Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Winter 2010 Contents TARTS | Northbridge
Tarts café on Lake Street in Northbridge is the sort
of place that people travel quite far to get to. It s
been open for years and, when it changed owners
a couple of years ago, it stepped up a notch to
become something of an institution. It s pretty
easy to see why. Small, light and airy, drop in for a
coffee and a read of the paper or indulge in one of
their well-known breakfast dishes. Take your time,
stay a while. No one really minds. John and Sandra
Vallini have created a special place that feels like
you are dropping into a friend s house for a chat.
As an added bonus, the food is very good.
Start the day with breakfast. Eggs are cooked just
the way you order them. Spinach is wilted but
not cooked to a pulp, mushrooms are meaty and
flavoursome, and the bread is excellent. Pancakes
arrive hot and fluffy with a choice of either berries
or bananas, and a good drizzling of maple syrup.
There were 10 of us, of varying ages and all want-
ing different things: nothing was too much trouble
and the kitchen didn t miss a beat. Tarts prides it-
self on its coffee, and all reports -- from some very
discerning patrons -- were that it was excellent.
Lunch time offers a selection of freshly made
salads, tarts, quiches, baguettes and sandwiches.
Most of it is on display and looks delicious, so
decision-making can be rather slow. While you re
there, browse around the shop. There s an eclectic
range of homewares, jewellery and deli items
available. How fabulous to pop in for coffee and
go home with a esoteric little bangle and some
OPEN daily 7am -- 6pm, also available for
functions and outside catering. BYO. 212
Lake Street, Northbridge, (08) 9328 6607.
La Galette de France « Nedlands
It all started with a stall at the Subi Markets. News of
the fabulous pastries, cakes, breads and croissants
spread, and a store opened in South Perth, then one
in Nedlands. The Broadway café is hugely popular
so you may or may not nab a table. Be seduced
by the smell of brewing coffee and freshly baked
pastries. Or try one of their famous crepes -- they are
worth the wait. There are fluffy vanilla slices (not a
trace of gelatinous pastry), delicate petit fours, tarts,
cakes and much more. Whatever else you choose,
you shouldn't go past the almond croissant as it has
become their signature item. Buttery, flakey and
decadent, it's quite addictive.
La Galette de France is the perfect place to go for
morning tea, a weekend brunch or, quite simply, any
time you feel like some something beautiful and sweet.
Open Monday to Thursday 6.30am -- 4pm, Friday
9am -- 5.30pm, Sunday 7am -- 2pm. 125b Broadway,
Nedlands. (08) 9386 5097.
choice of berries,
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