All posts tagged: north perth

The Old Laundry / North PerthΒ 

  There’s been a real buzz about the new breakfast chef and menu at The Old Laundry in North Perth and we made it our mission to visit as soon as we arrived back in Perth!       It’s a wonderfully charming venue by day and we’re sure just as lovely by night. It’s an open and relaxed restaurant with quirky decor and wallpaper to catch the eye wherever you look. We visited with a group of six for breakfast mid week and had no problems getting a table. The staff were warm and friendly and efficient getting our orders taken and answering our questions. We were a varied group in age and preferences but it was obvious looking around the table that everyone felt at home at The Old Laundry. This isn’t something that always happens, it can be hard to find a venue for our diverse tastes.  We started with coffees, going with our usual lattes. They were creamy with a full flavour and an interesting mouthfeel. We were pleasantly surprised by the richness of …

Addison and Steele Revisited

We’ve been frequenting Addison and Steele since they opened enamoured with their excellent coffee, bagel based meals and clinically sleek decor. Since we last visited they’ve expanded their food options and we were keen to try more! As always we started with coffee. We loved the way the barista was able to bring out the flavours as if it had been brewed like a filter, even though it was espresso. We tried a second and were equally impressed. It’s no surprise Addison and Steele’s specialty coffee passes the Second Coffee Test! Our first dish was still bagel related, but something we hadn’t tried before. For $13.50 we got a bagel with chorizo, Brie, lemon and salad with a chilli jam on the side. The chorizo was great with a nice bite to it, and the lemon added a bit of zing to the salad. The Brie added a creamy element without much flavour. This was a nice dish, a bit of a crossover meal between breakfast and lunch, and was light enough to leave you …

No4 Blake st Revisit

No4 Blake Street is a constant on the foodie scene, and the regular menu changes have meant we’ve been here a number of times now. This time was because they had a french toast on the menu, excited was an understatement. For a change and to escape the weather we decided to sit inside. The decor is quite modern and edgy, mix of black and pale wood and weirdly comfortable chairs. We started by ordering a couple of lattes and pondered over the new menu before settling on the french toast and duck hash. The coffee here tends to be quite decent, and it had a nice creaminess and temperature to it on this occasion. Our first dish was the duck hash with toast, walnuts and a tangy sauce. The tang of the sauce was perfect to cut through the richness of the hash, the hash by itself would be too rich for a breakfast dish. The poached eggs were great, they had that gooey yolk and perfect whites. The circular bread disk was another …

Metrio & co North Perth

We visited Metrio & Co in North Perth for a relaxing Sunday brunch. It’s located on the busy Angove St strip and opposite the wonderful retail venue, the Angove St Collective. It seemed like a lot of people had the same idea, and the place was packed when we arrived. Seeing no tables available we thought we’d try our luck placing an order at counter while we waited. We placed our order and chose one of the specials, they seem to rotate on a regular basis, something we appreciated. Lucky for us, a lovely staff member soon pointed a cozy little spot in a corner near the window. Our lattes were made with Di Bella beans, and we’ve found that their coffee is popping up more and more, and being used better and better. The coffees came out super fast, especially considering the rush and they had a nice flavour. Our first dish to arrive was the pancake special. When we visited it was pineapple pancakes. I just love tart and sweet combinations, and this …

Hobart Deli North Perth

On a relaxed Wednesday morning we made our way over the suburban hub that is Hobart Deli in North Perth. This cute little corner store is opposite a park and there was a stream of mothers and children between the cafe and the park. The inside of the cafe is that homely, quirky, child friendly sort that is pleasing to mothers and their children and the breakfast loving foodies who always seem to find themselves at places just like this. We placed our order at the counter and weaved our way through the crowd of people waiting for takeaway coffees back to our corner seats. Our lattes came out quickly with promising latte art. However we really weren’t impressed by it’s flavour. It just wasn’t good, scorching hot and over extracted, it was nothing more then passable. Such a shame as a good coffee is so important to a good breakfast experience. As always when there is french toast on offer we have to taste it, and the anticipation was palpable, as it should be …

Addison and Steele: Coffee and Bagels

As people who really, reaaaalllyyyy love our coffee, excited is probably not the right word to describe our reaction to the opening of Addison and Steele in North Perth. You’ll find it on Fitzgerald st, near the Rosemount and pot black. Its conception is just another sign of the growth of the Perth coffee scene, and the spread into traditionally less fashionable parts of the city. The space they’ve put together is rather wonderful. It’s sleek and styled in black and white, but the focus is always on the coffee. Whether it’s the espresso machine or the myriad of alternative brew techniques, you can’t escape it wherever you look. It should come as no surprise that given the abundance of coffee and brew methods available we chose a tasting plate to share. The fact that they offer the tasting plates of coffee is a big plus for A&S, it really showcases everything they have on offer. Unfortunately as it’s coming into winter they didn’t offer a cold brew, but were happy to substitute it for …

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. …

Sayers Sister

Note: We visited a few of months ago, I wrote the review then but couldn’t decide whether to post it or not. Upon re-reading it I’ve decided its worth putting it out there, feel free to let me know what you think. As you may it may not be aware, I have a policy against writing negative reviews. Not because I’m protecting the cafe or because I can’t be bothered, but because I want the places I blog about to be ones that you can go to and enjoy. I was really conflicted about writing this review because it’s pretty close to that line which makes it a bad experience. I’ve gone ahead with it because there were some great things about Sayers Sister and because I recognize things that go beyond the food itself that make people want to go there that I think are worthwhile exploring. If you’re not aware, Sayers Sister is the younger sister of the Sayers in Leederville and both Sayers venues have become institutions in the Perth breakfast scene. …