Food heaven of the west… part two
I believe all food lovers enjoy having nice breakfast every morning and I am definitely one of them. Driving downhill on Plain Street, we almost miss the intersection to turn in onto Royal Street. Toast was hidden somewhere behind the buildings on Royal Street. It was a hard search until we found a little cafe that caught our eyes as it was located on the river bank. This is a good place to relax by viewing ducks swimming in the river under the rising sun, having simple nice breakfast along with a cup of coffee.
Menu along with colorful plastic water cups
Corn fritters with avocado, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce – $17.5
Looking at the egg yolk oozing out under the hollandaise sauce, there were only two words that came into my mind, YUM! YUM! The corn fritters were quite special as I thought they were bread but it tasted like corns. The avocados blended well with the richness of the hollandaise sauce and egg yolk. A good combination to go with the fritters.
Eggs benedict toasted english muffin with ham, poached eggs and hollandaise – $15.9
Sayers Sister, another popular cafe located nearby Hyde Park on Lake Street at Northbridge. Woooo! This cafe impressed me with its vintage interior design.
Take away paper bags used as reserved sign
Vintage lamps in the cafe
Vintage water bottle?
The chocolate honeycomb affogato is one of their signature which I believed is a must try.
Chocolate honeycomb affogato
I have to admit that I am a big eater (don’t ask me to have simple toast for breakfast). I ordered their big breakfast. With the quality and quantity served, definitely it’s worth it. My friends ordered the other two dishes which were equally delicious too.
Full breakfast of poached, scrambled or fried eggs, potato cake, 3 beans, grilled tomato, field mushroom, italian sausage & bacon – $22
Smoked Salmon, scrambled egg, spinach and spices on toast
Spinach fetta pinenuts crepes
A beer is definitely a must on a hot summer day. Right in the heart of Perth, we ‘accidentally’ found The Generous Squire while looking for shelter from the heat. Just like the name of the restaurant, this place is run by James Squire, a New South Wales based beer. Just a little knowledge to share, James Squire is named after an English convict who was believed to have created Australia’s first commercial brewery.
We head in and found an empty spot after passing the bar area. Luckily the dining hall was operated with chilling air conditioner.
One thing which caught my eyes while reading through their menu was the beer tasting paddle which comes with six different types of James Squire beers.
James Squire beer tasting paddle – $25
I was not too sure why they named this place The Generous Squire but I could think that they wanted to tell every customers that their portions were generous. Well, the dishes were served in large portions. We ordered tucker bag, seafood platter and chilli beef which we felt were good enough. The real surprise was bringing in some Asian concept in the chilli beef by using crispy hokkien noodle to increase the taste. The only feedback was I thought the sunny side up was not necessary for the tucker bag. I felt it was overdo.
Tucker bag – Angus rump resting on creamy mash potato topped with a field mushroom, onion, a fried egg and rosemary jus – $29
Seafood platter – Smoked salmon rosettes, prosciutto wrapped prawns, salt & pepper squid, crumbed sardines & lemon pepper barramundi served with aioli, lemon & salad – $34
Chilli beef – Salad with tender beef strips tossed through red peppers, red onions, sprouts, shoots & mixed greens with hokkien noodles. – $22
I personally thought that their service was friendly and attentive. It’s worth trying as their portions were just like the name of the restaurant “The Generous Squire”.
The Generous Squire