Opting for a quick lunch with Gabs, we headed to Sayers. The coffee centre of Leederville has welcomed another spunky cafe to its already bursting streets with Mark Sayers and his wife Steph creating a cool, almost Melbourne-style eatery.
Walking into the duo’s namesake cafe, the first thing you’ll notice is its size. By Leederville standards the space is pretty tiny, but this is no bad thing.
With friendly staff and inviting couches, the cafe engulfs its customers in a vibe as warm and nurturing as a matronly hug. Its interior is decorated tastefully, with matching colours decor, comfortable couches and cushions and a grainy central dining table.
Much of the food at Sayers is on display, with an array of sweet and savoury slices and cakes provocatively displayed in the cabinet. There is also the option of ala carte menu too.
If this doesn’t get you salivating, you might just want to check your pulse. All the food is made on the premises by Mark Sayers.
He’s passionate and enthusiastic about what he’s producing and he sources the cafe’s produce himself, crafting the ever-changing menu around seasonal produce.
The cafe has a fantastic atmosphere and is the perfect place for breakfast on an early Saturday morning. Breakfast patrons pack out the café which have an extensive breakfast and drinks menu which made ordering a difficult task.
Lunch is a little less busy than breakfast but the lunch menu is also extensive. We decided to share a couple of dishes, one of which was chickpea fritters with rocket & coriander, sliced spring onions, raita & spicy eggplant salad. The chickpea fritters was cooked to perfection, falling and breaking so easily when you cut into it but yet it is golden on the outer and crisp too. The fritters went well with the raita & spicy eggplant salad. Delicious!
Our other dish was the salted beef, buck wheat, baby beets, Persian feta & walnut pesto salad. Another dish with beautiful flavours! Salted cured beef slices slightly warmed accompanied with the sweetness of roasted baby beets, tossed in greens, buck wheat, feta and walnet pesto.
Overall, Sayers would be among my favourite cafes in the Perth CBD. Definitely will be back to check out their breakfast. Each dish was around $20 which one wouldn’t call it cheap but the service was prompt and the staff were friendly.
On the whole, 8 for food quality, 8 ½ for atmosphere, 8 for pricing and 8 ½ for service.
1/224 Carr St
Tel: 9227 0429