Saltdish Cafe Geraldton

This weekend I tripped it up to Geraldton for my Mum’s birthday and a visit to Saltdish Cafe was on the menu. This cafe is my favourite place to eat at in Geraldton. I have been here many times for lunch and coffee. I had only previously been once for breakfast and I have vivid memories of their toast (which came with my cooked breaky). Yes I did just say toast. Their toast was buttered with this butter that had a hint of garlic in it and it was superb. So it would be fair to say I was definitely keen to try some more toast on this visit. Yet this is unfortunately the only downside of a lovely breakfast, but I will get to that.

Saltdish is such a popular little cafe in Geraldton that you have to get in early on a Saturday morning in order to nab a table. They open at 730, we were there by 815. We were aiming for 730 but I had planned to run 18km that morning and by the time I ran my kms and got myself ready we were a little late. Yet that was not an issue on this particular morning- we managed to grab a table straight away. By 830 it was a different story, the place was full! The waitress told my they are normally choc-a-block from 730 till 1030 on a Saturday morning.

My likes-to-try-whats-on-Dad’s-plate Mum and I ordered tea whilst my finish-everything-on-my-plate (and have a go at everyone else’s) Dad went with a flat white. Our teas was AdoreTea loose leaf. Saltdish cafe has an extensive tea menu and descriptions of all the varieties (love!). On this occasion we just went for the English Breakfast. Our teas were served in tea pots of different colours and we managed to get 2 1/2 cups out of each!

Cute Tea Cups, Pot and Milk jug

Cute Tea Cups, Pot and Milk jug

The flat white looked beautiful and Dad said it tasted great. I can vouch for the coffee at Saltdish as I returned later that afternoon for a soy flat white, and it was creamy and the perfect drinkable temperature. Saltdish use Piazza D’oro – special blend beans.

Flat White

Flat White

The menu at Saltdish is varied. Mum went for the omelette. It was huge! Mum only managed to get through half of it (don’t worry Dad got onto the rest). It looked beautiful, packed full of potatoes, peppers, chorizo and onion. Mum said she could taste the caramelised onion which she thought was a nice touch. The omelette came with a slice of buttered toast (no garlic butter though).

Chorizo, Potato, Sherry Pepper and Caramalised Onion Omelette

Chorizo, Potato, Sherry Pepper and Caramalised Onion Omelette

Dad ordered the #35- Eggs, Bacon and Tomato. He choose to have his eggs scrambled. What I particularly liked was that Dad’s (and mine to come) breakfast came with different toast to that of Mums. It’s nice to have the variety.

#35 Eggs, Bacon and Tomato

#35 Eggs, Bacon and Tomato

I ordered the scrambled eggs with a side of garlic mushrooms. For $4 I would have liked a few more mushies for my buck. They were however nicely cooked and only had the slightest hint of garlic (which I did appreciate as having garlic breath for the rest of the day is not appealing). My eggs were perfectly cooked- soft and creamy. Now onto the toast. My toast was cold and everyone else agreed theirs was too….and no hint of garlic in the butter this time round. Despite this I still thoroughly enjoyed my meal.

Scrambled Eggs with a side of Garlic Mushrooms

Scrambled Eggs with a side of Garlic Mushrooms

All in all a great way to start the day. Geraldton is lucky to have such a great little spot. You can tell the ingredients used are premium. Service is also outstanding. If your ever in Geraldton be sure to check out this gem.

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One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lara
    Mar 12, 2013 @ 06:32:55

    thankyou for such a lovely nice positive account of your experience at Salt Dish. My Husband and I work very hard to try and maintain a consistent standard – as you mentioned it gets crazy busy in there most days and for one chef doing brekky it can be an absolute acheivement to nail it right every time – often the apprentice jumps in to help with toast if it is needed… but mostly he does a solid 4 hours of breakfasts on his own – SAturdays that can mean nearly 190 breakfasts (we seat 60). We are always just trying to do our best – so it is nice to hear when people enjoy it – thankyou, Lara (Salt Dish Owner/Manager)

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