All posts tagged: angelo street

Hopscotch / South Perth

  Hopscotch is the newest small bar in South Perth. It opened on Angelo Street just after we left and it was disappointing to miss out an exciting new local. Luckily we’re back and it was our first foodie stop of our visit!   Hopscotch has a stylish interior with more space than you expect coming in from the street. There’s raw walls on the left and sleek black on the other. A large modern bar takes up the centre with a self service wine machine adding to the sleek feel.  There’s a mix of dishes available. There’s small dishes for sharing as well as pizzas and more substantial bites. We started with some drinks and went for a selection of tastes for the table. We started with a simple bowl of olives, as well as a duck liver pate with a port jelly. The pate was difficult to serve from the jar but was creamy and rich with a crispy bread and just a touch of salt. Unable to resist a good croquette we selected the Jamon croquettes. It …

The Guide: Angelo Street, South Perth

Close to the city, close to the river, South Perth really has it all. Whether you’re a local, heading to town on the ferry or exercising on the foreshore, the South Perth region has plenty to offer breakfast goers. Angelo Street The Angelo Street strip has really developed in the last couple of years including welcoming a couple of new cafés, cementing its place as a vibrant and bustling hub for the wider region. Highlighted Meal Honeycomb French Toast If there is such a things as the mother of French toast, this is definitely it! A mountain of French toast, liberally covered in berry coulis, chunks of honeycomb, as well as both bacon and banana. It must be seen to be believed. Gusto Food One of the newest arrivals to the street, Gusto has made a name for itself dishing out gourmet breakfasts in large servings. Their french toast is our favourite meal on the strip and their crumpets are legendary round these parts. Over the weekend expect a line, but more often then not fresh …

Cheap Eats: Bocellis $10 French Toast

You may remember a lovely Italian dinner at Bocellis South Perth, they also do breakfast and I’m unsurprisingly rather fond of their french toast. As with their dinners, Bocellis do a lovely, simple and inexpensive breakfast menu. On this occasion we sat in their courtyard, a nice breeze on a warm Saturday morning. We both went for the French toast and were not disappointed. Its presentation is simple, and its flavours basic, with three pieces of toast, honey and bacon. For $10, we have yet to find cheaper French toast in Perth. What is so fantastic about this dish though, is that the toast itself shines. It is crisp on the outside with a beautiful softness to the middle, light and fluffy, it doesn’t need fancy toppings, fruit, cream, coulis or even the icing sugar to taste great, it just is. The honey and bacon work as accompaniments to the toast, the sweet honey and crispy bacon are delicious combined with the flavoursome french toast. Bocellis may not serve fancy sides, creme anglaise, or berry …

Halo Espresso – The Inevitable Revisit

As we so often do, we ended up at our local favourite for breakfast, Halo Espresso on Angelo Street. We knew they’d added a few things to their menu and were keen to try them out. They always have such a lovely, welcoming atmosphere, the staff remember your name and you’re served with a smile. There are few better things in life then watching the world go by over coffee and breakfast at a much loved cafe. The coffee is reliably good at Halo, something we know from numerous breakfast and takeaway coffee experiences. On this occasion it was a little hot but the microfoam was delicious and creamy to a good level in the glass. The mention of crepes had us interested, and caramelised banana too? Well we just had to try it! It looked a treat on the plate and was guaranteed to make an impact when it arrived at our table. The crepes were drizzled in caramel and beautifully garnished with strawberries. The crepes themselves were a bit soggy with the syrup, and the banana was …

Bocelli’s South Perth – Italian in the Suburbs

Bocelli’s is a quaint, homely Italian restaurant that can be found on Angelo Street in South Perth. They are popular in the area for good food at decent prices and their lovely courtyard is usually bustling with activity. Bocelli’s is BYO, so we grabbed a bottle of wine from the Liquor Barons further up the street and headed over for an evening out. We were luckily able to sit in the courtyard despite not having a booking. The staff were friendly and promptly provided us with menus and water for the table. We tried the garlic bread for our entree, and were not disappointed. It arrived hot, crisp, and deliciously buttery with enough garlic to really taste it without being overpowering. The two of us had two large pieces each and could have gone for more were we not waiting on large main courses. One downside of Bocellis is that their menu very rarely changes, so on seeing the addition of gorgonzola pork chops with pear and veggies there was no doubt we had to …

