If there had been a red carpet and VIP list involved, we wouldn’t be up the first or on the second.
Nevertheless, we reckon we’re smack bang in the middle of a bona fide Melbourne event – a happening packed with buzz and delight.
It’s the opening day of the ultra-swish new Brunetti and we’ve fronted for breakfast.
So have a lot of other people; everyone, staff and customers alike, is revelling in the moment.
We know there are those who never had much or any time for the previous Brunetti incarnation in Faraday St, finding it too slick, flash and imposing.
For them, the new premises are likely to be even more problematic – because the new Brunetti is huge, taking up almost the entire space of what used to be Borders and running from the Lygon St entrance to the more formal restaurant space at the Drummond St end.
In between there is everything you’d expect – gelati, pizza oven, biscotti, pastries, cakes and more.
And a raised caffeine hub with two gleaming monster machines already doing grand business.