All posts tagged: Mount Lawley

Mary street for one last time

One of our favourite places in Perth for a reliably delicious and wonderfully interesting brunch has been Mary Street Bakery (if you want to see our previous exploits you’ll find them here, here, and here) and so it was with mixed emotions that we made the visit in preparation for our move over East. We were early enough to be seated inside along the window, a perfect location for people watching and basking in the morning sunshine. As with most of our coffees here, this Pound brew was delicious. It’s hard to be as consistently good as their coffee tends to be and we’ll miss their creamy goodness! Their second coffees don’t fail to deliver either. Ours was smooth and creamy, a mellow flavour with a hint of honey and served hot, but not too hot. We also once again opted to try what we have affectionately nicknamed their ‘everything smoothie’. It’s a whole lot of fruit and a bit of love thrown in together. The serving was smaller this time but actually a lot …

Mary Street Bakery… Again

Ah Mary Street, we seem to visiting your cafe rather a lot of late, to be fair though, photos have been plastered all over social media of the two dishes we went in to try… Again. Theres so many great dining locations in Mount Lawley and the fact that we continue to return to this one says a lot for serial foodies with a mile long to-visit list. Our coffees were perfect as always, both our first and second. Mary Street Bakery do Pound coffee proud with smooth and creamy blends which really bring out the flavour. Two thumbs up from us! The first of the much spoken about meals was the chicken buttermilk pancakes with egg, maple and chilli. This was one of those dishes that just works, and each bite is thrilling, not least because there’s a bit of a chilli hit. The chilli was definitely biting, but the sweetness of the pancake, chicken and maple balanced it out, and together, wow! This was a very filling dish and we didn’t manage to …

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 purée 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 …

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 …

Mary Street Bakery Revisit

Yeah yeah, been there, done that right? Well in the case of Mary Street bakery, somewhere with a constantly updated menu and a stream of delicious pastries, a revisit is always necessary! Once again we were impressed by the vintage, predominately wooden decor and relaxed atmosphere of the venue. We were given menus and had our coffee orders taken promptly, though as we arrived on opening time it took a while to get our drinks. The coffee was fantastic, creamy and the perfect temperature from when it arrived at our table. The flavour was beautiful, strong without being bitter. Our second coffees were just as impressive, a real testament to the consistency of the baristas here. We ordered both a savoury and a sweeter dish to sample, the granola and the pig in a blanket. Our sweet dish this time was a gluten free granola, with coconut milk and mango. Now this is our kind of granola, extra crunchy, with lots of interesting textures throughout. The coconut milk added an extra flavour dimension to the …

Ace Pizza

With great expectations and keen for a feed, we headed over to Ace Pizza with delightful company for a quiet Thursday night meal. We didn’t book and were lucky to snag a table in their outside area, which excepting a few drips from potted plants had a great atmosphere. Soon after we arrived people were being turned away without a booking. The lesson here is even if you’re going midweek, book ahead! The service at Ace was absolutely fantastic, we had a delightful waitress, attentive and friendly. We were also impressed by her knowledge of the food and drinks, but in particular the cocktails and Italian liqueurs. One of those cocktails was the negroni. Which is gin based and quite alcoholic with sweet vermouth and Campari, in this case flavored with orange. The beetroot, rocket and bocconcini salad is one of those made to share. It’s a huge serving of fresh ingredients, the slightly sweet and earthy beetroot and the creamy bocconcini in particular were fantastic. The vegetarian at our table definitely appreciated a more …

Daily Planet Revisit (socially acceptable breakfast eating time)

So last time we went to the Daily Planet we took advantage of their all day breakfast menu. Well okay, I took advantage of it and my dining partner got some appropriate late lunch food. I can’t help liking breakfast food okay? So it seemed appropriate to head back for a proper breakfast with all the trimmings. Last time while we enjoyed our visit, the service wasn’t great and the good food didn’t quite balance it out. We were expecting something yummy, but nothing fantastic. The decor remains arty, retro and a little edgy, we chose the same seats as our last visit because we enjoyed it so much. Especially overlooking this guy – The service had really improved, the woman who served us was friendly, gave us menus and took our drink order, arriving moments after with water for our table. Our lattes and smoothie followed fairly promptly after. The coffee was good, there could have been a tad more foam but it wasn’t bitter or too hot. A great improvement on the sour …

Off the beaten track – Fez Mount Lawley

When you’re next on Beaufort street, take a moment to look beyond the usual cafe strip and give Fez a go, you can find it by going to the intersection of Beaufort and Walcott streets, and walking just past Fresh Provisions. We had wanted to check it out for some time, but always got overcome by the usual suspects, The Daily Planet, Solomon’s, Mary Street Bakery and Cantina 663. We were so glad we gave it a shot as it exceeded all our expectations of the food. Fez has no single style of cuisine, though has the feel of a more middle Eastern inspired cafe, and is filled with an eclectic mix of furnishings and artwork. The cafe is spacious with room for large groups or more intimate meals. The staff were friendly and promptly supplied us with menus, water and took our coffee order while we perused. Our coffees arrived in a timely manner, and were the same Dark Horse, Five senses blend we had sampled at Foam Leederville. The coffee’s were both too hot, …

The Daily Planet – it’s always breakfast time somewhere

Long having patronised the Planet Empire of stores, it was about time we gave the Daily Planet a revisit. We had been when it first opened and was having a few teething problems so we were really overdue for a proper trial. The Daily Planet is located next to the bookstore (and below the music and dvd arm of planet) just a touch down from its previous iconic corner locale (there’s whispers it’s becoming a krispy kreme donuts?). It’s typical Mount Lawley when you enter inside, quirky furniture, chilled and alternative staff as well as some pretty awesome wall art. While we visited at lunchtime they have a breakfast menu until 3pm which we were keen to take advantage of. Breakfast is pretty much the best meal of the day (Parks and Rec got this right – why would anyone eat anything else?) so we had to choose both a breakfast kind of meal and as more normal lunch type of meal. The service was very slow, and it took a lot of time to get the …

Solomon’s Organic Breakfast

If you have been reading recent posts you may have noticed a trend developing, or maybe better word is fascination with, the various food and drink available around Beaufort Street Mount Lawley. This time we were at Solomon’s, an awesome little organic cafe across from the Beaufort Street merchant and on the same side as Mary Street (ahhh Mary Street Bakery, I’m still dreaming of your salted caramel tart…). Solomon’s has a quirky and alternative vibe, and we were impressed by the interesting menu options. It took us far too long to order because we quite simply couldn’t make up our minds. The meat-eater who came with me happily got a ginger smoothie and a full vegan breakfast, while I eventually opted for beetroot crepes and a banana, chia and cacao smoothie. We also got coffee, because mornings don’t start until coffee has been drunk. The smoothies arrived in a mason jar with a cute retro straw, and as much as presentation doesn’t make it taste any better, it certainly puts you in a positive frame …