No one would deny the most popular western cuisine should be the three : french, italian and spainish. this time i was attracted by the contemporary outlook of the new italian cafe located upstairs in wellington street of central.
As the name may suggest, it should be the good spot offering authentic italian coffee, bread, pizza and pasta. well, it's true partly .... for the food, yes. but the decor is nothing about the epitome of italian elegance .... it should be more or less Starbucks or Pacific .... uh, it doesn't matter as i can enjoy the quiet and relaxing atmosphere with appetizingly strong aroma of coffee !!
i picked the set lunch costing $88 ....
the tomato soup with bread : delicious !! for the soup, strong taste of tomato without much MSG. the bread is wonderful as very cripsy and in roll form !!
we've the options of 1 large sandwich or 2 panini from the choices of 5 fillings. i chose the panini, with ham and veggies. it's surely out of expectation !? .... bread is o.k., yet the fillings are terribily few and without sauce !! not worth trying next time !!
i'm in the mood of something sweeter, just like her. so i chose tiramisu ( pay $20 more ) instead of the fruit platter. the texture and taste is above average, though weak in the flavour of rum, and the choco on the surface is moisty because the dish is picked up from the refrigerator.
follow it up with the astounding cup of coffee .... " Mezzo Mezzo " ( espresso with choco, $32 for small ). that's the tastiest espresso i've ever enjoyed !! neither sour or bitter; absolutely bold aroma and smooth !! the flavour of expresso and choco is well-balanced so that it's still excellent in taste when the last drop flow to my mouth. i'm totally soaked in the spirit and warmth of the barista who make their hearty cup of coffee !!
.... then .... i learn that Segafredo is a quality caffeine fix for those who choose to hea with a cup of fredo only !!
i should here admire the two waiters here. they're absolutely smart and attentive !! oops, i should say both of them are really handsome .... their service surely add value to my dining experience !!
once again let me say that i'll be back to sample the pasta. and, of course, i can't afford not to enjoy the fredo again, which rival the best in our city !!
SEGAFREDO ZANETTI ESPRESSO
Address : Upper floor, 33 Wellington Street, Central
Telephone : 25232821