Unexpectedly, Cedele served up an excellent breakfast. Unexpected because we still tend to think of it as a cake joint. But the servings are quite large and at $11.50, it’s hard to complain about the Hot Breakfast of eggs, toast and a choice of bacon, mushrooms and sausages.
Most of the options offer variations of the same combination, with extras costing, well, extra – we paid $1 for one teensy-weensy bacon strip. The rosti comprises two small tiles of potato wedges, but the side servings of eggs and mushrooms turn it into a hefty meal ($12.90).
But what really bowled us over were the airy apple cinnamon pancakes (with actual sautéed apples embedded in the batter), served with bacon or sausages, wild blueberries and vanilla butter ($10.90).
Service is still rather lacklustre: the wait-staff tend to congregate at the kitchen counter, either not seeing our frantically waving hands, or with their backs to the room. But for a breakfast spread this satisfying, we’ll also turn a blind eye.