All posts tagged: Dining

The Partisan on the Water

Right near the water in Claisebrook Cove in East Perth, you’ll find the Partisan on the water. Its right next door to Toast, and certainly seems to take some of their overflow on busy days like the Sunday we visited. Inside the Partisan you’ll find lots of wood and colour, a compliment to their watery surroundings. The service was okay for a weekend, you seat yourself and order at the counter. It was very busy at prime brunch time, but our food and drinks arrived quickly considering. The coffee here was good enough, nothing amazing but it still had a nice flavour to it. It was smooth but just a bit hot intitially. Our ice coffee was lovely, pleasantly sweet with a good coffee flavour and refreshing in an unreasonably hot Perth day. We also tried a malt shake with honey, malt and vanilla. We found this rather strange flavour wise, like something wasn’t right, and there was not enough sweetness. We would give this one a miss. The first of our meals to make …

Dux Como

Dux is nearby and so on a lazy Saturday morning we headed over to check it out. Inside filled with shades of blue and cozy, appealing furniture with a wide bar in front of the kitchen. It was surprisingly quiet, but many of tables were already reserved. We were seated and served quickly, and started with drinks. Our tea arrived, surprising us by being in a plunger. It was a lovely English breakfast. Our latte came in a large glass with a good micro foam on top. It was a decent coffee and temperature, though perhaps a little over extracted. As a coffee lover I could go for a smaller glass and better flavour. We ended up waiting a long time for our meals, despite there being so few people at the restaurant. Wait times of half an hour is extreme when you only have three couples seated, one of whom is already eating. We were getting more and more disgruntled as we waited, and were sure we wouldn’t enjoy the meals once they arrived. …

The ‘Pear’fect Pantry

On a mid week breakfast urge we decided to check out the ‘Pear’fect Pantry in Wembley. Their Instagram page always seems to have such yummy food, and it’s been on our list for quite some time. The thing is, we weren’t quite prepared for how much of a ‘hidden’ gem the cafe would prove to be. The cafe is nestled between apartment buildings, you’ll be able to see signs for it on the road, but will need to pass it and come around the back to park. A lovely little cafe is last thing you’d expect to find, and providing you don’t find its location too frustrating you’ll walk in with a smile on your face. If you have even a mild fondness for pears, it is fair to say you’ll feel at home at the ‘Pear’fect pantry. Yellow and green pears are just everywhere you look, the decor is so quirky, it’s just wonderful. We came for a mid week breakfast, and had the unexpected surprise of a 10% discount. They do have an …

Lemon Lane Claremont

Lemon Lane is located in Claremont, near the Quarter and tucked inside an alleyway filled with colourful street art. The coffee here was decent, a good flavour and creamy. However it was a bit hot and the foam could’ve been better. We ordered a banana smoothie to share. Its predominant favouring was banana and honey, with a hit of yogurt. It had nice flavours and was a good thickness, quite a nice smoothie on the whole. Our first dish was a natural yogurt, bircher museli with vanilla poached strawberries. The bircher museli was soft and beautifully sweetened with vanilla and the strawberry. This museli was unique with honey pistachio but clusters on top and the addition of grated apple and pumpkin seeds. A great healthy breakfast option. We also tried the bacon and egg flatbread. It was a solid meal, with good cheese and crispy bacon. The yolk of the egg was nice, but there was a touch of egg white that wasn’t quite cooked. This breakfast is also an example of the trend of …

Chapter 88 by Ciao Italia, Nedlands

We are some of those people lucky enough to live near Ciao Italia, everyone’s favourite Italian venue, and when we heard they had a new venue that served breakfast we were over the moon! Welcome to Chapter 88 by Ciao Italia, you’ll find it in the student hub at Broadway Fair Shopping centre. The cafe is appealing, large and open. We came hoping for what we always get at Ciao Italia, great food, at a great price, for a large serve. Like many others, were were curious about what they’d do with a different kind of cuisine, wanted to see what their breakfasts, their coffee would be like. The staff were quick to greet us and the service was efficient. We were quickly seated and our orders taken. They were also happy for us to pay before our meal, and as we had somewhere to be after breakfast we appreciated their speed and efficiency. It wasn’t long before our meals and coffees arrived, and it was obvious it was a very well run kitchen and …

Piccolo’s Corner: Leederville

As soon as we walked in we knew we loved this cafe, it was just so quirky, but so homely at the same time. Whoever recommended it, thank you thank you thank you! The decor is eclectic and vibrant, plenty of bright colours and designs. We sat by a window near the door, a view of the quiet suburban street and the people coming and going from the cafe. We ordered our usual lattes and they arrived promptly. They were large for a dine in size, and came in adorable cups. The coffee was too hot, but it had a nice flavour and creamy milk, if we lived on the street we would get our coffee from there for sure! The menu was full of interesting breakfast choices. Being rather fond of beetroot we went for the beetroot pesto and goats curd dish. It was a divine mix of salty, creamy, goodness. With two eggs poached to perfection and the mix of tangy pesto and creamy and salty goats curd, just yum! The curd became …

Cantina 663: The Revisit

Cantina 663 is one of our favourite breakfast cafes (we’re particularly fond of their hotcakes) and every time we go they seem to have more delicious things to enjoy. Cantina always have great coffee, creamy and full of flavour. They’re one of the few places who’ve passed the two coffee test, a measure of consistency in coffee we use to separate the good from the very good. On this occasion it could only be faulted by its too hot temperature. Our first dish was a Bircher museli. It arrived heaped onto the plate, adorned with a light strawberry purΓ©e making it irresistible to the eye. The museli was fantastic, it was creamy and moist, filled with lots of different textures that crunch and pop in your mouth, like grated apple and puffs of wheat. It was a fantastic meal, so filling and so healthy, with something interesting and flavoursome in every bite. We also tried the roast beef cheek and hash, with home made barbecue sauce. The meat was to die for, it just melted …

Harvest Espresso: Autumn Menu

Harvest Espresso is one of our favourite little cafes for breakfast and when they have a new menu out we can’t help ourselves but head over there to try it out! The cafe, though small is homely and comfortable, and always adorned with beautiful flowers on the tables. Harvest generally do a solid coffee, but we were a little disappointed on this occasion. Our lattes had a lovely flavour but were a bit hot, with not enough micro foam. We ordered a sweet and savoury dish from the Autumn menu to try. The air was pregnant with anticipation as our dishes were placed on the table in front of us. We were not disappointed! Our sweet dish was the mango and coconut bread, which came with fruit coulis, ginger cream, pistachio, fresh fruit and a sweet pastry layer. For a start the bread was so vibrant, a lovely bright orange and beautifully soft, perfect to soak up the coulis. The ginger cream added a faint hint of spice, and there was a definite sense of …

The Little Pantry Shenton Park

You’ll find The Little Pantry on Nicholson road in Shenton Park. It has a cute little shop front, with a communal table in the middle, smaller tables around and out the back section. The Little Pantry has only recently started doing breakfasts during the week, something we learnt the hard way previously, and we were excited to be able to go mid week. We placed our orders at the counter, the man who served us did so promptly and with a smile. Our coffees came out first. We were pleasantly surprised by the glasses, a version of the semi ‘crushed’ range of glassware that has been all the rage recently. Presentation aside the coffee was nice, a tad hot, and could have had a bit more punch but an acceptable beverage. To our delight they had french toast! The plating was lovely, highlighting the citrus, rhubarb, and honey. The toast itself was cooked to perfection, a crispy outside and soft centre, a wonderful crunch as you bite into it. The flavours take the whole dish …

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, …