Vic Park has a new addition and it’s a pearler. Sage Cafe, located behind the old post office, is already wow’ing customers with its breakfast offering and slick interior design.
Polished concrete and wood finishing blended with brass and rose gold make for an inviting space. The chestnut leather bucket chairs are comfy. I had almost forgotten what it is like to sit on nice chairs at breakfast with so many cafes now having metal chairs!
Coffee is supplied by Freo’s Port City Roasters. I’ve never heard of these guys before but the coffee left a lasting impression. So yep.. I ordered a second! Non-coffee lattes are all the rage right now. Think beetroot, tumeric, matcha, chai. Sage have taken it up a notch and also offer nutella and red velvet. NUTELLA! As much I love nutella, I also love a caffeine fix. I’m not prepared to give that up. Even for Nutella.
The menu offers all the favourites from granola and buttermilk pancakes to smashed avocado and mushrooms on toast. For those that prefer the traditional breakfasts, they have eggs on toast and a big breakfast (with a vego option) available. If you’ve just finished a big yoga session and don’t want to ruin that #blessed feeling with Sage’s Berkshire bacon, try the Bhudda bowl ($14) – avocado, quinoa, spinach, tomato and sesame dressing.
I’ve have been getting into the shakshukas and baked eggs recently. They’re so hearty and warming. I gave Sage’s shakshuka ($18) run and I was not disappointed. Served with two eggs and cumin yogurt this dish was big on those North African flavours. The chef nailed the eggs. Perfectly runny yolks to stir through that rich sauce. Ciabatta toast was just the ticket to mop up all that lovely sauce.
My friend Elisha has already bought a house, so she could freely order the smashed avocado ($18)… is that joke old yet? Probably! Served on sourdough was fresh avo with decent amount of creamy feta and two perfectly poached eggs. It normally comes with dukkah, but Elisha ordered it without. Check out Sage’s Instagram account to see how it looks with a generous sprinkling of this Egyptian spice mix.
Sage Cafe is one to add to the list. There’s plenty of seating outside as well for those who have fur babies, or babies in prams (prams do fit inside as well)… or just want to enjoy Perth’s glorious weather.
414 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
Breakfast served daily 7am–3pm