Waking to sunshine after days of rain prompted us to get out of bed early on a Sunday morning and head out for breakfast. When the hubby asked ‘Where to?’ as we pulled out of the drive I decided it was time to visit Mary Street Bakery in Mt Lawley.
On arrival we noted a side door for take-aways getting a good morning workout with plenty of boxed goods being taken home to be scoffed. We walked into one of the two rooms, quickly greeted by staff and offered a table by the window. Menus and water promptly arrived soon after. With a quick glance round the room it’s obvious that Mary Street Bakery appeals to everyone, not just the trendy hipster’s sitting out front!
Their menu steers from the norm offering interesting options. Not having seen pork belly on a breakfast menu before I decided to take the plunge and try it. The thick crispy cut Pork Belly is served with beans, fried egg and kimchi $20 (although I opted not to have the kimchi). When served, the fried egg sat atop the beans which were sandwiched between the pork belly on the sides of the plate. The pork belly was crispy topped but still tender and I liked dipping it through the runny egg yolk. The smoky beans were filling and the fresh parsley was refreshing on the palate. It also came with a slice of warm toast and butter.
Hubby ordered the Sous Vide Free Range Eggs on Buttered Toast $12 with a side of Bacon $5. Sous Vide is French for ‘under vacuum’ where the eggs are vacuum sealed and cooked slowly in a temperature controlled water bath. The eggs were cooked through evenly and once cut yolk oozed across the crusty buttered toast. The generous side-serve of bacon rashes were greedily dipped into the egg.
Our son had the only kids menu item Cheese on Toast $4. Two thick slices of toast with melted cheese on top. It was quickly devoured!
No breakfast is complete without a good strong cup of coffee to start the day so a Flat White $4 and Cappuccino $4 were ordered. The coffees met our expectations but a bigger cup would have been better. Their cold-press Orange Juice $6.50 is refreshing and served in a cute glass bottle.
The Mary Street Bakery is open 7 days a week from 7am. Don’t forget to stop the bakery counter to pick up some treats for later in the day just like we did!!
Mary Street Bakery
507 Beaufort St