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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 …

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 …

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 …

Top Five Eats: Perth French Toast

I’ve made it my mission to find the best french toast in Perth, and just for you, here are my five favourite in Perth right now! To see more as I come across them, make sure you like my urbanspoon guide. 1. Fez Mount Lawley A lovely cafe off the Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley, with the best french toast I’ve tried so far. It’s just perfect, crisp and light and then smothered in chocolate sauce, banana and pistachio nuts. Please note this seems to be currently unavailable on the Fez menu! 2. Ley Street Cafe Como Here you’ll find a truly unique french toast. A mix of savoury and sweet, stuffed with creamed corn and topped with maple bacon, this is a breakfast you have to try for yourself! 3. Typika Artisan Roasters Claremont Typika, you really outdid yourselves with this one! The golden french toast, with caramel, banana and maple candied bacon. *Drool!* 4. The Little Pantry Shenton Park The Little Pantry do a fantastic French toast, with honey and orange flavours and …

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 …

Beyond Beaufort: Lincolns 102

Just off the main Beaufort street strip, though it feels like its in another world, you’ll find Lincolns 102, a quaint cafe full of the eclectic charm Mount Lawley is known for. Colourful cushions, and interesting decor adorn it’s interior and the staff wear vibrant aprons, it’s impossible not be cheerful in the face of such charm. We started with a coffee, you can’t help but admire the impressive Synesso on the counter and we had high expectations. The coffee arrived fast but was too hot to drink initially. When it was at a more drinkable temperature the flavours were good, the milk creamy with a good level of foam. Eggs benedict is one of those breakfasts we get on a regular basis, it’s the ‘old reliable’, poached egg, creamy hollandaise, where could it go wrong? This eggs benny was a touch different to the norm, served with bacon and not ham and dispensing with the usual English muffin. The bacon was nice with a hint of crispness and the wilted spinach moist and there …

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! …