Lovely Loretta; new kid on the block- Wellington

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I was so excited to return to Loretta in Cuba Street, this time for brunch. I had dinner there when it first opened, and my woodfired roast chook with lemon and rosemary was the pick of the bunch. The boys enjoyed their schnitzel and the fish was tasty. I was surprised that hubby chose the pate as he didn’t realise it was artichoke with olive and almonds, however it was delicious. The New York baked cheesecake got the thumbs up also. Our bottle of red was really good and the wine list is extensive.

This place is the sister or baby Floriditas and it’s very groovy with its funky, minimalist, Scandinavian design. They have an open kitchen and wooden tables, and many  booth settings. This used to be the former Simply Paris.

Today I sat down the back in the sun and although the music was quite loud, it got absorbed when the place filled up pretty quickly. We both chose the fried eggs with bacon and it was served with rye toast, which wasn’t stated on the menu. I didn’t eat mine which apparently shocked the chef, (good he noticed) however I was asked whilst paying, not at the time. Darn as I would have substituted some spinach or avocado instead. Good to know. This is a very grain-oriented menu and this is their focus, yet the menu is very workable if you are GF or are following the Paleo/Primal movement. You can get a wide selection of waffles, crumpets, granola, sweet banana chocolate toast and fish or other more lunch-type dishes if you wish. The range of cakes on the table in front of the kitchen are beautifully displayed and looked very appealing. Coffee was fabulous and they serve you a square of homemade marshmallow with a hot chocolate. The service was very friendly and efficient without being intrusive. Fear not, I will return.

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