Steam Haus – Maylands {QUICK BITE}

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The Whatley Street strip has a wealth of cafes to visit. Brunch lovers head to Mrs S, those of us with a sweet tooth can’t stroll past Sherbet without a coffee n cake, If you’re feeling like something boozy, then Swallow Bar will fit the bill and then there’s Steam Haus – where they’re serious about their coffee and helping the environment too.

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Little Chef and I popped by for a drink, while we were out and about. The café is busy, but we find a couple of seats on the long share table by the front counter. It’s overlooked by a train mural, Steam Haus is found right opposite the Midland line, near the Maylands station. Further inside the old building and you’ll find a warren of little rooms and nooks to sit. If you venture through the back door, you can also sit on their back porch. A good spot for brunch with your fur-baby (who are very welcome).

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One of the rooms has a dedicated kid’s area, there’s a few tables for parents to sit with some food and coffee, while little ones play with toys and books. It’s a good spot for a small Mum’s group catch up, highchairs are also available. Little Chef dragged me back to the light and bright entrance, where he’d spotted an old-school pacman game in the window. Continue reading

Sherbet Cake and Bake Shop… and other food spots on Whatley Cres, Maylands

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We had popped into Sherbet Cake & Bake Shop to grab a spot of afternoon tea to take home. It was just as well we wanted to take-away, as there was no room for us to sit and have a coffee with our cake. It’s a very popular place!

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We indulged in some delicious freshly baked goods…

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Rocky Road Cupcake

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Red Velvet Cake – So Good!!

 

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Whatley Crescent, opposite the railway line at Maylands is a fantastic spot for food in Perth. From the beautiful brekkie/brunch/lunches at Mrs S to the sweet treats of Sherbet Cake & Bake Shop – there is something for everyone. On this little row of spots there are quirky little boutiques, a deli, cafes and bars.

There are a few in particular I’d like to try…

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Smoults Deli – They offer a range of delectable gourmet foods. From meats and cheeses, to truffles, Ben and Jerry’s Ice-cream (which we purchased!) and much, much more. On Saturdays and Sundays they have gourmet hotdogs from 11am – they change weekly and sound amazing. Pork & Fennel, Wagu Beef, Turkish Lamb… Yummy!!

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Chapels on Whatley – At first I thought this was an Asian restaurant, but NO! Apparently it’s a furniture store that has become rather famous for its East – meets -West inspired breakfast and brunches. They also specialise in fine teas and coffees.

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Swallow Bar – This  is a French themed small wine bar, that often has live music. They also serve some delicious looking food.

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Mrs S

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I knew I was going to LOVE Mrs S before I even stepped through the door. I’d heard a few things about it and it sounded right up my alley. Cutesy décor, quirky details, freshly baked treats on display and a delicious menu… I love it when I’m right!!

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Mrs S, on the corner of Whatley Cres and Eighth Ave, Maylands had been on my radar for ages. Its frequently referred to as one of the best brunch spots in Perth. FINALLY, Chef and I got a chance to visit for lunch.

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The coffee was fab. As we sipped our drinks we were handed two “little golden books”… a little random since Little Chef was not with us on this occasion! We soon came to realise that they were in fact the menu covers. I loved this idea.

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We had…

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Open Steak Sandwich ($23.50) this was accompanied by salsa verde, gruyere cheese, roasted capsicum and some onion rings with jalapeno aioli on the side. Chef loved this. The steak was perfectly cooked and of good quality. He thought the salsa verde was very tasty. The onion rings were crisp and the jalapeno aioli was spot on – just the mildest hint of chili. The only note Chef made was that it would have been nice if the roasted capsicum had been served hot, fresh off the grill; but it wasn’t anything major. He really enjoyed the steak sandwich and made me promise that we’d come back again soon.

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I had the Manwhich ($16)  Clearly I’m a laydeeee, but as some of you may have noticed – I have rather a large weakness for pork (belly, ribs, snags, pulled – whatever!). I just had to jump on the pulled pork bandwagon and I have to say it was tremendously tasty! The Ciabatta roll was piled with pulled pork, a sweet beetroot pickle, rocket and aioli. It sure was man-sized, but I just managed it all.

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My only disappointment of the day was the fact we were SO full, we couldn’t manage any more, as the baked goods on the counter looked scrumptious. Just another reason to pop back again. The coffee was fab, the food was luscious and we just loved the whole vibe of the kitch-y little café.

HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!! 🙂 🙂