Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that can put a smile on your face or perhaps even make your day, such as having a delicious weekend breakfast at an unexpected location.
It’s been a while since the other travel bunnie and I had enjoyed a nice, relaxing breakfast with just the two of us. Many past weekends were spent with my parents as dad was here for his bi-annual holiday from China. So last weekend, when it was finally just the two of us, we hardly hesitated at the idea of going out for breakfast.
A short five-minute drive took us to a cute single storey house situated at the corner of Princess Street and Petrie Terrace. We were at Scout Café. I’ve always liked this area, for its open green space and beautiful buildings. The café was busy. A few people were waiting outside on the benches, sipping coffee and waiting to get a seat inside. We put our names down and decided to look at the breakfast menu. Conveniently, a table became available just as we had decided on what to have for breakfast.
We were led to a room at the back of the café where a big wooden communal table was located. As we sat down, our order was taken. A Saigon (iced coffee with condensed milk)($4.50) for me and a salted caramel milkshake ($6) for the other travel bunnie (which shortly after its arrival became my drink as it was so delicious and I just couldn’t resist hogging it).
Breakfast took a while, but we were pre-occupied with discussion of our upcoming holidays plans and therefore we didn’t mind the wait. When the breakfast dishes arrived at our table, I was slightly taken back at their simplicity. But sometimes, you just can’t judge a book by its cover as both the breaky bagel w' fried egg, Kaiserfleisch, cheddar, rocket, housemade relish, fresh tomato & aioli ($14) and Merguez sausage, smoked tomatoes & fried eggs on warm pita w' sumac yoghurt, pistachios & mint herb salad ($17) were so tasty and fulfilling.
My dish had a lot of different flavours to it and the Merguez sausage had such a dominant taste on my palate on its own yet when eaten with the pita bread and the rest of the ingredients it brought the whole dish together.
Just as impressive as its food, the service at Scout Café was friendly and upbeat. Looks like we have found ourselves yet another hidden gem.
Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $42.50