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John Street Cafe, Cottesloe

John Street Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I have been making the trek to John Street for brekkie/brunch for quite a few years now, and although it seems to have changed hands in recent years, the quality is still the same.

Using wonderful quality ingredients, there is a selection of food for breakfast and lunch, to eat in or takeaway. Breakfast is served all day and lunch starts at 11:30am. There are also tables on the pavement which makes for a dog friendly cafe.

Staff are friendly and welcoming, and even when the cafe is packed to the rafters, you can often get a table with less than a 20 minute wait.

The fresh orange juice never disappoints – delicious, freshly squeezed and sweet:

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On this visit, the coffee was not particularly good, quite strong and bitter:

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I usually like the John Street ‘Lot’ for brekkie, but on this occasion chose the Hash n Smash. Very nicely constructed veggie hashcakes with two poached eggs, spinach, chunky tomato relish and a heap of bacon. Also available with smoked salmon:

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My companions chose the eggs benny with ham. Nice soft muffin with fresh thick hollandaise and perfectly poached eggs:

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By the end of the meal, the plates were clean. Another triumph for John Street. The only minus points were for the lacklustre coffee. A great way to start the day followed by a walk along Cottesloe beachfront.

 

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Bluewaters Cottesloe

UPDATE – Bluewaters is now permanently closed.

Bluewaters Cottesloe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I went to Bluewaters on Sunday for a lunchtime meal. The restaurant is in a beautiful setting, just across the road from the beach on Marine Parade. As you dine you can see the ocean and the views to Rottnest through the window. However the interior does look a little tired and in need of refurbishment.

The waiter was very friendly and efficient and explained the specials to us. The menu consists of small or large share plates and then ‘main’ dishes which are not intended for sharing. All of the specials were main dishes e.g. red emperor, swordfish, prawn and scallop linguine.

We chose some small and large share plates.

Iced Tea Mojito

Iced Tea Mojito

My iced tea mojito was really really nice, lots of flavour and very refreshing.

Ciabatta and baba ghanoush

Ciabatta and baba ghanoush

Ciabatta and hummus

Ciabatta and hummus

The first dish up was ciabatta served with hummus and baba ghanoush. Both dips were yummy and full flavoured – a lovely combination.

Polenta chips

Polenta chips

The polenta chips were nicely crisp and served with a tomato salsa, but they could have done with a sprinkle of parmesan or spice mix to add a bit more flavour.

Beef short rib

Beef short rib

The beef short rib was beautifully cooked. The meat fell apart and was succulent. My only criticism would be that the meat was quite thick and not all of it had been coated in sauce. The parts of meat that were not in the sauce tasted a little bland and could have been seasoned more.

Qunioa salad

Quinoa salad

The quinoa salad looked very nice and contained zucchini and tomato, but I found it a little bland.

Crispy pork belly

Crispy pork belly

The pork was the star of the selection. Served with thai chilli jam, it was nicely seasoned, the crackling was lovely and crunchy and each mouthful was a delight.

We would have eaten dessert but we were too full after all of the plates. I had read previous reviews that criticised the portion sizes, but I thought they were quite generous. Everything was well presented and nicely cooked, I just thought that some dishes needed a little extra seasoning.

I will visit Bluewaters again when I am in Cottesloe – it is a very nice restaurant and has the potential to be a great restaurant.

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