It’s the kind of place you’d drive by and probably never feel compelled to check out – an unassuming cafe flanked by discount furniture shops in a suburb without a cappuccino strip. It’s called Cafe Vivo, and as soon as I spotted the Pinoy Breakfast on the menu among the bacon, egg and toast variations, I had to order it. Stubby, garishly red longaniza sausages, sweet chicken tocino, two fried eggs with soft yolks, and garlic fried rice with a pretty good cup of coffee, all for AU$19.95. I haven’t eaten enough Filipino food to comment on the authenticity of my breakfast, but this protein-rich plate was delicious and satisfying, and I hope to have it again.
50 William St, Beckenham WA 6107
Open daily 6.30am to 3.30pm, except Sundays – open at 9am
Telephone: (08) 9458 9999
TFP in USA
Jac and I are currently in the United States. Get the latest updates on my social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. You can also get a sneak peek of the Instagram and Facebook feeds in my blog’s right sidebar. There’ll be more detailed USA blog posts in the months to come. So far, we’ve been to Oahu and Maui (Hawaii) and Austin and Dallas (Texas) – we leave Dallas tomorrow for our final destination…