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Friday, 19 August 2011

The Wild Fig Cafe, North Beach

The Wild Fig is about a two minute walk (if that) from my house, I've always loved the cafe because they do a vego night on Wednesdays and are all about fair trade. I've been to breakfast a few times here and although it's quite nice, I wouldn't say it was my favourite.

On Mother's Day I had plans in the night so I couldn't have dinner with mum, thus comes the decision for a morning walk and breakfast! My friend Nat says I talk to mum on the phone like she is my best friend, it made me laugh, we get along great and really love our girlie outings whether it's to the Ballet, movies or tea-for-two and cake!

Mum ordered the eggs on fire - fried eggs, bacon, spinach, spicy sun dried tomato potato cake, avocado and corn relish ($18.80) and really enjoyed her meal!

I had the wild veggie - scrambled eggs, roma tomatoes, field mushroom, baby spinach, goat's cheese, spicy tomato relish and olive toast. I adore goat's cheese for it's tarty and creaminess and think it's an essential component in any 'big' breakfast. The texture works perfectly. I'm not really a massive fan of cooked tomatoes and these made my plate soggy, thus running into the eggs and it really wasn't the best breakfast in the world but not bad either. The olive toast really is the star though, I'm all about savoury and this was just delicious.

Mum absolutely loves their fig toast - which is sourced from Lawley's bakery (delicious!) So we added that to our meals as a side dish. It really is quite spicy from the fennel but the flavour is just right when adding the fig jam. It's thick and toasted on the outside just right with a fluffy centre.

 This is my mum, no doubt she will hate this photo but I think it's cute because it was such a fun morning.

My old housemate and good friend Matt and his girlfiend Keryn used to go to Wild Fig quite a bit for breakfast because it's so close, every time without fail he has got the Grizzly Bear Pancakes ($18). Basically it's pancakes with bacon, eggs and maple syrup. I really don't like the idea of the sweet and savoury mix up, but they're his favourite and I think I've only heard of one time of them not being good!

I'd always come back, but probably not for breakfast. This place is perfect for coffee and cake whilst looking over the ocean I've had a brilliant Chai latte here (where they serve it in a bowl like the traditional way) and the cakes and brownies are simply delectable.

The Wild Fig now has another cafe in Swanborne called The Naked Fig, (because of the nudie beach I assume) so if you live more that way then check it out.

Their website for both restaurants has just been updated and is

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Friday, 12 August 2011

Toast, East Perth

There is quite possibly nothing more incredible than finding a cafe, restaurant or even a bar that becomes a desire of all your wants, needs and time. When you find this niche, cultivated by good food, drinks and ambience you need to share it with your best friends and alas my friends and I have found our cafe of favourite flavour, Toast.

Never have I been more excited to find a cafe, because it is simply focused on breakfast and nothing else.
A complete all day breakfast might I add... Up until about 5pm.

The beauty of Toast is not only the incredible food, but the fact that it is located in the chic end of East Perth overlooking the river where the sun always seems to shine.

I almost always get their cheesy scrambled eggs with chives, roasted tomato and rye toast ($16.90). They are always perfectly cooked, simply delicious and the toast is really to die for. Occasionally the eggs have been maybe a little too cheesy but  with a side of mushrooms ($3.50)  it all works! Unfortunately I can't find a picture anywhere of it but alas I have been here more times than I can count which means I have definitely tried something else.

Here is the egg white omelette with roasted capsicum, cherry tomatoes, spinach, ricotta and pecorino cheese ($17.90) Served with rye toast of course. A lot of people tend to deter from egg whites but this was just as tasty and any regular omelette!

Another awesome thing they do at Toast is make their own juices. I can't go passed  the cowboy juice ($6.50) of watermelon, orange and apple.

Ah Toast, you will forever be number one in my mind. This place gets packed out though, occasionally we have had to wait up to 10 minutes, but it really is worth it.

Check out their extensive breakfast menu
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Thursday, 11 August 2011

Voyage, Sorrento

My friend Clare and I went to uni together for three years. To go from seeing each other practically everyday to not having enough hours in the day to even do simple tasks completely sucks. So we decided to catch up over breakfast and it has become a regular thing we do!

It's always so wonderful to chat to a friend on a crisp morning, especially when you are overlooking the beach from your seat. We headed to Voyage in Sorrento on a sunny Sunday. This was my first time here, it always looks busy and the menu looked great, plus Clare had been quite a few times so I had high hopes.

Without a doubt I was going to get nothing else but Norma's Salsa ($18.50).

This contained absolutely everything that I love in one and was presented beautifully.  Poached eggs with grilled vine tomatoes, avocado, wilted spinach and mouth-watering marinated feta on crispy delicious toast.
I couldn't really think of anything better for breakfast, the deciding factor on coming back for me, is always how the eggs are cooked. These were simply poached to perfection!

The only negative thing about this cafe is the fact that they want you in and then they want you out quick smart. Borderline rude, but it was enjoyable none-the-less and I'd love to go back and try something else off their menu such as; Brioche French Toast served with orange water & vanilla mascarpone, poached fruit and maple syrup ($16.50) or the Omelette with mushroom and sage ragout, truffled goat cheese and toast ($18.50).

Check out their menu for yourself!

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The Dizzy Witch Cafe, Northbridge

Finding places that serve a heap of vegetarian food are few and far between in this city. Generally for breakfast, it isn't really an issue, but it's still nice to come across a place that is focused around free range, fresh produce and quality, whilst being adorable and not overcrowded. So welcome to The Dizzy Witch Cafe!

 Northbridge isn't exactly where you think to spend your Saturday morning, especially if you had been there the night before but there are some hidden gems once you head off the main drag and into the back streets. Ashleigh, Julia and I headed in to feast of something delicious. The best thing about this place is the names of the menu items. The actual cafe isn't decked out like a witch's house but they incorporate the theme through their menu (such as the Warlock's Last Meal which is a big breakfast) and it's simply enchanting.

I'm a sucker for a good soy chai latte and this delivered with creaminess, spiceness and that special warmth required down the back of your throat on a tired morning.

This is Ash's cappuccino, I can't remember her thoughts on it, but it looks pretty good!

Julia ordered the Vegetarian Wizard Meal ($19) which had scrambled eggs - (never, ever, gooey where Julia in concerned), toast, grilled roma tomato, avocado, mushrooms, potato rosti & wilted spinach. It looked pretty unbelievable and she gave us a try of the delicious rosti's which were definitely a winner.

I was without a doubt jealous of Ashleigh's breakfast. She ordered Dizzy’s Muesli ($9) it looked simply delicious and definitely home made as they suggest. So many nuts and grains and it came with a side of vanilla yoghurt, some milk and honey.

I opted to try something a bit different. I usually like to stick to similar tastes and nothing far too extreme for the morning but I decided to order the Moroccan Eggs ($15). It had fried eggs with home-made dukkah & hommus, mint, red onion & tomato relish on Turkish bread. I'm an absolute sucker for the crunchy, chewy and soft mixture of textures in Turkish bread so this was already ahead in my books. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the dukkah added even more texture that complemented the hommus and relish delightfully.


We didn't wait long for our food and the ambience is really lovely, I'll definitely head back sometime soon.

Check out their website:

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