We’re nearing the end of the year now and with a new year, comes new resolutions. Many will be hoping to start the new year fresh, eating clean and getting fit and healthy. As luck would have it, we were invited to ‘Healthy Eats’ by Leah Itsines at Caffe Paparazzi last month with a humungo display of healthy and colourful eats which is sure to tantalise those tastebuds.
The ‘Healthy Eats’ menu is an addition to Paparazzi’s current ‘Clean Eats‘ menu which was launched earlier in 2015. Leah Itsines brings her healthy new menu from her online cook book and introduces a new street food takeaway area at Caffe Paparazzi and we were invited to help celebrate the coming together and evolution of Leah and the Paparazzi team in showcasing the latest healthy and delicious meals.
Throughout the evening, we were treated to smaller versions of most of the dishes on the menu with live music in the background, plenty of drinks and amongst great company, with a special mention to the owners of Caffe Paparazzi, Mirella and her husband Michael Tambakis. Mirella was lovely, super friendly and more than welcoming as she made sure that we were all well fed, looked after and was having a great time. Thank you so much for the hospitality Caffe Paparazzi, we had a splendid time!
Now onto what delicious things they have on their menu… we’ll start off with some of the items on their breakfast menu with a range of savoury and sweet options which is available until 4pm every day.
Homemade granola served with greek creamy yoghurt, warm honey and berries; $12.00
Mozzarella and avocado: smashed avo, grilled tomato, fresh mozzarella cheese, poached egg, basil, balsamic vinegar, served on wood oven sourdough toast; $15.00
Their lunch and dinner menu has an Italian influence with an extensive selection of gourmet salads, pizzas, pastas, main meals and tasting plates to share as well as a wide selection of coffees, teas, gelati and sweets on offer.
House made dips: grilled pita bread served with a tri of dips (tzatziki, olive, skordalia, eggplant, tarama, spicy tuna); $20.00
Smashed spicy pumpkin: spicy roast pumpkin served with baby spinach and sprinkled with feta cheese served on wood oven sourdough bread; $12.00
Paparazzi pizza: leg ham, sopressa salami, mushroom, roasted capsicum, olives, mozzarella cheese, spanish onion; 9″ $20.00 / 12″ $24.00
Vegetarian pizza: pumpkin, roast capsicum, feta and olives topped with fresh rocket; 9″ $19.00 / 12″ $22.00
Linguini prawn: prawns mixed with fresh chilli, garlic, fresh tomato and baby spinach in a rose sauce; $26.00
Fettuccini putanesca: fresh tomato, capers, kalamata olives, anchovies and chilli in a white wine and olive oil dressing; $20.00
Beef burger with bacon, egg, cheese, caramelised onion, tomato chutney, aioli, rocket & chips; $20.00
And of course, some of the colourful eats from the ‘Clean Eating’ menu:
Meatballs in Napolitana sauce served on a bed of brown rice; $19.00
Chicken noodle stir fry: wok tossed chicken, capsicum, mushrooms, broccoli, carrot, bokchoy with an Asian infused dressing; $20.00
Crispy fried salmon: crispy salmon served with lemon and seasoned vegetable couscous; $29.90
Grilled barramundi with Mediterranean quinoa salad: barramundi, quinoa, coriander, parsley, red onion, seeds and nuts, capers, currants, lemon juice, olive oil topped with broccolini; $29.90
Psst, this was a favouring with us! That quinoa salad, so light, refreshing with a pop of sweetness from the currants. Delish.
Pumpkin zucchini and feta fritters served with sweet potato crisps; $15.00
Warm lamb salad: lamb, cherry tomatoes, goats feta, beetroot, carrot, fresh lemon and lettuce; $17.50
Kiwi raw cake
With these choices, you won’t have to feel so guilty for eating out every now and then. Caffe Paparazzi is family friendly and can provide high chairs for the little ones along with a kids menu for family night outs. Takeaway is also an option should you need some healthy eats whilst you’re on the go. The cafe is located on the corner of the Malvern Shopping Centre on Unley Road and is about 5 minutes from the city. Oh, and do check out their guilt free dessert options too! 😉
[dbites was invited as guests to Caffe Paparazzi]
Malvern Shopping Centre
291 Unley Road
Malvern SA 5061
P 08 8373 0743