New Farm Deli & Cafe
Founded in 1975 by the Picerno family, Maria’s parents wanted to create a small piece of Italy for people in the Brisbane area. In following their passion and realising that there was no similar store, the family were able to establish Brisbane’s oldest and most authentic Italian deli which today is known as New Farm Deli & Cafe. Offering their customers cured meats, cheeses, bread and hard-to-find European ingredients, their store became a hit with the Italian community!
In 1982, Maria married Vince Anello and he began working at the business on his days off, eventually immersing himself in the family business full time. Together, both Maria and Vince dreamed of expanding New Farm Deli & Cafe so that customers could not only purchase Italian produce to take home but they could also enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and a meal in store.
On February 4th 1991, the delicatessen moved to their current location at The Merthyr Village and the dream became a reality! When asked why they picked this location, Maria mentioned that this was the largest space they could find to accommodate their incredible plans.
According to Maria the best thing about owning New Farm Deli & Cafe is not only having the world’s largest pantry, but also the fact that they get to be part of the Italian community.
For over 30 years New Farm Deli & Cafe has been a huge success with their customers and Maria attributes this success to their ability to build long standing relationships with their customers and offering Italian products that cannot be found anywhere else.
A few years ago Maria released a cookbook featuring a collection of delicious Italian dishes. For people who loved the first book, you’ll be happy to hear that there is something in the works, possibly for next year!
Set to re-open on Friday 29th November, after a devastating fire swept through the premise, prepare yourselves for a day filled with fun and food! To celebrate the opening of their new store, and as a thank you to the community that helped them rebuild so quickly, there will be live music, entertainment for the kids, a charity coffee cart, ribbon cutting and even more!
Store Location: Shop 5, 6, 7 & 8, 900 Brunswick St, New Farm Brisbane QLD 4005