttermilk pancakes are a classic addition; butter, lemon and sugar for the nostalgic at heart, or bacon, strawberries, maple syrup and crème fraîche for those who love things salty and sweet. If you’re deciding to fully commit to the sugar coma, add some extras like 100s & 1000s, Nutella, Housemade Jam or Soft serve.

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For the health conscious, the cafe serves a Paleo Muesli with bananas and blueberries. It’s filled with crunchy nuts, seeds and coconut; perfect fuel for the day. The Melbournian staples of Granola and Bircher Muesli also make an appearance, along with House Made Crumpets and Ricotta Pancakes with some interesting Zumbo twists (we would expect nothing less). 

To celebrate the launch of their new breakfast menu, Zumbo Cafe are giving away free breakfast to lucky diners who turn up between 7am-8am, between the 4th and 8th July (for a full list of terms and conditions, visit their Instagram page: @zumbocafe). 

Thank you to Adriano Zumbo and the lovely team at Zumbo Cafe!

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