60B Walter Road, Bedford
Breakfast served 7.30am – 11.30am Mon – Sat & until 1pm on Sundays
After all being at a wedding the night before a few of us decided to meet up for breakfast on Sunday morning if we were feeling up to it…. luckily Mr Peter Baby, Governor FB and Andy were bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready for a delicious breakfast! We decided to go somewhere local and chose Bellisa Cafe in Bedford.
I have driven past this cafe many times and wanted to try it out. I notice that it is usually full, which is always a good sign in my opinion!
The cafe has a modern feel inside that is still homely with all the pretty cupcakes on display as well as homewares for sale. Once we were all seated the waitress took our coffee order and I noticed that Bellisa has a range of Husk teas in all sorts of wonderful blends.
The coffee Bellisa use is from local coffee roaster Dark Star and all of us agreed that it tasted very good. Governor FB commented how good it was after his first sip. The temperature was perfect and the texture was smooth with a slight nutty flavour.
According the Bellisa’s website the menu changes every 6-8 weeks to take advantage of locally sourced seasonal produce. The menu on Sunday had several staples on there as well as a some menu choices that were a little different. I like this blend of choices so there is something for everyone. Some of the seasonal choices included Grilled Atlantic Salmon with leek croquettes, grape tomatoes, capers and hollandaise sauce ($23) or avocado, grape tomatoes and ricotta on toasted ciabatta with vincotto dressing ($15) or what I was originally eyeing off – the Breakfast wrap – avocado, crispy bacon, egg, roquette and mayonnaise ($12).
I ended up choosing the grilled asparagus with roquette, a field mushroom, poached egg and pan fried haloumi ($17) with a side of bacon ($4). Mr Peter Baby and Governor FB chose the big breakfast – scrambled eggs, bacon, potato cake, mushrooms, italian chipolatas and roasted tomato ($22). Andy chose Eggs Benedict ($18).
Mr Peter Baby and Governor FB loved their big breakfast. Governor FB commented that his chipolatas where actually chipolatas and not just “little sausages”. Mr Peter Baby said the potato cake had a nice herb flavour that had a soft mash texture. Both Governor FB and I thought the bacon was a little on the salty side rather than having a smokey flavour.
The asparagus on my dish was cooked well. It was still firm but tender. The haloumi was fried well leaving it soft. It went well with the dish and the field mushroom was nice and meaty and full of flavour. The poached egg was cooked perfectly as well and I enjoyed mopping up the yolk with pieces of asparagus on the end of my fork.
Andy also said his eggs were cooked perfectly. His hollandaise was creamy and he couldn’t fault it. It wasn’t too buttery or too vinegary.
The service was friendly and generally attentive. My only complaint was that we had to ask for water a couple of times before going up to the counter to ask but other than none of us had any complaints but the food, coffee or service.
There is nothing else like Bellisa cafe in this area. It’s almost as if it got lost on it’s way to Beaufort St in Mt Lawley but settled in an unlikely spot…. and… it’s fantastic! I hope that people in the area and surrounds continue to frequent this great cafe.
Bellisa Cafe also does High Tea on Sundays from 1pm as well as degustation dinners.