After a quick contemplation we place our orders at the till then take a seat. It’s such a small dining area, but as I watched customers come and go I quickly realised that most visitors were after take away treats and drinks.
Our drinks come out quickly much to my delight. My green tea ($6.00) is a beautiful clear mug and I’m told by our waitress that the infuser has a couple more mugs out of it if I’d like complimentary top ups of hot water. It’s a really nice touch which makes you see value for money.
Laura’s coffee looks beautiful in it’s turquoise mug, with a pretty foam on top. As the name would suggest, Pixel Coffee is all about what I hear is liquid gold (if only I drank it – right?). Their menu features pages of coffee options and there’s a wonderful smell wafting throughout the cafe.
Laura’s sweet potato and quinoa round is a lovely patty topped with fresh kale salad and accompanied by a side of spiced cauliflower salad with almonds, beans and parsley. Again like my dish it’s a really healthy vegetarian meal, and they’ve ticked the box in terms of variety of ingredients, flavours and textures.
Now because I love trying new places, and I was really pleased by what I tried at Pixel, I knew I had to make an effort to go back for breakfast. My opportunity came recently when my best friend Carly and I ventured out for brekky one Saturday morning. Despite the place being busy, we managed to snag a table without waiting more than a few minutes.
We start off with a hot drink each plus a yoyo to share while we wait for our hot food. It’s buttery and short, the filling generous. I would have loved a bit more zing and zest in the filling but it was still delicious – I’m just a big fan of sour with my sweet!
Our hot food didn’t take long to come out and I was immediately taken by Carly’s choice of the potato and pea cake with poached egg, prosciutto and shaved parmesan ($18.90). It’s a great balance of fresh and savoury, with that wonderful umami taste that the meat and cheese brings to each bite.
My smashed avocado on bread with feta, poached egg and herb and seed salad ($17.90) was vibrant and delicious from the first bite. I did feel like it needed more salt, but I am a little heavy handed with my seasoning.
The seeds they use are particularly tasty, offering little pops of crunch with each bite to offset the creaminess of the avocado. And yes, my eggs were perfectly cooked (hashtag yolk porn!).
A second trip to Pixel and I left satisfied again. A short and sweet menu; a counter laden with pretty delights… it’s a little hole in the wall that is a great addition to Leederville for sure.