A few months ago I read about a new cafe in East Perth aptly named Toast. Unsurprisingly, they sell a wide variety of grilled bread. Well, the actual toast is probably restricted to about 6 variations, but the toppings are where things start to get interesting. From sweet to savoury, simple to elaborate, every combination that you can ever dream of is available and I have a sneaking suspicion that if you asked nicely enough they’d make whatever you wanted.
I ventured out into the cold with a group of friends for Saturday breakfast and, as we basked in the morning sunshine down by the East Perth canals, it was a very pleasant experience. Considering the location, one could expect to pay extra just for the privilege of sitting amongst the rich, but Toast is like a lonely Leederville rabbit lost in the upper-class forest. It is hip and cool, the service is young and vibrant and the food gets served on some snazzy retro plates.
Sadly, I forgot my camera so no photo of what I ate. I chose the fruit toast with grated apple, spiced ricotta and honey and was a little disappointed that the apple was cold. I suppose my frozen core temperature was desiring some warming poached fruit but not so. It also made the toast go soggy which is one of my biggest hates. When I eat toast I let it cool slightly before applying any condiments because soggy toast is the worst. THE WORST. The taste was pleasant but I probably won’t choose it again. Everyone else enjoyed their food but no one was really blown away. I guess the saddest part was that the toast itself was clearly out of a packet. My usual Sunday breakfast at Il Circolo is New Norcia fruit bread and I would choose that over my apple toast any day. But the coffee was good and the view was lovely. I recommend the experience.