All posts tagged: South Perth

Hopscotch / South Perth

  Hopscotch is the newest small bar in South Perth. It opened on Angelo Street just after we left and it was disappointing to miss out an exciting new local. Luckily we’re back and it was our first foodie stop of our visit!   Hopscotch has a stylish interior with more space than you expect coming in from the street. There’s raw walls on the left and sleek black on the other. A large modern bar takes up the centre with a self service wine machine adding to the sleek feel.  There’s a mix of dishes available. There’s small dishes for sharing as well as pizzas and more substantial bites. We started with some drinks and went for a selection of tastes for the table. We started with a simple bowl of olives, as well as a duck liver pate with a port jelly. The pate was difficult to serve from the jar but was creamy and rich with a crispy bread and just a touch of salt. Unable to resist a good croquette we selected the Jamon croquettes. It …

Sprolo: Specialty Coffee and Cheap Eats

An unexpected haven for coffee lovers Sprolo, on Canning Highway is the new specialty coffeehouse and in house roaster South of Perth. There’s so much room, and plenty of stylish decor. The cafe is modern and light with a splash of colour. We could see the cafe being a great venue for coffee and a chat, morning teas and parents with prams, they have the space to accommodate large groups too. Gabe, or ‘honey’ as we know him is just lovely. He’d got our names down within a few days of their soft opening and he and the rest of the staff are friendly and efficient. You’ll need to make your order and pay at the counter so be sure to have a chat while you’re at it. We’ve found their coffee, roasted in house by blacklist coffee roasters, to be absolutely delicious. We’ve lost track of how many we’ve had since they opened and from the first sip they’ve been rich and creamy and the temperature just right. There’s no doubt in our minds …

Dux Como

Dux is nearby and so on a lazy Saturday morning we headed over to check it out. Inside filled with shades of blue and cozy, appealing furniture with a wide bar in front of the kitchen. It was surprisingly quiet, but many of tables were already reserved. We were seated and served quickly, and started with drinks. Our tea arrived, surprising us by being in a plunger. It was a lovely English breakfast. Our latte came in a large glass with a good micro foam on top. It was a decent coffee and temperature, though perhaps a little over extracted. As a coffee lover I could go for a smaller glass and better flavour. We ended up waiting a long time for our meals, despite there being so few people at the restaurant. Wait times of half an hour is extreme when you only have three couples seated, one of whom is already eating. We were getting more and more disgruntled as we waited, and were sure we wouldn’t enjoy the meals once they arrived. …

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 …

Cheap Eats: Bocellis $10 French Toast

You may remember a lovely Italian dinner at Bocellis South Perth, they also do breakfast and I’m unsurprisingly rather fond of their french toast. As with their dinners, Bocellis do a lovely, simple and inexpensive breakfast menu. On this occasion we sat in their courtyard, a nice breeze on a warm Saturday morning. We both went for the French toast and were not disappointed. Its presentation is simple, and its flavours basic, with three pieces of toast, honey and bacon. For $10, we have yet to find cheaper French toast in Perth. What is so fantastic about this dish though, is that the toast itself shines. It is crisp on the outside with a beautiful softness to the middle, light and fluffy, it doesn’t need fancy toppings, fruit, cream, coulis or even the icing sugar to taste great, it just is. The honey and bacon work as accompaniments to the toast, the sweet honey and crispy bacon are delicious combined with the flavoursome french toast. Bocellis may not serve fancy sides, creme anglaise, or berry …

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop

The Millpoint Book cafe is a staple in the South Perth area, and somewhere we’ve wanted to try. Anywhere that combines our love of books and good food would be worth a visit. They have a lovely open area at the back, you walk through the bookshop to get through to the seating, though there are some tables in the bookshop itself. You need to get a menu yourself and come up to the counter to order. Their coffee was average, nothing to write home about, and rather hot. We ordered two lattes at the same time and one was very weak while the other strong, there was no consistency to the pour. In the pursuit of all the French toast in Perth, we tried the berry coulis, vanilla bean mascarpone cream (home made!) and Parisian fairy floss French toast. The toppings were great, a nice balance of sweet and creamy and the fairy floss was a unique and delicious addition. Unfortunately the French toast, if eaten by itself was a bit undercooked in the …

Halo Espresso – The Inevitable Revisit

As we so often do, we ended up at our local favourite for breakfast, Halo Espresso on Angelo Street. We knew they’d added a few things to their menu and were keen to try them out. They always have such a lovely, welcoming atmosphere, the staff remember your name and you’re served with a smile. There are few better things in life then watching the world go by over coffee and breakfast at a much loved cafe. The coffee is reliably good at Halo, something we know from numerous breakfast and takeaway coffee experiences. On this occasion it was a little hot but the microfoam was delicious and creamy to a good level in the glass. The mention of crepes had us interested, and caramelised banana too? Well we just had to try it! It looked a treat on the plate and was guaranteed to make an impact when it arrived at our table. The crepes were drizzled in caramel and beautifully garnished with strawberries. The crepes themselves were a bit soggy with the syrup, and the banana was …

Bocelli’s South Perth – Italian in the Suburbs

Bocelli’s is a quaint, homely Italian restaurant that can be found on Angelo Street in South Perth. They are popular in the area for good food at decent prices and their lovely courtyard is usually bustling with activity. Bocelli’s is BYO, so we grabbed a bottle of wine from the Liquor Barons further up the street and headed over for an evening out. We were luckily able to sit in the courtyard despite not having a booking. The staff were friendly and promptly provided us with menus and water for the table. We tried the garlic bread for our entree, and were not disappointed. It arrived hot, crisp, and deliciously buttery with enough garlic to really taste it without being overpowering. The two of us had two large pieces each and could have gone for more were we not waiting on large main courses. One downside of Bocellis is that their menu very rarely changes, so on seeing the addition of gorgonzola pork chops with pear and veggies there was no doubt we had to …

Gusto Foods – the somewhat lazy revisit

Some of you would have noticed that we’ve been to this very location previously, and in fact quite recently. Surely this is lazy, if not a little dull to go to somewhere so soon after an earlier visit. That is indeed the case, but menus change, dinner partners have their own desires and as it is one of our favourite local cafés there is always room for another review of what’s on offer, so humour me for a moment. If you’d like to have a look at our last visit though you can find it here. This time we really did need to variate from our old favourites, and so we tried a couple of new things. First up was the potato cakes with smoked salmon ($21.90). They came with lemon, smashed avocado on the side, a lovely salad, poached eggs and hollandaise. The serving was absolutely huge! So much salmon, which was coincidentally nice and fresh (no fishy smell). It went really well with the potato cakes. They were crisp on the outside, with …

Hearty Breakfasts at Halo

Halo Espresso is my local coffee shop and a breakfast favourite I have been meaning to review for some time. It’s fitting that I have ended up doing this review on their second birthday! It’s one of those dependable places that you keep coming back to when you want something consistent, and don’t want to be in line for an hour on the weekend. It’s located on the bustling Angelo Street and caters for everyone from the families with small children, couples, those wanting a quiet coffee over the paper and the cyclists who can be seen out the front early every morning. Their coffee is legendary around these parts and is by far the best brew that can be found on Angelo Street and the surrounding areas. They were also voted Perths fourth best coffee recently. A deserved title in this bloggers humble opinion. Halo do excellent breakfasts, when I dined there recently we tried a number of dishes (and thank you to my lovely friends who let me photograph and review their food). …