Nic & KoloNic & Kolo is a new Applecross cafe, recently opened at the site of what used to be JACS Restaurant. I was fortunate enough to visit the cafe before it opened – read my Broadsheet piece on their opening here – and was also invited to attend their launch dinner event.

A week later, I returned on a Sunday morning as a paying customer with Renay and some fellow food bloggers for breakfast.

Nic & KoloThe dining area is rather striking. The triangular layout is interesting, and a clever way to make use of the slightly awkward corner space. It’s good that they resisted the temptation to cram a few more tables in.

Great attention to detail has been shown in the fit-out, which is rather impressive since it only took three weeks to complete.

Nic & KoloNic & Kolo use a custom coffee blend from Dimattina, and both of my coffees there have been good.

Nic & KoloI didn’t try the milkshakes, but they need some work according to those that did. A bit on the thin side…

Nic & KoloMy breakfast choice was an easy one – buttermilk pancakes with slab bacon, caramel creme and viola ($18).

The pancakes were soft, not too thick and complemented well by the caramel creme. As nice as the bacon was, I wasn’t convinced that this came together as a complete dish. It is very pretty, though 🙂

Nic & KoloThis rather impressive beast is the bacon and egg burger in a brioche bun with Monterey Jack cheese, baby gem lettuce and house ketchup ($18). Yes, that is a massive slab of bacon.

Nic & KoloLocal mushrooms with horseradish creme, poached egg & sourdough ($17) #gratuitousyolkporn

Nic & KoloSimple slab bacon and poached eggs with watercress ($16)

Nic & KoloThe impressive (and no doubt hideously expensive) brass counter – shown here the day before opening – is usually full of sweet treats, both from Marguerite Cakes and the in-house pastry chef.

Nic & KoloNic & Kolo is definitely worth the drive to leafy Applecross for a visit. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, they are now serving dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights so you have plenty of options.

Owner Ben told me of his vision to create a restaurant that will appeal to customers of all ages, and I hope they will succeed. The food is of good quality – but not fussy – and from what I hear, the locals are loving it. Where I think they truly excel is in the friendly service they offer, and there are some new places in Perth that could really learn a thing or two from this family-owned restaurant.


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