Etro Bistro28 July, 2009
Etro Bistro – 49 King St, Perth
Breakfast served from 7am – 11.30am Mon-Fri and 7.30am – 3pm Weekends
Licensed – Yes
I was lazing in bed on Sunday morning after a big Saturday of drinking and debauchery and I heard my sister get up and go to put something in the microwave. I jumped up and saw it was friggen PIZZA! Luckily I stopped her and suggested we go out to breakfast, thankfully she agreed! We decided to head into the city to check out Etro Bistro on the trendiest street in the city – King St.
We arrived at 10.30am and surprisingly found it to be quiet considering it was great weather, peak breakfast time and free parking was still available in the city. We easily got a table outside, which I found them to be a little too close to one another. It’s irritating to overhear the conversation of a group of cyclists 3 tables down as clear as if they were sitting at the same table.
The waitperson came out quite quickly and took our drinks orders. I like this style of service – first thing in the morning, you want your coffee, OJ, milk etc straight up! She left us to look over the menu which is split into savoury and sweet options. I don’t think I have seen this before? It’s a nice touch.
The prices were a little on the high side… as in a few dollars more than the usual prices I see around town. Prices range from $4-$5 for muffins and croissants up to $21.50 for Smoked Salmon Benedict – smoked salmon, poached free range eggs, baby spinach, avocado mash and of course hollandaise.
I was trying to decide between getting the Marmande Omelette – free range eggs, champagne ham, cherry tomatoes, swiss cheese, chives and French Toast in Cinnamon Sugar – sour dough soaked in free range egg mix, caramelised with cinnamon sugar – served with maple syrup and extra for cream cheese (I would have gotten cream cheese as well!). They both sounded so delicious! Overall the menu was very well thought out with a nice selection of meals to suit every body’s taste.
The waitperson came back with our coffee order and I decided to order the Marmande Omelette and my sister ordered Eggs Benedict with a side of bacon.
The coffees were fantastic.. I have been having a good run lately! Our meals took a little longer than expected, but the table of cyclists ordered before us so it was understandable. My omelette was awesome! It was light and fluffy with a nice buttery taste. The ham and cherry tomatoes were really nice. My sister commented that her meal was also nice. The hollandaise was beautiful and creamy. The presentation of the meals was amazing and something I noticed straight away. They had small salads as garnish but the small lettuce leaves they used were arranged in a fan formation. Great attention to detail! I think Etro is another place you could have a “power breakfast” at with it’s CBD location and plenty of room inside for larger groups. The service was also excellent with the wait people being friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back to this great King St location!