We were bewildered. We left questioning why we hadn’t visited this place earlier, bellies full.
About Spicer sits halfway between casual cool and seriously wonderful. The menu has been designed to please even the fussiest of eaters, while simultaneously turning the Saturday brunch selection into promises of sharing with the rest of the table. The drinks menu is just as generous with options including fresh juices, frappes and homemade iced lemonades complementing About Spicer’s impressive coffee options (hello, 6 hours cold drip Single O).
Meet Sina. Sina is About Spicer’s in house baker. Yes, you read that correctly. In. House. Baker. During out visit, Sina treated us to some seriously moreish nutella and white choc chip cookies that were spurred on by a late night craving the night before. Genius.
Matcha, cookies and muffins
To start: A matcha latte made with homemade nutie milk (almonds and brazil nuts), Zena’s nutella and white choc chip cookie and their “muffin of the day” pear and blackberry.
Pineapple mint frappe
Starting the morning right with a pineapple and mint frappe, one of many juices, smoothies and frappes available daily.
The yoghurt and hummus based jus and prosciutto gives this dish a refreshingly zesty lightness making for the perfect spring brunch.
Heart warming tomato, capsicum and onions hidden beneath a layer of crispy baked eggs topped with za’atar spice and the pleasant surprise of chia and poppy seeds.
Chilli bacon stack
Perfectly crispy bacon and sweet chillies topped with drizzles of maple syrup has turned this once ‘Special of the day’ into a fixed menu favourite.
Spicer super food bowl
The Spicer super food bowl is an ingenious twist on the breakfast salad with a mix of walnuts and quinoa served with a generous heap of smashed avocado, fried haloumi and poached eggs.
Spicy cinnamon deliciousness with every mouthful better than any scarf and woolly mitts for the cooler spring mornings.
When you visit a café and start planning what you’re going to order on your next visit, you know you’re on to a winner. Sitting snuggly just off the main thoroughfare of Woolhara’s Queen Street be sure to make a detour down Spicer Street and get comfortable at this wonderful café.
And that’s how the About Spicer story goes.
128 Queen Street,
Contributed by Katrina Nguyen-Thai, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys