Category

Perth

Category

Today’s breakfast at Tuck Shop

If you haven’t been to Tuck Shop Cafe, Pie-House and Delicatessen on Newcastle Street then you really should give it a try. My breakfast choice today was breakfast rissole, crumbed potato cake, tomato relish and poached egg ($17.50) which was simply outstanding. And a side serve of toast, of course – I never knew toast could be that good. Great service, excellent coffee and some of the best food in town – you can even have pork belly for breakfast. What more could you ask for?

Oh McHappy Day – the McRib arrives in Australia!

So the rumours were true – as part of celebrations for the forthcoming London Olympics, Australia is being treated to a range of six limited edition McDonald’s items named after previous host cities. So far we’ve had the Sydney Stack (more on this below) but today it’s the main event – the long awaited launch of the McRib in Australia. It’s branded the “Atlanta Pork McRib”, but we all know what this thing is. So down to business… After all that anticipation, it’s not much to look at – under the hood it’s not much better. I thought this was supposed to have pickles, but I’m not a huge fan so no bother there. The bun is lightly dusted with what looks like polenta, and is soft but a little chewy – quite nice actually. The sauce is unique – sweet and tangy, I’m sure I’ve had it before but I can’t…

Breakfast review: Coode Street Cafe, Mount Lawley

At the end of this leafy street in Mount Lawley lies the Coode Street Cafe, a surprisingly busy restaurant that looks and feels a little out of place in the middle of suburbia. Renay and I arrived at about 9am on Sunday morning and were encouraged by the number of people already dining there and also the number of reserved tables. Parking was a bit of a hassle, and we wondered how a venue that can seat so many (we estimated around 100) can get a license to operate in an area with hardly any parking. We chose to sit inside, and although it was already busy there was plenty of room and the atmosphere was light and friendly – several families were dining at large tables. Our coffees were ordered and delivered quickly while we were perusing the breakfast menu. Renay’s latte was served in a beer mug for…

High Tea review: Ramon’s at Willow Pond, Canning Vale

Having lived in and around Canning Vale for quite a few years I’ve been to Ramon’s at Willow Pond several times. Despite the beautiful setting it has struggled with its food, which has been overpriced in comparison with Kelly’s Cafe not far away and even the nearby competition (and I use the word loosely) Nicholsons and The Last Drop. I’ve had breakfast, lunch and dinner there over the years, and was recently drawn back by its introduction of high tea. There’s plenty of places around Perth to have high tea at the moment – over the last few months I’ve been to The Hyatt and The George. You can check out Ramon’s full menu here – you’ll notice the high teas right at the top, including an Asian version which is presumably their attempt to cash in on dim sum. The English high tea costs a very reasonable $26 per person…

Breakfast review: Cantina 663, Mount Lawley

In our never ending search for new breakfast destinations, we recently headed to Urbanspoon and found Cantina 663 on Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley placed firmly in the #1 spot, as well as being at the top of the fine dining category. We’ve since been there for breakfast on two consecutive Sundays – which in itself is an indication of how good our experience was – and its popularity means that tables are in short supply after 8am. Cantina 663 describes itself as a “European canteen” which strives to use organic ingredients wherever possible. It is open for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week and antipasto and dinner monday through saturday. Check out the website here for menu and other information – although I’m focussing on breakfast here, there’s plenty to experience throughout the day. On our first visit there was an initial mixup with our coffees (they were sent to…