With life so crazy busy these days, I definitely don’t get out and about as much as I’d like to. But every now and then I manage to actually carve out a bit of space and head out somewhere new. It’s no secret that dining out is basically a hobby of mine, and in particular I love a good brunch somewhere in the sunshine where the egg yolks are runny and the juice is freshly squeezed.
Cue: Little Way in Nedlands. It’s a breakfast institution, and yet I haven’t made it there before for some reason. Though I have saved many of their photos on Instagram for dining inspiration. But recently I managed to make it happen with my friend Joce.
It’s actually quite a big venue, with seating indoors and a winding large outdoor garden. We stood around for awhile waiting on an outdoor table before finally someone noticed us and advised there were more down the back. Off to a shaky start, but at least we had a table and with rumbly bellies we were quick to decide on what to order.
For Joce, she couldn’t go past the french toast ($16.00) which comes with passionfruit curd, almond crumble, vanilla mascarpone and berry coulis. We couldn’t help but think it looked like a smiley face when it hit the table!
Most of the time I’m not really into sweet breakfast dishes, but I have to say I really liked this one when I tried it. The toast was thick-cut and had a savoury quality which offset the toppings. The curd was a bit too sweet for my liking, but still had sourness as it needs to in order to really shine. That mascarpone was the best part, and a nice point of difference than the standard cream-based accompaniments.
I couldn’t go past the eggs benedict ($18.00) which comes with belly bacon, house hollandaise, mustard leaves and poached eggs on sourdough. It’s a classic breakfast dish, and yet this felt like a nice modern interpretation of it.
Especially thanks to that belly bacon, which was just phenomenal. Thick cut, fatty in just the right ratios, and full of flavour. I’m a big fan of mustard greens, and it was nice to see a different vegetable than rocket or spinach on a brekky plate. I would definitely return back for this dish, it hit the spot in all the right ways.
Sitting down the back in the sun, enjoying great food, it was my kinda way to spend a meal out. Like I always say when I find a place I really like, I can’t believe I hadn’t been there earlier!