The Imp has always been a place I had been wanting to try after hearing all the rave reviews about its coffee and food.
So off we went one Saturday, a ladies breakfast session.
It’s not easy to spot the little sign-age that sits along the pathway along with the likes of Han’s Cafe, etc. But if you know where the huge Video Ezy is along Albany Highway, you’re good to go! It’s just sitting opposite.
With quite a modest space inside, it’s either you get there early, or be prepared to wait, or like us… we managed to find a seat outside, and with the sun streaming in, it wasn’t all that bad in the cold winterly chill.
Se.C and myself had a look at the menu first whilst waiting for S.C. to arrive, and we slowly deliberated our decisions, but really, it wasn’t of any use because by the time S.C. arrived, we still hasn’t decided!
The one thing that really caught my eye was the fact that they served Fruit Loops and Coco Pops!! Wowee! Not that I would be eating that, but it was certainly something a little different from the ordinary.
Anyway, here were our orders, after minutes and minutes of pure procrastination and deliberation:
- Field Mushroom, Spinach, Beans and Crumbled Feta
- Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs, Rocket & Herbed Ricotta
- Brekkie BLT (Thanks to Chris & Holly!)
- Carrot & Orange Juice
It was actually quite a lovely little morning for snapping pictures outside, and I was actually quite thankful we sat outside.
The coffees and juice came out looking really pretty in their tall glass and vibrant colour. A family friend once told me that her measure of a good coffee is in its foam. And to to test it, it is apparently important that the sugar sits on the foam without sinking in too quickly.
The perfect test would have been the cane sugar cube that the girls were each given with their coffees – something different and definitely creative in place of the usual white or raw sugar you’d find sitting at your table!
So test it we did, and it passed with colours that were flying away!
After asking the ladies what they thought of the coffee, both didn’t really rave about it, but then again, we come from the Asian countries where coffee’s stronger and more fragrant in our view. :) So that might be it.
My orange and carrot juice was lovely. You could certainly tell that it was freshly squeezed, so I was one happy camper to have ordered that.
The taste though would of course be the ultimate deciding factor as to whether The Imp really does live up to the expectations of what others have said.
I had a little try of the Smoked Salmon with Poached Eggs, as well as the Field Mushrooms, and they both tasted not too bad. I wouldn’t say they’re exceptional, but they do give a nice little lift off the ground :)
The Brekkie BLT was a tad too salty for me, and this is coming from a person who loves her salt. The balsamic vinegar gave a nice twang to the dish, and the rocket, well, LOVE IT!
The point of this dish was quite simple, but I think they overdid it with the parmesan cheese because it elevated the salt factor to a point too high.
The wait staff were overall friendly, though I don’t know how they took the order since I was a lazy fart and decided to sit outside whilst the girls took my order inside to the counter. *grin*
Nice atmosphere, and I’d definitely be back – just don’t know when. :)
Rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars
Rating by: S.T. a.k.a Miss Egg
Telephone: (08) 9361 2600
Address: 863 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park 6101