If I had to sum up the food at Mt Lawley’s Fez café I would say, simple wholesome food done well. Anthony and I had The Fez café on our foodie list for a while now and after trying their pancakes, I am glad we did.
As we entered the café I immediately got a sense of what this family owned café is all about. The décor was a mixture of colourfully eclectic pieces. One side of the café has a large mural of an eagle being painted over a bright green wall. It wasn’t finished yet but it still looked really impressive. It was also great to see that they used a young local artist.
Corned Beef Hash – mixed potatoes, herbs, onions & garlic, kale, house pickles, fried eggs and horse radish cream $22
Buttermilk Pancakes – berry compote, mascarpone and maple syrup $18
For our breakfast we ordered Corned Beef Hash – mixed potatoes, herbs, onions & garlic, kale, house pickles, fried eggs and horse radish cream $22 and Buttermilk Pancakes – berry compote, mascarpone and maple syrup $18 . The Corned Beef Hash was a perfect hearty option for the cold winters morning. Anthony loved how they kept the flavours on the corn beef simple. It was nice n’ salty and cooked perfectly. The mixed potatoes and salty corned beef married well with his oozy runny fried eggs. It was definitely a comfort food dish. My buttermilk pancakes consisted of three golden pancakes with a side of berry compote, maple syrup and mascarpone. This unassuming plate of pancakes turned out to be an absolute delight! The pancakes were light and fluffy as well as being scrumptiously crispy on edges. I wanted the cooks recipe because my buttermilk pancakes never comes out like that! I generously dolloped the berry compote and mascaparone all over my pancakes. I loved the tartness of compote along with the creaminess of the mascarpone. Deeelish!
Got Milk Donuts
After we finished our breakfast we definitely wanted to take home some of their sweet treats we had seen earlier. Placed on one of their cabinets opposite the main counter was a huge mouth-watering Snickers cake annnnd a tray of fresh doughnuts that had just been delivered by Got Milk Donuts. We ended up ordering a slice of Snickers cake and three donuts (one of each flavour) to take home. If you are a fan of Snickers bars you will love this cake! This was also the first time we had tried Got Milk Donuts and it won’t be our last! These doughnuts were golden brown, lightly crispy on the outside and soft n’ fluffy inside. My favourite was the luscious Vanilla Brulee.
We’d definitely be back to eat at The Fez café. We enjoyed the meals and loved the sweet treat selection! Big thumbs up!
The first time we heard about the The Little Pantry was on Instagram. Someone had posted a stunning picture of their mouth watering Brioche French Toast. In the picture, there was delicious caramel sauce cascading down each layer of the crispy golden French toast and on top sat a dollop of creamy vanilla ice cream. Both Anthony and I both agreed that this was one place we had to try!
Walking into the The Little Pantry I couldn’t help but notice this cafe had a stylish but cozy feel. It looked like the type of cafe you can spend a leisurely breakfast catching up with a loved one.
As usual we grabbed some menus, found a good spot to settle into and ordered a few coffees to start off with. This particular morning was a really cold one and you could see the people coming in were in need of a good hot beverage. Despite the high demand of coffee orders coming through, the barista was pumping out the coffees at a good steady pace. Not long after we placed our coffee order they arrived at our table. Anthony’s flat white was perfect but unfortunately my latte was a under extracted which made it too weak for my liking.
Brioche French Toast – Nutella, Salted Caramel, Rhubarb, Vanilla Ice cream & Pistachios
Crispy Fried Potato, Chorizo, Poached Eggs, Labna & So Frito
For our food we ordered ‘Crispy Fried Potato, Chorizo, Poached Eggs, Labna & So Frito’ $16.00 and of course the dish I have been waiting to sink my teeth into…’Brioche French Toast – Nutella, Salted Caramel, Rhubarb, Vanilla Ice cream & Pistachios’ $16.00. The french toast looked absolutely scrumptious and the presentation was so pretty! This dish did not disappoint. The french toast was crispy and golden on the outside and moist, soft and light inside. There was a lot of sweet elements on this dish for example the Nutella, salted caramel, vanilla ice cream but the cooked rhubarb, for me, cut through some of the sweetness. Anthony’s Crispy Fried Potato dish could only be describe as comfort food! How can you wrong with golden crispy fried potatoes? Each bite was like heaven in your mouth. There was a decent serving of good quality chorizo too and the poached egg was delightfully gooey inside.
Overall, we loved our breakfast at The Little Pantry. If you like your comfort food (and who doesn’t in this cold weather?) then definitely give Little Pantry a go. We will definitely be back again!
