After several months of talking about food and sharing the same passion for BodyCombat, Take Me To Foodie Heaven finally dines with Liju from The Hungry Dinosaw. Initially, the plan was to meet at Smuggled Seeds Espresso but unfortunately, when we arrived, we had already missed out on breakfast (Smuggled Seeds, I will be back!). Plan B was Mary Street Bakery, which was not too far from Leederville. Liju and I have heard a lot about Mary Street Bakery but neither have one of us actually tried the food there. This was the golden opportunity.
Mary Street Bakery was not very crowded when we arrived and we were lucky to find ourselves a table. The service was also very friendly and efficient. For brunch, we shared the Buttermilk Pancake with Fried Chicken, Fried Egg and Maple Syrup. You must be thinking, “Hang on! How do you eat sweet and savoury together?” Give it a try and you will be surprised at how awesome this dish is. Put a soft and fluffy pancake together with crispy, tender fried chicken and fried egg topped with sweet maple syrup. Believe me, it’s a matchmake in heaven. The whole dish is just oh so good. Throughout the day, we just could not stop raving about how good this dish was.
Here’s the review from Liju who gave this dish a rating out of 11/10! (That’s how awesome it was!) – OMG! My eyes literally rolled back and both of us went MMMMM OMG SO GOOD. Like a choir. Well seasoned and crispy juicy tender chicken sitting on this cloud of pancake and drenched through with maple syrup. And fried egg just makes anything tastes better. I need this again!
Fried Chicken Buttermilk Pancake Peanuts Maple Butter and Fried Egg ($21)
I enjoyed the Veggie Baked Eggs and love the sweetness and punchy texture from the tomato base. The Ancho Chili gave the dish its subtle hint of chili kick (Don’t worry, you won’t be on fire). In this dish, the crispy chickpeas were definitely a winner for me. It was so crunchy. I love it. The Vegie Baked Eggs will definitely be a great, hearty dish to have during cold, rainy wintry day.
Here is Liju’s review of the Veggie Baked Eggs which he gave a perfect 10/10! – Yum yum baked eggs, well seasoned tomato base with two lovely baked eggs and an excellent sourdough that has both texture and flavour. The crispy chickpeas were the star in my opinion. Really crunchy with perfect texture!
Veggie Baked Eggs with Tomato, Ancho Chilli, Crispy Chickpea and Yoghurt ($18)
We also had the Chocolate Malt milkshake and Blueberry, raspberry, banana, citrus and honey almond smoothie. Here is Liju’s review of the milkshake and smoothie – I LOVE the milkshake. It has the perfect consistency , not too watered down by milk but also not too thick. Its hard to find a good milkshake and this one is it! The smoothie has a really lovely flavor, well balanced and able to taste all the stated flavours on the menu. Perhaps it could be a little thicker with ice or yoghurt blended through.
Chocolate Malt Milkshake ($6.50) and Blueberry, raspberry, banana, citrus and honey almond smoothie ($9)
After having an amazing lunch at Mary Street Bakery, we decided to take a stroll around Beaufort Street to see what Mount Lawley has to offer. I can for sure tell you now that my wishlist has expanded. After walking for a bit, we stumbled upon Bossman, located next to Mr Munchies. We stood in front of Bossman for a good 5 minutes, took some time to admire the cakes on offer while taking in the aroma of good coffee. Yep, we decided to commence Part 2 of our Mount Lawley foodie adventure at Bossman.
We shared a slice of Galaktoboureko which is a Semolina Custard Cake and a regular Latte. The Galaktoboureko was soft and smooth in texture. It was melt in your mouth perfect and not overly sweet. A great complement to the coffee. Attention coffee lovers out there! Bossman do serves really good coffee. The Latte was very smooth which also had a nice aroma to it. With its dim lighting and wooden furnishings, Bossman is hip and happening. It’s a great place to hang out and catch up with friends over coffee and cake.
At the end of the day, Liju and I definitely had a great foodie adventure around Beaufort Street and we also had a great time catching up with each other. Yes, I will definitely be back to Mary Street Bakery and Bossman again. If you are ever around Mount Lawley, do check out Mary Street Bakery for their cronuts and pastries! Oh and not forgetting Bossman for their cakes and coffee too!
Mel’s Rating for Bossman and Mary Street Bakery : mmmmm (take me to foodie heaven)