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Published June 16th 2014
For a bodacious brunch and great coffee
Piccolo's Corner is aptly located on the corner of Woolwich Street and St Leonards Avenue in suburban West Leederville. The cute cafe serves coffee, breakfast, brunch and light lunches 6 days a week.
As you walk into the tiny room furnished with recycled wooden chairs, distressed tables and kitschy trinkets, it's buzzing with energy. Two or three staff members busily flit in and out of the kitchen to serve customers. This seems odd given the size of the cafe. Before committing to ordering there is an awkward moment of wondering whether you should eat in or just grab a coffee to takeaway because there isn't any place to sit, until you see the small sign indicating an outdoor area.
Smoked salmon on toasted bread with rocket salad
Their outdoor seating option is an unexpected surprise and just about triples the size of the cafe. A street art mural on the wall of the garden seems at odds with the quaint herb garden, wrought iron and dozens of plants potted in disused olive oil drums. But it all works and gives off a very current yet unpretentious vibe.
The menu is what you would expect from many of Perth's organic, modern food cafes with a wide selection of vegetarian options alongside non-veg classics. Having said that I was very glad to see that most of the items were under $20; a rare occurrence for breakfast/brunch these days.
We ordered the mashed pumpkin and poached egg on toasted bread, smoked salmon on toasted bread, and I couldn't resist the carrot cake topped with chopped chunky dried fruit and nuts with a side of cream. Yum!
Finding parking along the side streets is a bit challenging so plan ahead and walk from either Lake Monger or the West Leederville Coles on Cambridge Street. It'll be worth your while.