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.
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.
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.
Keegan 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.
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.