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“Unexpected”

Brunetti City Square
Ranked #23 of 105 Dessert in Melbourne
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised at this new venue since my last visit. So handy if no time to go to Lygon Street. Standard is the same.

Visited May 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

When Brunetti was just in Carlton they had the best pastries and cakes but since they branched out and set up other shop the quality is not as good. I had a cannoli and the custard was dry on the edges and very flowery in texture.

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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Coffee, eclaire & cannoli so so”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

My visit to Brunetti was made due to the reviews I read about the place.

We went on a Saturday afternoon and it was fairly busy.

Coffee was ok.. I had a better one that came free with breakfast though..

I ordered a cannoli and eclaire - couldn't tell the difference from any other cafe in quality. Woolworths eclaires would give it a run for money actually.

Brunetti is a Melbourne institution so I've been told.. But I think any other patisserie business could come in and take over, easily, if Brunetti's quality diminishes or doesn't change to reflect the new breed of eaters.

Obviously because this place is trending one might be tempted to try it to find out what the hype is about.

However, if you are tight on a budget and you can find another patisserie for a coffee and cake - go there. My visit wasn't unpleasant or awful, I just don't get the hype for what you get.

Visited April 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A nice night, coffee and cake”
Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Ok, it's not the best patisserie in Melbourne (although the competition is very hot), but the drinks are decent and the pastries and desserts are too.

In the old, old days, Brunetti was special. Now it's a bit like an outdoor cafeteria. But what a great location.

On a nice night, after a show or a sporting event, it's perfect.

  • Visited January 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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319 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 701 helpful votes
“So Very Very Good”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Right in the heart of Melbourne, this coffee and cakes destination is the little brother of the massive Carlton original. Sensational coffee and the most beautiful and tasty cakes, pastries and cookies - potential gluttony warning should come with every order. Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2014
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