GONE are the days of those God-awful big breakfasts with watery scrambled eggs, burnt bacon, suspicious sausages, tired tomatoes and soggy hash browns swimming in pungent oil.
Perth’s bustling food scene is experiencing a golden age of breakfast as astute chefs plate up mouthwatering creations to lure punters back.
Crab croquettes with smashed avo, chorizo poached eggs, smoked beef Benedict, braised pork hollandaise and croque-monsieurs are just a handful of gut-busting brekkies that are now trending.
A dish which recently caught my eye during an Instagram scroll was the morning ramen at George Street Quarters ($20).
I’m a bit of a Ramen junkie (Dosukoi in Fremantle is amazing by the way), so I promptly scheduled a breakfast date for my wife and I, following school drop off.
The morning ramen didn’t disappoint: the Tonkatsu broth is a wild medley of savoury flavours with a sweet aftertaste, and the dense wheat noodles are enhanced by the tender pork belly, which fell apart at the slightest touch of my duck spoon and chopsticks.
And my vegetable fix for the day came courtesy of two whole bunches of raw Enoki mushrooms and blanched broccolini.
My wife Kylie felt like something a little healthier, so she ordered the dukkah, avocado, toasted seeds, labne and sourdough ($21).
The dish was brimming with flavour and the curried dukkah crumb gave the fresh avo a real kick.
Mixing the yolk of the perfectly poached egg with the tangy, lemon infused labne and spreading it onto the thick slices of sourdough made for heaven on a plate, and my two-year-old Chloe couldn’t get enough.
There’s so much more on offer for the early risers, but it’s the lunch and dinner menus which have persuaded us to return as soon as possible to the impressive, George Street Quarters.
The steamed goldband snapper ($29) and the maple and pimenton lamb cutlets ($34) already have my mouth watering.
by MATTHEW EELES
George Street Quarters
71 George Street,