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Portofinos Cafe

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by Helenonthesofa (subscribe)
Freelance writer, mum of two who loves living in sunny Perth.
Published April 29th 2012
Based in Perth's far North, at Quinns Beach, this cafe overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean providing the window dwelling coffee drinker with a beautiful vista to enjoy with their beverage.

Portofinos Cafe

The Food
The food on offer falls into two categories of either breakfast or lunch/light meals that fit nicely into the operating hours of 8.30am until 4.30pm.

Breakfast is available until 11.30am with a good selection of sweet and savoury treats. The bacon and eggs ($14) is a generous portion and if you ask for your bacon well cooked, you'll get it nice and crispy if your taste runs in the same direction as mine. The scrambled eggs are a particularly favoured option as they taste decidedly home made with a generous hint of butter.

There is a novel breakfast pizza on the menu ($19) which I've not yet tried, but I've seen other cafe patrons order this as a brunch option and it looks to be deliciously heavy on the toppings of bacon, eggs, potatoes, sausage, onion and tomatoes.

Bacon and eggs? Don't mind if I do?

The lunch and light meals options have a wonderful Italian undercurrent with some great pasta and pizza options. Especially look out for the lasagna of the day ($20), where some interesting flavour combinations are tried out. A great family favourite is to order one of the pizzas (approx $22), and share this together with a couple of side dishes. Very tasty.

Great restaurant for breakfast and brunch

If your meal choice has allowed any room for dessert, you'll find a good selection of cakes and desserts in the glass sweet counter. These desserts will certainly be enough to conquer your sweet fix, but overall they are not the most inspiring desserts and they are certainly hedging towards the expensive end of the spectrum.

For Kids
Kids are adequately catered for ($9 a meal), although as normal, it's a shame to see such a lack of variety in the kids menu. Kids are perfectly capable of eating more than chicken nuggets and fish and chips. The positive call out here is that they do offer a children's lasagna, and this is a lovely fresh meal which is big enough for an adult. We've always asked for this to be boxed up to take home with us, as it's too big a portion for our little guy.

Nicely enclosed kids play space

The other big attraction for kids is the enclosed playground onsite that the non beach side of the cafe looks onto. This space provides a great play area for children who can easily be supervised from the nearby tables Great for playdates where the kids can play and mums (or dads) can get their caffeine fix.

All in, this is a well rounded cafe and a place I'm happy to visit on weekends with my small family for lazy breakfasts or long lunches.
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Why? Breakfast overlooking the ocean, why not?
When: Monday to Sunday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
Where: 2 Quinns Road, Mindarie WA 6030
Cost: Varies $3.80 for a cappucino
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