Last weekend Jarrod decided to take me out for breakfast (well, brunch.. we’re not really usually awake for what most would consider breakfast) in the city. We didn’t have a plan and figured we could wander down Bunda St and see what it could offer. Initially, we were opting towards Dobinsons but Jarrod didn’t want something traditionally breakfast like (it was about 11:30 by this point) or burgers which pretty much ruled out Dobinsons, unless we wanted to sample their range of cake.. which we probably could have done.
In the end we decided to take a walk past Via Dolce and see if anything took our fancy. And while the photo above shows a delicious array of cakes, it isn’t why we decided to eat here. It was their woodfired pizza!
We have been once before and loved the pizza crust so much I knew we’d be back one day. Their menu has changed (the menu on their website is actually old..) and I don’t believe this pizza was on it last time. I think I would have noticed. I love potato on a pizza and I won’t say no to Italian Sausage so this was perfect! The crust was a bit crunchy but mostly nice and chewy, the potatoes soft and the italian sausage slightly spicy. It was delicious and I wish we’d bought more than one!
To quench our thirst we also ordered some chocolate milkshakes. These are quite decent milkshakes with a more darker tasting chocolate than your usual shake and they have chocolate gelato in them but for $8 I’d expect fantastic. I really enjoy them, perhaps one of my favourite milkshakes, but I don’t know that any milkshake is worth $8, that is usually the pricier end for a thick shake let alone a milkshake.
While waiting for the pizza to come out (and it did take longer than I expected) I couldn’t help taking a look over at the cake display. I wanted to try all of these mousses and pretty much everything they had in the cabinet. Everything looked quite amazing.
After we had finished our pizza we decided we couldn’t leave without trying one of those cakes and I’d seen the Mars Bar cheesecake going out to another eager customer while we were waiting for our pizza. It was really great cheesecake, I much prefer baked cheesecake and this had a deliciously creamy texture with a bit of chocolate ganache, caramel and a mini slice of Mars Bar on top. Mmm, divine. As we were eating this though, someone at a nearby table got an amazing looking piece of chocolatey deliciousness, unfortunately I have no idea what it was otherwise I probably would have bought a piece of that too.
I enjoyed our visit to Via Dolce, I am not too sure how often I’d go back for the pizza. It tasted great but their selection isn’t for me, however I’d definitely go back for another slice of cake and to try some of their gelato options.