If you’re sitting at your desk already wondering what you might have for lunch today, here’s an idea. Head down to Equitable Place (between Collins and Little Collins) for a focaccia. But before you scoff at the suggestion, note that this is no sub-standard flat loaf with some sullied veggies thrown in – this is the real deal. Keen to redefine the Italian sandwich, Fugazza is an authentic Tuscan focaccia bar (the real kind of foccacia).
Michelangeli was once a banker, but has since turned his fast hands to making focaccia bread, like in the bars his family used to sit at in Italy. And just like those places, at Fugazza things are done without frills, and well. There are a handful of focaccias to choose from, including mushroom and talegio or housemade pork sausage and stracchino cheese. They come whole or half with a salad or soup and are all best washed down with Italian Abbondio soft drinks. The difference here is this bread is real focaccia dough; it’s light and flavoursome, and like a true Italian, Michelangeli makes it himself.
Attention to detail is something that Michelangeli is keen to note. Everything is locally sourced and top quality, from the food and coffee, right down to the fit out and identity.