The PFEs received an invitation recently from the new owner of 2 Cafe to check out the cafe which is situated on Montrose Avenue in Darlington. Darlington is located on the escarpment of the Darling Fault, part of the Perth Hills within the Shire of Mundaring. It is about a 35 minutes drive from the city of Perth which is not too far away. I have never been to Darlington before so I thought visiting the cafe would be a good chance to see the area and also to help bring some exposure to cafes that are hidden in the ‘burbs (more like the hills in this instance). We were offered a $20 credit to offset our food and drinks purchase at the cafe which was great.
The boy was in Perth for a visit and was happy to be dragged along my foodie adventure. We made our way in the morning, the day was forecasted to be 39degC and it was already 30degC when we left the house at 930am. I was hoping it wouldn’t get much hotter!
It was quite easy to find 2 Cafe as it is located next to the busy Darlington Road. Climb a flight of stairs and there is 2 Cafe, next to a dental centre. The cafe is small in size and has a cosy interior. More importantly, it was cooling inside despite the heat outside. Big tick! Seating is also available on the verandah for those with pets or for those who enjoy the heat!
We ordered an Avocado Milkshake ($7) and Beetroot & Carrot Juice ($5.50) from their Special Drinks board to start. The Avocado Milkshake was milky and had small chunks of avocado through it. Nice!
There were a variety of dishes to choose from the menu which is predominantly British style type of food. Click here to check out the menu. We had the following:
- Seafood Catch ($12) – open sandwich topped with surimi, crab meat and tuna mixed with a homemade rich and creamy special sauce and spices served with a side garden salad.
- Popeye’s Favorite ($16) – spinach and diced fetta cheese omelette with toasted bread, crispy bacon, sliced avocados and leafy mixed greens.
The meals were simple and wholesome and surprisingly filling for me. I had the Seafood Catch sandwich. Chatting to the new owner, we were informed that they have expanded the menu since taking over the cafe, however keeping the food simple as they do not have a commercial kitchen yet. Great effort on their part!
I ordered a coffee as my “dessert” and it came out looking pretty, nice latte art! The coffee was good.
We were generously given a complimentary Lime Tart to take home as the best sellers at the cafe are the cakes, especially the gluten-free varieties, sourced and made by the locals from Darlington. The Lime Tart was beautiful!
I also found some doggie treats at the counter for 50c each. Time to treat your best friend! I bought a couple for my parent’s dogs. They would be so happy!
Thanks to 2 Cafe for the invitation. We had a lovely time and it was great to discover this cafe in Darlington. A nice little cafe to drop in if you are ever out in Darlington for a walk, bicycle ride or driving through the Perth Hills. The Avonlea Farm Riding and Lesmurdie Falls are not far away either!
SPECIAL OFFER: 2 Cafe has kindly offered the PFEs blog readers a discount of “Get $5 off for spend above $30” valid from now until 29th February 2015. All you need to do is mention the code “Perth Food Engineers” at the cashier when you are making payment to be entitled to the discount. Do let me know what you think after your visit!