My goodness, I have not stopped long enough to post a recipe lately! But don’t worry, I have an accumulation of them up my sleeve waiting for some attention. Meanwhile I did take some time to stop at The Ladder Cafe & Deli in Mt Hawthorn to say hello. I intended on having coffee, but one glance at the menu and I decided breakfast was in order.
The Ladder Cafe & Deli used to be the Cultural Tastes Cafe, July of last year saw the new owners rebrand the cafe and put their own spin on the space. Upon my arrival I met with owner Mareena, and she showed me around while we talked about the food scene in Perth.
This is Mareena’s first cafe experience, and her motivation is inspiring. She is well aware of how patrons can come and go, and how one day may be busy beyond belief and the next has you wondering what local event is on that is keeping everyone otherwise occupied. We talked about the Mt Hawthorn dining experience and the fact that this strip is yet to reach its prime. The Ladder Cafe certainly offers a quaint dining experience with ample space (no table clutter going on here) and an additional spacious outdoor area. There are large tables perfect for groups and smaller tables for solo diners or couples. The menu boasts a selection of savoury dishes and there are ample cakes and sweets to choose from.
I rarely venture into Mt Hawthorn but I imagine if I was a local this would be my place to stop for a lazy Sunday breakfast. It’s perched on the little retail strip, with ample parking behind the cafe for the non-locals. There is also rear entrance from the carpark into the outdoor courtyard which Mareena says they will be dressing up with plants. I could imagine it will make for a sweet little spot for a quiet coffee. I of course sat out there.
I loved the look of everything on the breakfast menu but couldn’t get past the creamy scrambled eggs. The Veggie Scramble is free range scrambled eggs served with fresh asparagus, spinach, mushrooms and feta, it was seriously filling. It came with two slices of seeded sourdough, which by the way I didn’t even know existed. Mareena tells me they source their bread from two different bakers to broaden the options. I was actually torn between the scrambled eggs and mean looking flaky pastry sausage roll in the display counter. Next time that sausage roll is toast!
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