Gusto Foods – the somewhat lazy revisit

Some of you would have noticed that we’ve been to this very location previously, and in fact quite recently. Surely this is lazy, if not a little dull to go to somewhere so soon after an earlier visit. That is indeed the case, but menus change, dinner partners have their own desires and as it is one of our favourite local cafés there is always room for another review of what’s on offer, so humour me for a moment. If you’d like to have a look at our last visit though you can find it here. This time we really did need to variate from our old favourites, and so we tried a couple of new things. First up was the potato cakes with smoked salmon ($21.90). They came with lemon, smashed avocado on the side, a lovely salad, poached eggs and hollandaise. The serving was absolutely huge! So much salmon, which was coincidentally nice and fresh (no fishy smell). It went really well with the potato cakes. They were crisp on the outside, with …

Hearty Breakfasts at Halo

Halo Espresso is my local coffee shop and a breakfast favourite I have been meaning to review for some time. It’s fitting that I have ended up doing this review on their second birthday! It’s one of those dependable places that you keep coming back to when you want something consistent, and don’t want to be in line for an hour on the weekend. It’s located on the bustling Angelo Street and caters for everyone from the families with small children, couples, those wanting a quiet coffee over the paper and the cyclists who can be seen out the front early every morning. Their coffee is legendary around these parts and is by far the best brew that can be found on Angelo Street and the surrounding areas. They were also voted Perths fourth best coffee recently. A deserved title in this bloggers humble opinion. Halo do excellent breakfasts, when I dined there recently we tried a number of dishes (and thank you to my lovely friends who let me photograph and review their food). …

Gusto Foods South Perth

Located on busy Angelo Street in South Perth, Gusto foods is creating a name for itself with unique and visually stunning breakfasts. On weekends you will see lines out the door and a packed cafe with a mixture of breakfast dates, catch ups, young family’s and people enjoying their coffee while reading the paper and watching the world go by. Gusto is a local for us, and it has been interesting to watch it’s following grow from humble beginnings a few initial teething problems. On our first visit quite soon after it opened we never intended to come back, the coffee was awful (over extracted, milk proteins had actually broken down and undrinkable) and the food while interesting, was just not hitting the mark, we weren’t sure we even enjoyed it. But – we came back with friends and subsequently since and are so glad that we gave them another try. To their absolute credit the food has been fantastic, flavour combinations that really work, breakfasts that look and taste amazing, and their coffee (while …

Heavenly Halo Espresso

Halo Espresso is our local, we love their coffees, weekend breakfasts and now their fanastic selection of raw treats! The raw food movement seems to have popped up in Cafe’s everywhere lately, in a nutshell raw food is about eating raw food in an unprocessed state. The food is not heated or cooked in order to preserve it’s nutritional value and it is usually vegan. I don’t claim to be a raw foodie, but I do enjoy having the option for a healthy and delicious treat, and the sheer popularity of the range at Halo suggested there’s plenty of others who do to. So what exactly do these treats entail? I’ve tried a selection, most raw desserts involve the use of nuts and dates, coconut, coconut oil and cacao, as well as other ingredients like them, to mimic what you’d generally find in a cafe display. What you can see below is the Rawsome caRAWmel slice. The slice is chocolate-y, gooey and delicious. The base is nutty, with a date caramel layer, and chocolate and walnut …

Sunday Morning

Gusto deliciousness to start my Sunday. I have been dying to have the pulled pork eggs benedict for some time now and was thrilled to see it on the menu this morning. It did not disappoint – The pork was fantastic, it melted in your mouth as any good pulled pork should. The eggs were soft poached to perfection, and there’s a definite sense of satisfaction in slicing open the yolk to ooze out and mingle with the sauce. I got an iced chocolate on a whim, and it was equally satisfying. I haven’t had any luck with the coffee at Gusto so luckily their other beverages don’t disappoint. I can assure you it tasted as good as it looked. My only advice? Get there early to avoid a massive line. Check out @frenchtoastandindiepop on Instagram!