My first meal in Melbourne was Italian

By Christina Kim - August 04, 2015

One would expect that a trip to one of the Australian cities would mean lots of local food favored by the locals themselves, right?
Yet, that was not the case.
Well, as one of my Australian friends was quoted as saying, "What's really Australian food anyway?"
These were not my words, but directly from an Australian himself.

Australians, in general, enjoy a wide variety of food from all around the world and it is not surprising; with the high number of multinationals making up their population.
Growing up with what is known as their local food which their taste buds have developed a familiarity with does send them on a chase for diversity; for exotic variety or just simply, something outside the comfort of their own plates, or palates, in that case.
It is just that classic example of how the grass is always greener on the other side.
We are all guilty of the same thing, and it is just perfectly normal.
After all, that's what makes the world truly global, isn't it?

My very first meal in Melbourne, was just that, not Australian but Italian.
Well, it was still manned by the local staffs, but the menu, proudly speaks of its Italian flavors.
Even the name of the place directly tells you that this is Italian.
I am not complaining.

They may not be Aussie (or Ozzie for that matter, in their slang), but the simplicity in the meals truly agreed with my taste buds and the key recipe; is simply freshness.
It was no gourmet meal, since it was more of a brunch before we hit the road, but Rozzi's Italian Canteen made quite an impression (I was already thinking of my second visit;  makes mental note in mind to visit Rozzi's one more time before leaving Melbourne).


Coffee and tea to start with.
I am not a coffee drinker, but there's just something about the coffee art which just draws me to it :-)
Another fact about Melbourne, this is also a Coffee Capital; another hat to add to that long list.




Chicken and Avocado Focaccia (AUD$9.90)
Chicken breast, avocado, rocket, mayonnaise, and cracked pepper

IMG_3758_Fotor Berry Muffin 
This is probably one of the best muffins I have ever tried; from the right amount of soft to the pleasant light tastes flavored by the natural zest of the blueberries. P1380408_Fotor

After that, we even found Chatime and got us the drinks to accompany us on our road trip.
(I personally prefer the Chatime back in my country)

Rozzi's may be an Italian canteen, taking pride in their very own concept of bringing the simplicity and authenticity of the Italian food to the local shores, while creating that cosy and homely environment to ensure the comfort of their patrons.

That, is itself (along with the coffee), conveying the hospitality of Australians, in my opinion.

That made my first meal in Melbourne, with that touch (and taste) of multi nationality as an introduction to the beauty of the diversity in the city.



Rozzi's Italian Canteen
Shop 2562 Highpoint Shopping Centre Maribyrnong VIC 3032 
Phone: 03 9318 8006

Operating Hours 
Saturday to Wednesday 8am till 5:30pm 
Thursday and Friday 8am till 9pm

This is not a sponsored post, and solely based on author's personal opinions, tastes and preferences and do not represent the general public. Experiences vary from one individual to another.

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