- Category: Perth Restaurant Reviews
- Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2008 07:44
PLEASE NOTE THAT BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP HAS CLOSED. IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE VOLCANIC STONE GRILL AND CAFE.
BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP
60 Royal St, East Perth
corner of Plain St
I arrived at Baa Baa Black Sheep at around 7.30am for an early morning (well, early for me!) breakfast catch up with my friend. The name of this café always brings a grin to my face. I seated myself on one of the sofa chairs soaking up the ambiance of the place as I read leisurely through the newspapers. The morning sun cast a nice warm feel through the café as light jazz music played in the background.
The Baa Baa Black Sheep is one of the cafes forming part of the Cove Promenade. It adjoins The Sebel Residence hotel which is all within the Claisebrook Village, East Perth precinct.
Claisebrook has seen quite a transformation with many new restaurants and cafes opening up, and makes a nice alternative to the usual Northbridge, Leederville, Subiaco and Mt Lawley café strips.
My friend arrived and we ordered at the counter. The service is friendly and there was flexibility with varying the menu to suit customer requests. I inquired as to whether I could order scrambled eggs and toast instead of bacon and eggs and this did not pose a problem at all.
The price for breakfast items ranged from approximately $7 to $12. This included bacon and eggs, oven baked ham and cheese croissant, fruit compote with muesli, and pancakes with infused maple syrup. The pancakes sounded rather decadent but nonetheless delectable for an early morning breakfast.
We ordered scrambled eggs with toast, an oven baked ham and cheese croissant, a cappuccino and flat white. The counter also beckoned us with large mandarin and chocolate muffins and freshly baked croissants, but this would have to be sampled another time.
Baa Baa Black Sheep had quite a few patrons for breakfast including business suit types, and local Claisebrook residents. There is an alfresco seating area on offer where one can watch the world go by. As we waited for our breakfast, i noticed huge bowls of fruit compote with muesli being served up to several patrons. This seemed to be a popular item and would make a healthy breakfast.
Our breakfast was served to us reasonably quickly. My mountain of scrambled eggs arrived accompanied with 2 pieces of wholemeal toast unbuttered as I had requested. I found my scrambled eggs to be particularly fluffy and enjoyed working my way through the eggs and toast. My friend's oven baked ham and cheese croissant also looked delicious. The coffee was good.
This place is a happening place and has a great feel about it. It is cool and upbeat but not pretentious.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.