When it comes to brunch offerings in Perth, I really enjoy trying new things: particularly different cuisines. So the launch of Leederville hotspot Pinchos branching out into breakfast foods quickly piqued my attention. At their invitation I headed down one Saturday with my best friend Carly to try it out.
They’re recently renovated their location, expanding into what was previously Subway. The new fit out looks fantastic – warm and inviting. We knabbed a window adjacent table to soak up some sun while we ate.
Served from 8am to 11am on weekdays and 7.30am to 11.30am on the weekend, the brunch menu has some classic Spanish dishes and some a little more adventurous for earlier in the day eating. A quick browse and we settled on a couple dishes to share between us plus a coffee for Carly and watermelon juice for me. We also spied the housemade Portugese tarts and ordered one each to try…
They were amazing.
Light, flaky and full of just wobbly custard. Definite meal highlight.
For our savoury dishes we chose the bomba bacalao ($19.00) which was a plate with potato and fish croquettes, spinach, piquillo sauce, poached egg, lemon and baguette.
Our other dish was the Spanish baked eggs ($18.00) with sofrito chorizo, tomato, eggs, almonds, feta, flatbread and fig chutney.
The croquettes were a delicious indulgent treat, and I loved the strips of fried leek on the plate for added texture and depth. The eggs were perfectly runny and the baguette was just the thing to soak up the glorious yolk. I get a really bad stomach ache from capsicum so I avoided the sauce but was told it was really tasty and well seasoned. I did think the plate was a bit thrown together in appearance at the time but looking back now I guess it’s no different than your standard big breakfast plate!
The baked eggs were the star between the two dishes though. Not over cooked as so many venues tend to deliver: and the flatbread was a welcome variation on your standard toast. The sauce was deep and rich, bursting with umami goodness.
A great way to enjoy some Spanish flavours and kickstart my weekend.