Café Gigi in Sydney is the latest success story of the Fuscaldo family, who have a long and rich history in the Australian food service scene spanning over half a century. Giovanni and Lucia Fuscaldo arrived in Australia in the 1950s as migrants and embarked on a courageous journey that would take them from Rome to Melbourne – and the new life that awaited them.
Lucia’s culinary skills, a brilliant cook, were soon appreciated by the local Italian community. They started a side business making fresh pasta and sauces from their humble home kitchen to meet the growing demand for authentic Italian cooking. This sideline business eventually grew and in 1964 the Fuscaldo family opened their first fresh pasta shop in Melbourne.
Now, nearly 60 years later, the next generation of the Fuscaldo family is keeping that tradition alive, managing their ever-expanding portfolio of food companies with passion and innovation.
Centrally located on the iconic Circular Quay, always a bustling hub for tourists and locals alike, the newly opened cafe offers a backdrop of Sydney Harbor Bridge, serving barista coffee and freshly baked pastries all day long.
The cafe offers a delicious breakfast menu from 7am to 11am and a lunch menu from 11am to late. The cafe has a variety of food and drinks, from Nonna’s Bread (banana bread served with ricotta cream) for breakfast to a cold beer with fish tacos or classic Italian favorites paired with cocktails for lunch.
The Café Gigi kitchen has an Electrolux Professional cooking set-up consisting of 4 powerful induction burners, a flat grill and a salamander. The kitchen design is super compact in footprint but high in performance and is used daily to serve the fresh and delectable menu.