Adriano Zumbo Patisserie (South Yarra)
- Large Latte
The Zonutella was most definitely a showstopper. As a fancied-up version of Zumbo’s original Cronut (cross between a croissant and donut), the pastry was rather impressive. The flakey outer made way for a soft and spongy inner. Lightly dusted with sugar on the outside, the inner was filled generously with a thick and sinfully sweet Nutella. Topped with crunchy, candied hazelnuts and chocolate shards, then smothered in a swirl of light yet creamy gianduja, this was seriously a sweet-tooth’s dream come true.
One staff had the courage to deliver us a small latte, which was original sent to, and sat at, a wrong table. Serving food that’s been delivered to another table is a big no no, in and of itself, but then she tried to tell us that they don’t have “large” mugs. Comical really.
After much kerfuffle, a friendlier and seemingly much more competent staff returned with none other than a LARGE mug of latte! Too bad it tastes rather terrible.
The pastries but Zumbo are undeniably delicious and never disappoints on every visit.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for just about anything else.
Would Penguin Eat Again?
Come for some takeaway pastries, minimise the staff interactions, and most definitely skip the tragic cups of milky water that are sold as coffees.