I think I am the last blogger in Perth to go to May Street Larder. When the crew behind Bib & Tucker spread their wings, people took notice. As expected, there was loads of hype about this place when it opened over a year ago.
My excuse for not going was that I had just had a baby! I look back now and think it would have been much easier to go with a new born who sleeps in a pram, than now with a one year old who throws food! C’est la vie!
Coffee is by my first love, Campos. It’s great stuff and I always order a second. And maybe a third as a takeaway for the drive home.
The menu here strikes a balance between healthy options and then those that could be classed more as a “sometimes food”. Cocowhip breakfast bowl versus fried chicken kinda thing. Prices top out at $26 for the smoked beef brisket hash. I’ll be the first to say “hell! $26!” but keep in mind they are making as much as possible on site. Including sauces. Importantly, produce is local and seasonal. The sooner people realise it is not normal to get something such as asparagus all year round, the better.
I was on a mission to find the best fried chicken breakfast in Perth. The monster offering here is the soul sandwich ($23). It’s made up of buttermilk fried chicken and avocado sandwiched between two polenta waffles. On top is smoked sour cream and jalapenos. The finishing sauce? Chilli maple syrup.
The double dose of chilli is a winner. If you think you need, the smoked sour cream can bring that hot punch down to a light knock. Crunchy edged waffles made from polenta had a subtle corn flavour. The fried chicken was lip-smackingly good. Crispy, well seasoned and tender.
Andy ordered the smoked beef brisket hash ($26). This looked like a simple dish. However, the flavours and textures were complex. Every mouthful was different; smoke, spice, crispiness and tenderness. The brisket was served with crispy potatoes and bbq sauce, topped with creamed corn, jalapeños and poached eggs. This dish is also a tick for the gluten free brekky lovers!
There are no complaints about the serving sizes here. Breakfast will easily tide you over until the afternoon.
Pickles, jams and sauces for sale mean that everyone can take a home a little bit of May Street Larder.
155 Canning Hwy, East Fremantle
Breakfast served Mon-Fri 6.30am-4pm & Sat-Sun 7am-4pm