Shop 10/115 Reid Promenade, Joondalup
Breakfast served all day from 7am weekdays & 8.30am weekends
In a spontaneous decision Clive and I decided to treat ourselves and head out for breakfast (I am trying hard to save for a trip to Europe this year). We thought we would head to Joondalup and have a drive around there to see what was available. We stumbled across T5 Espresso and thought that it looked nice from the outside (I also sometimes buy wine based on the label) so we decided to give it a shot.
As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a friendly & bubbly waitperson that gave us some menus and said we could sit where we like. I was excited to see “All Day” on the breakfast menu. Finally, another all day breakfast place! The choices on the menu are fairly standard with choices like Eggs Benedict and Florentine, Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes and Bacon and Eggs. What I found interesting was that they had both a Full Breakfast (2 eggs, bacon with tomato and mushrooms served with Vienna Toast) and a T5 Big Breakfast (bacon, 2 eggs, tomato, sausage mushrooms, beans, hash brown served on a Vienna Toast). The prices were very reasonable, ranging from $4.95 for toast up to $18 for the T5 Big Breakfast. The Full Breakfast was only $14. Some places would serve that as their “Big Breakfast” and charge $19.95 for it!
Clive went up to the counter to order our coffees, a milkshake for me and he had the T5 Big Breakfast and I had Bacon and Eggs with hash browns as an extra. It didn’t take long for my milkshake to come out except that the cup was only ¾ full. The cup was rather large but maybe it could have been poured into a tall glass rather than left in the milkshake cup so you don’t feel like you aren’t getting a full cup. The coffees followed shortly after and Clive was happy with his little piece of latte art! The coffee was smooth but bit light on flavour and it had a perfect temperature.
The meals also came out promptly and now it was time for the big test – the poached eggs…. They were perfect – firm whites with warm runny yolk. It surprises me that poached eggs is something that I see many places get wrong. Clive’s fried eggs were also cooked nicely.
Clive and I both I liked that they use eye bacon instead of the whole strip. Although some people might prefer the whole middle slice so you get the “crispy” belly part as well as the eye. The big thick slices of toasted Vienna was nice and fresh, although I could only eat one slice.
Another great thing about T5 is that have a loyalty card… for breakfast! That’s right you can get aT5 Big Breakfast loyalty card – buy 5 get your 6th free.
According to their website T5 Espresso was a finalist in the 2009 WA Customer Service Council Awards and it’s not hard to see why. The people that work there are friendly and attentive, without being “in your face” and as a customer you just feel comfortable being there.
Clive and I both left T5’s feeling satisfied and happy. Also, we had found somewhere that far north of the river that was actually a good place to have breakfast.