I’m the first to admit that I’m pretty clueless when it comes to dining in south-of-the-river Perth. I’m an ex-hillbilly and current northie, so I’m all over Joondalup, the inner city areas of Perth, swan valley and Perth Hills, as well as my “golden triangle” Post Newspaper region in the western suburbs. If I take a trip over the Narrows Bridge – I hit a bit of a blank. That goes to show just how huge Perth’s sprawl and foodie scene has become.
Over the years I’ve found a few southern gems like Rustico Tapas in Rockingham and Timber Café in Harrisdale. I’d been invited along to a brand new café in Success, 8 Yolks. Normally, I wouldn’t make a 110km round trip for brunch, but it just so happened I was heading south that day.
The Success café doesn’t have that rustic chic vibe like so many cafes do these days. I love that it’s totally original. The bright and sunny café has a fun colour scheme, incorporating my favourite brunch component – the humble runny egg! There’s cosy booths, inside and outside dining, and a gorgeous tiled communal table, where Little Chef and I set up camp.
First up we order some coffees – an almond flat white for me and a baby chino for Little Chef.
The menu is made up of all sort of al day brunch goodies. Staples like bircher muesli and eggs benny are joined by a few Asian style dishes, so you’re sure to find a dish to tickle your fancy. Nine year old Little Chef ordered the adult sized banana and nutella pancake ($17.5), Fluffy pancakes are topped with hazelnut crumble, banana, strawberries and finishes with a couple of generous scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. He managed to polish the whole lot off! It would be fantastic to see a kids menu for younger children though.
I enjoyed the gluten free version of the Smokey BBQ Pulled Beef Benedict ($21). The tender Angus beef brisket is slow cooked for 14 hours and it shows. The meaty deliciousness is topped with two eggs and buttery hollandaise sauce. A gooey egg is my idea of heaven and these were perfectly poached – yolk oozing everywhere. Great for mopping up with the gluten free bread.
All in all, we both loved the relaxed atmosphere and well cooked brunch offerings at 8 Yolks. If I lived in the area I’d be stoked to have it as my local café!
Find 8 Yolks at 660 Beeliar Drive, Success.
I dined as a guest of 8 Yolks Café, all opinions are my own.