24.6.11

Bicicletta

*UPDATE: Bicicletta is back in business!

Sorry for the lack of post, but i am currently overseas and not having much time to update my blog. Sorry guys! Here is a quick post of one of the cafes that i visited before i departed to Hong Kong. 
Bicicletta (Unit 1/15 Edingburgh Ave, Acton (02) 6262 8683) is one of the latest additions to the chic and modern NewActon precinct. I was there for an early Saturday breakfast and had good feelings about it after checking their website and knowing where they were located. Bicicletta is a nicely decorated Italian cafe with both indoor or outdoor options. We sat outdoors so that we could enjoy a nice view of the precinct while having our breakfast.
We ordered Big Bicicletta Breakfast which had a choice of fried or scrambled eggs (we chose the latter) served with Italian sausage, bacon, mushrooms, sauteed spinach, roast tomato and asparagus; we also ordered Salmone which had smoked salmon served with fresh goats’ cheese, avocado puree and homemade pan brioche. Ohn, and we got an affogato too!
The service was alright and we were served the affogato not long after we have ordered. I am no expert in coffee but i didn't really like the so-called Bicicletta blend. It tasted bitter and sour at the same time - not exactly what i was expecting.
The breakfast dishes, however, took a while to come to our table. Both dishes tasted alright but wasn't impressed by the fact that most elements were already cold by the time we got them - especially the eggs and sausages. Big bicicletta breakfast was alright (apart from being cold-ish) and the asparagus and the spinach were my favorites.
I liked the Salmone more than the big breakfast and it was alright to have it cold. Most elements blended quite well together; the subtle sweetness from the brioche with the saltiness from the smoked salmon and the sourness from the capers. For me, a hint of goat's cheese was enough to complement the other elements.
In general, Bicicletta is a nice and relaxing place to go for breakfast. The waiter had a cool (perhaps) Italian accent and he was quite friendly too. The only negatives for me were the taste of the affogato and the issue with the big breakfast being served cold. Apart from that, not a bad cafe.

Bicicletta on Urbanspoon

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Michelle said...

Unfortunately a lot of the New Acton precinct burnt down last night, so Bicicletta (and Parlour, and Flint) are closed until further notice. Such a shame!

Beautiful photos of the food.

Anna Johnston said...

So SO sad, but wonderful you have these gorgeous photos. Great review. I loved the New Acton Precint, that was where Mr HG fell in love. :)
Hope your having a great time overseas lovely. Looking forward to seeing the posts on all the amazing foods your eating there.

Hannah said...

Yay yay yay yay yay a Canberra blog with restaurant reviews! I'm so excited, even if the food here wasn't wonderful. I'm a big affogato fan myself :D

Yuki said...

@Michelle: Yeah, i was sad in hearing those sad news about newacton. they are in process of rebuilding it, so hopefully we will be seeing a new and better NewActon!
@Anna: Same here! Loved the lovely Newacton. wish to see it back soon ^^
@Hannah: you sound excited!! thanks for your captivating enthusiasm =)

Anonymous said...

Happy to let you know I went to the Diamant Hotel on the weekend and this restaurant is back open! The other two restaurants in the area are still closed, but Biciletta is back in business and the food is fantastic!!! Can not wait to go back!

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