Homestead Brewery, Caversham – Perth breakfast review

Homestead Brewery

Homestead Brewery

Living in Ellenbrook, we have a large choice of restaurants (and of course wineries!) nearby in the Swan Valley, however it’s surprisingly hard to find a decent breakfast. So many of the winery restaurants don’t open until late on a Sunday morning, and most of those that do open tend to cater to the tourist market with overpriced, pedestrian fare.

Today we took a trip to the new Homestead Brewery in the Mandoon Estate in Caversham (just off Reid Highway) to see if they do things any differently.

Homestead Brewery

As soon as you enter the estate, it’s clear that this is somewhere special.

Homestead Brewery

Access is easy and there’s plenty of parking – not something to take for granted these days.

Homestead Brewery

Heading inside and the fitout is modern, comfortable and very clean, which must be a challenge after a Saturday night.

Homestead Brewery

Like a view with your breakfast? How about this.

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The service was prompt and very friendly, and it was good to see a decent amount of staff early in the morning. I was expecting the coffee to be ordinary, but my cappuccino was just the right strength and very drinkable. A good start.

The breakfast menu is relatively small but all of the meals are interesting and there should be something to please everyone. Items include house made granola with Swan Valley honey & Greek yoghurt ($11), Corned beef hash with fried eggs ($19), fried duck egg with sauteed mushrooms & brioche ($19) and baked eggs with chorizo ($17).

Homestead Brewery

I chose the buttermilk pancakes with Canadian maple syrup and crispy bacon ($16). No complaints here – the pancakes were light and fluffy, the generous serving of bacon was crispy as advertised and the maple syrup was real.

Homestead Brewery

Renay chose the toasted sourdough with feta, avocado & slow roasted tomatoes. This was a huge serving, made with top quality ingredients including super-creamy feta that reminds you how bad most of the stuff you buy in the supermarket is. So how much was this dish? A quite amazing $12. Where else in Perth can you get breakfast this good at such a low price?

Homestead Brewery

Kids are catered for on the menu, and there’s plenty of room for them to play outside. There were quite a few families dining there early on this overcast Sunday morning.

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There are plenty of seating options, both inside and out – even have your breakfast on the couch next to the fire if you wish.

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There’s also plenty to choose from for lunch and dinner on the main brewery menu. If you fancy something more upmarket, the Mandoon Estate restaurant offers both degustation and a la carte menus, which you can see here.

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Shiny brewing stuff.

Homestead Brewery

Homestead Brewery opens for breakfast at 7:30am on weekends, which makes a nice change. I’m a big fan of an early breakfast, and I’m glad to see that longer opening hours (both earlier and later) are becoming more common in Perth. The brewery opens at 10:00am during the week, and is open until late on Friday and Saturday nights.

Homestead Brewery

We were thrilled to find somewhere this good just fifteen minutes from home. Unusually, we couldn’t fault it – a beautiful setting, easy access, lots of comfortable seating, great food and coffee at some of the lowest prices in Perth – what more could you ask for?

In a single visit, Homestead Brewery has become our favourite “go to” place for a local breakfast, and we’ll be back soon for lunch. Highly recommended.

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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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