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Mon Petit Gourmet

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Published August 18th 2013
Update July 21st 2014
Update: Please note Mon Petit Gourmet is permanently closed and is no longer trading.


A little gourmet treasure in the Perth Hills
Oops, almost forgot to take the photo, great coffee and cookie eaten
Oops, almost forgot to take the photo, great coffee and cookie eaten

It is easy to drive past this newly rebuilt trio of shops along Brookton Highway in Kelmscott, and overlook the little gourmet delight hidden within one of them.

Mon Petit Gourmet, Lunch Bar sign
Follow the sign and a gourmet treat awaits you

Having watched with interest the complex rising from the ashes over a period of time we decided to look more closely. My wife noting that the new lunch bar at one end looked interesting, I complied though wondering what was special about a lunch bar.

Mon Petit Shop front
Plenty of parking to allow time to browse the unique items and have a coffee

Yes a lunch bar, but, oh so much more. It is like finding the Kinder Surprise (though no assembly required).

Looking for the gourmet pies, eyes left
Looking for the gourmet pies, eyes left

A light modern fresh space, inviting colours and greeted with a friendly 'hello' set the scene. Unique engraved tabletops testify this is not your usual lunch bar. Varied flowerpots arranged on the windowsills, frame views of one of the most beautiful valleys in the Perth Hills.

Turn right for a gourmet delight
Turn right for a gourmet delight

To the right as you enter is a room full of goodies, unique gifts and delicacies. At one end sits a refrigerated display of continental cold meats, cheese and anti-pasto worthy of any of Western Australian Southwest tourist destination. Slicing to order maintains the freshness of your selection. Add a loaf of delicious New Norcia bread and you have the ideal combination.

It may take sometime to reach the gourmet refrigerated cabinet
It may take sometime to reach the gourmet refrigerated cabinet

Hand picked, gourmet meats and cheeses freshly sliced to your satisfaction
Hand picked, gourmet meats and cheeses freshly sliced to your satisfaction

Much more than a lunch bar

Back to the lunch bar, with owners Deborah and Darren (a Chef) at the helm Mon Petite Gourmet has all that is expected to fill that empty spot and more.

A pancake machine ensures a perfect batch each time. A large variety of homemade gourmet pies, plump and wrapped in golden pastry (from $5.50) beckon. According to Deborah and Darren, the pies are very popular and prone to disappear early.

Surely, no tomato sauce needed on these little beauties
Surely, no tomato sauce needed on these little beauties

A wide range of cakes and pastries, coffee, tea, milkshakes (huge variety) and other drinks are available for dine in or takeaway. Our choice was dine in; two cappuccinos ($4.60 each) topped with delightful latte art star, delivered with a petit cookie.

A nice relaxing spot to linger over a coffee or tea
A nice relaxing spot to linger over a coffee or tea

As this was an impromptu stop, we will revisit to sample the food another time. Sitting on chic red chairs, elbows resting on the petit wooden table, sipping coffee in such a relaxing environment will ensure our return. Not mention Deborah's favourite, Dean Martin crooning discreetly in the background.

Freshness and quality cannot be rushed


You will not find prepared, rolls and burgers waiting on your arrival. All sandwiches, rolls, burgers and paninis are made to order ensuring freshness to your satisfaction.

Smell the roses and enjoy the moment

Ten varieties of New Norcia Bread do not make for an easy choice
Ten varieties of New Norcia Bread do not make for an easy choice

West Australian olives are among the many local and overseas delicacies, Eagle Bay Olives
West Australian olives are among the many local and overseas delicacies

Gift baskets and gourmet hampers for that special person or occasion
Gift baskets and gourmet hampers for that special person or occasion

While waiting (whether dining in or take away), do not twiddle your thumbs, pop into the next room and have a squiz at the unique displays of Australian, European and Asian products.

Do not worry you will be called when you order is ready.

