It's been a while since I last visited Angove Street so when my friend Pen suggested we check out Miss Watson's Garden Cafe, I was in like Flynn. We didn't check out the menu before going but when we got there we realised it was more a cake and coffee venue than a kitchen offering a full breakfast, so after a coffee we walked across the road and found The Old Laundry. It was quite a coincidence because just the night before, friends had suggested we go for mid-week tapas and cocktails on a night when we don't have ballet. I had confused this with another venue in Northbridge with laundry in its name and dismissed the idea because like... Northbridge. Where do I park? Will the youth of today be there intimidating me? Do I catch an Uber? AHHH! I love Northbridge and the fabulous restaurants it offers but I do feel a sense of panic when I go there.
The Old Laundry menu is exactly what I want to see when I go out for brunch... breakfast with a twist/things I don't have the skill to make. I'm getting to the stingy stage where if I see a menu with a very traditional breakfast that I think I can make myself, I'm out... I'd rather get a hash brown from Maccas and call it a day.
We sat in the front bar section were service was efficient, friendly and seamless. Drinks came in a flash and after ordering when Pen wanted to ask for her poached eggs to be 'well done' (I know... please don't even start!), she found our waitstaff, amended her order and lo and behold when her order came, her eggs were well done. Yes... well done like a hard boiled egg.
I ordered a soy chai latte which I smashed. It was creamy and sweet and went down a treat. I suspect it was a powered chai because of the sweetness but I can't be sure.
Both Pen and I ordered the Mushroom Bruschetta: toasted brioche (I had it on gluten free bread), feta mousse, dressed rocket and poached eggs.
Thankfully there was no confusion in the kitchen and my eggs were perfect.#yolkporn
We both commented that this was the best breakfast we'd had in a long time. The feta mousse was amazing - what neither of us realised (because we were engrossed in conversation) was that it was only on one piece of toast. Tip: ration that feta goodness.
I can't fault my first visit to Old Laundry and can't wait to return.