I would have never discovered Cabin Fever if it wasn’t for Eat Drink Perth’s coffee stop guide and my foodie friend, Frosty’s idea to feature 24 days of coffee on foodie cravings.
Cabin Fever is hidden away on Barrack Street in an arcade that I would have never of otherwise entered…
The entrance doesn’t do this quirky arcade any justice…
I love Cabin Fever’s Panic sign on their coffee machine. When I’m panicking or stressing, coffee is the first thing I turn to.
My friends mushie, food baby and I were greeted on entry and invited to take a menu which features breakfast & lunch options…
Lunch options on display…
The Melbourne influences on the Perth food and drink scene is apparent when we wandered outside to this super funky laneway alfresco filled with cool street art and quirky table decs. If you look to the far left you’ll even find a motorbike 😉
After observing our surroundings and deciding that we wanted to sit outside, we went back inside to order – big plus for having EFTPOS facilities.
Our lunch came out within 5 or so minutes of ordering. We each had the watermelon & strawberry juice that we all thought were light and refreshing. $7 seems to be the norm for juices in Perth these days so we were happy to pay $5.50 each.
Cheers to a short week and being a Friday!
I had the pull pork baguette $9. It was crunchy on the outside and tender. I’d say it’s probably a healthier version of my favourite pull pork recipe, which is drenched in ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. You can find my fav pull pork recipe here, I usually add a teaspoon of tabasco sauce to this recipe.
As I’m always going on about pull pork, Mushie Mushie was super keen to have her first taste. She found her pull pork baguette delicious and great value for money – think I might need to make and bring some into work soon!
My pregnant friend, food baby, had the Green Eyed Monster $9 which was a bagel with pesto, avocado, sundried tomato and brie cheese. She’s not allowed to have brie and was happy that the Cabin Fever crew happily replaced it with cheddar for her. She loved the pesto and thought her bagel was delicious too.
I didn’t need but wanted a souvenir from Cabin Fever 😉 so I bought a cute pen for $5, there were also cards and a small selection of knick-knacks for sale. We also took back to the office coffees and brownies.
My latte was stronger than my usual liking and not as smooth as I prefer but I still finished every drop so it passed my coffee quality taste. Next time, I know to ask the Cabin Fever guys to add a bit more milk for me so it’s a bit smoother.
Mushie Mushie on the other hand thought her flat white was really tasty, she loves her coffee strong. She said Cabin Fever is now one of her new fav coffee venues “I will definitely be popping in again next time I’m at that side of town.”
I used all my mighty will power to stop myself from ordering the chocolate brownies that the girls had…
food baby polished her brownie off before reaching the office, “My tiny baby is showing a weakness for chocolate already so I couldn’t go past the brownie. We took it away to eat at the office and the Cabin Fever staff were kind enough to heat it up and give us a cup of ice cream on the side! Mine didn’t even make it half the way back to the office.”
The service was really impressive and the funky decor make this café such a cool place to lunch at. I wished I had discovered Cabin Fever sooner! Mushie Mushie said it felt like she was at her grandparents’ house in the UK, “…it was so cute and quirky. Plus, the staff were super friendly and accommodating.”
A whole wall of tea cups…
Fancy lounging around?
food baby thought the “Cabin Fever was a great, small venue that feels like it’s not in the middle of a busy city. Staff were super friendly and happy to go that extra mile to make us happy.”
We all had a lovely lunch, it was worth the short stroll from the terrace, we’ll be coming back. I highly recommend visiting Cabin Fever if you haven’t already discovered this gem.
More 24 days of coffee posts…
Day # 2 – Basilica review by guest blogger Sweetly Spiced
Day #1 – Bocelli’s Espresso review by guest blogger Frosty
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