All posts tagged: maylands

Little Shop of Plenty / Maylands

The Little Shop of Plenty is a healthy eating haven, offering raw, gluten-free and paleo meals, as well as vegan and vegetarian dishes. The cafe is open and light filled, flowing seamlessly from outside to inside spaces.

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Piccos in Maylands

You’ll find Piccos in Maylands, on Peninsula rd, with this wonderful view over the river from the carpark. Maylands is one of our haunts and we didn’t realize there were brunch locales beyond the main Eighth Avenue Strip so we were excited to try it out. The cafe is nestled in a little hub in the middle of a suburban area with an unassuming exterior. Inside however is a different story. It’s warm and welcoming, a little vintage, a little quirky. It was frequented by a mix of locals and those like us who looked like they went a little further out of their way for their breakfast. Orders are placed and paid for at the counter, which also happened to be loaded with yummy things like fresh baked bread as well as some beautiful flowers. We started with some drinks, including a nice English breakfast. The coffee here was full bodied and a nice temperature, but the latte art could have been a little more polished. It was a quite enjoyable coffee, above the …

Mrs S Revisit

Its hard not to love Mrs S, their charming cafe and vintage inspired decor just give off good vibes, and their food, well that’s just something else again. We haven’t been here for some time and it was about time we headed back over for a revisit. As always the coffee here was great. It just has so much flavour, was a good strength, smooth and creamy. A wonderful morning brew. Mrs S’s style favours dishes like this lovely cardamom rice pudding, because it’s a mix of delicate and nuanced flavours with the potential for artistic presentation just like this. There is a lovely combination of flavours and textures with the pudding, black sesame crisp, dates, nuts and coconut. There’s a subtle sweetness to the dish, and its light but filling. We were really impressed with the rice pudding, it was the heart of the dish and it wasn’t gluggy or overly firm as rice puddings can so often be. The crunch of the sesame crisp was perfect to top off a fabulous and unique …

Chapels on Whatley Revisit

Chapel’s on Whatley is a beautiful, oriental styled cafe on Whatley Crescent in Maylands. It has a welcoming atmosphere, helped both by the wooden decor and artwork, as well as the friendly staff. We sat at a table overlooking the windows onto the street, giving us a view of the stylish interior and the outside world. The chairs are particularly beautiful, but not the most comfortable. Our favourite part of coming to Chapels has always been their bottomless tea for $5.50. Yep you read that right, as much tea, and as many types of tea as you desire for only $5.50 within 2 hours. You can even buy your favourites to take home on your way out. We ordered a couple of pots to share and the owner was kind enough to suggest that he bring out the new pot when he noticed we were low. The owner was lovely, happy to help in any way he could, and his passion and genuine love of tea and the food they serve here was obvious. The …

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 …

Sherbet Cafe and Bake Shop

On Whatley Crescent in Maylands you’ll find this cute little vintage cake shop. They’re always bustling with activity, and we can never resist examining their counter top exploding with yummy things. Sherbet is the favourite coffee spot of the locals, I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve popped in for a coffee or cupcake and found someone I know ordering coffee. They use Fiori beans and their brew is smooth and creamy, a good temperature with a satisfyingly rich flavour. We have yet to have a bad coffee at Sherbet, fingers crossed it continues. One of the beauties you’ll often see on their counter are salted caramel tarts. There’s not much better in this life then gooey caramel, crumbly pastry and a touch of salt. The tarts are usually dribbled liberally with dark and white chocolate and which can be a sweetness overload on the first bite. After that you’ll find yourself reaching for more before you’re aware of what you’re doing, the tarts are just so morish. What Sherbet is most well …

Get Milk’d, Maylands

for the love of the bacon stack Have you ever had an experience that you can’t wait to revisit, that you enjoy so much that you go back again and again and again? Well this is how we experienced the Milk’d bacon stack at a time where we were only just discovering the wonders of breakfasting. We’d go once a week and could never bring ourselves to order anything else from the menu, and after a long hiatus we once again headed to Milk’d in Maylands for our bacon stack fix. The cafe was much the same since out last visit, nice and open, white walls some plastered in posters, and a mix of furniture. The staff are friendly and you order at the counter. As always we went for a couple of lattes and two bacon stacks, concerned at the lack of variety we also justified ordering mango and coconut bread to share. The coffee came surprisingly quickly, it had a nice flavour and good microfoam but it was just too hot to drink. …

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 …