Website: http://www.williewagtail.com.au/ Willie Wagtail is located on William Street, right across the 140 Perth building, where Jamie Italian’s restaurant is located. I was here this morning to check out the Coffee Demos that are run by Willie Wagtail every Saturday at 11am and 1pm during the Eat Drink Perth month. Thanking my lucky star, the topic was on Latte Art, a skill I find so fascinating but so hard to master!
As I arrived earlier waiting for the 11am slot, I went around about the cafe, happily snapping away and found myself ordering a light lunch to consume :p The food on the counter looked too appealing and tempting! Since I was at it, I ordered a coffee too! That’s the main reason why I was here anyway in the first place! Checking out the coffee!
Seating is limited inside the cafe but there are a number of tables outside in the laneway and out the back with crates. Simple but effective.
My lunch of Spiced Pumpkin Soup with buttered baguette ($7) and Long Mac ($4).
The Spiced Pumpking Soup was one of the best soup I’d tasted! I loved it, it was creamy, buttery and flavorsome, I almost ordered another one but saved my stomach for the Good Girl toastie, another favorite which I took home after the demo! I especially loved the toasty baguette that came with it. They complemented the soup wonderfully.
Willie Wagtail served a great cup of coffee too! I have to come back again soon!
11am came by and we were given a demonstration by the lovely barista, a comprehensive educational session on Latte Art. From how the milk is to be steamed, aired, foamed, split to the angle the cup should be held during the pour, it was so fascinating!
It came then the time for us to try it out ourselves! I have attempted it before and failed miserably, so I was quite happy I got a mini blob/heart/leaf? (photo below on the RHS). Consolation to myself :p
A competition was held after for the best ‘heart’ coffee! Needless to say I didn’t win :p but I had such a fun time! I was so glad I decided to come to the session.
This coming Saturday will be the last Saturday for the coffee demos at Willie Wagtail! This week’s topic will be on the Mocca Master, filter coffee baby! Mark this down all the coffee lovers out there!
Another positive I wanted to mention about Willie Wagtail is the service! Friendly and cheerful, I was greeted with numerous smiles as soon as I walked into the cafe. I felt so welcomed! Great find!