PERTH | Deli’s Continental is a place that I first visited when it opened as a pop-up in 2021. I was immediately hooked on the brilliant continental rolls that owners and bakers Stev Makhlouta and Aldo Putzu were making, branding them as the best continental rolls in Perth. A year on, and now in their own permeant location, that claim still stands.
The boys have combined their love of conti rolls with their knowledge and experience working in kitchens around the country to create a roll that’s more than a bit special. The rolls are baked fresh each day after fermenting overnight using a recipe that took Aldo two months to perfect. Baked in the woodfired pizza oven, they have the perfect soft, fluffy inside and crunchy exterior.
Inside the roll, it’s the perfect proportion of quality ingredients that give you a hit of all give flavour elements with each bite. There’s an ajvar-like capsicum paste, mortadella, Hungarian salami, casalinga, pecorino-style cheese, mild pickled chillies, tomato, red onion, and lettuce.
The entire bakery is open to the dining part of the venue, which is filled with light looking out to the street. The bigger space and full ownership means that Stev and Aldo, with the help of new head chef Nav D’Souza, are able to offer a lot more on the menu. Along with the signature continental roll, there’s a few other rolls on offer, crispy base thin pizzas, rectangular, Roman-style tray pizzas, focaccia, and toasties.
It’s all very tasty, with limited edition collaboration creations on the horizon, along with other baked goods like sweet traditional Italian biscuits.
For drinks, it’s local sodas and juices, along with brilliant coffee poured by experienced barista Davide De Noboli.
861 Beaufort Street
Western Australia 6051
Sun – Thu: 7:00am to 2:00pm, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 8:00am to 2:00pm, 5:00pm to 10:00pm