It’s a millennial pink shipping container situated in Perth Cultural Centre with a neon sign declaring, ‘It’s all good’. If you haven’t seen Pretzel, it’s hard to miss.
On days and nights that it’s open, the unmistakeable yeasty smell of soft pretzels in the oven wafts out, and people mill around by the sides waiting on take away orders or lounge in the chairs out front. It’s cute, kitschy and actually offering something that is different to what others are doing.
Not long after Pretzel opened up I received an invitation to head down and check it out for myself. With Bryony from Perth Eats in tow, we headed in together for a breezy lunch and some shopping in the city after.
I couldn’t remember the last time I’d had a soft pretzel, so I was excited to see what they had on offer. But first, it was choosing between savoury, or sweet. In the end, it was my inherent love of cheese that won out, so I picked the pepperoni and cheese ($7.50), with a free wash of garlic butter on top. Bryony chose the bacon and cheese ($7.50), adding on a squeeze of chipotle sauce on top.
Talk about tasty! It’s a really satisfying meal: salt and soft dough and punchy parmesan on top. It’s the kind of thing I think would go down a real treat on a weekend (they’re open until 1am!) after a few drinks one night.
In fact, I’ll be remembering that next time I head Northbridge way for an evening out! Or even as a spot to visit for dessert since they have the likes of cinnamon glazed or sugared, nutella or salted caramel. Oh yes, that’s definitely in order for me to try next.
It’s all good? Yeah it is.