Though Deborah and Darren source unique delicacies from all parts of the world, they particularly support local and West Australian products. Among other items, Mon Petit Gourmet stock local honey, Eagle Vale Olives, New Norcia Bread (10 varieties), Almond Biscotti from Bruce Rock and even the famous Simmo's ice cream gets a spot. Simmo's ice cream sits with a mouth-watering selection of exotic ice cream and frozen delicacies.

Feed that memory from the 'old country'

exotic goodies and chocolate

coffee and chocolate

unique cookies and goodies
Can't find that memory from the 'old country', Darren and Deborah will try to get it for you

Organic and gluten free preferences are also catered for. Distinctive gift baskets and gourmet hampers for that special someone or occasion. A range of Coffee Beans and Tea products are available.

We had long browse amongst the many unique products not seen in the big supermarkets.

If that memory from the 'old country' is not in stock, Mon Petit Gourmet will do their best to obtain it for you. After all, that unique memory must be fed.

Great coffee, fresh food and unique gourmet treats

Mon Petit Gourmet is a splendid place for that morning or afternoon coffee (local beans from Crema) or tea, and one of the delicious cakes and slices on offer. Not to mention lunch, with freshly made rolls, burgers, gourmet pies & sausage rolls and even pancakes with the works (anytime).

As far as I could research, 'Mon Petit' is a term of endearment meaning 'My Little, My Small or My Baby'. The precise translation may not be clear but Deborah and Darren's passion for their little treasure is. Have a browse and a chat, you will see what I mean.

Missed the duck?

Missed the duck, check for regular tastings on Facebook
Missed the duck, check for regular tastings on Facebook

Check out Mon Petit Gourmet's Facebook page for regular tasting times. Also look out for their in store daily specials.

You will find Mon Petit Gourmet at 198 Brookton Highway, Kelmscott, at the beginning of one of the most beautiful valleys in the Perth Hills.

They are open from 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday.

P.S. Try their huge range (24) of exotic gourmet milkshake flavours.
Lavender, toffee crunch, kiwi, amaretto, mojito, toasted marshmallow, are just a few on offer.
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Why? For that unique gourmet treat
When: Monday to Saturday from 8.00am to 4.30pm
Phone: Phone/ Fax 08 9390 1912
Where: 198 Brookton Highway, Kelmscott WA
Cost: Varies but Coffees from $4.60
Your Comment
I don't think I ever seen such a wide selection of milkshakes; not even at a speciality store.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|11431) 1493 days ago
A very non-descript exterior, but could be one of those times that "it's what's inside that counts"!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1129) 1493 days ago
A well written review of Mon Petit Gourmet and very well deserved. A visit to this new and unique business is a must. Friendly and professional service and mouthwatering delicacies to die for. Clean and hygenic enviroment with something to tempt every palate. Yvonne & Earle
by earle (score: 0|3) 1491 days ago
Wow, enjoyed reading every word of this article - Exceptionally written!
I love the 'French' touch or Little Paris right in the heart of Kelmscott.
Apart from the mouth watering gourmet foods, fresh sandwiches, hot pies and continental rolls - the picnic/hamper baskets are a great idea for anyone to pick up on their way to the hills for a day out, carefully prepared by Mon Petit's Gourmet friendly Chefs! Sounds tempting and so worth the drive! All the best, Mon Petit Gourmet!
by dulci (score: 0|5) 1489 days ago
Are you looking for somewhere 'new' to have lunch or spoil yourself, or a friend with some delicious little delicacies? Well look no further - check out Mon Petit Gourmet, click on the article below, you won't be sorry you did!
Jude and I went last Friday and was pleasantly delighted with the shop, the owners (especially because I know Debbie from the age of 6 months old) who also is my school friend's daughter! We had a delicious sandwich each and freshly made coffee, could not fault the service or the food. I browsed in the shop and picked up a few goodies as well. Now is the perfect time to visit...the drive up there is glorious and the views are to die for this time of the year! So why not make it your next day out? You won't be sorry!
Blessings
Edna Ross
by veras (score: 0|2) 1486 days ago
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