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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Brunch Review: Belissa Cafe, Bedford

I have compiled a very lengthy list of “must try” brunch spots in Perth. So many new places have opened up in the 18 months that I have been away, it’s amazing.

The first place on the list that I visited was Belissa CafĂ© in Bedford. For those of you who have never heard of Bedford (I wouldn’t be surprised…) it is located next to Morely. The location is an unlikely one (in a dodgy looking strip opposite a big Harley Davidson showroom), but Belissa is a little gem.

It was bustling on a Saturday morning at 10am, but it is pretty big inside and we had no trouble finding a table for two.

Our meals:

The Scoring

Menu variety / creativity: 7.5/10. Lots of choice on the savoury front, but only one sweet option. Bonus points because the menu changes every 6-8 weeks.

Taste:  7.5/10. It was good, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the food. The baked beans weren’t the best I’ve had, but I enjoyed them. They came with a generous serving of avocado, and the crumbed Danish feta complemented them well. My friend had the mushroom and cheese omelet which was a bit overpowering (too much goats cheese). We swapped half of each others meals, and the baked beans + toast went well with the omelet to balance out the cheesiness.

Coffee: 7.5/10. Above average taste, and big servings. 

Setting / location: 7/10. Cutely decorated with feature chandeliers and a nice selection of home wares to browse before or after eating. 

Service: 8.5/10. Fast table service with a smile, brilliant service.

Price: 8/10. The coffees are a tiny bit dearer than usual ($4 for a regular, $4.50 large) but they are also much bigger than at most places. The meals were very reasonably priced, and the servings very generous. Our meals + a large coffee each came to $20 per person.

Verdict: There is nothing in the area that compares, this little place is a keeper and will no doubt become a regular spot for many locals. I’d love to try it for lunch, and their Sunday high tea looks fantastic too…

 Soooo tacky, yet so... appealing ;-)

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1 comment:

  1. I have lunch here regularly Lisa. Their picnic hampers are yum and I think their coffee is pretty good by Perth standards and worth paying a bit extra for. Handy that it's also across the road from an op-shop (funny you didn't mention that?!) although I have never had much luck at that particular Sammies.


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