All posts tagged: Eating out

The Dollars and Cents: What it really costs to eat out for breakfast in Perth!

When you’re talking about eating out in Perth you will never be far from a discussion about prices. It has caused a lot of debate in Perth, with people often saying ‘it’s so expensive to eat out here’ or ‘the coffee is cheaper in Melbourne‘. Well as someone who eats out their fair share, I’ve decided to share what I know about dining out for breakfast in our lovely city. I’m going to give you some details from the stand point of a couple, dining out for breakfast with a meal and two coffees each, as a point of comparison. When I write a blog post and use the word ‘cheap’, it generally means that two meals and two coffees cost us under $40. While saying something is ‘expensive’ usually means that it cost us over $50. You’ll often see references in my posts to price, and while I try not to itemise everything we eat, I do like to give people a rough idea of what they’ll be paying should they visit. The average …

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 …

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 …