The Local Shack, Joondalup – breakfast review – good food, amazing value for money

The Local Shack

The Local Shack

The Local Shack is a recent addition to Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre, as part of the new food-hall on the first floor. It’s actually the third Local Shack, there’s one in Scarborough and another on Murray St in the CBD (near Shafto Lane). While their primary focus is “Burgers & Drinks”, they have a decent sized breakfast menu and we headed in early this morning to see what was on offer.

The Local Shack

Funky decor aside, the first thing we noticed was how friendly the service was, which is always a challenge early on a Saturday morning. We were told that the entire Local Shack menu – food and drink – is available at any time (8am to 10pm), so if you ever fancy a parmy & beer for breakfast (or pancakes for dinner), this is the place for you.

Burgers are the house specialty, and there are 15 varieties covering all bases – spicy, chicken, vegetarian, steak etc ($12-$15). Most can be ordered as sliders, which is a smart way of keeping customers interested and sampling the menu. There are also pizzas, salads, standard pub / grill meals and even “Crazy Mexican” fries (normal or sweet potato) with chilli con carne, mozzarella, sour cream and roasted pepper & chilli sauce ($13), which gets big bonus points from me.

Check out the full food menu here.

The Local Shack

Resisting an “adult milkshake” or dark chocolate & orange vodka infusion, I started with a long macchiato and was surprised by how good it was. The glass was a little hot to hold at first, but no big deal.

The Local ShackGetting back to breakfast, the very reasonably priced menu includes selections such as “Pot of Gold” (baked eggs with chorizo, cannellini beans, tomato & goats cheese – $15), smashed avocado on sourdough with goat’s cheese & ploughmans pickle ($13), the “Wipeout” (poached eggs, bacon, avocado, beans, chips (!) & sourdough – $18) and the intriguing “Morning Session” (bacon, egg, cheese & chipotle bbq in between 2 pancakes – $9.50).

I chose the “non-American” pancakes – a stack of four pancakes with bacon & maple syrup ($14). This was just what I fancied – decent bacon & light pancakes covered in more sweetness than is good for you. An absolute bargain at $14.

The Local Shack

Renay went for some simple scrambled eggs on sourdough toast – a mere $7. Again surprisingly, these eggs were really good – well seasoned and very creamy. I might have stolen some from her plate.

We enjoyed our breakfast this morning, and will definitely be going back – next time for a burger and chilli fries. We’re often in Joondalup early on a Saturday so The Local Shack will likely become a regular destination for us.

The service was friendly, coffee & food was good and a $30 breakfast for two is hard to argue with. Where else in Perth can you pay just $7 for good eggs on sourdough (with only another $4 for bacon or chorizo), or add two poached eggs, avocado or goat’s cheese to any breakfast for $3?

The Local Shack isn’t fancy, but you’ll struggle to find better value for money in Perth. Recommended.

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About the author


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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