Reviews

Greenhouse

24 January, 2010

Greenhouse – 100 St Georges Tce Perth
Breakfast served from 7am Mon – Sat
Fully Licensed
Firstly, I am trying something new this time with adding a few pics of the food etc. Everything was so interesting at the Greenhouse I just had to photograph it!

Greenhouse is a restaurant at the entrance to the new enex100 building in the city and you can’t miss it with all the outer walls covered in strawberry plants! Greenhouse was a concept started in Melbourne where the restaurant is eco-friendly and semi self sufficient. The roof top is used to grow fresh produce which is then used in the meals! The inside is decor is very fitting with the theme of Greenhouse with garden hooks holding up spirit bottles and watering cans used for water jugs. It was a little cramped inside but the food makes it worth it!
My sister and I haven’t been to breakky together in a long time so it was nice to head out together to a place like this! The first thing I noticed about the breakfast menu was that none of the meals contained bacon, although you can order it or pork sausages as a side. The meals ranged in price from $6 for toast up to $18 for poached ocean trout, potato, capers and watercress. Now THAT is something I have never seen on a breakfast menu! I also got really excited when I saw eggs and soldiers on the menu!

My sister decided on the toasted muesli, mango and yogurt and I thought I would try something different and get the poached eggs, crushed peas and basil on toast. We also ordered coffee’s and an OJ.
The OJ came out in a little brown ginger beer or old school medicine looking bottle – very cute!

The coffee’s were lovely. Smooth and just the right temperature.
Our meals arrived not long after and wow! My sisters muesli was served in a steel scoop with the yogurt in a jam jar! My eggs looked so perfectly poached I didn’t want to break them. They use organic free range eggs and I have never seen yolks so huge!

I was a bit skeptical at first about how peas and eggs would go but I am definitely a fan after eating this meal. The peas tasted so fresh and sweet with just a hint of basil throughout and the eggs were flavoursome. My sister commented that the yogurt was fresh and creamy and the muesli was beautiful with plenty of nuts.

The wait staff here are wonderful as well. Very friendly and attentive. Our water glasses were refilled and everything was service with a smile.

Greenhouse is now my number 1 in the top 3. Big call… but I just love this place! Everyone should go and check Greenhouse out for beautiful food made from fresh organic ingredients!

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15 Comments

  • Reply alex sunday 24 January, 2010 at 9:53 am

    >i can't believe you passed on the trout dish! i am definitely making it my duty to try it next weekend. :)

  • Reply Renee 24 January, 2010 at 10:57 am

    >We LOVE this place! Huge fan of their eggs!

    http://www.poachedperth.blogspot.com

  • Reply The Perth Breakfast Bitch 24 January, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    >Alex – I have a rule that if it doesn't go with toothpaste taste then it's no good for breakfast. :p

    Renee – their eggs are amazing!!! love love love

  • Reply Style Seduction 25 January, 2010 at 4:47 am

    >Wow i only just stumbled across this blog from a friend, but I was out to breakfast Sunday morning at our usual in North Perth Piccolo, and we were thinking where else is there to go in Perth for breakfast. I cant wait to see who else you review!!

  • Reply Prudence says 25 January, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    >Next time try the avocado/baked ricotta – brilliant. Comes with carefully judged amounts of chilli, a great way to wake up.

  • Reply alex sunday 30 January, 2010 at 3:42 am

    >i can now confirm that the poached trout is delicious. my only complaint is that i've never waited so long for coffee anywhere (thought it was delicious when it arrived).

  • Reply mlambie 31 January, 2010 at 7:41 am

    >I had lunch here the other day with a friend, and thought that design and presentation was second-to-none. I had some soup and we shared a mixed platter which had a great variety of tapas. I know this is a breakfast (and not Breakfest) focussed blog, but I thought I'd add my comments about their lunch offerings also.

    The watering cans as water jugs was a cool touch too, and I look forward to seeing the strawberry bushes fruit. I wonder how they'll pick the fruit, seeing as the walls are very high, and they won't want stray fruit enticing mices!

  • Reply Conor @ HoldtheBeef 1 February, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    >I'm so glad you blogged this place, I've been really keen to try their breakfast menu and now I'm even more keen. Don't think I could go past the trout, but it all sounds too good. Why must I only have one stomach??? WHY??

  • Reply Conor @ HoldtheBeef 23 February, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    >I finally made it here! Posted it the other day but foolishly left you out of my link love, so sorry, have fixed it up now :)

    I have to get back to try those peas. And the brekky pizza.

  • Reply The Perth Breakfast Bitch 24 February, 2010 at 2:20 am

    >Thanks Conor! The peas are awesome!! I really have to do another breakky review soon but having no job atm and trying to get my pilots licence is limiting my funds!

  • Reply Anonymous 9 March, 2010 at 4:55 am

    >The food is sensational – no doubt – but geez it would have to be the most uncomfortable restaurant in town. Those chairs are so heavy and uncomfortable… they give you splinters. I think they take the whole 'green gimmick' too far.
    Oh, and the coffee is baaaaad.
    Food's good though, just to reiterate.

  • Reply Rainman 18 May, 2010 at 4:43 am

    >I'd love to know how to poach an egg in it's shell!! Anybody know?

  • Reply sui yin 28 March, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    >hello i love your blog..Greenhouse sounds good..will definitely pop in. Incidentally being a foodie and going to Perth first time in my life, I need a few tips on the essentials:
    1) best breakfast /coffee in CBD – my hotel is by Adelaide Terrace.
    2) best sunday brunch (with a view preferably) – i hear hotel Subiaco is good.. is it poshy?
    3) best romantic dinner restaurant?
    4) best lunch cafes – casual?
    Thank you everyone!

  • Reply Liz @ Breakfast In Perth 28 March, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    >Hiya Sui Yin

    Thank you! I have posted your question on my facebook fan page – http://www.facebook.com/BreakfastInPerth so check that out and see what fellow Perth Foodies think!

    Best Sunday Brunch with a view would have to be the Blue Duck in Cottesloe. It's right on the beach! http://breakfastinperth.blogspot.com/2010/09/blue-duck.html
    I haven't eaten at the Subiaco Hotel but there is no view. It's on a busy street in a shopping district. I have heard it is really nice though.

    Breakfast and Coffee in the CBD… try King Street Cafe, or The Greenhouse. Hope that helps a bit.

  • Reply sui yin 29 March, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    >Many thanks Liz, in return, if you are ever in or planning a trip to Singapore would be glad to help you out

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