I am reasonably well known for my love of breakfasts and dislike of Italian food. That was the case until friends took me to Laghi’s Deli in Edgbaston, where I ate an amazing meal. I was so impressed that when I found out that they are open for breakfast, I had to visit. I drove for 50 minutes each way to try their offering out – and I am glad I made the effort.
We sat down and order coffee and tea. I am normally not a ‘proper’ coffee fan, however the coffee here was superb.
The menu looked short, but when you look at it, its quite a bif offering.
My sausage and potato fritata, mushroom, toast, bacon and beans:
They dont offer a Full English, however they do offer an Italian equivilent, the Full Italian. Its not quite what we want, no traditional Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, Mushrooms and toast, however I opted for a Fritata with sausage and potato, (there are the sausage and egg elements). The bread is baked at the deli and was excellent. The Mushroom was good, but had rather a lot of olive oil on it, (it had a bread crumb top – which was a nice touch). I had a side of bacon to finish it off. FYI It also came with Borlotti beans, (they were infact haricot beans – more commonly known as Heinz baked beans!). There was also a load of rocket on the massive platter.
Lets look at this breakfast in more detail. Heinz baked beans: no bad thing, however I wish they didnt sell it as something that it wasnt. Toasted bread – lightly toasted but brilliant toast. Bacon cooked to perfection, a breadcrumb topped mushroom, (a little heavy on the olive oil, but still nice), and then the fritata: thin slices of sausage, (not sure which type – though probably italian), waxy potato, eggs and cheese to add both taste and set the dish. The taste of the mushroom was OK, all of the rest of the dish was excellent.
I did note that the menu stated it comes with a tomato, however, after eating most of my breakfast, I noted it wasn’t on the platter. It didnt bother me, however, its only right to mention it.
My lovely wife opted for smolked salmon and poached eggs served with avacado. She said it was very good – but could have done with a little more avacado. She rated it an 8/10.
Before I finish this review, I have to mention that we looked at the bakery counter and left with some doughnuts. OMG, they looked amazing. We opted for Nutella filled ones and cream ones, too. There were also cranberry jam ones, as well as pastries and brownies. Take a look:
Finally, would I recommend this place, (awarded Birmingham Restaurant of the year, 2018) or not? Of course. Its outstanding. FYI had the menu said baked beans and they hadnt forgotten the tomato, it would have been a 9/10.