After seeing yummy looking instagram shots of Cafe 2 Twentyfour in Perth, Western Australia, I put this down as a list of places I should visit while I was there. My mum, sister and I headed there for brunch one morning. Even on a weekday morning, the cafe was nearly packed with only 2 spare tables left. We noticed there were lots of air conditioning vents above every glass window which was great in the 40+ degree Perth heat. I started off with Gaytime Megashake ($11.90) filed with milk, cream, a whole Gaytime popsicle, salted caramel sauce and salty pretzels. As you can expect, it was very sweet and so sinful! I ended up eating the whole popsicle, some of the pretzels with a few sips of the shake as it was too rich for me. Served in a tall glass, this could definitely be shared between two or more people.
The Nutella home made waffles ($16.90) came drizzled with Nutella and sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts, fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream. There were two waffles provided cut into halves so it was a very filling dish! I thought the waffles were slightly dry and a little dense. The one scoop of ice cream and small drizzle of chocolate wasn’t enough (for me) to counteract the dry waffles. A shame as I really liked the look and the combination of elements in the dish. Fluffier waffles would have made it pretty perfect.
My mum and sister ordered the ricotta pancakes ($16.90) with caramelised banana, bacon and house made burnt caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Three large pancakes which I thought were much fluffier than the waffles. As soon as I tasted this, I had huge food envy. I loved the caramelised banana and the luscious caramel sauce. A beautiful combination of flavours!
Service was friendly when we ordered at the front counter. There were bottles and cups for water available at a designated water station. It took about 20 minutes for the food to reach us as it was a busy morning. The atmosphere is relaxed with plenty of chatter. Although the waffles weren’t my favourite, I would definitely go back to try out more of the menu.
Cafe 2Twentyfour can be found at 224 Belmont Avenue right near the Belmont shopping centre. Check out their Facebook page for updates.
Value for money 8/10
FPJ score 22.5/30