All posts tagged: whatley crescent

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 …