Cafe Paparazzi

Located on Unley Road, Cafe Paparazzi is serving up delicious meals from breakfast through to dinnertime! Breakfast, brunch, dinner and a special ‘Eat Clean’ menu, there is something for every time of day and every appetite.

The large venue has an open and airy feel, with big glass windows, wooden panelling and faux plants hanging from the ceiling and walls. Yellow seats and stalls bring pops of colour and contrast with the black ceiling. The black ceiling and some brick walls bring an almost industrial aesthetic to the venue, giving it a cool, modern feeling. A gorgeous outdoor area is basked in sunshine and cozied away behind plants is the perfect place to enjoy a meal during the summertime.

We tried a little bit of everything from each menu in order to understand and appreciate everything that is on offer at Cafe Paparazzi.

Thick slices of crusty white sourdough, generous amounts of crispy bacon and two perfectly poached eggs. Add some creamy, house made hollandaise sauce and basil to garnish and you’ve got Cafe Paparazzi’s Eggs Benedict! With some perfectly roasted, garlic and oregano tomatoes on the side, this dish makes a great brunch full of flavour and all the best breakfast elements.

Think lots of creamy mashed avocado, salty mozzarella cheese and plenty of delicious herbs and spices atop some thick slices of crusty white sourdough and you’ve got the Mozzarella Avocado. The herbs and spices used in this dish give a traditional breakfast a punchy flavour, and with lemon to garnish this dish becomes citrusy and fresh.

The Smoked Salmon Eggs tastes just as good as it looks, with thick and crusty white sourdough bread slices, two perfectly poached eggs, spiced dukkah mash avocado, grilled asparagus and a generous amount of smoked salmon shaped like a rose. Healthy and hearty, this breakfast is a great savoury treat to begin your day.

The Granola is house made and consists of oats and honey-roasted mixed nuts. This crunchy, healthy breakfast is served with honey, fresh seasonal berries, creamy yoghurt and mint to garnish. The creamy yoghurt and seasonal berries add a creaminess to the otherwise crunchy dish, and sticky honey helps meld it all together with its sweetness.

A fluffy Belgium waffle topped with creamy vanilla ice cream, sweet melted Nutella, whipped cream and fresh blueberries and strawberries, the Naughty Waffle is a drool-worthy dish to sate any sweet tooth! The waffle is thick and has granular sugar pearls, just like in a traditional Belgium waffle. Dusted with icing sugar, this dish is just as good as it looks.

Served with a simple garden salad and crispy sweet potato fries, the Pumpkin Zucchini Fritters are crisp and delicious, with a salty and sweet flavour complemented by an array of herbs. Lots of vegetable goodness is packed into these fritters and the lightness of creamy herbed mayo goes perfectly with the rich flavour of the vegetables.

The Pumpkin and Feta Arancini Balls are crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. The rice has a gorgeous saffron infusion and this goes beautifully with the rich pumpkin and feta flavours. The arancini come on a bed of spicy paprika aioli and is topped with parmesan cheese and basil to garnish.

Full of flavour, the Chicken Stir Fry is is overflowing with wok-tossed chicken, capsicum, mushroom, broccoli, carrot and bok choy. Coated in an Asian infused dressing with Hokkien noodles, this dish has lots of yummy flavours and even a mild kick of spice.

The richest, heartiest dish on the menu is the Lamb Shank. succullent, slow cooked lamb shank falls off the bone due to it’s tenderness. A creamy mashed potato soaks in the gorgeous red wine jus and roasted vegetables bring texture and flavour to this delicious dish. All the flavours are well-infused into the meat and the mashed potato helps bring all the essences of the dish together.

Cafe Paparazzi’s Spaghetti Bolognese with Zucchini Pasta is just like a traditional spaghetti bolognese with a healthy twist! Straight off the Clean Eats Menu, this dish cuts the carbs found in traditional spaghetti and replaces them with deliciously healthy zucchini strands. The bolognese sauce is thick and rich, with succulent mince meat and tomato sugo. Served with goats cheese, this dish is hearty and delicious.

An expansive drinks list offers everything you can imagine: from fresh juices and soda to coffee and tea, you can even get your favourite cocktails, beers and wines all day long!

Cafe Paparazzi has something for everybody and serve delicious dishes from breakfast through to dinner, so they’re always ready to sate your appetite! A gorgeous venue to venture to with friends and family, Cafe Paparazzi is popular with many, and the quality of the dishes proves exactly why.

Words by Elisabeth Marie

WHERE: 291 Unley Rd, Malvern

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