Cafe Paparazzi

Tempting Palates were invited to the launch of the Cafe Paparazzi new Healthy Eats menu by Leah Itsines. There was an abundance of fresh, clean eating and healthy traditional Italian based food, live r'n'b music and along with a room full of guests this party was definitely pumping!

Owners of 6 years -the fun and vivacious Mirella and her husband Michael Tambakis know how to be the perfect hosts. Their passion for hospitality shows. From starting out Cafe Paparazzi as an Italian based Cafe to bringing a Clean Eating menu to the now Healthy Eats. Mirella has brought the plain concept of a Cafe to a new era of fresh and innovative food. Combine that with recipes by the talented Leah Itsines and you have yourself a menu that  sure does not make you feel guilty about eating out anymore.

Leah's passion and vision for healthy food is shared by Cafe Paparazzi making this the perfect collaboration. Catering for those that may have allergies, gluten free requirements or just anyone who wants to eat healthy - this menu has something for everyone. There is even a Street Food menu for those that want fast and healthy without resorting to junk food. At $8.50 a meal, you can pick what tempts your tastebuds from the daily range of menu choices for quick and easy takeaway.

Selection of the Take Away Street Food

Throughout the night we were treated to smaller versions of most of the menu items. Healthy eating doesn't have to be bland and boring and every menu item was full of flavour and so tasty. Our favourites were the Meatballs in Napolitana Sauce, the Linguini Prawn Pasta and the Crispy Fried Salmon.

The Meatballs had a lovely flavoursome Napolitana sauce which complimented the brown rice. They were perfect in texture and juicy despite being made of low fat minced meat.

Meatballs in Napolitana Sauce served with Brown Rice

The Linguini Prawn pasta was mixed with fresh chilli, garlic, fresh tomato, baby spinach in a rose sauce. Spicy, saucy and so delicious! 

Linguini Prawn - prawns mixed with fresh chilli, garlic, fresh tomato,and baby spinach in a rose sauce

The Crispy Fried Salmon was served on a bed of seasoned vegetable cous cous and lemon. The salmon was cooked perfectly and full of fresh flavours.

Crispy Fried Salmon - served with lemon and seasonable vegetables

Whilst we didnt try all the menu items there was certainly plenty of photo opportunities to showcase the amazing food.

House-made bircher muesli with soaked nuts and fruit
Mozzarella and Avocado
 Baked Eggs with Chickpeas
Zucchini Slice and Chickpea Summer Salad
Smashed Spicy Pumkin
House Made Dips
Pumpkin Zucchini and Feta Fritters
Ginger Chicken Sliders
Beef Burger
Warm Lamb Salad
Chicken Noodle Stir Fry
Fettucini Putanesca
Vegetarian Pizza
Paparazzi Pizza
Grilled Barramundi and Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Kiwi Cheesecake
Carrot and Walnut Cake
Banana Caramel Cake
Berry Cheesecake

Cafe Paparazzi gives another alternative to all the fantastic restaurant choices on Unley Road. It's Italian, Clean Eating and Healthy Eats all in one. The team is passionate and there is a relaxed and hospitable vibe at this place. With this brilliant collaboration, Cafe Paparazzi have revolutionised what your everyday Cafe offers - this is what we call trendsetters!


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