On Easter Monday, we packed, checked out of our holiday apartments and then went breakfast at Samovar, on the corner of Queen and Kent streets in Busselton town centre. It was just after 10am and the cafe was busy – we grabbed the second-last free table.
Jay ordered eggs Benedict (AU$17.00, available with leg ham or smoked salmon). I’m not a big fan of eggs Benedict but even I had to admire this – two poached eggs and leg ham layered on toast smothered with hollandaise sauce that oozed onto the plate.
Jac ordered the fruit salad with natural yoghurt (AU$8.80). It wasn’t very exciting, as far as fruit salads go – mostly just rockmelon and honeydew melon, with few chunks of apple and one or two strawberries. Jac likes her dishes saucy but thought there was way too much yoghurt.
Juji and I were keen to eat a big breakfast before our drive back home to Perth. We both ordered Sam’s fry-up (AU$19.00), with eggs, bacon, chipolatas, mushrooms, toast and tomato (buried under the bacon and mushrooms in the photo). The scrambled eggs were not quite as soft as I like but were buttery and tasty. I was delighted by the abundance of bacon and mushrooms on the plate but the chipolatas were very greasy.
We ordered corn fritters on the side. Sadly, these were more doughy than corny. My favourite cafe corn fritters are the ones at Toast in East Perth, which are freshly grilled and full of corn kernels.
Juji and Jay had coffee while Jac and I ordered freshly squeezed orange juice. The juice was not sweet at all. To be honest, it tasted bland, like it had been made with old oranges. Not “off”, just old.
Breakfast at Samovar was okay – it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t particularly great either. It was clearly a popular choice every time we passed by during our holiday – but personally, I won’t be rushing back there for breakfast next time I’m in Busselton.
60/66 Queen Street
Busselton WA 6280
Telephone: (08) 9751 2399
There’s a Google map on the website but nowhere does their address appear. Tsk tsk.
Open daily for breakfast 7am to 11.30am, lunch from 11.30am
Dinner available Wednesday to Saturday
Busselton trip, April 2011
See the full list of posts from our Busselton trip in correct reading order.