Saturday, January 14, 2017

Summer breakfast in the city

Housed in a building that used to be the WA State Treasury and was left derelict for much of the 1990s and 2000s but now The Petition is now part of a Perth icon that we can be proud of.

The décor is slick but not cold or ostentatious. It is fitting for a restaurant of The Petition’s calibre. The other good thing that it was quiet and not as packed as other cafés.


The breakfast menu is not extensive but sophisticated enough that it won’t leave you disappointed.

I love a good omelette especially as I can get a little creative with this breakfast staple and so I wanted to see what The Petition’s chefs came up with. 

The pea salad and feta were fresh and were a perfect addition to the menu. The dish’s lightness was welcome on this hot summer’s morning.   



The pea salad and feta were fresh and were a perfect addition to the menu. The dish’s lightness was welcome on this hot summer’s morning.   

My sister picked the mushrooms with greens and ricotta on toast which she loved. The Staff were very much obliging with her slightly random coffee request (half chai, half mocha) and she loved it. My Long Mac (trad) was also very good.














The other perfect addition (apart from our coffees) to our breakfasts were our bloody Mary and espresso martini which went surprisingly well with our chosen breakfast.      


All in all, The Petition is a fantastic addition to the Perth food scene and a good place to enjoy a meal when you’re in the city.



Petition Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Friday, December 16, 2016

We have Bread in Common

Like most fans of good quality bread, I love going to cafés that makes their own and especially if I can take a loaf home with me.

After a meeting in Fremantle, I thought I’d stop for lunch before the long ride home.   Since I heard about Bread in Common, I wanted to try it and take some bread home.   

On first impressions, it is a heritage listed building with one wall lined with bottles of wine and the other over looking the kitchen. While Bread in Common is a restaurant, you are also able to buy their bread, wine, coffee beans and jam to take home with you.


  

I loved the wide open space and the long tables. It is light, airy and just a great place to share a meal with friends.   It has a super relaxed vibe that makes eating here a joy.



I went for their Avocado with Peas, Mint and Rocket on Sough dough. The mint made fresh and just perfect on a warm Fremantle day. It went went with my coffees which were also spot on.  

Look, this place is great. Their coffee was great, the food was good and their bread was amazing. Bread In Common is just a really nice place to enjoy a meal.  It is the kind of café that Fremantle is famous for and the long lunches Perth Summers are famous for.





Bread In Common Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Apps changing the face of takeaway

In the past Menulog was the app that I used to order food when I couldn’t be bothered cooking but since Deliveroo and UberEats have come to my area, I couldn’t help but to compare them all.

Until now Menulog was ok; it was functional and I could get food quickly when I needed it. Lots of places in the surrounding areas were listed but the minimum order (when I first started) was often aprox $25+. Although I think this has changed since the competition has increased and they do a lot of discounts if you haven’t ordered from a restaurant before. I’ve had a couple curries from Vic Park Indian and it was fine.



I had seen Deliveroo around Europe with guys carrying their square backpacks and I thought it was cool that they were now in Perth.

I liked how there was a range of places that you could order from. The fact that you got 2 Qantas Frequent Flyer points for ever dollar that you spend on the app was enough to get me hooked. Since I got a taste of business class travel using my points, I get a little obsessive about getting them where I can.

While Deliveroo doesn’t really match Menulog in restaurant numbers, they really do have the places that I would actually eat from such as Decanters American Tapas and Little Grill Vietnamese.


Today, I felt the need for a Vietnamese Roll so I ordered Ban MI That (Vietnamese Pork Roll) and some Fresh Spring Rolls lunch tomorrow from Little Grill Vietnamese Café. My order came quickly and, despite the bike ride, it looked great.  Little Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 



The thing with delivery is that the food is never going to look as good as when you eat it in. A few weeks back I had a Laksa from Chi Restaurant and while it tasted fine, the journey made it look a little tired. But that’s the downside of takeaway. Chi Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 


UberEats is the power app with the fame surround the Ride Sharing app. It is the app that has been credited with getting the higher end places to do takeaway such as The Precinct in Victoria Park and Long Chim in the city.

I love how you can order from cafés such as Sprolo where you can get a packet of beans if you’re running low but not coffee yet and Little Matcha Girl (even coffee).

I ordered Dim Sum from Emma’s Seafood and Dim Sum. Since eating Dim Sum can get a bit nosey and the crowed alittle annoying, ordering in seems ideal. Emma's Seafood & Dim Sum Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 


I was able to get Minced Pork and Prawn Dumplings, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns, Pumpkin and Prawn Dumplings and a Short Soup. It was fantastic and it was enough for a small army as well as enough for lunch the next day.     


Which app will I use next time?

I love getting Frequent Flyer points on Deliveroo and while the choice was great, I also love UberEats and the cool options available too
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