380 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC 3053

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Opening hours Sun-Thurs 6am-11pm, Fri-Sat 6am-midnight
Features Outdoor seating
Payments eftpos
Phone 03 9347 9281

Marble, brass and glass, a massive central bar with three 4-group La Cimbalis spitting out coffee all day, and display cases full of bomboloni, frittole, pasticcini and panini - the massive new Brunetti has got all you'd expect and more, including a salumi and wood-fired pizza bar and a sit-down dining area. Melbourne's Italophile masses throng day and night, and an army of working-holiday Italiani ferries the food and drinks out. The Faraday Street-side tables should have been classified by the National Trust; instead, they've been transplanted to Lygon Street. If you want a quiet coffee here, that's as close as you'll get. Otherwise it's lights, camera, azione!