All posts tagged: foodie

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 …

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 …

No 4 Blake Street: The Revisit

No 4 Blake Street is a big name in the Perth food scene, and it was about time we gave their breakfast a revisit. We started with lattes. The coffee was a little too hot, but had a good strong flavour to it with creamy milk. Of the two of them one had a good level of foam, the other a bit too much. Our first meal was the honey glazed plum, with ricotta, pancetta and toasted sourdough. Its so refreshing to see a breakfast with plum as the star, it’s such a wonderful stone fruit and it was ripe and fresh from the Swan Valley on this occasion. The dish itself looked pretty as a picture with a knockout flavour, a delightful mix of salty and sweet. The pancetta was crisp and the ricotta creamy, fantastic salty elements. Our favourite part of the dish was the rich Wescobee honey, it brought the whole thing together. The salty, buttered sourdough was made to mop up the honey, with a satisfying crunch as you bite down. …

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, …