Nic & Kolo is a new Applecross cafe, recently opened at the site of what used to be JACS Restaurant. I was fortunate enough to visit the cafe before it opened – read my Broadsheet piece on their opening here – and was also invited to attend their launch dinner event.
A week later, I returned on a Sunday morning as a paying customer with Renay and some fellow food bloggers for breakfast.
The dining area is rather striking. The triangular layout is interesting, and a clever way to make use of the slightly awkward corner space. It’s good that they resisted the temptation to cram a few more tables in.
Great attention to detail has been shown in the fit-out, which is rather impressive since it only took three weeks to complete.
The pancakes were soft, not too thick and complemented well by the caramel creme. As nice as the bacon was, I wasn’t convinced that this came together as a complete dish. It is very pretty, though 🙂
Nic & Kolo is definitely worth the drive to leafy Applecross for a visit. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, they are now serving dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights so you have plenty of options.
Owner Ben told me of his vision to create a restaurant that will appeal to customers of all ages, and I hope they will succeed. The food is of good quality – but not fussy – and from what I hear, the locals are loving it. Where I think they truly excel is in the friendly service they offer, and there are some new places in Perth that could really learn a thing or two from this family-owned restaurant.