Cannoli Bar, 23 Riviera Road, Avondale Heights.
Down an otherwise unremarkable Avondale Heights residential street a wonderful surprise awaits.
A once-was-a-corner shop has been turned into a chic, cheerful – and already very popular – cafe of the Italian variety.
Savoury offerings appear to be down to these good-looking pizza slices.
There are a plethora of sweet treats on hand – all, we are informed, baked and/or assembled on the premises.
But the place’s focus is a bit more singular than even that – as its name attests.
Yes, cannoli – fresh-filled after being ordered.
We try two at $4.50 each – one each of nutella and pistacchio.
I reckon they are beyond awesome.
Though Bennie is less impressed.
The fillings are creamy and a way less solid than, for instance, the cannoli offered at T. Cavallaro & Sons in Footscray.
I love the whole experience – including the fact that they are fragile and more or less explode upon being handled.
Goes with the territory!
Our cafe lattes are every bit as good, with just the right amount of bitterness.
Canoli Bar is open Wednesday to Friday 8am-3pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm.