To find the best eateries in Perth, you need explore deeper into the suburbs and search for a corner cafe. Every suburb has one: Mount Pleasant has Coco Belle while West Leederville has Hylin. In Bicton, they have Little Stove (not to be confused with Shenton Park’s The Little Pantry). Seeing as I used to work five minutes away from this charming café, I know how popular it is with the locals. Often their sofas and dinning chairs are packed, either with patrons dining in or regulars stopping in for their takeaway coffee.
First time I visited was years ago, when they had the most scrumptious breakfast meal: pulled pork and scrambled egg breakfast burger. Being an eatery that changes their menu seasonally, unfortunately it’s no longer available. But their newer additions never fail to please. Back in 2015 I had the pleasure of devouring their hash brown, smoked salmon, poached egg and grain salad dish. More recently, it was their smashed avocado on rye with poached egg, feta, radish and tomato pesto that made my mouth water.
The superstar of the dish was the tomato pesto, as it infused the rye with its delicious sweetness. Ever better, they were generous with the serving, so every mouthful was bursting with flavour. The avocado was incredible, which isn’t a shocker. The only downfalls: the tough texture of the rye and the poached eggs weren’t that runny. Other than that though, I could eat that dish all day everyday.
If you’re ever heading there, make sure to treat yourself to their super shakes, in particular the strawberry cheesecake. It’s the bee’s knees, and goes above and beyond your typical strawberry shakes. Keep an eye out for their quirky goods and Rifle Paper Co. cards. They’re irresistible and so much more unique than what you’d find at your general shopping centre.