Fremantle for us (being from North of the River), is about Fish n Chips, ice cream, the Esplanade Park, the Markets and having a pint at Little Creatures. We’d never really ventured to far out of our usual Freo routine. Two of my besties Nay and Myl had recommended that we try one of their favourite haunts. I was enticed by the huge mural at the side of the South Terrace Café – two beautiful multi coloured Zebras.
The café is junk shop chic, with lots of old bikes and trikes adorning the walls, as well as some quirky indoor murals and light fittings. Ootong and Lincoln is particularly popular for brunch, though on this day we stopped for a spot of lunch.
Chef had a coffee, I fancied a juice. On my Sydney trip this year I had some fantastic breakfast juices. I’ve since tried to find a veggie/ginger juice combo, but not found a decent one yet in Perth. The juice I had at O&L was presented beautifully in a jug, but it was too ginger-y. To the point the ginger burnt my throat. Disappointing. I should have had a coffee!!
However, though the juice on this occasion wasn’t perfect. The food at O&L is outstanding.
Lamb Burger ($17) The thick Lamb patty was tasty and juicy, with the melted cheddar oozing all over. The salad of tomato, beetroot and lettuce was fresh. The house made relish was delicious. It was finished with a dab of mayo and all sandwiched in a super fresh brioche bun. Chef LOVED it!
Squid Chorizo Salad ($21) This salad was A-Mazing!! The baby squid was tender, the meaty chorizo and its juices ran through the salad (of fennel, tomatoes and leaves) and was lip smackingly sweet. The herbed cornbread was delicious too and very generous. It was perfect for mopping up the last of the juices.
Little Chef had a Ham and Cheese Toastie. It was on delicious looking thick–cut bread.
We were impressed by the simple, but ever so tasty food at Ootong and Lincoln. Their produce is organic and mostly made in house. We’ll be back soon to try out the delicious looking brunch menu!