I don't have a problem with coffee, I have a problem without it. And, I follow a strict diet resembling an unsupervised child at a birthday party - but I prefer the socially-accepted term "foodie". Hold on, I'm eating!! IG @perthscrazycoffeelady
Published May 29th 2016
A cyclist rolls their bike into a coffee shop
Cyclists, coffee addicts - come one, come all!
Bikes and coffee would seem like an unlikely pair due to the tragic biological flaw humans are afflicted with whereby we only have two hands with which to grab what we need, so you'd think it'd be either bikes OR coffee. But nope, at Get Ya Fix you can dismount and park up to have your bike and coffee too, which is reinforced by their priceless life advice displayed out front:
"It always seems impossible until you have a coffee".
See? Not only is coffee incredible, but I'm also yet to see any café display an A-Frame without a priceless nugget of wisdom attached thereto.
The spacious interior with little allowance for seating leaves more room for bikes! I was a little caught off guard when I arrived as I'd been lured here on the premise of AMAZING coffee (which thankfully proved to be true), but nobody said anything about bikes. This place has accumulated quite the reputation for exceptional coffee, and for good reason! But with just two couches sharing a small coffee table, the seating was a little too sparing for my liking, save for sitting on the couch opposite from the overly-affectionate couple and being that creepy solo diner with a staring problem. But I suppose it makes sense - so much room for activities (Step Brothers, anyone?)
What better way to bask in the last of the delicious Autumn sun?
Luckily, there were an abundance of lounge chairs lining the shopfront and I was able to bask in the glorious Sunday morning sun with a soothing view of the palm trees on the opposite side of William Street.
Whilst the menu is quite limited, this place is definitely a testament to quality over quantity serving up your café-typical fridge nibbles, Twin Peaks coffee, and a range of seriously good jaffles.
If you've never had a Bomboloni, trust me when I say you need these in your life. Bomboloni, or Bombe, is a traditional Italian filled-doughnut also lovingly known as a "calorie bomb" referencing its name from its extreme caloric density. They are deceivingly heavy for an otherwise fluffy pillow of heaven, thanks to the super generous filling.
The Nutella Bomboloni contains a pure, unadulterated Nutella blob - none of this twisted blasphemy I've devastatingly borne witness to in other food renditions on the Nutella bandwagon (AKA abominations). If I order something with Nutella then I expect Nutella because it's perfect just as it is. Nothing more, nothing less. Not 'Nutella cream' diluted with some dairy nonsense, not 'Nutella-flavoured'... I mean, I'm a reasonable person, is it too much to ask to just hand me the jar? But I digress.
Also, make sure you swipe an extra napkin because these babies are smothered in icing sugar and they show absolutely no mercy on your black clothes - which of course I learned after the fact. Every sensuous bite sends sweet little powder bombs into freefall, so heads up on that.
Another tick in the plus column is that the prices are reasonable, too. Normally coffee is either expensive and incredible, or average-priced and average-tasting. I was pleasantly surprised to have ordered an iced latte with an extra shot plus my Nutella Bomboloni and only paid $10. Good times were had by all!
And who doesn't love free wi-fi? Jot down the password 'Bikesandcoffee' and thank me later.
The delightful William Street view from my lounge chair
Most people see 'William Street' in an address and immediately dread the tedious hunt for parking, but thankfully this humble little gem is on the top end of William Street and thanks to the great guys at the City of Vincent, parking is free over the weekend on Ruth Street.
How was your experience at Get Ya Fix? Let me know in the comments!