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Cranked is located along Oxford Street in Leederville. I discovered this place browsing through the Entertainment Book and was surprised to find it where it is, as I’d walked past this area a few times without realising it was there! Maybe it’s overshadowed by other ‘bigger’ restaurant names in the area.
It’s decent in size with a big alfresco area – open aired, with lounges on one side of the cafe. Nicely set up. I plonked myself down on one of the sofa seat, looking outward so that I can observe the surroundings.
The lunch menu is substantial with a variety of food to choose from. We took awhile contemplating what we wanted to order. I had a walk around and noticed a display of desserts, cakes, chocs and tarts at the counter. Looked great!
For drinks we had:
- Sparkling Cranberry Lime ($4.50)
- Flat White ($3.50)
- Iced Coffee ($5)
The Sparkling Cranberry Lime tasted like your usual soft drink – quite steep at that price. The coffee was good, as expected from Fiori beans. My Iced Coffee though was weak, would have liked a much more stronger coffee taste to it. It felt like I was just drinking milk and eating ice cream. I passed it on as a dessert :p.
Cranked is also licensed, with beer on tap, bottled beer & ciders and spirits on offer. I should have ordered the Rekorderlig Pear Cider to try instead! Initially I wanted to get a jug of Sangria but no one wanted it so I gave up on the idea. Maybe next time!
For lunch we had:
- Calamari Salad ($15.50)
- Paella ($13.50)
- Beef ‘n’ Bacon Burger ($16)
- Prawn Fettuccini ($17)
The Calamari Salad came out looking really good! Crunchy squid pieces with parmesan crust served on a bed of fetta, kalamata olives, tomato and cucumber salad drizzled with red wine and herb vinaigrette. The only complain would be that there are not enough to go around! You just want to keep on biting on those crunchy squids! A small dish.
I ordered the Paella which consisted of chicken, chorizo, capsicum and parsley. It was not as nice as expected, was quite bland and almost tasted like fried rice. The chicken did not have any flavour to it. The chorizo saved the dish, otherwise it would have been a disaster.
The Beef & Bacon Burger came out as beef in toasted foccacia bread with crisp bacon and flavoured with relish and aioli sauce. Not as expected either but a good dish. The chunky fries were a favourite!
The Prawn Fettuccini was another favourite! Garlic, chilli and olive oil based pasta with onions, prawns, bacon, cherry tomatoes and snow peas. The prawns were huge! I liked this dish and exchanged half of mine with this! Hehe
Overall it was a good lunch with my orders being a miss (more stomach room for me to sample others!) but the rest thoroughly enjoying their dishes. The service was good, polite and friendly. The food though took a bit longer to come out than usual. Make sure you are not in a hurry dining at this place. I will keep this as a lunch option for next time!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Telephone: 08 6161 0730
Address: 5/106 Oxford Street, Leederville
Open daily for breakfast and lunch (until 4pm)
Open Thurs – Saturday for casual drinks & dining (until 10pm)