I’d heard great things about Sprolo so A and I decided to journey over to South Perth to try it for ourselves. The first thing we noticed when we arrived was the noise from the bustling kid’s corner, which is well-stocked with kid’s toys and items to keep them entertained while parents can sit with their coffees and chat. Don’t get me wrong – I love kids, but when the kids area is overflowing into the café area and parents are talking over the noise to hear each other better with nothing to absorb the noise, it does get a little grating when you’re in close quarters and pre-coffee.
I had initially decided to order the Singaporean breakfast that I’d read about on The Food Pornographer’s blog, but then got distracted by the idea of pandan waffles. I love the flavour of pandan, so it was an easy decision to order the pandan waffles with coconut crumble, berry compote, ice cream and brandy snaps ($16.50). When they arrived, the first thing I noticed was that the waffles were flatter than I’m used to, and unfortunately they were hardly warm when they arrived at the table. I found the waffles themselves quite tough and dense as well, which was really disappointing. I ended up eating ice cream, berry compote and brandy snaps for my breakfast – I hardly felt satiated afterwards.
A ordered her regular breakfast staple – eggs on toast ($11), which comes in two options at Sprolo – sous vide or scrambled. A opted for scrambled, and she was happy overall with her eggs although would’ve loved a bit of butter for her bread.
On my way out of Sprolo, I couldn’t help but ask a few more questions about the waffles to the staff at the counter. I was told that the waffles are made elsewhere the night before and bought in to Sprolo to be reheated and served. Initially, I thought they were store bought so I was happy to at least know they aren’t. The waitress told me that they don’t make it in house at Sprolo because they have a limited kitchen to cook in. For the price paid though, I would’ve preferred if the waffles were made to order.
Due to my average experience at Sprolo, I personally wouldn’t return or recommend it. I like the idea behind it and the kid’s corner would be an added benefit for parents, but I can’t seem to see the enticement otherwise. Maybe I missed out because I didn’t order the Singaporean breakfast…
If you’ve been to Sprolo in South Perth, what’s been your experience? I’d love to know!