Last Sunday was such a beautiful day we decided to go out for breakfast. We headed to George Street in East Fremantle. I had heard a lot about the cafe scene in this area but as yet haven’t had the chance to check it out. We chose George Street Quarters and managed to get a parking spot pretty much out the front, you’ve gotta love that. George Street Quarters is a combination of an inviting cafe with a providore store adjoining it. The Merchants stock an amazing range of gourmet products, some of which I haven’t seen in other stores. They also sell sandwiches, filled ciabatta, baguettes and wraps to take away. There is also a very tempting display of cakes.
As there were no tables left outside we chose a window table so we could still sit and watch the world go by. We’d grabbed some menus from the counter and were deciding what to order. As the staff were just walking past our table we decided to check with one of them to make sure there was table service. He assured us there was and he would be back to take our order. Considering how few people they were serving it did take a bit long for him to return and for us to get our breakfast. However all the staff were very pleasant but perhaps a little slow.
I ordered the Eggs Benedict which I thought would be different as it was served on a potato cake instead of bread. When it came out it looked impressive, the eggs sitting atop the crispy potato cake drizzled with the hollandaise. My disappointment came when I cut into the eggs, they were pretty much hard boiled. The white was extremely rubbery and the yolk cooked right through. The sauce was tasty with a delectable tang but there could definitely been more of it. My favourite part was the potato cake so soft on the inside but with a beautiful crunch. The bacon was also cooked perfectly, such a shame about the eggs.
Claude ordered the Big Breakfast and it was quite a decent serve. He hit the jackpot with his eggs, when his knife cut into them the runny yolk nearly made me cry with envy. He thought all of his dish was tasty and liked that the tomatoes and mushrooms tasted grilled, not stewed as some he has had. I tried the Boston baked beans and they really weren’t to my taste, but Claude liked them.
I think overall the food and service was ok, just a little disappointing. I did like the atmosphere and that the parking was so easy, so we will probably come back again to try the dinner menu or maybe try Young George across the street, that looks tempting too, hmm so many decisions.