My top 5 Perth eats of 2010

I’ve eaten some awesome food dining out in 2010. Here are the top 5 places around Perth I’ve been recommending to people since discovering them this year. Interestingly, breakfast has been the big winner in 2010.

5.Crumpet, East Victoria Park

 homemade crumpets with butter and honey
EDIT, November 2011: Crumpet is now under new management. The menu is predominantly Lebanese and no longer features homemade crumpets
A toasted homemade crumpet slathered with lashings of butter and honey may be one of the most perfect things ever. Now that I’ve tried these, supermarket-bought crumpets will forever be a poor substitute. Breakfast is available all day and yes, they serve more than just crumpets!
Read the post: Crumpet, East Victoria Park

4.Gopi Curry Leaf, Willetton

I love that we found out about Gopi Curry Leaf from the manager of our local Hungry Jack’s store! You could easily drive or walk past and never even notice it’s there, let alone think of going in. On weekends you can get nasi lemak, murtabak, and roti canai with curry for breakfast, brunch and lunch from 7:30am to 2:00pm. And if you want more, get a takeaway curry combo for dinner, as my boss did after reading my post. :D
Read the post: Gopi Curry Leaf, Willetton

3.Toast, East Perth

Corn fritters with bacon and maple syrup
Located by the water at Claisebrook Cove, Toast has an extensive all-day breakfast menu that includes 14 different kinds of toast (well, it’s called “Toast” after all) with all kinds of delicious toppings. I am yet to order toast though – I have been tempted by other dishes involving indulgently generous servings of bacon. If you love eating sweet and salty together, the corn fritters with shiny maple syrupy bacon are simply fantastic. Add scrambled eggs and [insert Homer Simpson drool sound here]
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We have cafes called Crumpet and Toast… Will 2011 bring one called Bacon? :)

2.City Farm Cafe, East Perth

Chicken and leek pie with salad from City Farm Cafe
This little cafe next to Claisebrook train station and Yellow Cat Stop No.1 serves organic coffee, sandwiches, salads and hot meals. Sweet and savoury muffins are baked fresh every morning and are still warm if you get there early enough. But what I love most is the homemade pie of the day. I’ve enjoyed chicken and leek, beef and mushroom, chicken and vegetable pie with a sweet potato top, lamb and rosemary, braised pork with apple… I hope the pie love will continue in 2011.
Read the post: City Farm Cafe, East Perth

1.Mondo Butchers, Inglewood

Making a roast pork sandwich at Mondo Butchers
Yes, Mondo is a butcher, not a restaurant! But on Saturday mornings from 8am, roast pork, lamb and beef sandwiches are made fresh at the front of the shop on thickly sliced sourdough bread with a squirt of roast meat juice while you watch and salivate. If you order a roast pork sandwich you get crackling too. On Saturday mornings throughout spring, you could’ve grabbed a roast meat sandwich AND checked out the Mondo Markets – and enjoyed Colombian empanadas, New Norcia bread and pastries and many other delicious things. Hopefully I will make it to Mondo Markets in 2011. I will definitely return for more roast meat sandwich goodness.
Read the post: Mondo Butchers, Inglewood (includes 33-second video of the making of a roast pork sandwich)

More restaurant reviews, including eating around Perth and from my trips to Albany, Sydney and Canberra.

Happy new year!

Thank you for all your interest, support, emails and comments throughout 2010. I’ve enjoyed taking photographs, eating, writing and sharing my love for food with you all. Here’s to another year of delicious feasting and droolicious blogging!

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