16 January 2011

Piccolo Cafe Miami Beach


Saturday morning this time and again myself and my BFF were off in search of a great breakfast. With the sun slowly rearing it’s head, we decided to walk from Broadbeach to Miami, working up an appetite and hopefully burning off some calories at the same time. However, this was the sight we saw when we first arrived at Piccolo. Cyclists and lots of them! Personally I don’t have anything against them, except that they have a tendency to cycle to cafe’s, hog most of the seating (trust me there were about 20 at this one) and only order juices or smoothies, whilst us breakfast hungry diners have to stand and wait until they leave to nab a table.

Busy PiccoloThe lack of menu’s is still baffling too, you have to queue at the counter, read the menu, which happens to be stuck to the counter and place your order. Talk about ordering under pressure! This is my $6.00 freshly squeezed juice consisting of carrot, orange, pineapple and watermelon called the Hannah. Delicious. Check out the cute table number…yeah this one was called the “legs”.

Hannah juice carrot orange pineapple watermelon

Here is my friend’s juice, not sure what the name of this one was but it looked yummy. Service was friendly enough, one of the waitresses even secured our wobbly table, which I thought was a nice touch.

Piccolo smoothieMoving onto the breakfasts itself, I found the menu a little bit limited…although judging from the amount of people waiting for tables, they probably wouldn’t agree. Here is my order of scrambled eggs, sourdough toast, a side of ham and some spinach leaves. No sides of bacon or poached eggs at this institution. It was all good don’t get me wrong except that it wasn’t really what I wanted…

Piccolo scrambled eggs, ham, spinach leaves and sourdough toast

And here is my friend’s breakfast, basically the same as mine but with the avo. And in case you were wondering, yes we shared the avo and ham. She really enjoyed the scrambled eggs and I think we both left satisfied but just missing our crispy bacon.

Scrambled eggs, avo, sourdough toast and spinach leaves

I did notice that they had ready made sandwiches, cakes and muffins in a display cabinet too, so perhaps I will try one of these next time or pop in for one of those freshly squeezed juices.

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  1. I would recommend the place as well. The place is a favorite coffee and dining spot by joggers and walkers.

  2. Hi...yeah, you have to get in early to secure a table!

  3. May 2012
    Recently found this great little cafe with warm ambience, beautiful outlook to the ocean, fabulous juices and great coffee. Food was filling, healthy and creative. Thanks girls, nice job.
    Kevin and Kate, Western Australia