Harvest Espresso, Victoria Park

A friendly, inviting place

A friendly, inviting place

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!

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The cute mini clipboard menu

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).

Scrambled eggs and mushrooms on sourdough toast

Scrambled eggs and mushrooms on sourdough toast

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The bf’s breakfast – how good does that thick multigrain toast look!

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.

Flat white with wooden spoon

Flat white with wooden spoon

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.


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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurasmess
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 03:39:01

    Hello fellow Perth girl! Loving your blog… I live near Vic Park and have never heard of Harvest Espresso. Definitely going to give it a go! Looking forward to sharing more tips, recommendations and recipes as the year progresses. Keep up the good work (p.s if you do a review of the green cactus I’ll give you a gold star!) x


    • thebakingjoggerblogger
      Jan 07, 2013 @ 12:44:16

      Hi Laura,
      Thanks for the comment :) I have been loving your blog from afar for awhile. I made your Roasted Beetroot Salad with Walnuts and Chèvre (but with Persian fetta instead of Chèvre) as part of our family christmas feast. Delightful, thank you for such a delicious salad that is going to become a regular in my house. In search of this gold star, I shall take you up on your challenge :) I tried urban spooning green cactus nothing came up – tell me more x


      • laurasmess
        Jan 07, 2013 @ 14:37:05

        Aw, thank you for the great feedback. As a relatively new recruit to the blogging world, it’s always nice to hear that my recipes are being put to good use :) Oh, and as for the green cactus… argh, sorry, I sent you on a wild goose chase! I was actually referring to the $1 mil sculptural piece that graces the centre of our city… trying to be funny but obviously failing. So, it’s not really edible, but you get a gold star for effort! x

  2. harvest espresso
    Jan 10, 2013 @ 16:52:13

    Hello! Thank you for such a positive review on harvest espresso! Look forward to seeing you again soon ;)


  3. WenY
    Jan 13, 2013 @ 14:21:06

    I had breakfast here today. The food here is sooo good :)! But the sitting capacity worries me though :(! This is one really small cafe @@!


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