All posts tagged: breakfast

Santis Nedlands

We visited Santis in Nedlands after seeing some lovely photos on Instagram of their breakfasts. We found it to have a nice atmosphere when we arrived, it was open and bright, it just felt cheerful. If you’ve seen me in the morning, cheerful isn’t usually the word you’d describe me as, so this is quite a compliment. The inside of the cafe was pale blues and white, with wonderful lamp shades and framed pictures on the wall. There was a big board of specials next to the counter with the barista on the other side. We initially thought the barista was overwhelmed with dine in orders, but soon realized that’s just how they set up with plates and spoons ready to go. We ordered and the counter, and the person who took our order was fantastic, she was so happy and friendly, her passion for what she was doing was obvious, just what you want to see! The coffee was served pretty quickly. It was okay, nothing outstanding but a good temperature. Next came the …

Sapore Espresso Belmont

Sapore Espresso in Belmont has been somewhere we’ve been meaning to visit for quite some time but had never got around to. When we found out that they did three (yes THREE) different French toast options we finally said enough is enough and headed over there. The cafe is in Belmont, near the cinemas and the forum. It’s large, with lovely open windows and a welcoming atmosphere. We arrived at opening time on a Sunday and were the first ones there, but by 8.30 the cafe was bustling with activity. We sat near the window and contemplated our order before going up to the counter to place it and pay. The staff were very friendly, especially for so early in the morning on a weekend, and it was obvious they were eager to assist in any way they could. We were greedy and ordered both a smoothie and coffees. The smoothie had the option of a jar for an extra $1, something we couldn’t pass up. Our banana, cinnamon and honey smoothie arrived fairly quickly, …

Gooseberries in Suburbia

In a quiet location opposite Kensington Primary school you’ll find Gooseberries Cafe. It’s recently had a revamp with new owners and a new look. Its inside is a mix of edgy wood, and clean surfaces, with colourful art adorning the walls of what must have been someone’s home at some stage. We collected a menu from the counter and found a seat opposite this piece. We found the cafe surprisingly spacious despite its small outer appearance. After ordering from the friendly staff, our drinks arrived quickly and breakfast soon followed. First up was an ice coffee, at $6 it was quite expensive, there being no cheaper option to not include the ice cream. We felt that it probably needed an extra shot, but the coffee itself was a nice flavour. The latte however was good, creamy and strong without being bitter or over extracted. Though temperature wise it was a fraction too hot for our liking. We ordered Arby’s pancakes, and added home made blueberry coulis for an extra $3. The pancakes were amazing, big …

Rose Deli East Perth

We stumbled upon the just opened Rose Deli on Royal st and were keen to check it out. The interior is in beautiful tones of pale pink and light tan wood. There’s roses on every table and pink cups and crockery to match. It’s a light and pretty atmosphere to dine in. The coffee at Rose Deli is really refreshing. They offer a takeaway cup to have dine in with an extra shot, which we decided to take advantage of. We haven’t tasted a bean like this recently, it was beautiful with a rich and smooth flavour. The latte art was pretty spot on too. The barista was happy to tell us it was a rubra bean, and her face lit up when she discussed it, just what you want for your morning ritual. There’s a small menu of things to choose from, with extra specials on the wall. They have three different types of museli, needless to say we were excited, and ended up with two items from the specials board. We got carried …

Maylands: The Eighth Avenue Strip

There’s no doubt about it, Maylands is becoming quite an urban hotspot. You’ll find boutiques, cafés, an art gallery, a delicatessen, even a butcher, bakery and small bar. Eighth Avenue now boasts everything a foodie could want in one convenient location. So you’re in Maylands for breakfast – where to go? Highlighted Meal The Bacon Stack You’ll find this gem at Milk’d, a veritable mountain of bacon, rocket, gooey poached eggs AND tomato, all on buttered, salty toast. It’s one of those meals that just works, and something you’ll find yourself coming back to try, again and again and again. Milk’d Milk’d is the old reliable of cafés on the strip. They serve good food and good coffee fast and with a smile, though without some of the refinement and flair of Mrs S or Chapels. They are a great family-friendly venue and have plenty of room; we’re especially fond of their airy outside tables. Plus, they happen to serve the bacon stack, which we absolutely adore. Mrs S Mrs S is located on the …

Oootong and Lincoln

Ootong & Lincoln is one of those Freo venues, relaxed, quirky dining and habituated by locals, and big city folks like us on a weekend road trip. The large cafe was bustling on a busy Saturday morning. Ootong and Lincoln has a delightful list of smoothies to chose from and we went for a green smoothie. It was so bright and vibrant, filled with kiwi, spinach, apple and pear. Kiwi is an interesting and uncommon smoothie ingredient so it was a nice change. Our coffees were good, nothing stand out or that stayed in the mind but a compliment to our breakfasts nonetheless. The potato cake, bacon and hollandaise sounded such a treat. When it arrived at the table it looked great, hearty on a bed of luscious baby spinach with oozing hollandaise. The potato cake was fantastic, little crispy bits, soft and a perfect base for a well poached egg, crispy bacon and the hollandaise. Despite this the serve which initially looked large was mostly spinach, there was a single egg, a little bacon …

Deep-Fried French Toast

Health nuts look away now! French toast is not particularly good for you at the best of times, but boyfriend-who-bakes and I have made it even less healthy and even more tasty by, you guessed it, deep frying it. Its one of those moments of heaven when you take a bite of perfectly cooked, crispy, golden french toast with a touch of cinnamon, icing sugar and honey. It really needs no garnishes, no toppings to disguise any imperfections in the cooking of the toast itself, my current pet peeve when buying french toast at cafés. Plus everything tastes better when you make it yourself, it just does, even if there’s no logical reason for it to be so. Don’t freak out now and tell me you don’t have a fancy deep fryer, it certainly makes it easier if you have one but it’s really not necessary. All you need is a pan deep enough to get about three inches of oil with a nice thick bottom. So no excuses for not trying this at home! …

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 …

Chapels: A Little Oriental Breakfast

Chapels is a fabulous oriental cafe and store on Whatley Crescent in the recently revived end of Maylands. It’s decor and food has a Chinese flair, and they have a beautiful range of  teas available to purchase and try. They have a large range of frappe’s so I tried the alligator which consisted of strawberry and lychee. It was fresh and unique, plus it’s hard not to love when it arrives in a tall glass with a little umbrella. For breakfast we ordered a fruit salad and pandam pancakes. The fruit salad was good, but nothing spectacular. The pancakes however were brilliant. They are made with pandan, which I believe is a tropical plant, which gave them an interesting green colour. The pancakes were served with coconut cream and a little roasted coconut, creating a creamy texture with a bit of crunch for the topping. The pancakes themselves were of a generous serving size which I was unable to finish, and they were good in flavour and texture. All in all it was a pretty …

Never-ending French Toast

So we’ve done a little more experimenting with French Toast… and the results are absolutely delicious! A few changes this time. Instead of making a sandwich style french toast we bought an unsliced loaf, and cut thick slices (about an inch and a half but you can go 2 inches if you like) and carefully made a slit in the side of the bread. You will need to wriggle the knife around until the slit is about three inches across and two thirds down the bread. Be careful not to break the surface of the bread on wither side while you’re doing it or your filling will leak it out everywhere when you come to fry it. You then carefully fill the slit you made with whatever filing you feel like. We went a little more fancy this time. Making use of a delicious jar of lemon curd, and a tub of marscapone cheese. We mixed them together until it became a thick creamy consistency. The proportions you used are up to you depending on …