A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published January 4th 2018
This is a must-visit cafe with excellent food
I am often sceptical about organic cafes, however, I decided to try one I had not heard anything about before. A simplistic dictionary meaning of organic is "not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products".
I have, at times, bought organic fruit and vegetables and it is distinctive in that it generally does not look as good, not having been stimulated by artificial means. However, I must say that at Pearth Organic Kitchen, their food looked absolutely delicious!
When I arrived fairly early to meet my friend there for lunch, the place was already half full. It gradually filled up by about 12.45 pm and there were people also coming in to get take away. There are no bookings.
The menu is not large, they have all day breakfast and they have a few unusual combinations such as:
Many of the items on the menu are either vegetarian or even vegan, however, there is always one "meat" choice and nitrate free bacon is available as a side. There are also foods such as vegan burgers, smoothie bowls, and granola.
They have a range of tempting looking desserts and the mango and pomegranate chia pot looked so inviting, though sadly, I could not eat more after my main!
These chia pots are priced at $12
They pride themselves in not using processed sugar in any of their desserts, and these, plus other interesting looking wraps, salads and slices, are in the front cabinet.
Pick from the cabinet as well as the menu
They describe themselves as "Pearth is all about creating wholesome and healthy food. We don't prescribe to any particular diet. On our menu, you will find food to feed the gluten intolerant, vegan, vegetarian and meat-eating people of Perth. What you won't find in our food is processed products or refined sugars. We cook this way because we believe that health is the natural consequence of using whole foods, organic ingredients and conscious cooking techniques."
The name of the cafe, Pearth, is a blended name coming from Perth and earth, and the owner of the cafe is Beck Brown, who has been interested in healthy food for some time. The kitchen has only been open for 2 years.
Beck serving me!
The place itself is fairly small on a tree-lined street with seating both inside in the air conditioning and outside under a lovely leafy tree. Although it is on a major road, the traffic noise was negligible and there was plenty of parking outside and in streets adjacent to the main street.
Looking out on to the main street
I picked the Pearthect Parmesan Eggs, the likes of which I have not tasted before. I love eggs, however, I do not know what was in these (apart from Parmesan) but they were absolutely delicious, and it was a very large serving which must have had about four eggs in it!
They were served with avocado (sliced so thinly and decoratively), and a homemade tomato relish, with wilted kale, and on a thin piece of crispy sourdough bread.
Scrambled Parmesan eggs costing $22
Even the kale on this meal was delicious - the kale, which is normally quite tasteless, left me thinking " I must go and buy a bunch of kale"!
My friend had the Breakfast Fritters which were a stack of sweet potato and carrot fritters served with avocado and a broccoli, apple and lime slaw.
Breakfast fritters costing $20
All the food was presented in such an artistic and masterful way, so much so that I believe anything served by this kitchen would be visually stunning and taste excellent!
It is a cafe that I would say you can't go wrong, whether you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant or just a plain old-fashioned meat eater!
Although the Pearth Kitchen sounds like a "health food shop", their food is well worth at least one visit and I will be back to try another meal.
There are a lot of staff members for the size of the cafe and all were friendly and seemed happy and attentive.
It is situated at 106C Cambridge Street, in West Leederville and is open from 6.30 am till around 3.00 pm daily.