All posts tagged: Beaufort Street

Sugar & Nice

Goodbyes are hard things to do, especially when you’re moving to the other side of the country, but even sad things feel a little better with cake and pretty things and Sugar and Nice boast both of these. Their counter was awash with beautiful and delicious things. Bagels and sweet treats to delight the senses. Not to mention childhood nostalgia. I truly cannot remember the last time I saw those sherbet ice cream cones and don’t even get me started on how wonderful fizzers and sherbies are! Did we mention they also have a retail section? It’s full of pretty pastels, delicate crockery and some quirky oddities and jewellery. The cafe was very busy, a mix of people young and old enjoying a variety of the cafes delights and we were lucky to get a table. The yellow chevron wall was a beautiful accent, dragging your attention from the overflowing treats counter opposite. We started with some iced chocolate and coffee, perfect for the stinking hot Perth summer day. What made us really happy was …

Mary Street Bakery… Again

Ah Mary Street, we seem to visiting your cafe rather a lot of late, to be fair though, photos have been plastered all over social media of the two dishes we went in to try… Again. Theres so many great dining locations in Mount Lawley and the fact that we continue to return to this one says a lot for serial foodies with a mile long to-visit list. Our coffees were perfect as always, both our first and second. Mary Street Bakery do Pound coffee proud with smooth and creamy blends which really bring out the flavour. Two thumbs up from us! The first of the much spoken about meals was the chicken buttermilk pancakes with egg, maple and chilli. This was one of those dishes that just works, and each bite is thrilling, not least because there’s a bit of a chilli hit. The chilli was definitely biting, but the sweetness of the pancake, chicken and maple balanced it out, and together, wow! This was a very filling dish and we didn’t manage to …

Mary Street Bakery Revisit

Yeah yeah, been there, done that right? Well in the case of Mary Street bakery, somewhere with a constantly updated menu and a stream of delicious pastries, a revisit is always necessary! Once again we were impressed by the vintage, predominately wooden decor and relaxed atmosphere of the venue. We were given menus and had our coffee orders taken promptly, though as we arrived on opening time it took a while to get our drinks. The coffee was fantastic, creamy and the perfect temperature from when it arrived at our table. The flavour was beautiful, strong without being bitter. Our second coffees were just as impressive, a real testament to the consistency of the baristas here. We ordered both a savoury and a sweeter dish to sample, the granola and the pig in a blanket. Our sweet dish this time was a gluten free granola, with coconut milk and mango. Now this is our kind of granola, extra crunchy, with lots of interesting textures throughout. The coconut milk added an extra flavour dimension to the …

Ace Pizza

With great expectations and keen for a feed, we headed over to Ace Pizza with delightful company for a quiet Thursday night meal. We didn’t book and were lucky to snag a table in their outside area, which excepting a few drips from potted plants had a great atmosphere. Soon after we arrived people were being turned away without a booking. The lesson here is even if you’re going midweek, book ahead! The service at Ace was absolutely fantastic, we had a delightful waitress, attentive and friendly. We were also impressed by her knowledge of the food and drinks, but in particular the cocktails and Italian liqueurs. One of those cocktails was the negroni. Which is gin based and quite alcoholic with sweet vermouth and Campari, in this case flavored with orange. The beetroot, rocket and bocconcini salad is one of those made to share. It’s a huge serving of fresh ingredients, the slightly sweet and earthy beetroot and the creamy bocconcini in particular were fantastic. The vegetarian at our table definitely appreciated a more …

Daily Planet Revisit (socially acceptable breakfast eating time)

So last time we went to the Daily Planet we took advantage of their all day breakfast menu. Well okay, I took advantage of it and my dining partner got some appropriate late lunch food. I can’t help liking breakfast food okay? So it seemed appropriate to head back for a proper breakfast with all the trimmings. Last time while we enjoyed our visit, the service wasn’t great and the good food didn’t quite balance it out. We were expecting something yummy, but nothing fantastic. The decor remains arty, retro and a little edgy, we chose the same seats as our last visit because we enjoyed it so much. Especially overlooking this guy – The service had really improved, the woman who served us was friendly, gave us menus and took our drink order, arriving moments after with water for our table. Our lattes and smoothie followed fairly promptly after. The coffee was good, there could have been a tad more foam but it wasn’t bitter or too hot. A great improvement on the sour …

