Last weekend 80 food lovers from around Australia descended on Perth to attend Eat Drink Blog – the annual food bloggers conference. I went with a group of gal pals and we arranged to be in town a little longer so we’d have some time to explore the city.
After an evening flight and a sneaky sleep in to counteract the 3 hour time difference, Dining with a Stud and I headed into the city for brunch.
In my mini break excitement I neglected to do some eatery research. I’m usually fairly organised and I like to plan ahead so this was a pretty hefty oversight. Sounds like a total fail, right? Wrong! We took a casual stroll to the city and simply picked out a place that we liked the look of.
With walls covered with pot plants and bright umbrellas shading the outdoor area, we were immediately drawn to Greenhouse. Just outside the entry they were offering free compost to local growers. What a fab idea!
It was bustling mid morning and not long after we arrived the weekday rush had calmed and we almost had the place to ourselves. Everything inside is made out of recycled material – lots of timber and corrugated iron. On the kitchen bench sat loaves of just baked bread and fresh sprouts and herbs. A glass door inside leads the way to a rooftop – a popular spot for locals to sip cocktails while overlooking the city at night.
In the mood for a big breakfast, I ordered the homemade sourdough toast with a side of mushroom, avocado and fermented cabbage. I could eat something like this every day. Sauerkraut isn’t something I would have thought of ordering before doing a sprouting and fermenting class – now I’m really starting to enjoy it.
Nic went for a sweeter brunch with the honey roasted oats with yoghurt and rhubarb. It was a big serve and they certainly didn’t skimp on the good nuts.
It’s a shame we didn’t have more time in Perth as I would love to check out the lunch or dinner menu, and a few drinks on the rooftop. Well then, I’ll just have to make another trip over I think.
Nice one Perth, you did good! The servings are generous and the food is fresh. I love the focus on growing, homemade, organic and recycling at Greenhouse. I think a place like this would be a major hit in Sydney. Until we meet again..