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 July 3rd 2016
Do you like eating brunch at a cafe?
Perth has become a mecca for good cafes and restaurants in the last 10 or so years, and although it is difficult to pick just seven of the better cafes around Perth, I have spent several years doing this. This was of course, not a chore for me as I love breakfast and/or brunch. Most of these cafes vary their menu, so you may not be able to get exactly what I have listed here, but rest assured, none of these should disappoint with any new creations.
As eggs are one of my favourite foods, most of my breakfasts and/or brunches include eggs of some sort. There is an art in making egg dishes, particularly the humble poached egg which can be tasteless and not have a "runny" yolk - the chefs from these cafes got it right with their poached eggs, and indeed with their brunches as a whole.
The cafes are listed, in no particular order of preference:
*To the Woods, Bassendean
Mushroom and bacon jaffle
This is a small cafe at 9 Old Perth, Road, Bassendean and although their menu is not huge, it is excellent. I had the mushroom and bacon jaffle and at around $10, this was excellent value and taste.
These people, at 200 Whatley Crescent, Maylands, make a croinut which is a mixture of a croissant and a donut, and this cafe although the menu is small, is quite different and my smashed avocado with two poached eggs was $14.50. Recently opened, it is an old house with several rooms where each time I have gone, we have sat in our own room on comfy couches with antiques as decoration.
*The Old Laundry, North Perth
The Old Laundry is one of the newer cafes on the Angove Street strip, and I had the smashed pumpkin, Persian feta, and poached egg on thick ciabatta. It was beautifully displayed, with an unusual taste with a slightly sour sauce - highly recommended.
*The Partisan, East Perth
Home made baked beans
Although it is difficult to park round here, and parking is very expensive, this is a "must return" breakfast place - situated on the river at 22/60 Royal Street, the menu is vast and all brunches I have had there have been unusual and very tasty. This time I had the tomato braised beans and chickpeas along with fried eggs, cherry tomato, spinach, feta and crisp prosciutto salad, with charred ciabatta, and pesto. Once again, an unusual and well worth the hassle of parking, meal which cost $22.
*Milkd, North Perth
Bacon stack with feta and poached eggs
Situated at 32 Angove Street, in the heart of the strip, this was one of the best brunches I have had and consisted of a bacon stack with poached free range eggs and feta. It included tomato, feta and rocket and the bread was sour dough. Priced at $16.90, I could not fault this meal and the coffee was also excellent.
*Metrio & Co., North Perth
Metrio, North Perth
Metrio & Co is also on the Angove Street strip and this is a family run business that has been there for a long time. The Swiss Barista makes one of the best coffees in Perth, and the food varies and is always interesting. I had scrambled eggs with spinach and feta with a tomato salsa sauce on the side, and this cost $17. Often hard to get a table here and the staff are very friendly.
*Hobart Deli, North Perth
Brioche with eggs
Hobart Street Deli at 45 Hobart Street, North Perth, is an established cafe which is small, often crowded, with good food at all times. I had the brioche French toast with salted caramel, bacon and banana. What a great mixture of tastes this was - at $19.90, it was worth the wait for a table.