Off the beaten track – Fez Mount Lawley

When you’re next on Beaufort street, take a moment to look beyond the usual cafe strip and give Fez a go, you can find it by going to the intersection of Beaufort and Walcott streets, and walking just past Fresh Provisions. We had wanted to check it out for some time, but always got overcome by the usual suspects, The Daily Planet, Solomon’s, Mary Street Bakery and Cantina 663. We were so glad we gave it a shot as it exceeded all our expectations of the food. Fez has no single style of cuisine, though has the feel of a more middle Eastern inspired cafe, and is filled with an eclectic mix of furnishings and artwork. The cafe is spacious with room for large groups or more intimate meals. The staff were friendly and promptly supplied us with menus, water and took our coffee order while we perused. Our coffees arrived in a timely manner, and were the same Dark Horse, Five senses blend we had sampled at Foam Leederville. The coffee’s were both too hot, …

The Daily Planet – it’s always breakfast time somewhere

Long having patronised the Planet Empire of stores, it was about time we gave the Daily Planet a revisit. We had been when it first opened and was having a few teething problems so we were really overdue for a proper trial. The Daily Planet is located next to the bookstore (and below the music and dvd arm of planet) just a touch down from its previous iconic corner locale (there’s whispers it’s becoming a krispy kreme donuts?). It’s typical Mount Lawley when you enter inside, quirky furniture, chilled and alternative staff as well as some pretty awesome wall art. While we visited at lunchtime they have a breakfast menu until 3pm which we were keen to take advantage of. Breakfast is pretty much the best meal of the day (Parks and Rec got this right – why would anyone eat anything else?) so we had to choose both a breakfast kind of meal and as more normal lunch type of meal. The service was very slow, and it took a lot of time to get the …

Solomon’s Organic Breakfast

If you have been reading recent posts you may have noticed a trend developing, or maybe better word is fascination with, the various food and drink available around Beaufort Street Mount Lawley. This time we were at Solomon’s, an awesome little organic cafe across from the Beaufort Street merchant and on the same side as Mary Street (ahhh Mary Street Bakery, I’m still dreaming of your salted caramel tart…). Solomon’s has a quirky and alternative vibe, and we were impressed by the interesting menu options. It took us far too long to order because we quite simply couldn’t make up our minds. The meat-eater who came with me happily got a ginger smoothie and a full vegan breakfast, while I eventually opted for beetroot crepes and a banana, chia and cacao smoothie. We also got coffee, because mornings don’t start until coffee has been drunk. The smoothies arrived in a mason jar with a cute retro straw, and as much as presentation doesn’t make it taste any better, it certainly puts you in a positive frame …

Back at Mary Street

Yeah, when we walked out after breakfast a few weeks ago and saw the pastries on display we knew we would be back at some point… We’ve tried a number of things since then and all have been to die for! If you’re going to have bakery in your name we’re going to expect a lot from you and Mary Street Bakery certainly delivered! This is their salted caramel tart. It was oozy, sugary, chocolate coated goodness. So rich but so tasty! What you can see now the circle of heaven, this is the hazelnut flavored though they offer others on any given day. In taste and texture it resembles a cronut with a creamy hazelnut centre. It’s crispy, creamy, flaky form of delicious all at once. Mary street bakery is known for their delicious donuts, we only tried a sugared donut, but it was everything a donut should be. Before donuts were mass produced supermarket fodder (and probably before my time) I am certain that this is what a donut should taste like! Last …

Mary Street Bakery

Mary Street Bakery is a new addition to the array of food options available on Beaufort Street Mount Lawley, it’s by the same guys that are behind  Cantina 663, Ace Pizza (another new venue I can’t wait to try) and El Publico.  They pride themselves on delicious baked goods and coffee. The best bit is that ‘bakery’ is not just a name, they actually have an artisan bakery out the back. As you enter there’s a retro vibe, wooden chairs, tiled walls and a huge counter covered in delicious morsels. We sat in a table by the window, sun streaming in and a great view of the hustle and bustle of the busy street outside. We started with a tasty Pound coffee (find them http://poundcoffeeroastery.com.au and on Facebook), which was smooth and flavoursome, better yet it was local. They even won some awards recently over East for their coffee. There were plenty of choices on the menu, and all of them sounded appealing, from baked goods to the more substantial meals. We selected the sweet pancakes …