This wasn’t the best French toast I’ve ever had, but the candied bacon was spectacular. Great coffee ...
As regular readers will know, going out for breakfast is one of my very favourite things, and was indeed the original inspiration for this blog. Over the last few months I’ve tried quite a few different places and have some new firm favourites (Toast in East Perth and Mrs S in Maylands spring to mind) which I’ll be writing about in due course.
This (Sunday) morning, my girlfriend Renay suggested that we try Bellisa Cafe on Walter Road in Bedford, a small but popular place that gets very busy during the day (particularly on weekends) with both sit-down customers and locals grabbing takeaway coffee.
Bellisa Cafe is situated on a busy road in the middle of a fairly random group of shops, and at a quick glance you wouldn’t expect it to be anything special. It’s simply but comfortably fitted out, and there is an interesting assortment of giftware and books scattered around to tempt you – these aren’t cheap, which isn’t any real surprise.
Service was quick and very friendly, and I was immediately impressed by the variety of items on offer for breakfast – see dodgy menu shot below…
My obligatory breakfast cappuccino looked the part and was above average, but nothing to get excited about.
I ordered the croque madame, which was very tasty although I’d have liked some more ham & cheese in the sandwich. The mustard came through nicely without overpowering everything else, and the rocket salad was lightly dressed which complemented the sandwich well.
I also ordered a side of potato cakes which were excellent – soft, well seasoned potato with a nice crust on top. Decent size, too.
Renay ordered the chorizo, potato, red pepper and cherry tomato pot with fried egg and ciabatta which was delicious, not to mention very different to the usual variety of bacon + eggs + x,y & z on offer at most breakfast destinations.
While we were eating breakfast it was hard to miss the assortment of cakes and muffins being brought out from the kitchen that eventually filled the counter. We couldn’t resist, and brought home chocolate & red velvet cupcakes ($4 each) and a massive chocolate brownie ($5) which were all very nice, although we both agreed that the chocolate cupcake was the winner.
Bellisa Cafe is open from 7:30am – 4:00pm daily, caters for functions and also serves high tea on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-3:00pm (which is now very high on my list of things to try). For good service and quality food that’s a little different from the usual fare, Bellisa Cafe is well worth visiting.
60B Walter Road
Bedford WA 6052
Phone: (08) 9370 1348