Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Breakfast at Toast

This morning I had brunch at Toast with my friend. We both ordered corn fritters with avocados & poached eggs drizzled with hollandaise sauce. For drinks, I had a latte while my friend was having a chai latte.

I was looking forward to this brunch 'trip' at Toast as i've read about it via Urbanspoon. It is one of the popular spot/talk of the town so i had quite a high expectation of the experience. It has many good reviews by food bloggers so i thought it should be pretty impressive.

However, the food was slightly disappointing in my view. I ordered a latte because i was hoping to get a 'leaf' on my latte, but sadly no 'leaf' pattern for me. I could have just ordered a cappuccino (my usual preference) Anyway, the coffee tasted alright. passed.

As for the dish, i was hoping to cut into runny eggyolks for my poached eggs with my knife, but it didn't happen. And the hollandaise sauce somehow wasn't quite 'right' for me. The corn fritters were a bit bland lacking seasoning, some corn kernels were dry. The fritters could have been a bit more dense in texture.

When i saw corn fritters on the menu, i was reminded of the corn fritters at MART (a tram stop turned into cafe) at 130 Middle Park, Melbourne. I reckon they make the best corn fritters. So sadly that's why i had no choice but to compare the corn fritters of Toast with Mart.

Anyway, overall the service was good, staff was friendly. The ambience was lovely, have a beautiful view of the lake. And i like their collection of various kitsch homewares.

Food: 3 out of 5
Ambience: 4 out of 5
Service: 3.5 out of 5

Maybe i'll order something else, like a sweet dish, if i'm coming back again for breakfast/brunch.

Shop 21 / 60 Royal St
East Perth, 6004
ps: i am now getting a lot more better, recovering from a cold. Thanks everyone! =)

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