Robina’s much-loved Barbosa Fine Food Deli moves across the aisle to a spacious new spot
Barbosa Fine Food Deli has been the old faithful at the entrance of The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre for the past six years. Somewhat hidden in plain sight, the deli and cafe has turned the page on an exciting new chapter that sees more space and some tasty new additions added to the menu. Here’s everything you need to know about the brand-new (old) favourite …
Barbosa Fine Food Deli is, without a doubt, one of those ‘if you know, you know’ type venues. The deli’s original home, while mere footsteps away, was somewhat hidden, making it easy to pass by on the way in and out of the centre. It was this visibility factor, plus the unmissable opportunity to expand the venue’s footprint that convinced owner and operator Jose Teixeira to make the move across the aisle. The brand-new Barbosa is impossible to miss, assuming the commanding corner site that formerly housed The Bavarian. The sizeable space has been carved into two – the retail and deli side and the cafe side. The retail side hasn’t changed too much, Jose explains as he wanders through the sections pointing out the store’s gourmet cheese, olives and meat that is sliced to order. There’s a distinct European focus to the inventory, something which Jose plans to extend with a selection of wines in the near future.
On the cafe side, things are pumping. The coffee machine is firing, running Adore Coffee Roasters’s organic beans, which Barbosa has used since day one. As for the menu, the increased kitchen space means there will be a few tweaks, but nothing too crazy Jose says. For breakfast, the haloumi and lentil fritter topped with smashed avocado has been a surprising stand-out alongside the ever popular scrambled eggs a la Barbosa, which is topped with crumbled sobrasada. Come lunchtime, you can tempt your taste buds with the likes of a toasted Rueben, pork-belly panini and smoked-salmon open sandwich. If you’re just after a light bite, the antipasto plate showcases a selection of products from the retail store including three cheeses, deli meats, pickles and olives with crisp breads. “I’ve always had a passion for food,” Jose tells us. “I like good ingredients, simple things can make such a big difference in flavour.” At Barbosa Fine Food Deli, all of the sauces and meals are made from scratch using the ingredients from the deli, so you too can experience the big difference in flavour Jose was talking about.
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