Bimbo Deluxe has got you sorted, whatever your flavour orientation. Already established as the pizza hotspot along the roaring Brunswick Street of Fitzroy, diners have long enjoyed a delicious and affordable menu.
The setting is cosy and retro downstairs, decked out with a full bar of tap beers, ciders and spirits. Or if you want to take advantage of that sweet summer air, you can pop up to their massive outdoor area upstairs. It’s a great place for knock-off drinks in the sun on those lazy weekday nights, and heaps of food and drink specials to keep your wallet happy. Recently, Bimbo decided they wanted to treat their locals to snacks at any time of the day. Thus, they’ve equipped their menu with a plethora of seriously decadent breakfast additions. Omnivores and herbivores are both catered to as well, which is great if you or your mate have any dietary requirements.
For those that want to get their carnivore on, there are a few meat dreams to chomp on too. 'Don’t Go Bacon My Heart' is a carnivore’s delight, with an outrageous combo of bacon, scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Just because you’re at Bimbos though, doesn’t mean you absolutely have to eat pizza. For breakfast they’re dishing up everybody’s favourite – bagels. Whatever you dietary preference, you can’t go past the vegan-friendly veggie chia seed NY bagel. It's exploding with a meaty, sesame drenched mushroom trio, which includes shiitake and enokis. More of their life changing hommus takes it up a notch, making it a fungi lover’s delight.
The other bagel that deserves a special mention, is the 'Here Piggy Pig'. This NY-style bagel is oozing with a luscious serving of BBQ pork, which is spiced up with a chipotle red bean relish. Flying the flag is a fat slice of glorious ‘Yella cheese, capped off with a yolk served sunnyside. America, hell yeah. Bimbo Deluxe is a great place to pop into no matter the time of day. Don’t stress if you aren’t feeling breakfast, the bar and dinner menu will have you toasty whether it’s day or night.
Words by Bel Ryan
Image by Jem King