Vietnomese is a fairly new Vietnamese cafe on Charles Street in North Perth. Part of a complex of shops and cafes, it has an adequate car park which can be approached via Kadina Street. The menu seems to be based on Vietnamese street food with bahn mi, pho, spring rolls and salads.
We were greeted by friendly staff who seated us outside for our dinner. I chose a hone lemon iced tea to start which was absolutely delicious and had just the right amount of sweetness.
We selected mum’s vegetarian spring rolls – perfectly crispy with a good tasty filling.
We also chose crispy tofu with eggplant in tomato sauce, another very tasty dish.
To go with this we selected the crispy barramundi with tamarind dipping sauce.
We enjoyed all of our dishes, the service was really good, and the flavours went well together. I would like to return to try the bahn mi and pho. This is a real neighbourhood gem.
OEC Sushi is a venue that I have been meaning to try for a long time, but the cafe only opened mid week. It is now open at weekends, and we excitedly visited for breakfast a few weeks ago. The cafe is a little outside of Joondalup town centre, at the end of Regents Park Road, and has seating inside and on the pavement.
Service is friendly and enthusiastic, and the menu is full of wonderful options that make you want to try them all. On the first visit, my partner was feeling a little under the weather with a cold, and we both chose the udon noodle soup with vegetarian tempura. This was absolutely delicious, and even though the tempura were served half in the soup and had softened, they still had a crispness to them and a wonderful umami flavour.
On our next visit we both chose chicken dishes (it’s rare for us to eat chicken, preferring vegetarian options, but we both wanted chicken on this occasion). I chose the crispy chicken bowl with crispy kale, pickles, salad and rice.
My partner chose the spicy chicken bowl which was not overly spicy, but very delicious with pickles, rice and salad.
We also chose vegetarian gyoza, which were good and tasty with kewpie mayo.
All dishes were amazingly good, and we can’t wait to go back and try other menu options. This cafe is sure to be a weekend favourite for us.
Visit date – January 2021 – this is a local favourite now – we are always visiting!
Bayside Kitchen is in a lovely location, right on Matilda Bay, and we attended for a retirement lunch with a dear colleague one sunny Friday. The menu is quite varied with breakfast, brunch and lunch options. There should be something on the menu to suit most palates.
The drinks menu has a variety of juices, coffees, wines etc, I chose a Morning Glory juice – orange, apple and mint, and this was lovely, bursting with fresh flavour.
I chose the mushroom bruschetta with feta, poached egg, kale and candied walnuts. The flavours were really good. It was a little heavy on the bread, but otherwise a nice lunch.
My colleague chose the chilli mussels with white wine and sugo, which he really enjoyed, and he had just eht right amount of bread to soak up every last drop of the wonderful sauce.
Another colleague chose a vegetarian pumpkin salad which she thoroughly enjoyed.
The location is everything here, the staff are friendly, and the cafe has a warm vibe about it. The food is good but not amazing, however it is definitely worth a visit to while away time with friends on a sunny Perth afternoon.
Dragonfly is a popular cafe on Carnarvon Street in Broome with plenty of exciting menu options.
We visited for a quick brunch and were pleasantly surprised to see some vegan and vegetarian menu options.
Coffees were good and rich. We chose a flat white and a soy iced latte.
I chose the vegan pancakes. They were absolutely scrummy with berries and coconut ice cream, almonds and white chocolate, but not too sweet. A perfect amount too and I would definitely choose them again.
My partner chose the popcorn fritters with herb salad, jalpenos, pickled cabbage, smashed avocado and poached egg. He loved this dish, every element being tasty and well suited to the overall combination of flavours.
I would definitely return to Dragonfly, the service is good, the food is great quality, and it’s a great vibe.
The Zookeepers Store is on the site of an old zoo and used to be called the Old Zoo cafe. It’s always been great, and again proved to be exceptional in providing quality coffees and muffins.
The are currently not serving meals due to Covid-19, but you can sit inside or out and order drinks from the counter and food items from the cold cabinet. They are also preparing some special orders freshly cooked, but they are presented takeaway style and it’s your choice whether you eat in or go.
Coffee is provided by Micrology coffee roasters, and nothing is too much trouble for the friendly staff. Happy to provide decaf and alternative milks as well as healthy juices, this cafe will suit everybody. Equipment is recyclable and sustainable, with recyclable coffee cups decorated in beautiful designs.
The muffins – oh my goodness – the muffins are amazing. Freshly baked in house, with delicious fruity flavours. Throughout our stay we tried peach, apple and berry flavours, always perfectly cooked and just the right amount of sugar and ripe fruit.
Well worth a visit if you are in Cable Beach and definitely a local gem.