Just when I thought Whatley Crescent in Maylands couldn’t get any better, Nash & Co went and opened late last year… and they are really offering something a little different in the realm of breakfast.
It doesn’t look very big from the front but the cafe extends all the way back with separate rooms set up with tables and couches. This was perfect with a baby; my friend Devo (aka the best Wedding DJ in Perth) and I set up camp in one of the rooms and moved the foot stools to make a barrier so my 9 month old could crawl around and not annoy anyone else or go missing!
The coffee here is by Freo roaster Gesha Coffee Co and it’s so so good! I have been regularly going out of my way to stop in here for a take away – that’s how much I love it! Coffee comes served with a thin slice of cronut that has been baked into a sweet biscuit. If you love to dip a biccie, it’s almost a bit French.
Nash & Co’s cronut game is strong. Very strong. They have a whole range of different sweet options but have you ever heard of savoury cronuts? Here you can get them with ham and cheese ($10.50), eggs benedict ($14.50) or smashed avo ($14.50). The rest of the menu reads like the passport of a gap year student.. a delicious gap year student. They’ve got shakshuka ($12), nasi lemak ($16), chillies & eggs ($14), gaeranzim – korean egg souffle ($12) and of course eggs on toast! And it’s great if you’re a chilli fiend too, with baskets of different hot sauce peppered around the cafe.
Devo, who loves to order something a bit different, went with the Nasi Lemak ($16). This traditional Malay breakfast came served with sambal ikan bilis, bumbu fried chicken, fried egg and curry. If that’s all a bit “what the?” to you, then allow me to translate. The rice is cooked in coconut giving it a delicious flavour that goes so well with the creamy curry and spiced chicken. The sambal (chilli) was mixed with the ikan bilis (small anchovies) to make quite a spicy, saucy accompaniment. I usually see this part served as a dry or paste type mix. But with nasi lemak – there can be so many different versions! The fried egg had a golden runny yolk and crispy bottom. A side of cucumber was there ready to cool a burning tongue.
I wanted ALL the chilli so decided to order chillies & eggs ($14). This was a dish filled with Mexican chilli beans, loads of cheese and topped with two perfectly poached eggs. For the price I was NOT expecting two eggs. Two slices of toast were just what I needed to scoop up piles of this flavoursome spicy breakfast. Well.. I made it more spicy by adding a few dollops of birds eye chilli sauce. whoohooo HOTTTTTTT!
The service here was ultra friendly. The staff couldn’t do enough for us. Getting me a high chair when I had my hands full and insisting I not worry about cleaning up the mess my son had made (of course I still did – because I’m not a dickhead parent).
I know there are the crowd favourites on that little strip of Whatley, but don’t follow the herd – break away and try Nash & Co. You’ll love it!
200 Whatley Cres, Maylands
Breakfast served daily from 7am