Ok so who knew that Thomastown would have such a GEM!!! literally few min away from Thomastown Station – in the business centre – Open about 2 years ago, That’s Amore is a cheese factory with a front retail outlet selling some amazing looking cheese, cold meats and of-course the simple and open cafe which opens for breakfast and lunch.
Walking in on a wet but sunny Sunday morning, we were greeted by the owner himself, Georgio. A lovely man who gave us latte’s on the house just because it was our first time! hoorahh what a great first impression already! We followed this by both opting for the Ricotta scrambled eggs with crusty bread. Boy was the scrambled eggs cooked to perfection! so light and fluffy, and the the ricotta was so creamy which went really well with the eggs.The crusty bread was a tad too crusty for me but that didn’t stop me from finishing the entire plate – and it was at a good price too ($8.50!).
To finish off, again Georgio then had one of the staff bring over their beautiful looking cannoli for us to try – he read my mind because I was eyeing them since I walked in!! I knew they made these fresh in the morning so I wasn’t planning to leave until I purchased some anyway. And they were absolutely divine. It comes in two sizes which I reckon is perfect, $1.50 for the small and $3 for the large I think? After I had my freebie one, I got an extra 6 for home hehe..
The cafe and service was so lovely that we ended up staying for over 90min, by the time we looked up at 11.15am ish.. the outlet was full of people! Tip get there before 10am if you would like to grab a table immediately or else you’ll have to fight the locals for a table, but then you’ll miss out on the lunch menu like we did because the huge piece of roasted pork belly with the crispy skin that came out of the oven totally caught my eyes… this is on my list for next time!!
So overall a fantastic breakfast and love the variety of products. I can see this as my regular coffee joint and if this continues, Giorgio’s business will experienced exceptional growth in the near future!!
Thanks for having us!
“Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log” – Ellen DeGeneres
Tille next time