My last day of holidays before heading back to work following the Chrissy break. I began the day with a Bikram Yoga class and then followed it up with breaky at a relative newby in Victoria Park- Harvest Espresso. I had already visited this cafe last weekend and was so impressed I came back this weekend – so I can account for its consistency!
A small little space, Harvest Espresso is cosy and has a homely feel to it. There is seating inside and two tables outside. Today the bf and I sat outside as inside was almost full. As soon as we were seated, we were warmly greeted and handed a cute little clipboard with the menu on it. Love it! Water is available inside to help yourself to, and I loved the addition of a slice of lemon in the water jug and appreciated the fact that the water was cold – a nice touch on a humid day in Perth. The menu has all your usual suspects and at some very reasonable prices – yay!
After some deliberation the bf and I both decided on the scrambled eggs ($9). With a choice (again big thumbs up, love being able to decide on my bread type) of multigrain, seeded or sourdough loaf – I went with the sourdough loaf whilst bf went for the multigrain. I also ordered a side of mushrooms with my eggs ($3.0). It is a pet hate of mine when you go to a restaurant and pay an extra $3, $4 or sometimes $5 for extras and you do not get value for money. To pay an extra $4 for half a grilled tomato, in my opinion is extremely disappointing especially when there really has not been anything extra special done to it (as happened at a recent cafe I visited). In the case of Harvest Espresso I was NOT disappointed with my mushrooms. They were in abundance, perfectly plump and full of flavour. Delicious. My scrambled eggs were cooked beautifully – creamy and soft. Bf was not complaining about his either. I enjoyed my sourdough loaf however next time might have to try the multigrain as I had a little bit of food envy looking at the deliciously thick slices of toast the bf had (wonder who their supplier is, I meant to ask but forgot).
The bf also had a flat white and commented that it was creamy and at the right temperature. I understand the coffee is five senses beans (yum). I went with the english breakfast tea, which was strong – just how I like my tea. I noticed the tea behind the counter in medicine-like cannisters, I enjoyed the novelty. I did not however like the wooden spoons served with the tea and coffee…I just didn’t understand why and frankly just would of preferred a “proper” teaspoon (note: they did have “proper” knives and forks). Not sure of the pricing of the drinks, but overall our order was less than $30 – good value for our very ample breakfast.
All in all, a beautiful breakfast. Service was friendly and efficient. I will definately be back at this one - I spied some freshly baked almond croissants on the counter which when I enquired was told they are baked onsite. Oh no….I love almond croissants this could be dangerous for me.