Its no secret, Anthony and I love Instagram. We follow heaps foodies and local food & coffee businesses. When we found out the Old Laundry has changed chefs and saw their scrumptious cakes on Instagram (their Oreos cookies & cream cake particularly caught my eye) we thought we should go back and give The Old Laundry another go.
We chose a seat inside and ordered two Piccolos straightaway. We took our time looking over the menu, everything sounded delicious! A short while later our Piccolos arrived, they were strong but not bitter. Anthony ordered ‘Smashed Pumpkin Bruschetta- Hazelnut Dukkah, Poached Egg, Feta, Honey & Dill Dressing’ $16.00 and I ordered ‘Old Laundry Peanut Butter & Jelly Pop Tart – Chocolate Mousse, Three Berry Jam, Banana, Peanuts & Salted Caramel $17.
Whilst waiting for our brekkie, I thought this would be a great time to check out these scrumptious I have been seeing all over Instagram. I walked to up to a waiter and enquired about it. The waiter said ‘Sorry no cakes today’ damn…I thought to myself, I missed out.
When our meals arrived to our table they looked colourful and appealing. Anthony cut straight into his poached egg expecting a delicious oozy yolk to come running out but instead the yolk was overcooked and hard. The first couple of bites of my pop tart were delicious. I loved the crispiness of the pop tart crust with the saltiness of the peanut butter filling and the chocolate mousse was deliciously rich and silky smooth. But after awhile it became too rich and sweet. The banana even though a perfect accompaniment with the rest of the elements on the plate, just added to the sweetness overload.
Overall we had a pleasant time at The Old Laundry. Its a beautiful cafe with a laid-back atmosphere. Despite having an overcooked egg, the rest of the Anthony’s dish was really good especially the Honey & Dill dressing. Would we back again? definitely for a coffee and hopefully, a piece of their scrumptious cake!
We’ve had a few bad weeks come crashing down on us lately and because of that Anthony and I have been hibernating. Whenever I’ve had a rough day or in this case, a rough couple of weeks I’ve always sort the comfort of home to make me feel better. This past weekend though, we were ready to get back into the swing of things. We both were eager to dust ourselves off and carry on with the things that we really love doing.
We decided to check out Rabbit In The Moon Cafe on Saturday morning for brekkie. I wasn’t particularly hungry but the thought of checking out a new cafe sounded like fun. Arriving at the cafe my first thought was that we made the right decision. The cafe had a laid back and cheery vibe about it. On our way to our table we were greeted with a warm friendly smile from a staff member behind the counter. We decided to share a dish and get a couple of coffees. Perusing over the menu Anthony’s attention immediately went to the ‘Kumara Rosti, Poached Eggs & Mushrooms’ $18.50. Whilst waiting for our meal and drinks, I took the time to check out my surroundings. The decor was exactly my taste. I love the bursts of yellow throughout. It was so uplifting and so cheerful. Even their coffee machine was well suited to the decor with its matching bright yellow exterior. A short time later our dish arrived at our table. It looked so pretty and appetising! My first bite was ok, although we both agreed it needed something. The missing ingredient was seasoning. The dish although looked and smelt delicious was lacking a little flavour. I sprinkled some salt and pepper over dish and took another bite…deeeelicious! Seasoning brought out all the beautiful flavours of the rosti together with the mushroom and the beautifully cooked eggs.
Overall our experience with The Rabbit In The Moon Cafe was a positive one. The staff was welcoming and the cafe had a cool laid back vibe. We shrugged off the lack of seasoning as a small oversight in the kitchen that was easily fixed. It’s a little out of the way from the heart of Fremantle but we thought it was worth the journey!
Over the past month we watched Good Things cafe grow on social media from a vacant shell into trendy cafe. This new edition to Perth’s cafe scene is located in suburbs of Mosman Park. Walking into the cafe I was immediately drawn to the simple neutral decor. Theres is a cool mural created by local artist Jae Criddle on one side of the cafe that gives the cafes minimal surroundings an interesting edge. We grab some menus and take a seat. The menu has a good balance of savoury and sweet dishes to choose from.
Good Things uses local coffee roasters Micrology. We decided to get two lattes and try both blends they had on offer. I chose the ‘House Blend’ and Anthony had the ‘Yirgacheffe’. The coffee was awesome! Our shots were extracted at the right time and the milk was textured perfectly. My house blend tasted deliciously rich and Anthony’s tasted like there was hints of berry.
In the mood for something sweet I chose the ‘Caramelised Banana-Nut Hotcakes, Honey and Labneh’ $16 I was sooo happy with my decision! This dish really hits the spot. The hotcakes were soft and moist. The caramelised banana-nut along with the honey added a delicious sweetness to the dish but it wasn’t too sweet as the labneh balanced everything out.
