Did you know there’s a very good brunch café in the west end of Perth’s CBD? I’m not talking about West Perth’s Hay Street strip, frequented Monday to Friday by office workers. The Mount Street Breakfast Bar is well worth seeking out in the part of Perth that perches on the escarpment of Kings Park – you know, where all the flash apartments are.
We park on the steep street. It’s busy, but I always manage to snag a spot. The café is found at the city end of the street. Mount Street looks stunning in December when the Jacaranda lined street is in full flower.
Most of the seating at Mount St Breakfast Bar is outside. The terrace area is covered, and can be enclosed in cooler weather.
As we were seated, the friendly waitress handed us menus and took our coffee order. It’s a very good cuppa – I didn’t catch the roast that’s used.
I tend to steer clear of things that hold more than a mild spicy kick. Admittedly I didn’t realise from the menu description that the Turkish poached eggs ($18) would be mouth-burningly hot. It’s not a criticism. I am most definitely a wuss when it comes to chili. The runny poached eggs came with GF bread, a cooling cucumber dill yogurt, and Aleppo butter. I really enjoyed it – apart from the chili.
My Dad loves a bit of black pudding. He couldn’t get enough of the black pudding dish ($19). Served with poor man’s potatoes, a poached egg and herby mojo verde, the serve was very generous.
My mum enjoyed the soft pillows of ricotta gnocchi ($20). These are served with a roast pumpkin puree, and plenty of crunch from pistachio and rocket.
Be sure to head to Mount St Breakfast Bar for a brilliant brunch or lunch, as well as coffee and cake (their fudgy brownies are fantastic). The venue is also open Friday evenings for share plates.
It’s a lovely spot on the edge of the city and Kings Park.
Find Mount St Breakfast Bar at 42 Mount Street, Perth.