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“A real little gem.”
Review of Taylor's Cafe

Taylor's Cafe
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Phone: (08) 9250 8838
Reviewed November 2, 2013

We went for lunch to Taylor's yesterday after hearing all the hype about it. Such lovely quality food which actually tasted homemade and fresh. Beautiful quality ingredients were used and you can taste the difference. Such a lovely welcoming place to sit back and relax with the kids. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Rochelle H
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Converted home with indoor and outdoor seating. Menu simple but all we've tried has been wonderful. Booking is recommended on the weekend as Taylor's is always busy at breakfast time. Staff are friendly. There are times where you have to wait for drinks or food but the staff are generally upfront about this before you order.

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Thank ajjbaker
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

By any standard Taylor's is a seriously rustic establishment but it works! it has charm aplenty both inside and out. The converted house has been made into a retail hub selling home made clothing and the wonderful artwork of Jude Taylor, the matriarch of the family run business, as well as a few separate dining areas which are perfect for long lunches on cold and rainy winter days.
The picturesque alfresco area is set amongst some huge gum trees and has a number of tables for outside dining which are made for summer breakfasts and lunches, Taylors is not open for dinner and I cant recall seeing any alcohol there either.
We arrived for late morning tea/coffee along with a couple of kids under 6 years old, the place is child and family friendly and they have a sandpit and a couple of arbitrary items which kept the girls amused for a while. The cakes are all home made and $7 buys a generous slice, an added bonus is that they also have gluten free cakes for those intolerant to gluten and on the lunch and breakfast menu vegans and vegetarians are well catered for, they also have gluten free main meals.
The variety of coffees are reasonably priced and can be ordered in a cup or mug, anything in the mug though is $4.50, the loose leaf tea was ordered by one of our party who enjoyed the novelty of using the tea strainer provided rather than the common tea bag.
Morning tea evolved into lunch and a couple of us decided to have the soup of the day which was a potato and pea soup with bits of pork served with chunky focaccia bread, it can be ordered in standard size $9 or large $13, both are generous and very tasty.
The breakfast and lunch menus are fairly brief but diverse enough to cater for most tastes, the most costly item on the breakfast menu is the Carnivore at $21 which comprises 1 x rasher bacon, 2 x eggs, sausage, homemade baked beans, slow roasted tomato, herb roasted mushrooms, spinach and 1 x slice toast. There is also a Herbivore breakfast at $17 for vegetarians. An interesting choice and one I would like to try one day is the Italian Eggs at $18, this is Chorizo, feta and mushrooms through free range scrambled eggs. Served with 2 x slices New Norcia Sourdough toast. Eggs can be ordered in a range of cooking options. The lunch menu offers an interesting selection with the most expensive being a Chermoula Chicken Salad at $23 with roasted sweet potato, beetroot, chickpeas, spinach, spiced yoghurt and a garlic walnut crumble although there is a tasting plate at $38 which is for two as a main meal or four as an entrée, it has a variety of cheeses and other tasty sounding items.
Looking at the food going out to the other tables, it looked appetizing and well presented with enough to feed the hungriest appetite. Apparently the homemade burgers ($21) are a standout and well worth ordering.
The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, service is friendly and efficient and we will be back to try some of the other items on the menu although with winter now at an end, the long lunch on a rainy winter day will have to wait until next year.
Definitely worth a visit but don't expect anything but "rustic", the charm of the place is that it pretends to be nothing else.

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1  Thank JohnandLiz8
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The people who run this place do a good job and are welcoming and helpful.The Menu is fairly simple but Food good n the atmospheres homely , with indoors or outdoors seating.Prices are quite reasonable.Recommended if in the Swan valley!BYO Allowed.

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Thank BrianColcutt
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Hubby and I went to Taylor's today with another two couples, after running a 5km obstacle race. One of the couples had already been to Taylor's and spoke of it highly. She wasn't wrong in her recommendation.

When we arrived at 11am the place was packed. Staff endeavoured to find us a table, twice (we weren't willing to give up), and luckily a few people vacated with perfect timing. After nabbing their spot we quickly perused the menu and headed to the counter to order. Service was prompt and, even though the place was pumping, it wasn't long before we all had our coffees and food (at the same time, from pleasant staff - what a welcome change!).

Hubby got the special, which was called "Boston Beans". Homemade beans with chipotle sauce, chorizo, speck and a fried egg to top it off. OMG, it looked amazing and tasted even better. He hasn't stopped talking about it.

I got the Avocado breakfast off the menu. Sourdough bread, topped with freshly sliced avo (and they didn't skimp on serving size), tomato, red onion and a poached egg with balsamic reduction. I added some chorizo, because I was in the mood for meat, but in all honesty it didn't need it. The egg was great, without a hint of vinegar or slop or globs of uncooked white. I rarely order poached eggs these days because they're so hit and miss but this was perfection.

Others on the table got fried brekkies and the Italian eggs. In all honesty, there were plenty of good choices on the menu and if I could complain about anything it would be that I was spoilt for choice!

The coffee was also hot and well made. I find this a rarity and worthy of note.

After our brekkie we couldn't go past the cakes sitting on display! We all ordered our own but managed to share them out around the table. Lemon meringue pie, chocolate and salted caramel praline, gluten-free chocolate meringue pie and lemon cheesecake made their way around to everyone and they were ALL sublime. The lemon cheesecake was light and had a generous base (something I judge highly). The chocolate meringue was both dense (chocolate) and light and fluffy (the meringue), a great balance... Lemon meringue was full of flavour without being overpowering and the choc salted caramel praline.... well.... that was everything I'd imagined and more.

Lastly, I should mention the decor. It's a wonderful eclectic mix of stuff. It's kitsch, without trying too hard, another rarity in this city at the moment.

We really loved our experience there today and hope to head back soon, with the kids, to enjoy it again. Hopefully, if the weather fines up, we can stay in the outdoors section (which also looks amazing).

1  Thank Kelly C
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