Mrs. S is located on the corner of Whatley Crescent and Eight Avenue in Maylands, near the train station and other eateries such as Milkd, Sherbet Bake Shop, etc. I was quite excited to try out the food after hearing lots of great reviews about it! So off we went one Saturday morning for breakkie (and also to celebrate a close friend’s belated birthday). As we drove past trying to find parking, I spotted a queue already, with 2 – 3 groups standing around waiting for seats! It was full house!
We had to wait approx 15mins or so before getting a table. Initially there was a confusion with the queue list, not knowing which group came first which was a bit of a hassle but luckily Mrs. S came and sort it out herself. I like!
The cafe is very cozy and has a homely feel to it. We were ushered in and seated down in the big wooden table right in the middle of the cafe, shared with the other patrons. The way we were seated was not the best as we had to talk across the wide table and were sitting next to strangers. Would have preferred a smaller, normal table.
Order is taken at the counter, with the drinks menu written on a board pinned to the wall. The food menu meanwhile is clipped onto Golden books! Mine turned out to be a storybook of Garfield, my favourite childhood character. Yay, it was so cool! Before I start telling you about Garfield, let’s go back to the menu…it was a small menu but had different varieties of food in there. Not too shabby! Besides the hot menu, there were also other goodies at the counter, croissants, cakes, tarts, macarons, muffins…yum yum!
We had the following for breakfast:
- Chai Latte ($3.50)
- Long Macchiato ($4)
- French Pink Lemonade ($5)
As usual I ordered the Long Macchiato and it was a great cup of coffee. One of the better cup I have had! The coffee is made from Crema beans from the Gold Coast. Very nice!
- Avocado, olive tapenade, roasted tomato + goat curd on rye ($15)
- House-smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, onion jam + creme fraiche on ciabatta ($20)
- Granny June’s cornbread, bacon, poached eggs + maple syrup ($16)
The dishes came out looking great (check out the pictures!). I ordered the house smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on ciabatta, and wow, they were big slabs of salmon piled on top of the scrambled eggs. The salmon tasted fresh, slightly smoked which was good for me as it wasn’t too overpowering. Loving this combination with the moist scrambled egg. Great dish!
I managed to taste the cornbread with bacon and poached eggs and it was awesome! One of the better cornbread I have tasted as well, full of corn and slightly crumbly. No wonder other food bloggers raved about it. There were two of them in the dish too, very filling and a must try! Did not try the avocado, olive tapenade on rye but my friend liked it. Just the look of the avocado fanned over the rye makes you want to ravish the dish.
Another thing to mention is the great service, friendly and polite, they made sure we were ok with the food and drinks each time. This compensated for the lack in seating arrangement. Will be back for more of these high quality dishes!
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: N.L.
Telephone: 08 9271 6690
Address: 178 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Tuesday – Friday: 7am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 4pm