Kinky Swell

By : | 4 Comments | On : January 24, 2013 | Category : Reviews

Kinky Swell - Mushrooms

 Amongst the backpacker’s hostels in the back blocks of Scarborough is a little group of shops that is home to the Kinky Swell cafe. With a sister cafe in East Perth called Kinky Lizard, these guys are cleverly catering for the different lifestyles of Perth cafe goers. I had been told about Kinky Swell a while ago from a friend and Andy and I were looking for somewhere not too far from home to enjoy breakfast together - this was the perfect place.  We easily got a table outside when we arrived at the peak time of 9.30am and there was a very relaxed feel about the place. People were there with their kids or their pooches, enjoying a lazy Sunday breakfast without having a hoard of people stare them down for not vacating their table within 5 seconds of finishing their last mouthful of food.

They have their own award winning blend of coffee on offer; with this in mind I expected big things and I was not left disappointed. My coffee was rich and creamy; smooth to the last mouthful. This blend of five types of Arabica coffee beans has won bronze three years running at the National Roasting Competition. I also ordered a freshly squeezed juice which was made to order to ensure the ultimate freshness.DSC00050 Kinky Swell

With a very comprehensive all day menu on offer there is no chance that someone will be left saying “… but there’s nothing that I like”.  Prices range from $5.50 for toast up to $22 for the  “Carnivore” – ciabatta, chorizo, bacon, spicy beans, meatballs and poached eggs. What a meat lovers delight!

Andy’s classic omelette ($17) was a fluffy pocket of grilled ham, truss tomatoes and tasty cheese. It was deliciously creamy in the middle with the tasty cheese oozing over the tomato and ham. The salad of jullienne vegetables was dressed with a sweet and sour spicy asian style dressing. Andy commented that the salad was a highlight – fresh and cleansing, an enjoyable end to the meal.

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I ordered the field mushroom and labneh ($16). For those that don’t know (I didn’t until I looked it up) – labneh is a middle eastern cheese made from yogurt. It had a tangy herb flavour that went perfectly with the garlic flavoured mushrooms and chunky basil pesto. The dish had just the right amount of everything - I wasn’t left at the end with not enough labneh to go with those beautiful meaty mushrooms.

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Even with a full house the service was lightning fast for both coffee and meals and there was no pressure to vacate our tables after we had finished. If you are wondering whether it’s worth making the small drive away from the view of the beach you CAN’T see anyway from those closer cafes – then don’t, these guys sure know how to make a swell breakfast that’s worth the visit.

 166 Brighton Rd, Scarborough
http://www.kinkylizard.com.au/
Breakfast served all day, every day. 

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  1. posted by Moy Kearle on 25 January, 2013

    Thanks will give a try!

    • posted by Liz on 25 January, 2013

      Let me know what you think Moy!

  2. posted by Dorothy on 28 January, 2013

    the food look amazingly delicious. Thank you for sharing it to us.

  3. posted by The Little House on 29 January, 2013

    Kinky is one of my trusted and true local breakfast spots, and I’m glad you agree!

    Melissa

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