Mark and Stephanie Sayers have done an excellent job of managing to provide Perth patrons with a consistent café/restaurant to frequent. I have been to this café numerous times and have always had a beautifully made coffee. Sometimes I’m tempted to order two at the till just because I know that I’ll be wanting another, as the milk is fluffy and creamy and the coffee is strong. This is my favourite way to have a coffee, and in Perth, not many cafés manage to pull it off.
The breakfast at Sayers is really good. Once again, on my many visits, I have yet to be disappointed by the food. The eggs are always cooked well, not too hard or rubbery. I love that they have looked at different breakfast dishes in other countries and made their own take on it. In particular, the claypot of sayers coriander and cumin beans is an interesting take on a Middle Eastern breakfast staple that I grew up on and ate frequently during my recent visit to the Middle East. This claypot is my favourite breakfast dish on the menu; however my second dish I regularly eat on visits would be the spicy Italian sausage with scrambled eggs, spinach and ciabatta. The bread served at Sayers is especially good and compliments the meal you eat. Also, the toasted fruit and nut bread on its own is spectacular and worth a visit by all fruit bread fiends. Sayers food is definitely the strongpoint of this café, and thankfully the owner’s have understood the importance of fresh produce and consistency of their food.
However, there is a downpoint. Two actually. The first is the fact that you have to stand in line for at least five minutes (sometimes ten) to order food. Also, the fact that there are quite a few waitresses on hand yet they don’t do table service. The size of the place is smallish so I don’t think it’ll be too hard to do. For one, I think this could help the management of orders going in at the kitchen and coffee area. There might be a little better flow of the orders, allowing for quicker service overall. Also, sometimes I do want to order another coffee (because it really is that good), yet I can’t be bothered waiting in line, ordering, paying etc. The second downpoint would be that sometimes you’ll be craving their toasted fruit and nut bread, but have to venture somewhere else due to the place being jam packed and all tables full. This really isn’t Sayers fault – and definitely proves that Perth patrons are very happy there is at least one consistent café/restaurant to frequent for breakfast.