The weekend breakfast
OK, so there are a few secret breakfast haunts hidden away in the southern suburbs: essential support stops for urgent calorie replacement after a brief burst of uncharacteristic activity. Perth has grown a good crop of decent breakfast venues in neat beach or riverside locations these last few years. Some of them have come and gone. Others have sprouted wings and flown off elsewhere. This post is not about the high turnover crowd pleasers. The Micrognome, while considering the challenges of a new semester, has discovered a collection of hidden gems. And here’s one for starters: Coco Belle in Mount Pleasant.
Rocket food: Back a few streets from the Canning River. Unencumbered by river views, or a super highway for the lycra-clad, Coco Belle has quickly found a place on this social paddler’s Saturday morning breakfast map. The menu options offer an indy twist on the standard menu. No common-or-garden eggs benny here. Three of us went for wildly different options, and were all rewarded with palate pleasing dishes. The field mushrooms with goat’s cheese, rocket and poached egg was masterly. The goats cheese was delicate and ever so slightly sweet. The rocket got a kick from the few chives they stirred through, complemented nicely by a hint of sweet balsamic. No risks from dodgy lettuce there. The poached eggs were at that critical tipping point shortly after arrival at our table.The gnome was outclassed by his partner’s generous bowl of granola with rhubarb and berry compote, and had to face off against a stack of pancakes with a side serve of bacon.
Ambience: relaxed Saturday morning haunt with varied seating options from sit up to sit back
Price point: $$
Location: corner Queens Rd and Reynolds