This morning for breakfast Adelaide Food Central was invited to Luigi’s Delicatessen. A small cafe located on Flinders street providing breakfast, morning tea, lunches and afternoon snacks as well as their special blend coffee. Luigi himself is passionate about his food and his customers. He loves to share with everyone his fresh, local produce and Mediterranean style food. Luigi greets everyone who comes through his door, as he knows how important customer service is. Luigi’s bright smile and warming manner makes you feel right at home.
We started with the Breakfast Platter, which was presented on a long wooden board. The platter was absolutely beautiful, with many different breakfast choices to have a try of. The first thing that I look for in a breakfast is the quality of the eggs and the colour of their yolk. As soon as the eggs came out I knew they were going to be a hit. When the knife hit the outside of the egg the runny, bright yolk began to ooze out.
We then went onto the pork belly bacon, which had been smoked naturally and sourced, from Luigi’s local butcher. Nestled beside the bacon was the smashed avocado, which was extremely fresh and creamy. Another element to the dish was the Italian homemade pork sausages. It is very common for Italian sausages to sometimes be too smokey and overpowering. These sausages were far from that, lightly smoked and made with absolute love.
I personally, am not a big fan of baked beans, but with beans like Luigi’s how could I say no. The tomato sugo combined with the beans was a delightful addition to the platter. To top off the savoury side of the breakfast we were presented with a delicate blue cheese sauce. Blue cheese is a favourite of mine and to see a beautiful sauce like this on my breakfast plate, really excited me. The sauce itself was subtle; it paired very well with the other elements of the dish, as it did not overpower.
To end the gorgeous breakfast platter we had some waffles topped with yoghurt and blueberries. The waffles themselves were almost a biscuit like texture and sweeter than your regular waffle. Combined with the yoghurt and blueberries this was a beautiful sweet ending to the platter.
We also ordered a serve of Luigi’s Spaghetti Crab. How can you go to an Italian café without having a beautiful bowl of pasta? Luigi uses La Molisana pasta, which is sourced from Italy, and cooked al dente. The light rose sauce paired with the sweet blue swimmers crab was a delight for the taste buds. I could honestly eat this pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Luigi’s Delicatessen is open Monday to Friday 6.30am-4pm and Saturday from 8am-1pm. I highly recommend popping in to Luigi’s, meeting the man himself and letting him provide you with an authentic Italian experience. We would love to thank Luigi and his staff for inviting us along, and making us feels extremely welcome.
Words by Tomika Salerno
WHERE: 151 Flinders St, Adelaide