Nothing beats a Perth summer and now that the weather is starting to heat up, what better way to spend a sunny Saturday or Sunday morning than over brunch at the beach? One of my favourite places for a lazy weekend brunch is The Naked Fig at Swanbourne Beach.
The Naked Fig is part of the "Fig" brand of café's which are dotted all over the Perth coastline; the other "Figs" being the Wild Fig in Scarborough, the Pickled Fig in Fremantle and, the newest Fig to the family, The Little Fig in Waterman's Bay.
The Naked Fig is located next to the surf lifesaving club on Swanbourne Beach, with parking facilities just off Marine Parade. The restaurant area itself is expansive, with both an outside deck and inside area offering a 180 degree view of the ocean.
The Naked Fig caters to a full house on Saturday and Sunday mornings, so to avoid being turned away or having to wait for a table make sure you book beforehand. All bookings are done online through the Fig website. If you are going to try your luck at just turning up, take your bathers and go for a quick dip whilst you wait.
The chances are that once you are inside the restaurant you will also have to wait for your food. he wait is, however, well worth it as the extensive menu really does have something for everyone. If you're particularly hungry you can't go past the Big Fig breakfast . For something lighter, try the Greer (add poached eggs if you like!) or for those with a sweeter tooth, the Berry Pancakes are always a hit. The Naked Fig also does great coffee, smoothies and iced teas.
If you can't make it to the Naked Fig for breakfast, the restaurant stays open for lunch and dinner as well as doing themed nights throughout the week (at the moment there is a Vego night and a BYO night). With such a beautiful setting, the Naked Fig really is a great spot for any time of the day.
The atmosphere at the Naked Fig is exactly what you would expect from a beachfront café: relaxed and easy going (and a little bit quirky!). However, the place runs surprisingly efficiently for such a large and busy venue. Check out the website for bookings info, menu and prices.