Locally sourced produce, carbon neutral and recyclable materials, and a resounding passion for delicious food and drinks… these are just some of the elements that make Cos Baby in Fremantle so special. I’ve been wanting to go to this Port City cafe since it opened last year, but time slipped away and before I knew it they’d been open a whole 12 months. My how time flies!
After receiving an invitation to dine there recently, my wish finally became true – and I’m so glad it did. I will definitely be heading back now that I know what a little gem this corner shop is on Pakenham Street.
The all day brunch menu is full of quirkily named dishes like ‘bowl me over’, ‘getting figgy with it’ and ‘sorry I’ve benedict lately’. This alone won me over, but then I dug a little deeper to see what was actually on offer. With my dining companion Joce in tow, we quickly settled on a couple delicious items to enjoy for our complimentary breakfast that lazy Sunday.
For her, it was the ‘fetta not be another corny pun’ ($18.50) which was a giant laden plate of chilli scrambled eggs with charred corn, fetta, bacon and Sriracha hollandaise on ciabatta. For a little bit extra specialness, she opted for some extra avocado ($4.00) on top.
And to wash it all down, a ‘green-eyed monster’ smoothie ($9.00) made of coconut water, spinach, cucumber, celery, mango, chia and apple juice.
I loved her dish so much! It was an absolute behemoth in size, and when I polished mine off Joce was all too happy to let me have a few bites of hers too. There was a good deal of spice, and the eggs were lovely and creamy. I can never tire of good scrambled eggs, and these ones are on the list now of a super impressive offering.
Being such a hot day, I decided to go for a lighter, cooler option. The passionfruit pannacotta with honey almond granola, lemon curd, fresh seasonal fruit and house coconut labneh ($15.50) was right up my alley since I’m a pannacotta fiend.
It was beautifully textured – soft and silky with a good amount of wobble. I really enjoyed the crunch of that granola, offset by the sourness of the lemon curd. I would have liked more passionfruit flavour, as I thought that was a bit too subtle, but I still enjoyed each bite.
To drink I chose a milo milkshake ($8.00) – and chuckled at the option to make it thicc for an extra $1.50 (which I then did so). I mean, who doesn’t love a good thickshake to start the day? It was decadent, rich and filled me to the brim once I was done eating!
Cute location – tick! Cute menu – tick! And cute little spot to get a great breakfast – tick, tick, tick! I can see why Cos Baby has become such a popular joint in Fremantle, and after trying it myself I’m keen to head back again very soon. I spied some cornbread on the menu which in itself has captured my attention (and my tummy’s cravings).