Carnevale Coffee - A New Eastwood Destination

Carnevale Coffee Eastwood - 89 Glen Osmond Rd, Eastwood, SA, 5063

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Being a team of all things brunch and coffee, we were super excited when we received a message to come and try the new brunch menu at Carnevale Coffee's new location in Eastwood. So, I (Nathan), made my way down there with the family one recent Sunday morning.

The new Eastwood interior
The new cafe space (in addition to the Clarence Park and Hove locations), is small, but still open enough to move around and not be sitting on other people's laps. There is plenty of natural light from the big front windows facing Glen Osmond Road. The cafe is across from the old Bar 9 site (now a new cafe from the creators of Long Lost Friend and the Dulwich Corner Store). There is ample off street parking at the rear too. The decor is simple and modern, with a big shared bench seat, along with individual tables and another, more casual, shared area at the front of the cafe.

Skim Latte - House Blend $4
We were greeted by a friendly staff member, and chose the table at the rear of the cafe. There was a little unused space where we could let the kids sit and play with a few of the provided toys from a basket towards the front. We immediately ordered two coffees, knowing that no decision on food could be made without them. Carnevale roast their own beans, and the house blend is delicious. Slightly smokey, there's some distinct nuttiness and chocolate favours that make for a very full bodied and flavoursome coffee. So much so, we made sure we took some beans home.

Superfood Granola - with honey, yoghurt & berry compote - $9.00
Having spent some time looking at the menu, we decided on four different options. First up was the Superfood Granola. We asked for each of the components separately as our son likes to do the tasting and blending himself. My tasting of the Granola was fleeting, as he got into it pretty quickly and polished it off. The Granola was crunchy, with lots of chewy little fruit bits too. The coconut yoghurt and berry compote added some needed moisture and different flavours, complementing the granola. I would have liked some more!

Banana Bread - $6.00
We also ordered a serve of the banana bread for our younger daughter. As you can see, she was eager to get into it! It was a lovely bread, with a strong banana flavour, and not too sweet like some cafes. It was clearly home made, the imperfect outside gave it away, and that's what made it that little bit more special.

Breakfast Brioche: with scrambled egg, prosciutto, cheese & chutney - $13.00
The two more larger dishes we ordered were the Breakfast Brioche and Smashed Avocado. The Breakfast Brioche was overflowing with flavour, well seasoned scrambled eggs, which were offset by the salty prosciutto, which had been cooked a little, giving it some crunch and a chewy texture. The bun was warm, soft, and slightly sweet, and had a generous serve of chutney (which tasted very much like my favourite Beerenberg chutney). Topping it off was a slice of thick melted cheese, bringing a little more creaminess to the bun. Overall, a very moreish and flavourful breakfast dish.

Smashed Avocado on Sourdough - with fetta, parsley, lemon & dukkha. $14.0
Add eggs (scrambled or fried) or salmon or prosciutto + $4.0
The last dish was the Smashed Avocado, with added scrambled egg. A big serving, with lots of yummy scrambled eggs, fresh sourdough and lots of avocado. Everything was fantastic on this dish. The eggs soft and fluffy, the avocado fresh, plenty of creamy and salty feta, a lovely hint of spice from the dukkha, and with a squeeze of lemon, the acidity helped to balance the dish to suit your palate. The rocket was a nice addition too, the pepperiness and the crunchy texture adding another layer of complexity. This is one of those dishes that's simple in concept, but a joy to eat when all the elements work together and are delivered well.

Our visit to Carnevale's new cafe at Eastwood was enjoyed by all. We had fantastic coffee, great food, and the location is comfortable for the whole family to enjoy. If you're looking for somewhere to head for a great coffee now Bar 9 has moved out, Carnevale is your place. With a fantastic brunch menu, you're going to need to stay and try that too.

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