Asado, Claremont – quick breakfast review

Asado

Asado

Asado is a new addition to Claremont, and probably needs no introduction to Perth-based foodies, as they did a great job of publicising their launch across social media.

If you’re not familiar with Asado, they describe themselves as “a relaxed small bar with an early morning to late night kitchen featuring Argentinian street food and a parilla BBQ”. They’re open from 7am until late on Monday to Saturday (but closed on Sundays).

Asado

As you would expect from a bar in Claremont, Asado is a sophisticated establishment. The seating inside is mostly stools and share tables, but there are a few couches and smaller tables outside which is where we chose to sit on this lovely cool, damp morning.

Asado

Here’s the brunch menu – short, but with a few interesting selections. You can also download the dinner menu from the attractive Asado website.

There were plenty of friendly staff working today, which is always a good achievement early on a Saturday morning.

Asado

Asado’s coffee comes from my favourite roaster Five Senses, and they have a Synesso machine which shows that they’re not messing around.  Renay really enjoyed her latte…

Asado

…although my cappuccino was watery with no foam. Sad face.

Asado

I was in the mood for a savoury breakfast, so managed to resist the temptation of the cronut and ordered slow cooked eggs on toast with bacon and chorizo ($22.50).

Before you start gasping at the price, this is the kind of breakfast where the quality of the ingredients easily justify the cost – and after all, it is Claremont. The slow cooked eggs were perfect, easily the best I’ve ever had.

Asado

An unexpected highlight was this little packet of butter, the kind of delicious treat that makes you realise how horrible the stuff you have in your fridge is.

Asado

Renay went for her staple choice of smashed avocado salsa on sourdough ($17). Despite the obvious piece of chili, this dish wasn’t actually very spicy but was packed full of flavour and she really enjoyed it.

Asado

Gratuitous yolk porn. Oh yeah.

Asado

Asado’s speciality is their shared plates and barbecued meats – and I’ve seen some rather amazing photos of these offerings – however our visit proves that they also have plenty to offer for breakfast. My coffee was disappointing but I’ll let that slide because the food was fantastic, and it’s always nice to try something different.

We’ll be back. 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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