When I first read the breakfast menu at The Left Bank in Fremantle I could almost hear my stomach rumble with hunger. I love eating breakfast out. Poached eggs, avocado, bacon, pancakes, you name it! So I was really pleased to see that the Left Bank’s breakfast menu had a great combination of meals for everyone.
As the weather was absolutely terrible outside I thought the lemon and honey tea was the perfect start to breakfast. Sometimes with a tea like this one, the flavours can be a bit subtle and it’s almost like drinking hot water, but you can be rest assured that this tea was packed with flavour and was incredibly soothing too. I personally didn’t have the coffee but around the table there was plenty of coffee, with most people liking it so much that they ordered another one, or two.
My favourite dish of the morning was the Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes with orange curd, mascarpone and crushed walnuts ($15). I’m a huge pancake fan, 9 times out of 10 I will pick pancakes for breakfast, but I am a little scared to try pancakes that aren’t traditional after a bad experience with buckwheat pancakes. As soon as I took my first bite of the pumpkin spiced pancake with a little bit of orange curd on it I was begging for more! It was by far the best pancakes I’ve ever had. The pancakes were soft and fluffy, the orange curd was sweet and smooth, the walnuts added a beautiful crunchy element and the mascarpone cream cut through the sweetness with such perfection I was hoping no one else wanted any of it so I could just have the rest of it.
There is nothing worse than going somewhere and not being able to eat something because of special dietary requirements, so it was really great to see 3 gluten-free options on the menu. My favourite of them was the Salmon Stack with a potato tortilla, smoked salmon, asparagus and hollandaise ($22). The potato tortilla was like a better version of a hash brown and the smoked salmon was delicious. I like that this dish though it has potato in it, didn’t feel like a particularly heavy dish so it’s perfect for after a run or a bike ride.
If you’re an egg and toast fan, the Chorizo and Roast Tomato Bruschetta with poached eggs ($18) was simply divine. The chorizo had nice spicy kick, the eggs were poached to perfection and there was toast to soak up all the runny egg yolk. If you prefer something a little more simple there is also an option for Bacon and Eggs with your choice of eggs on toasted Italian bread ($14) and a Big Breakfast option with fried eggs, bacon, chorizo, potato tortilla and grilled tomato on toasted Italian bread ($24).
Although I am not a Baked Beans fan, I know that there are a lot of people who are. The Boston Baked Beans with house style smokey beans braised with tomato and bacon and served with poached eggs and crusty Panini ($15) was probably the nicest breakfast beans I have had. The little bits of bacon were simply divine and it almost became a game to get as much of the little bits of bacon as we could.
For those of you that love avocado and feta, the Middle Eastern Breakfast with poached eggs, gluten free buckwheat sourdough, crushed avocado, Persian feta and dukkha ($19) is what you want. The buckwheat sourdough was delicious, and if you’re worried that it won’t taste like normal bread, you don’t have to, it tastes really good.
If you’ve got kids the Baby Choc is super adorable and I can guarantee your kids will love it. The frothy hot chocolate comes in a kids size tea-cup with two marshmallows. I know I’m a little bit too old to still be ordering these, but I absolutely love them, possibly because of their adorable mini size.
Overall breakfast at The Left Bank was amazing! It’s very well priced and the food come in decent portions so its perfect to drop in if you’ve been running along the river or you’re just looking for somewhere cozy to have breakfast.
The Left Bank
15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle
Fremantle, Perth, WA
08 9319 1315
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