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620 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Breakfast served weekends 7am – 11.30am
It was Suzie Sparkles birthday and she wanted us all to join her for a champagne breakfast at The Pony Club. In attendance we had Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha, Mono Lisa, Fully Charged Rhino, Mr Peter Baby, Lady Tango and a new addition to the review crew – Techno Waves.
I thought the menu had quite a good selection without being too overwhelming and the prices were reasonable ranging from $5 for toasted sourdough to $20 for the Big Breakfast – two eggs, chorizo, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, crispy potato and toasted sourdough. There was also the vegetarian option of the big breakfast. Most items on the menu averaged at around $12-$14. There were some different little treats on the menu like churros, muesli with vanilla milk and baked eggs with spiced chickpeas, onion, feta and red peppers. There would definitely be something for everyone!
There was also a specials board which had on it what we all affectionately named “the stack of awesome”. It comprised of bacon, avocado, tomato tapenade, spinach and poached egg stacked on sourdough with hollandaise sauce. The majority of us ordered that and Techno Waves ordered the vegetarian full breakfast, Fully Charged Rhino ordered her usual of toast with mushrooms and spinach and Coolio Ma Cha Cha ordered the Big Breakfast.
A couple of us also ordered Bloody Mary’s after Techno Waves had one and it tasted delicious. Although I wish I had asked for mine spicier as I love a good hit of Tabasco!
I thought for this review it would be a good idea to post the quotes of what some of the girls said rather than paraphrase! So here we go…
“Good menu with a few interesting options. The special “stack of awesome” sounded too good to be true and kind of was. It was absolutely delicious but was much smaller than I’d imagined (I am a pig though) and the eggs were slightly overcooked. Other than that the service was friendly even if it did take them a while to take our breakfast order. The coffee was the best I’ve had in ages and so was the champagne and all at a reasonable price. I’d definitely go back”
Mr Peter Baby,
I was a hungry little beast that day, and as delicious as the “stack of awesome” was, maybe 2 eggs would have been better! Also without being a whinge bag, burnt toast and an over cooked poached egg, was a bit of a fail! There was a really nice waiter, and amazingly delicious coffee.”
The initial service by the wait staff was wonderful, people were seated promptly and water was poured, as well as coffee orders being taken. Wait staff constantly circulated refilling water and continuing to take coffee orders as more people arrived. Unfortunately they were not so prompt to take our food order and we had to hail someone down to do that – this may have had to do with the fact we were all talking a mile a minute though and they didn’t want to interrupt our girly gossip session.
I ordered the special (along with pretty much everyone else!) which sounded absolutely delicious – but was a little disappointing in size when it arrived – I could have done with a side serve of potato gems or something. You can’t fault them on appearance though; everything was plated and presented beautifully. All the flavours worked wonderfully together and the only real disappointing aspect was that the egg was a little overcooked – I like a little bit of runny yoke. That said my meal was delicious (and I managed to steal some of the other girls potato gems so my craving was satisfied!)
The champagne was a South Australian brut and although it was the cheapest one on the menu everyone commented on the flavour and smoothness.”
“Arriving early I ordered a cappuccino before having to flee to the rescue of silly Lizzy! When I returned the table was full of chattering girls but immediately the coffee I had ordered appeared in front of me – big tick AND it was delicious – double tick!
I ordered a bloody Mary and the big breakfast, the bloody Mary was fantastic, I don’t like anything too spicy but this one was just perfect. There was a slight mishap with my order as the waiter only heard me say scrambled eggs not big breakfast with scrambled eggs but it was quickly rectified and I really enjoyed the meal. Everything was cooked perfectly the hollandaise was some of the best I’ve had!
Great way to kick off a Sunday!”
I agree with what the majority of the girls said. The service was excellent except for when we wanted to order our meals but I also think the waiter was respecting that we were all catching up! The “stack of awesome” was delicious. The flavours worked well together and the hollandaise was perfect – creamy and slightly tangy. My egg was also a little on the overcooked side as well but all in all it was definitely a nice dish.
Having heard mixed reviews about The Pony Club for dinner I can firmly say that their breakfast is outstanding. The service was attentive and friendly and the food was interesting and tasty. Also I believe it was well priced, working out to be about $25 each even with the champagne! I definitely recommend The Pony Club for a romantic breakfast or a special catch up with friends and family – the champagne is a MUST!