Soda Cafe

7 August, 2011

251 Westcoast Drive, North Beach
Breakfast served daily 7am -11.30am
Fully Licensed

It’s been a while since I have put up a review… but I have just returned from my European adventure and those who are fans on the Breakfast In Perth Facebook page would have seen the photos of food I ate whilst away. Amazingly I didn’t put on ANY weight!

My first breakfast out since being back was at the lovely Soda Cafe (not to be confused with her sister up the road near the IGA – Soda Sunlounge). With all the rain that has been around it was refreshing to wake up on Saturday morning to the sun and clear skies. A breakfast overlooking the beach was just what Clive and I were after! When we arrived we were seated right near the window to appreciate the view of the Indian Ocean…. spoilt only by old men in Lycra sitting outside. I noticed that the interior of the cafe graduates from warm decor near the kitchen out to refreshing lighter decor out towards the ocean. It is done really well.

Water was brought to our table and our coffee orders were taken whilst we were left to look over the menu. As many of you would know, I am a big fan of the coffee order being taken straight away! The menu has a good range of choices without being over the top. The prices range from $5 for a muffin up to $19 for the “soda works” – eggs, bacon, chipolatas, tomato, hash, champignon, two free range eggs & toast. I felt like ordering something different to my usual “picking anything with feta”. Even though my stomach was saying yes to the grilled field mushroom & polenta, spinach & goats curd ($17) my head was telling me to order the toasted muesli, greek yogurt & stewed rhubarb ($12.50). So I went with my head. Clive decided he was going to have the eggs benedict with salmon ($17.50). I like that the menu offered a choice of ham, spinach or salmon with no extra charge for choosing salmon. (also, yes I am aware that each of these is actually called something other than “benedict”). I also ordered the banana smoothie to satisfy my milk addiction.

There are also kids meals on the menu with a a choice of pancakes and icecream ($8) or the “little cooker” – egg, bacon, hash, chipolata, tomato, toast ($10).

Our coffees came out in good time and they were lovely and hot. The flavour was a bit too light for my liking but the texture was still smooth and the coffee was well made. Clive also commented that the flavour wasn’t very strong but he said it was still nice.

It wasn’t long before my banana smoothie came out and it was a bit of a “wow” moment. Well that’s what we both said! Lovely sweet honey drizzled down the side coupled with fresh banana and a sprinkle of cinnamon made for a delicious drink. I had to stop myself from drinking it all before the food came out! Luckily we didn’t have to wait long for that!

The muesli was a good choice. It was packed full of deliciously healthy nuts and seeds. I forget how much I like greek yogurt with muesli, they really go well together. The tender stewed rhubarb added the necessary sweetness to the yogurt. All mixed together it was delicious.

Clive’s eggs benedict were presented very well. The hollandaise sauce was well made, creamy with just the right amount of tang. His eggs were cooked perfectly and the smoked salmon tasted fresh. The cooked asparagus was also nice extra on the dish.

The service at Soda Cafe was really good. The waitstaff were attentive without being “in your face” and our plates were cleared promptly – after BOTH of us were finished. I get really put out when some one’s plate is cleared while another is still eating. Whilst the waitstaff were under the pump with a busy Saturday morning service they all seemed relaxed and friendly. Sometimes when staff are stressing out, I feel this can pass on the customers…. or is that just hippy talk?

Soda Cafe gets a big tick from me for a well priced breakfast with an amazing view, fantastic service and of course great food!

For those who might like to visit Soda Lounge for a week day dinner or lunch, they have a fantastic list of Winter offers. For dinner kids under 12 eat free on Wednesday and Thursday. (limit one child for each adult). The menu looks incredible and also well priced!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Gentist Geelong 7 August, 2011 at 10:03 am

    >The second to the last plate looks intriguing.

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