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Perth breakfast redemption: a return to Foam Coffee Bar, Leederville

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Let’s get the bad out of the way – 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.

I’m not going into details, because I’m happy to say that I had a much better experience when I returned to Foam last week as the guest of my friend Keegan, better known as Angry Coffee Man. Follow him on Instagram if you’re not already…just never serve him bad coffee.

Foam LeedervilleKeegan had been invited to Foam to sample the new menu, which had been launched a few days previously. Here’s a slightly bent version.

It might look pretty standard at first glance, but there’s some interesting dishes here. The bacon is hand-cut and smoked in-house. The full English breakfast actually includes black pudding, and I wouldn’t personally order the “Flower Eggs” but I’m intrigued to see what it looks like.

I actually had trouble choosing between a few dishes, which is unusual for me.

Foam LeedervilleCoffee is from 5 Senses, and is good. Before you write in and complain, this one had sat for a little while before the photo was taken, hence the bubbles.

Foam LeedervilleI ordered the Canadian pancakes with maple syrup and house-smoked bacon ($15).

The pancakes are quite thin, more crepe-style than the thick pancakes we often get – I prefer them this way, so was happy. I should point out that there is extra bacon wedged between each pancake, so although this might look like a small-ish dish when it arrives, there’s plenty to get through.

It definitely needs the lemon, and I would have liked some more maple syrup, but this was a tasty dish that I’d certainly order again.

Foam LeedervilleKeegan ordered the creme fraiche scrambled eggs ($15) with a side of mushrooms ($4), which was a great combination. The scrambled eggs were light and creamy, not made at all heavy by the creme fraiche.

Foam LeedervilleMy second coffee – cappuccino this time – was really, really good.

Based on my experience today, the horrors of the past have been forgiven and I would be very happy to return to Foam. The service was friendly, coffee good and the menu interesting. There are several dishes I’m very keen to try, starting with “The Full English” and “Go Bananas”, and I’ll be returning soon. Recommended.

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