Oh gosh, it’s been a fair while since I last posted on the site! Work has been really hectic which took up most of my time the last month or so. It is only now settling back to normal. Time for a post 🙂
I’d been hitting up a number of Thai restaurants lately as the Hubby loves the cuisine. I must say the Thai cuisine here is much more advanced than Perth’s, also cheaper and a bit less formal. There are so many Thai cafes in the city! We’d been going to a different one every fortnight or so haha I’m going to be an expert in Thai food soon 😛 This post though is on a quick stopover brunch we had at Big Tree House in Rydalmere whilst we were still living in Eastwood.
The Big Tree House is located on Calder Road and seemed to be the only cafe on the street. I had read good reviews which prompted a visit. It was bustling when we arrived late morning, we sat at a spot near the counter as it was a bit chilly near the door. Big Tree House is a quaint little cafe with seating overflowing outside the cafe. They serve Campos coffee which is quite well known in Perth by now. Was great to see something familiar.
I had a Long Black ($3.50) to start off and Hubby had a freshly juiced Orange Juice ($6). My coffee had a depth in flavor which I liked. Hubby downed the OJ in two gulps, $6 gone in two big sips!
As Hubby had already had his breakfast (he was too hungry to wait!), it was only me eating. I was tossing up between getting a full meal or something small so that I can get a sweet as well. The sweets in the cabinet were very tempting! The sugar won and I ended up ordering a Goats on Toast ($8) and a Dark Chocolate Caramel Tart.
The Goats on Toast consisted of warm French goats cheese drizzled with honey and topped with organic nuts on sourdough. What really attracted me to this was the variety of nuts on the sourdough although I usually steer a good way away from goats cheese! The love for nuts overcame my dislike for goats cheese. After the first bite I was sold, all the flavors came together really well and it was a plus that the goats cheese did not have a strong overpowering taste. A win for me!
It was straight onto the Chocolate Caramel Tart after the toast and the tart was oh so good! Decadent, creamy filling with a buttery casing and drippy caramel. Another great choice!
That was me done for the morning! Really happy I made the trip here and I spied a few interesting dishes on the menu that sounded promising. Great and friendly service. Good find 🙂
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars