Gusto Food, South Perth – breakfast review

Gusto Food

Gusto Food

This Saturday morning we headed to Gusto Food for breakfast, a well regarded cafe located on picturesque Angelo Street in South Perth, right next to Wesley College. Gusto Food opens nice and early at 7am from Tuesday to Sunday – as regular readers will know, that’s a good start for me and immediately adds bonus points. Lunch is also on offer until 3pm (2pm on Sunday).

We arrived about 7:30 and had no problem getting a seat, but it was busy by the time we left with customers waiting to pounce on tables.

Gusto Food

The menu includes an interesting variety of items ranging from the obligatory full breakfast and eggs with all sorts of things to a croque monsieur (shaved ham, emmental cheese & bechamel sauce – very tempting) and home made crumpets with berries, peanut “gravel” and yoghurt (we saw this at the next table and it looked awesome) – see a slightly out of date menu here. As you can see, there’s also a well stocked counter fridge full of sweet treats.

Gusto Food

The coffee was nice and nothing to complain about, although you can get better elsewhere – I did notice an espresso bar a few doors down, although I can’t speak to the quality there. Pricing was reasonable at $3.90 for this cappuccino.

Gusto Food

My new diet requires me not to drink much with food, so today I ordered a small macchiatto. I missed my creamy cappuccino but at least I still had my morning shot!

Gusto Food

I chose the cinnamon French toast with bacon, banana, berry compote and homemade honeycomb ($17.50) – as you can see, value for money isn’t an issue here. There was more than enough on the plate, the two pieces of bread were very thick and there was a heap of good quality bacon. The honeycomb was really nice, like a naughty treat at breakfast time. As a whole meal…I left more than satisfied but with the feeling that I’d had better elsewhere. I can’t really put my finger on it.

Gusto Food

Renay chose the southern cornbread with bacon, poached eggs, mustard gravy and black bean & tomato salsa ($19.50). She found the salsa a little dry but the corn bread was moist, poached eggs perfectly cooked and the mustard gravy had a real punch.

This dish was certainly different from what you’ll find on most Perth breakfast menus, although I don’t think Mrs S in Maylands will ever be beaten when it comes to cornbread for breakfast.

Gusto Food

Gusto Food is situated in a nice, quiet location (at least it was early on a Saturday morning).We sat outside on this glorious day, which was most enjoyable. Service was quick and friendly, with little touches like providing chilled water glasses adding to the experience.

We enjoyed our visit to Gusto Food, although I think we’ll be moving down our list of new places to try before we head back. If you enjoy a nice cup of coffee and a breakfast menu that’s a little different then definitely pay them a visit – just make sure you get there early.

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About the author

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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