Adding to an already impressive list of cafes and restaurants, Santi’s is situated at the hospital end of the infamous Hampden Road in Nedlands. Being a favourite haunt of mine when I was in university, I always return to this area with fond memories.
My first visit to Santi’s was not documented with photos, so this post is about my second visit, which is consistent with the first.
Meeting some colleagues and my soul mate MJ for brekkie, I made sure I booked a table earlier in the week so that we could secure a spot without too much hassle. To my surprise, I don’t think the lady actually took my booking down because the waitress appeared confused when I told them of my reservation upon arrival. Nevertheless, they found a spot quick enough and SJ, MJ, their little angel SJr and myself were comfortable seated and deliberated the simple menu.
Once BM arrived, it wasn’t long before we all went up to order. We had the following:
- Long Black
- Strawberry Milkshake
- Big Breakfasts
- Poached eggs on toast with side of mushroom
- Scrambled eggs on toast (unbuttered)
The menu spanned the typical breakfast choices. Having been here before with a good experience to speak of, I had a benchmark that I hoped to match with this visit.
I had taken a turn to drinking long black’s these days due to my slight lactose intolerance, and I must say it is becoming really enjoyable! This was my first long black, and I have to say it created a fairly good impression. The beans weren’t burnt, and whilst there wasn’t any real special flavour to speak of, the fact that it was enjoyable for a first cup of long black was good enough for me.
The strawberry milkshake was enjoyed by SJ and his little angel SJr (of course SJr had the first sip!).
The big breakfasts were typical, with a tinge of Santi’s own style with homemade beans and chutney on the side. The beans were a massive favourite, and was really well received by SJ and BM who were the consumers of the biggie brekkie.
The scrambled eggs were ordered by MJ, who said that it was lovely, but a tad on the rich side. There was a generous serve of eggs with the toast. She enjoyed it.
My poached eggs were really well cooked with the runny yolk oozing out of its casing. The mushroom was plump, and juicy. An enjoyable brekkie.
The service at Santi’s was brilliant, and made for the good experience even better. Overall, a good honest serve of breakfast with hearty service… Santi’s is definitely a place I will be back for some more precious moments along Hampden Road!
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Rating by: S.T. a.k.a. Miss Egg
Telephone: (08) 9386 2020
Address: Corner Monash Avenue and Hampden Road, Nedlands