Pearth Organic Kitchen, West Leederville

Happy New Year! Hope everyone has stuffed themselves silly with food and had an amazing festive season. Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to work, back to the gym and time to start a new diet. With #newyearnewme trending, how about a new café to fuel your healthy diet.

Pearth has just opened their doors for about a week, offering West Leedy a range of smoothie bowls and wholesome salads. What I like about this place is that they don’t serve food for just one particular diet. Carnivores can add a little bacon to their plate, and there’s something for everyone whether you’re gluten intolerant, vegan, vego or a meat eater.

Sourced from Fiori, Pearth serves organic coffee beans with a large range of milks; from full cream to soy, almond, coconut or rice. Black coffee is my go to, so I decided to try the Cold Drip Coffee ($5) served with tonic water it added a bit of sweetness and was light and refreshing, great in this heat.

My mum loves everything with avocado, so the Sourdough with Avocado, Hummus, Lemon and Pumpkin Seeds ($12) and added poached egg ($3) was the 'pearth-fect' option for her. Let me just say the hummus is delicious!

If you've been to The Raw Kitchen and tried their zucchini pasta, you'd find that the Zucchini Pesto Salad ($11) is just as yum. This was one of the salads available in the display fridge, so I'm not too sure if it's available all the time.

Although a little pricey, their smoothie bowls are definitely aesthetically pleasing. My sister went for the Green Smoothie Bowl ($17.5) a mixture of matcha, leafy greens, avocado, banana and almond milk, topped with house-made granola and a side of fruit. This green bowl didn't have a strong matcha flavour but had a very good thick consistency.

For a more filling option, go for the Macro Bowl ($18.5), brown rice, seasonal vegetables, avocado, hummus, dukkah and homemade dressing with an added poached egg ($3). Again a generous side of that delicious hummus, and a colourful array of vegetables which are nicely seasoned.

It's nice to find another cafe to add to the list of growing healthy and organic options in Perth. Although Pearth is a little on the expensive side, it can be justified in the freshness and quality of ingredients. Seating is also limited, so expect a wait to dine in or just get your salad to go.

Rating: 8 out of 10

  

 

Brown Brothers Cienna Sangria

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetThanks to Brown Brothers, I would like to share with you all a refreshing drink perfect for this summer weather. Lighter than a traditional Spanish sangria this cocktail is fresh and fruity, featuring Brown Brothers Cienna.

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So here’s what you need:

1 Bottle Brown Brothers Cienna, chilled

250mL ginger ale

1 large orange, sliced

2 cups strawberries, sliced

2 ripe yellow peaches, sliced

ice cubes and fresh mint leaves, to serve

Combine the fruits in a large serving bowl or pitcher. Add Brown Brothers Cienna, ginger ale and mix well. Serve with ice. Substitute any fruit to your taste.

Enjoy!

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tbsp., Bayswater

From the creators of Smuggled Seeds comes tbsp., a casual café serving great coffee and a creative brunch menu with Asian influences. My mum and I ventured to Bayswater just to check this new place out, and were greeted by friendly barista and co-owner Rob.

The people at tbsp. are serious about their coffee and use local Western Australian suppliers Blacklist Roasters, as well as the best milk from Bannister Downs. However that day our coffees were made from beans roasted by Small Batch, a Melbourne roasting company. My flat white came out perfect, and tasted divine. My mum was also very happy with her cappuccino.

For breakfast we decided to share two dishes, the Brisket benedict ($22) and the Chicken congee ($14). The servings were larger than what I assumed from social media, the brisket benedict was served with beer braised onions, slow-cooked eggs, hollandaise and ciabatta. The meat was cooked well and was the onions gave it a bit of sweetness.

Congee is a traditional rice porridge dish served in many Asian countries. At tbsp. it is served Indonesian style, with confit chicken, chicken crackling, coriander, spring onions and a slow-cooked egg. The crackling is basically deep fried chicken skin, and makes you feel a little guilty, but tastes so good!

On the way out we managed to grab the last Lemon & Lime Donut, and also a plain one. These donuts were winners, especially the one filled with lemon & lime curd! I wish that I was able to try more dishes like the French Toast and Burger, but I’m sure I’ll be there next week for more.

Rating: 8 out of 10

tbsp. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

McDonald's Create Your Taste Pop-Up Restaurant

I never thought there would be a day where I’d write something for a fast food restaurant, like McDonalds. However, I was kindly invited to the Create Your Taste pop-up restaurant, which rolled into the Perth Food and Wine Expo between the 9th-12th October.

The staff were super friendly and helpful with ordering, I got to taste their new grilled Chicken option which was delicious. I normally find Chicken burgers quite dry, but I found this one tender and juicy. The hard part is that I’m indecisive and there are more than 30 options to have in your burger.

Create Your Taste Chicken burgers will be available at McDonald’s restaurants from the 21st October. Thanks so much to Luke and McDonald’s for having me!

Disclaimer: Although I was invited to dine at this restaurant, the views and opinions presented are 100% my own thoughts.