Nestled in suburban West Leederville, lies the quaint little café Piccolo’s Corner, a local favourite that has become the go-to eatery for the Breakfast/Brunch crowd. With a stock-standard breakfast menu that includes poached eggs galore (totes my brekkie fave), freshly brewed loose-leaf tea and range of fresh juices, I was expecting a winner. And I did.
Upon entering, I was surprised with the café’s to-grandmother’s-house-we-go vintage feel. While some would call it cluttered, I would say eclectic. With figurines and posters that would not look out of place at a garage sale or vintage showroom scattered about the shop, I felt like I had whirled into a lost space of tranquillity, where times and spaces merged into one entity. What a way to start a lazy uni-free Wednesday afternoon! I picked up a couple of menus from the counter and my partner (-in-crime) and I sat at a small table near the window. Believe me, I was finding it difficult to concentrate on the food when there were so many fascinating specimens to inspect along the walls, namely the Stomie Mills paintings behind the counter.
I decided on the poached egg with smashed avocado and lime with a pot of Earl Grey Tea and my boyfriend (or chauffeur) ordered “Picollo’s Breakfast” (their very own eggs, bacon and avo) with fresh apple and watermelon juice.
The drinks arrived first and I was delighted to find that my tea set was that of the china floral variety and I was most excited with this little detail.
Out came the food not very long after and after the obligatory picture taking (where would this blog be without them?), we dug in. Our poached eggs were perfectly cooked, and the ciabatta perfectly toasted (as opposed to inconvenient cardboard that is an effort-and-a-half to cut through). I was initially a bit disappointed with the avocado and lime mash. For some reason, I was under the impression that it would have that sharp Mexican cilantro and chilli element to it, as it was green and looked a tad like guacamole, but it didn’t. I soon got over this however and was very satisfied at the end.
En conclusion, I would definitely place Piccolo’s Corner as one of the better breakfast places in Perth. With a simple menu filled with favourites, cooked and prepared well, what’s not to love? Although its location is a tad out-of-the-way, it is definitely worth the five minute drive from the main Leederville commerce hub.