Nic & Kolo is a new family-owned Applecross cafe, recently opened at the site of what used to be JACS Restaurant.
I’ve only been to Foam Coffee Bar in Leederville once before, and it was one of those terrible experiences that makes you vow never to go back.
Working down my near-endless list of Perth cafes, I visited Rise & Grind Espresso Bar on Scarborough Beach Road in Doubleview early this morning.
I’m a fan of the Boutique Travel Cafe in Aveley, and I consider it my “local” cafe in Ellenbrook – check out my review from when it first opened in 2013. The coffee and food is always good, and certainly better than the close by Mecca Gourmet which many people (mostly on Facebook) rave about for reasons that escape me. Today I tried their new Mexican breakfast, consisting of chilli con carne with a fried egg and a piece of sourdough toast ($18). The chilli had a surprising kick and plenty of jalapenos in it, although I would have liked a few more beans – especially at breakfast. If you like a spicy start to the day then this is definitely a dish worth trying.
Homestead Brewery at Mandoon Estate in the Swan Valley is one of my favourite breakfast destinations – great coffee, fabulous food and one of the best views in Perth. The pancakes (with bacon of course!) are my usual order – check out my full breakfast review here.
Everything on this “paddock” breakfast was top class, particularly the scrambled eggs, the mushrooms and the potato cake just poking out from under the bacon – not cheap at $22.90 but the quality justifies the price as far as I’m concerned. The coffee was outstanding too. Renay had the Bircher muesli with apple crisps, which was quite delicious and a very reasonable $12.90. Fortysevenkirwanstreet is open from 7am every day, but make such you get there early, it’s very popular and fills up quickly!
I recently had to make an unplanned early weekday morning trip to Margaret River to assist a sick relative, and before turning around and heading back to Perth I took the opportunity to stop for some breakfast (and more importantly a coffee) at The Urban Bean, which is located just a few doors down from the popular Morrie’s Anytime at the edge of the town centre. Seating is available both inside & outside, and the fitout is comfortable and certainly very colourful. There’s plenty of food to choose from, including cakes & savoury items in the counter fridge. I’m not sure if the “we’re Free from WiFi” statement is a selling point, or a call to the ACCC waiting to happen. The menu is on the board, as you can see…bonus points for the TARDIS. Breakfast items include muesli, croissants, a breakfast burrito and the usual eggs etc on toast. Their…