Bf and I had a lovely brunch last Saturday at Moore & Moore Cafe in Fremantle. It's situated at the famous Moore & Moore building (DUH!) which is part of the Notre Dame University complex, opposite the Law and Medicine buildings and of course amongst this charming little house painted blue with a red door.
Seeing as it was summer I doned a yellow dress paired with a red belt and headband, ready to take on the heat! It also make me feel happy. Anyway, I've forgotten how quaint and lovely Fremantle. Their heritage listed buildings, the side streets waiting to be explored, the cafe strips, very Marais, except, perhaps not as jammed packed with shops/cafes/interesting finds as Marais. I'm with what I have.
So back to Moore & Moore, it's a cafe with a gallery, which unfortunately, when we went didn't have anything on display. It is also known to also host some lovely vintage styled receptions and engagement parties. The sign casually pokes out from between the buildings, nothing too obvious, but the umbrellas and the sittings outside the entrance definitely makes it obvious that this is one popular brunch venue.
Like all trends in Perth, and like the best of cafes, the interior has a rustic charm, with every nook and cranny filled with leather counches, stools and recycled chairs and tables to make the most of the small area of the cafe leading to the order area. They also have setting indoors in another room. But I love the nooks and cranny, it gives you privacy, allows you to observe the happenings and people and makes you forget that you are even out; it's just you and your boy.
Moore & Moore, also has a courtyard, which is just perfect for this Saturday morning brunch. It was also cooler than being inside as well.
The menu at Moore & Moore has the usual selection of brunch meals - bircher museli, eggs on toast, but they also have steak sandwich and daily specials. All of which looks absolutely fabulous.
Bf had lemon lime bitters as his choice of beverage and for his meal he chose the daily special of creamy mashed pumpkin with greens, poached eggs on toasted bread. I had some of this brekkie and it just fabulous, it was creamy, moist, filled with flavours of possibly turmeric, pepper and other herbs I can't identify.
I got myself a honeycomb espresso affagato (perfect for a warm morning) and it was just delicious! The sweetness of the honeycomb with the rich coffee taste as you get close to the bottom of the cup, and of course the honeycomb pieces! I was in coffee and sweet heaven.
For my brekkie, I had the french toast with honey mascapone and fresh fruit. AND OMG it was to die for! It wasn't too sweet either and the toast wasn't too thick and floury, and honey covered french toast with the mascapone was perfect. Only thing I wish there was more of was the fruits.
and I also had a side of poached eggs - which was perfectly cooked - runny on the inside and perfectly round! Just needed a pinch of salt and pepper and it was perfect.
After what was an amazing breakfast, and spent a couple of hours talking, (we didn't even mind too much that our meals took a while.. even if we were hungry!) we wondered around the streets of Fremantle, visited multiple secondhand bookshops. Discovered and bought some treasures home. We would have wondered more, if it wasn't for the heat of the sun getting to us, and the fact that I had a thermomix demo later on in the day and he wanted to go and get his camping equipment.
All in all, we promised ourselves that we will explore Fremantle more and definitely come back to Moore & Moore for a taste of more of their menu, if not at least to have coffee and just sit in their courtyard under the shade of white umbrellas.