Toast24 May, 2010
Toast – Shop 21 / 60 Royal St East Perth (down the stairs in Claisebrook Cove)
Breakfast served every day 7am – 7pm.
I had no intention of going for breakfast on Sunday but my friends – Mr Peter Baby and Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha had decided to go in the “HBF Run for a Reason” and I said I would meet them at the finish line to cheer them in. We were walking back to my car and Coolio suggested we go to Toast for breakky!
Toast is a cute little cafe on the water in Claisebrook Cove. I think this area of East Perth is really tranquil and picturesque and I would love to live there! We firstly chose a table outside which was under cover but then it started to rain and it was blowing in so we quickly moved inside and luckily got a table. The decor inside is very “shabby chic” with stuff you’d see at your Grandma’s house throughout the cafe. It makes it feel quite homely inside.
The “gimic” with Toast is that their menu is predominantly breakfast style dishes, hence the name “Toast”. Perfect! The menu has a massive selection and it is possible to feel overwhelmed with all the choice… we wanted to try it all! There is a great selection of sweet and savoury crepes and then there are choices like corn fritters with bacon and maple syrup or with avocado, poached egg and hollandaise sauce; polenta toast with mushroom, soft Italian cheese and parsley; egg white omelette with roasted capsicum, cherry tomatoes, spinach, ricotta and pecorino cheese. If you prefer to play it safe there is of course the usual breakfast choices like eggs benedict and florentine, omelette, muesli and warm porridge. What really caught my eye was the selection of toppings you could choose from for toast! Banana and Cinnamon; Nutella; Marscapone, toasted almonds and honey and avocado and vegemite were just a few of the ones that looked delicious.
The menu prices are fairly average for Perth, ranging from $5 for plain toast up to $18.90 for a full breakfast. Most dishes were around the $15-$16 mark.
Toast also serves freshly squeezed OJ which I saw behind the counter was REALLY freshly squeezed.
We finally decided on what to order, I chose the corn fritters with bacon and maple syrup, Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha decided on the full breakfast which comes with bacon, eggs (it’s $1 more to scramble which is strange we thought), toast, chipolatas, mushrooms and tomato. Mr Peter Baby decided on the Eggs Benedict and we all ordered coffee as well.
Our coffee didn’t take long to come out considering the cafe was fairly full. The coffee was really nice. Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha said “mm this coffee is good… actually this coffee is REALLY good”. I had to agree; it had a smooth flavour with no bitterness, as well as having perfect temperature for drinking.
The food came out not long after and the girls were so hungry after their race I had to stop them to get some pics! Coolio Ma-Cha-Cha also enjoys writing and gave me her own review of her Full Breakfast,
“My eggs (scrambled) were lovely and light, although they could have done with perhaps some parsley or something for a bit of extra flavour, I also think $1 extra to scramble eggs is quite over the top. The bacon was cooked perfectly with just a little bit of crisp and no fat, the toast was warm (I hate cold toast!) chipolatas were delicious and the grilled tomatoes were lovely and soft without being mushy.”
Mr Peter Baby’s Eggs Benedict looked fresh and she said the hollandaise sauce was nice and creamy without an over powering buttery flavour. The ham was also flavoursome as the eggs were poached to be “just” soft and runny.
My corn fritters were delicious! The fritters were jam packed with sweet corn kernels and the bacon was cooked perfectly. As Coolio said – the right amount of crisp! If you haven’t tried bacon with maple syrup… seriously… get on that wagon. It is so yummy. All together this was a tasty dish with a touch of sticky sweetness.
All three of us definitely want to go back to toast and try some more things on their menu. Especially some of the sweet things!
I think Toast is a great little place that serves all day breakfast with heaps of choice and friendly service. It’s in a great location to go for a walk around the river and then stop in there for coffee or breakfast. Definitely check out Toast if you are ever in the area!