A quick breakfast at Little Stove, Bicton

Little Stove

Little Stove in Bicton has been on my list of places to visit for some time, although it’s not an area I get to very often as it’s quite a trek from Ellenbrook. I was recently in the area early on a Sunday morning, so dropped in for breakfast.

Little Stove in Bicton has been on my list of places to visit for some time, although it’s not an area I get to very often as it’s quite a trek from Ellenbrook. Yesterday, however, I braved the heat to visit the Perth Makers Market in Applecross to support my friends from Little Bit Design, and naturally went looking for breakfast in the area beforehand.

Little StoveLittle Stove is open from 7am to 5pm, seven days a week (closing only on Christmas & Boxing Days) however the markets didn’t start until 9:30 so I was forced to have breakfast later than my usual time of why-aren’t-the-doors-open-yet. I arrived at about 8:15 to find the cafe already buzzing and full of cyclists, but I won’t hold that against them. I was greeted with a smile at the counter, and managed to secure one of the last remaining tables. Plenty of customers came and went during my time there, including many for takeaway coffee.

You can see the Little Stove menu here and there should be something for everyone, from the bacon & scrambled egg seeded bap with tomato relish ($13.50) to the very trendy (but no judgment) banana & blueberry smoothie bowl with active almond milk, chia, goji, pot set yoghurt and oats ($12). The slightly-lunchy pulled pork toasted sandwich with slaw, vintage cheddar & chilli potato skins ($19.50) is right up my street. The usual extras are available, plus the rather intriguing Mexican street corn ($8.50).

Little Stove has a sustainable kitchen garden and grows as much of its own produce as possible.

Little StoveI was only after something light and ordered a ham & cheese croissant (no tomato thanks – $9), plus a hash brown ($6) which unfortunately was devoured before I managed to photograph it. The croissant was light and crispy with just the right amount of filling – quality ham, firm but oozy cheese, and not at all greasy.

The home-made hash-brown was crisp and peppery, thankfully not the under-seasoned lump of potato that I encounter way too often.

Little StoveMy coffee arrived after the food, which I think was just a result of the cafe being so busy, and wasn’t long enough to be a problem. Coffee is from Myaree-based small batch roaster Grouch & Co, who I’m not familiar with but I’d go back for a second cup. The Grouch & Co website describes their coffee as “shit hot varietals from around the world”, which seems like quite a brave statement.

The thing that really struck me about Little Stove was how friendly the staff were, and there was a clear attempt to provide a very personal service to every customer. Even as I was leaving, I couldn’t make eye contact with any of the staff so just headed for the door, only to hear a loud “thank you” from a staff member before I made it out. It had the feeling of a truly “local” cafe, albeit one in a well-off area, and that’s the kind of thing that makes you want to go back. It’s definitely somewhere I’ll be returning to.

Little StoveSpeaking of the area, Little Stove is only a few minutes away from this. It’s not a bad city that we live in, is it?

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Martin

Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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  • “have just recently found your website, loving reading through the “breakfast” listings, and with the Little Stove one of my locals, you’re right in exceptionally friendly staff – always. It is a family business run by the sisters and it has been a hit since day dot

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