Shop 22/60 Royal St, East Perth (down on the water in Claisebrook Cove)
Breakfast served 8am – 12pm Tues – Sun
The Partisan is somewhere that has been suggested to me several times and a few weeks ago I took Mr Peter Baby there as a gift along with Ella Vator, Lady Tango, Gypsy A Go Go and Mrs Chops. I love going for breakfast anywhere near the water and The Partisan have really taken advantage of their location on Claisebrook Cove and outside tables and bar style seating are shaded by umbrellas and a beautiful Jacaranda Tree.
When Gypsy A Go Go and I arrived we were immediately greeted by one of their lovely wait staff who seated us and offered to take our coffee orders. We decided to wait for the others to arrive and in the mean time we were brought water which was appreciated on this balmy morning.
When the others arrived we placed our coffee and drink orders. Gypsy A Go Go and I were the only ones who ordered an alcoholic drink with our coffees (only served after 10am). I, of course chose a Bloody Mary ($13.40) and Gypsy ordered a Mimosa ($12). We both thought our drinks were delicious. My Bloody Mary was nice and spicy – just how I like it. It is one of my favourite breakfast drinks. I hope one day I am going to end up as lady of leisure and all I do is drink bloody mary’s by the pool every morning. (I have bought myself a lotto ticket for the $31million).
The coffee that The Partisan uses is by Five Senses. Everyone was impressed with their coffee. The flavour had a hint of caramel in it and the texture was smooth and creamy all the way to bottom of the cup. Perfecto!
The menu prices range from $3.50 for toast up to $19 for One Pan Breakfast (eggs, toast, bacon, tomato, mushrooms and sausage). There was a good selection of toasts on offer including banana and walnut ($6) and Fig and Fennel ($5), which Mr Peter Baby decided to order with her Homemade Granola Muesli which came with poached seasonal fruits ($7). I decided to have Eggs Benedict which was served with Karri Valley ham ($17). Gypsy A Go Go, Lady Tango and Mrs Chops all decided on eggs on toast ($13) with sides of either mushrooms ($3), smoked salmon or bacon ($4).
There is also a lovely selection of Croques (French style toasted sandwiches) available on the brunch menu which would also make for a lovely breakfast.
When all the meals came out I felt that the presentation and consistency was a bit lacking on this morning, for example Mrs Chops’ eggs on toast didn’t come with butter but Lady Tango’s did. The eggs on toast with the salmon just didn’t look “finished off” on the big plate like the other meals did. Lady Tango also said that she had one poached egg cooked perfectly and the other was hard.
Mrs Chops and Gypsy A Go Go both agreed that the mushrooms were cooked well. They weren’t soggy and were a nice meaty size.
The scrambled eggs that Gypsy ordered looked so creamy and she said they were amazing. The sprinkles of stirred through fresh parsley added to the flavour.
My Peter Baby enjoyed her muesli saying the strawberries were nice and sweet. The toast had more of a fig flavour than fennel, she said she couldn’t tell there was fennel in there.
I loved my eggs Benedict. The hollandaise sauce was perfect. It was creamy and seasoned well with a slight tang. I think sometimes this dish is a bit of a litmus test for a restaurant and their “breakfast ability”. The eggs were cooked well and the karri valley ham had so much flavour to it.
Despite a few minor issues with the food, the service was impeccable. The wait staff were really friendly and attentive. I also really liked their use of local produce that was both seasonal and fresh. I think it’s great to see a small business using what we have in our own backyard.
I recommend making a booking on weekends as it is a very popular place, especially if you want a table overlooking the beautiful water. The Partisan is a lovely addition to the Claisebrook Cove area.