Perth breakfast review: Piccolo’s Corner, West Leederville

Piccolos Corner

Piccolos CornerPiccolo’s Corner is located on the corner of two leafy streets in West Leederville, and is one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it kind of places. You certainly wouldn’t expect anything remarkable from the outside, but I’d heard many good things so decided to check it out for myself…

It’s open from 7am-4pm Tuesday to Friday, 8am-2pm on weekends and they also have a coffee window, as you can see in the photo above.

Piccolos CornerThis was our view from the back of the cafe almost immediately after the doors opened – about two minutes later, the place was full. I had to join a queue of five people just to get a menu!

It’s all very quaint inside as you can see, and there’s also an outside seating area so it’s bigger than it looks at first glance.

Piccolos CornerThere are lots of goodies to be had at the counter, for that all important second-breakfast.

Piccolos CornerCoffee is from Five Senses, and it was good. Very good, in fact.

Piccolos CornerHere’s the fairly complex menu – there’s some really interesting stuff here, but you can still get eggs on toast if you like (maybe that’s in capitals to calm customers freaking out over the number of “smashed avocado & pea” dishes).Piccolos CornerRenay chose the cherry tomato & basil pesto bruschetta with Danish feta, crispy bacon and a fried egg ($19). The picture almost speaks for itself – this dish was so fresh, the fried egg perfectly cooked and the bacon was super crispy.

Piccolos CornerI chose the house-made beef & pork meatballs with a “rich ragu”, basil pesto, parmesan, garlic-rubbed ciabatta and a perfect poached egg ($20). Wow. These were hands down the best meatballs I’ve ever eaten, and the sauce was, as advertised, beautifully rich. The poached egg was a decadent extra, and this dish would be good at any time of day or night. One of my all time favourite breakfast dishes.

So yes, our breakfast at Piccolo’s Corner was fantastic – great coffee, food and service with a really nice vibe. One thing I would point out is that it wasn’t a quick place to eat – we were there well over an hour – but then again, this isn’t the CBD and we found that the relaxed surroundings made us forget about the time. A small negative was that we bought a couple of jam doughnuts for later and they were very bread-y, so I’m guessing they weren’t fresh that day. My Mum loved the muesli slice, however.

Given everything else, I’ll forgive them for that, and will be back to Piccolo’s Corner again without question. It’s plain to see why it filled up within minutes of the doors opening, and the locals must hate that “outsiders” have discovered their secret. Highly recommended.

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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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