What a delightful find! Walking inside Sayers Sister is a feast for the eyes, while the delectable cakes on display let you know it will be a feast for your stomach also.
I hate to say it (only because I cringe at the term), but it does have a Melbourne feel to it. Beautiful comfy arm chairs in floral fabric at each table, complementary cushions soften the bench seats that run along the painted exposed brick walls, a big central food service and coffee station and delightful wait staff who know a thing or two about fabulous service. It might leave you wondering, ‘are we really in Perth?’
The menu is small, yet adequate. Best of all, if you are a night owl and late riser, breakfast is served until 2.30pm.
We chose the slow roast beef salad with pickled mushrooms and crunchy noodles, and the ciabatta with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and basil pesto.
Both dishes were perfectly executed. When it comes to Italian food, I can be a harsh critic, but Sayers Sister got the ciabbatta right. The bread had crunch, the basil pesto was full of basil flavour with just a teeny hint of garlic (good if you have meetings later that day) and I could taste the luscious olive oil.
The beef noodle salad was perfectly balanced with flavour and texture. The addition of pickled enoki mushrooms, coriander and crunchy noodles gave it a definite Asian feel. My gorgeous friend oo-ed and aah-ed with each mouthful. It was fresh and the different textures made it interesting to eat. It felt healthy to eat.
Coffee after lunch was good and smooth. The cakes were delectable also. The nut and maple cake tasted amazing. So syrupy and moist, with chunks of nuts making it slightly chewy. The white chocolate flakes on the top were a nice treat.
The chocolate slice was very rich and heavy with the caramel and bitter dark chocolate flavours. It was too much for my full tummy to handle.
Verdict: Sayers Sister has a wonderful ambience, delicious food and great service.
236 Lake St, Northbridge (Perth)
Tel: 08 9227 7506
No bookings taken. Open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Sunday. BYO