002Perth has been spoiled by new cafe openings over the past month – notably Nic & Kolo, Tiisch, Blacksmith and Henry on Eighth – and joining the party we have Frisch & Barc on Canning Highway in Como.

Frisch & Barc has been created by the owners of Johnny’s Burgers in Canning Vale, and is a worthy addition to their empire. I suspect they’re only just getting started.

Frisch & BarcFrisch & Barc is a serious establishment when it comes to coffee and tea, both from local provider Top Shelf.

It’s also one of the new cafes that has got it right when it comes to service – several of them don’t, but I’m not naming names here. When I visited for breakfast, my coffee arrived a few minutes after my food which didn’t bother me at the time, but money was forced back into my hands by the barista with an apology, despite my protestations.

Frisch & BarcThe menu has a distinctly Asian twist, although there’s enough variety to please everyone – think a Tbsp. kind of menu.

I tried the Black Angus corned beef potato hash with kale, fried egg and sriracha soy ($23.90) – not cheap, but a huge serving of superb ingredients. The mound of corned beef is hidden by the egg in this photo, but my favourite part of this dish was the crispy potato hash coated with the rich, sticky, sriracha soy. Beautiful.

Frisch & BarcThe diners next to me kindly allowed me to snap photographs of their meals, this was the brioche French toast with coconut & pandan custard, berry & apple compote and crushed pistachio ($17.90)

Frisch & BarcSingapore chilli crab omelette with grilled shimeji mushroom, Asian herb salad and ciabatta toast ($23.90).

Frisch & BarcYesterday I stopped at Frisch & Barc for a quick coffee on my way home at about 1pm, and it was so full that I had to sit outside. I wasn’t intending to buy anything, but this espresso brownie from The Gluten Free Table was just too tempting to resist – it was rich, delicious, and as good as it looks. So…do we need gluten after all?

I have no hesitation in declaring Frisch & Barc to be one of the best cafes in Perth, and I don’t believe it’s just because they’re trying hard in the early stages. This is a place I can see myself returning to time and time again, and there aren’t many of those in Perth. Highly recommended.

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