I’ve reviewed a cafe in a travel agency but what about a cafe in a bookshop? Or is it a bookshop in a cafe? Either way, MillPoint Caffe Bookshop is inspired.
I love browsing books and taking note of what I will read next or what I could give as a gift to a friend. With the increase of people reading e-books, shops like this are sadly becoming few and far between. What a great way to get people in – combining the favourite weekend meal of Perthites with stories waiting to be discovered.
Fiori coffee is used here and as always it’s a top brew. Martin (who writes the food blog Morsels) and I enjoyed our coffees; they were smooth, creamy and perfect temperature with a mellow flavour.
The all day breakfast menu is filled with all the usual suspects like eggs benedict, pancakes and eggs on toast, but then there’s little flashes of brilliance in other dishes like the use of Persian fairy floss, goats cheese or truffle oil. Prices range from $4 for toast up to a friendly $20.50 for the big breakfast – bacon, eggs, mushrooms, chipolatas, tomato, homemade beans and toasted ciabatta.
Before Instagram feeds became filled with cafes trying to out do each other on the sweet breakfast front, MillPoint Caffe was already ahead of the pack with a beautiful French toast dish ($14.50). Soft eggy bread was topped with a sharp mixed berry compote and complimented by a creamy lemon and vanilla marscapone. A tangle of bright pink Persian fairy floss decorated the stack – it seemed a little more “adult” than eating show ground style fairy floss! As sweet as this dish looks, it was balanced perfectly. This would have to be one of the top sweet breakfasts I have had!
Martin loves a good baked egg dish and he was impressed with the Spanish pot ($15.70). Loaded with flavour and spice, this rustic dish kicked some big delicious goals. As Martin dipped in the toasted ciabiatta, big strings of melted cheddar clung to the edges like a babe to mum. The homemade beans were soft and there was plenty of chorizo to enjoy. The best part – the eggs were still runny. It’s surprising how many places don’t get that right on a dish like this.
The service at MillPoint was ultra friendly. We moved tables three times (yes.. we were those customers) to avoid the searing sun on my baby and not one stink eye was thrown our way by staff!
MillPoint Caffe Bookshop is a place offering something a little bit different and is really worth a visit. Who knows, you might fall back in love with the smell of a new book!
254 Mill Point Rd, South Perth
Breakfast served daily 8.30am – 2.45pm