‘Dukkah Roast Pumpkin, Maple Bacon, Fried Egg, Pesto & Flakey Roti’ $20 Each element used in the dish all married well together into one flavourful breakfast. Anthony’s sunny side up eggs were cooked perfectly as well as his roasted pumpkin. He also found the pesto was a great addition with the other elements, as with each bite it enhanced the flavours in his mouth. He didn’t think he would like maple bacon but after trying it for the first time, he was pleasantly surprised. The dukkah sprinkled over the entire dish brought another level of flavour and spice.
All in all we enjoyed ourselves at Good Things cafe. The coffee was great. We didn’t have to wait long to be served or for our food and drinks to come out. Also we thought the portion sizes were valve for money. We would highly recommend this place.
Piccolos Corner is a quaint vintage inspired eatery nestled amongst West Leederville’s suburbia. Arriving at this cafe and finding a place to park the car proved to be a bit of a tricky mission. Surrounding streets were off limits as parking spots were only available to local residents and permit holders. Spots close to the cafe were minimal and already taken. Later on we found out that the owners are currently working with the council to provide better parking for their customers. We eventually found a spot a few minutes away and took a leisurely stroll to the cafe.
The vintage chandeliers against the exposed brick feature wall, the beautiful native flora placed on each of the tables and the old-fashioned antique pieces throughout gave this family run cafe a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
First up, we ordered a Piccolo and English Breakfast tea. Unfortunately, the Piccolo was over extracted which gave it a strong bitter taste. Anthony, needing a coffee fix at that time of the morning had to add sugar to make it more palatable.
We ordered ‘Kosher baked cinnamon and raisin bagel toasted and served with cream cheese and strawberry jam’ $9.00 and ‘Smashed pumpkin, danish fetta and wilted spinach on ciabatta, with homemade pesto and a free range poached egg’ $19.00. My bagel was a bit too dense and dry for my liking. The strawberry jam had nice big chunks of the fruit throughout however, I found the jam more sour than sweet. Anthony was a little underwhelmed with his dish as he thought there was an excessive amount of pumpkin. He knew that that Smashed Pumpkin was the main element on this dish (in fact, thats why he chose this as he loves pumpkin) but the amount that was served was excessive ultimately leaving the dish unbalanced. The feta cheese seemed a little non-existent. With a closer look you can see it was mixed in with the pumpkin but unfortunately you couldn’t taste it. There was supposed be wilted spinach but the spinach that Anthony received didn’t look cooked at all.
Overall, we thought the staff was friendly and the atmosphere was inviting. Checking out the reviews of Piccolo’s corner on Urbanspoon we found that a lot of people thought their coffee was good and we also saw images of the smashed pumpkin dish which had slight variations to what we were served. Maybe they were simply having a bad day? Regardless, before we completely write this place off Anthony and I both agreed we would give this place another go in the future.
Sitting patiently at our table whilst Anthony is at the front counter ordering our food and drinks. I look around at my surroundings and admire the laid back old school vintage decor. I have been to this place before for a catch up breakfast with a good friend and had enjoyed the experience. This particular morning, Anthony and I were not in the mood for a bustling packed out cafe with tedious long queues. We wanted to go somewhere where we can relax and not feel rushed, so I suggested we go to Fremantle’s Ootong and Lincoln.
To start off, we ordered a couple of Piccolos which were stronger than what we are used to but we still thought it was deliciously satisfying.
For my breakfast, I ordered ‘Grilled Mushroom Polenta, Poached Eggs, Rocket and Salsa Verde $19.50. I thought this dish was comforting, tasty and flavourful. Everything worked well together, although, the Salsa Verde was so good, I wish I had a bit more on my plate. My favourite part of the dish was the fried polenta. It was golden and crispy on the outside with a soft, deliciously savoury creamy texture inside. In fact, I liked the fried polenta so much that I kept hinting to Anthony (the budding home cook) how much I liked it so hopefully, one day he will make this for me at home!
Anthony ordered, ‘Spinach & Quinoa Soda Loaf, Peas, Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted Pumpkin, Za’atar, Labneh and Poached Eggs’ $17.00 Anthony enjoyed his dish. The soda bread was a deliciously savoury element teamed well with the sweetness of the roasted vegetables. He thought the yolk from the perfectly poached eggs also added a delectable creamy texture.
Overall, Ootong and Lincoln provided a relaxing atmosphere where we could chill out and talk leisurely about our week. We were served promptly by their pleasant staff and were positively satisfied by their tasty savoury dishes.