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The Globe Coffee House

27 March, 2009

The Globe Coffee House – 672 Beaufort St Mt Lawley
Breakfast served all day from 6.30am weekdays & Saturdays, from 7.30am on Sundays

I go past The Globe every day on the bus on my way to work and I see it’s always full of Perth College girls getting breakfast or coffee or people on their way to work grabbing a quick bite to eat before getting on the bus to the city. As I had been home sick for most of the week and had hardly eaten – I was craving a decent breakfast! So my sister and I thought it would be nice to try somewhere that seemed homely and wholesome!

Sitting in The Globe Coffee House reminded me of when we were kids and mum would take us to a cafe for lunch. She would order a cappuccino and a round of toasted sandwiches and we would get a spider and a basket of chips. It has that nice, familiar feel to it.

The menu is nothing exciting in terms of breakfast, pretty much the usual fare. Although they do have a delicious range of savoury and sweet crepes! The prices range from $4.90 for toast and spreads up to $17.90 for the full breakfast which also has a vegetarian option – replace the bacon and chippolata’s with a corn fritter and spinach. Something that did catch my eye was the word “homemade hollandiase sauce” – I thought to myself…what else to other places use? Maggi Sauces in a Packet? Maybe the chef’s wife makes it at home and brings it in every day? Anyway, I thought the statement was redundant!

I felt like scrambled eggs on toast, since this is what mum would make when I was sick. The scrambled eggs on the menu came with smoked salmon, which I was not keen on. I ordered it without the salmon and with a side of spinach. The waitperson was happy to accommodate my slight menu change. I also ordered a fresh orange juice and a cappuccino. My sister ordered her latte and Eggs Florentine with a side of bacon. The OJ was just what I needed. You can always tell when the OJ is actually freshly squeezed and not just “Harvey Fresh”. The coffee came out quickly and was nice, but nothing to rave about.

Our meals came out quickly, although they weren’t that busy. My scrambled eggs were creamy, the spinach was cooked so it still had a slight crunch and hadn’t become green slop. My sister commented that her breakfast was also nice. Her eggs were cooked right, the bacon was cooked to the right level of crispiness the only other comment she made was that the “homemade hollandaise sauce” was a bit “tangy”. Maybe the chef wife was having a bad day?

The staff at The Globe Coffee House were very friendly, very helpful and the service was quick. The I recommend this place if you want a simple, no fuss, homely breakfast.

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