I’ve got a few Christchurch’s Best Brunches posts to catch up on but I was thinking, why not take it international?! I love brunch and I like to try to find the best brunches in all the places I visit. As I’m now living in Perth I’ll be sharing some of my new found faves.
First up is Bottega in Fremantle. Nestled on the corner of Market Street and High Street, Bottega is a cafe offering coffees, breakfast, a lunch cabinet, and delicious sweet treats from the in-house patisserie chef.
I started by ordering an almond milk flat white. The coffee was good and the milk was foamed well, which isn’t always the case with almond milk.
The breakfast menu at Bottega is interesting and includes dukkah roasted pumpkin on hummus, okonomiaky (Japanese pancake), and Moroccan lamb and bean casserole. But I couldn’t look past an interesting twist on a classic, eggs benedict. Bottega offers eggs benedict with house made dill and gin marinated salmon and broccolini. Usually served with house-made sourdough, our lovely waitress checked it was possible to substitute this for gluten free toast.
The Bottega team were more than accommodating which is awesome for any gluten free diner. The eggs benedict did not disappoint. The eggs were perfectly poached with runny yolks and the salmon was unlike anything I’d ever tasted before, in a good way! The broccolini brought a touch of freshness and my only critique would be that there was a bit much hollandaise.
Put a great plate of food in front of me and I’ll be a happy girl.
My aunt had the bacon and egg sarnie, which came served in the thickest piece of bread I’ve ever seen. She said the chargrilled bread gave it a great smoky flavour and the house-made relish really pulled it all together to make it a cut above your average sandwich.
Besides the awesome food and friendly staff, something I really liked about Bottega was the amount of things they make from scratch. Many of these are also available to buy to take home including bread, pasta, pickles, relishes and coffee beans and pods.
There are so many delicious looking pastries and treats to drool over that are made upstairs at the sister restaurant, La Sosta.
The pastries and sweet treats on offer changes every day, and you can also order a whole cake from Bottega for events. My aunt had the chocolate mousse cake, which was beautifully presented with painted chocolate decorating the top. She said it was very chocolatey and rich, but not as light as you would expect from a mousse cake.
The day we visited the only gluten free sweet option was orange and almond cake. Which if you’re gluten free, you’ll know, is often the only gluten free option available at many cafes. So I was hesitant, but this was probably the best orange and almond cake I’ve ever had. It was light and also moist, with a lovely balance of flavours.
Bottega also has a great cabinet full of fresh and interesting food available for lunch. The selection changes every day and there are hot options available too. Perfect for a work day lunch if you’re working in Freo!
The overall layout of Bottega is really cool too, modern interiors with a market like feel. The tables are near the entrance and the sun streams right in. There are cool hexagonal light fittings and deli meats and cheeses on display.
I had a great brunch at Bottega and would definitely recommend a trip for any Perth dwelling readers. I’d also love to hear any other Perth brunch spots you would suggest, so leave a comment below!
Disclaimer: Whilst I was invited to dine at Bottega in exchange for review, all opinions are my own.