My chance to try it came one weekend recently when my best friend Carly and I went out on a Saturday morning. Neither of us had been before and had no idea what to expect when we arrived at this place on the corner of Lake St. It’s actually quite a big space, with the cafe spanning a couple of rooms, plus an outdoor garden area. There’s a menu to order off, plus some already made goods like salads, cakes and cookies.
Our drinks come out quite quickly which is a nice touch considering how busy they are. Its such a cute place with a kitschy recycled furniture feel and a shabby chic look – but the food is definitely modern and excitingly fresh. They have a really healthy feel to a lot of what they do.
Carly’s long black with a side of milk is pound coffee, which from all accounts I’m told is a fantastic coffee producer. I’m not a coffee girl, but I’m really happy when my friends enjoy one they’re given – because quite often I’m told they miss the mark.
My drink is the Love Tonic freshly squeezed juice ($7.00) which is up there in the price but is a decent size serving and tastes incredible. You can really get the pops of zingy raspberry in every sip. It was a really delicious drink and just what I needed to kickstart my day.
Carly’s dish of the breakfast bruschetta comes out with requested gluten free toast and is topped with bacon, tomato, greens, avocado and goats curd. She also adds a poached egg on top because who doesn’t love a good poached egg with breakfast! There’s a drizzle of olive oil on the plate.
The dish is simple but tasty, especially thanks to the punchy goats curd. She takes one bite of the gluten free toast and I can see she’s apprehensive if it as ordered. I have to admit, when I took a bite I was always doubtful – it was too yummy! But we checked with our waitress and she assured us that it was and that it was often queried by customers. Looks like we know where in Perth now has the best gluten free toast around.
I did feel bad for her when she cut into her poached egg though as it had none of that runny yolky heaven we all look forward to – it was cooked through. What a shame!
Thankfully my eggs were both cooked perfectly, with a river of yolk running out onto the other ingredients in my bowl. There is definitely something very satisfying about egg yolk – the richness and the fact that you don’t need anything else to have a tasty meal. It’s the ideal sauce for any breakfast in my opinion.
What a fantastic brekky and one that lived up to all my hopes. I’m looking forward to returning soon to try more of their pretty little dishes and to sip on some of their fruit flavoured waters which they provide to customers free of charge. What a great idea!
PS I stopped by for another visit, and here’s some snaps of the buckwheat pancake and granola we ordered. Everything is so pretty huh!