This quirky cafe caught my eye some time ago and this visit was my first for breakfast. Hoping to beat the mad morning rush, we arrived early but still found ourselves queueing for about 5 minutes for a table. Mis-matched furniture with sofas are scattered around the large space with a few tables along the sidewalk outside. Unique glass jar lights dangle on strings, along with up-turned laundry baskets and helmets A display of vintage tricycles, wooden spoons jutting out from the wall between artwork and a large mural create the vintage decor. Our son instantly eyed the kids corner and chose numerous toys to play with during our stay.
The front of the cafe has a counter dedicated for take away coffee at $3 but the main counter is in the back corner. The breakfast menu had many usual suspects but with their own original twist. Everything is made on the premises and using local organic ingredients where possible. Orders are taken at the counter and whilst waiting we noted a cabinet of delicious take home meals if you didn’t feel like cooking.
Our steaming hot Flat White and Cappuccino Coffees $3.80 along with a Babycino $0 were quickly consumed whilst we waited for our brekkie to arrive.
The Potato Cake with Spinach, Hollandaise, Poached Egg and Bacon $19.50 was noshlicious. It was a tower of spinach leaves, then potato cake, bacon, and a carefully balanced egg drizzled with creamy hollandaise. One slight poke at the egg with my knife revealed oozing golden yolk. The crispy bacon had the right saltiness, the potato cake was crunchy topped and the spinach leaves mopped any remaining egg and hollandaise off my plate.
Hubby’s choice of Scrambled Eggs with Fetta and Spinach on Rye $15 was a hit. The dark rye toast was crunchy with the seeded crust. The eggs were creamy and softly scrambled with the egg and spinach folded through.
There are two children’s menu options so we chose the Egg on Toast $6 for our son. The toast, although a little crunchy for little ones, was quickly sliced into soldiers and dunked into the perfectly poached egg. Having quickly finished, and announcing he was still hungry (what a surprise!), some of my bacon was summoned to his plate. Luckily I don’t mind sharing!
With people queueing for a table we felt guilty lingering too long after our meal and happily relinquished it to another waiting family.
It’s open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and of course coffee. Ootong and Lincoln is popular for a reason, it’s good!
Ootong and Lincoln
258 South Terrace
South Fremantle 6162