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“One of Perth's finest!”
Review of Effies of Perth

Effies of Perth
Ranked #5 of 210 Restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

Perth is well supplied with cafes and tea rooms but this is one of the best. Good coffee, very tast cakes and very pleasant staff who give professional service. Becoming very popular with ladies who do tea!

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

As we walked around Perth we passed Small Talk and were drawn in by its charm and its traditional look. The staff were welcoming and accommodated our party. We ordered 4 afternoon teas and two soups, the food came quickly and was served on delightful antique china. The afternoon tea was fabulous and the carrot cake was to die for. Highly recommended!!

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Following the enthustiastic reviews we had read we paid a visit to Small Talk. Our experience was substantially different from those we have read about. There was a distinct lack of staff available to take our order and eventually the chef came out of the kitchen and instructed a member of staff to get off their mobile and attend to customers. The manager was very friendly but we got the impression he had his work cut out keeping on top of the young waiting staff. We ordered cake and coffees. The coffee was okay but nothing to write home about and the cake was small. We had noticed that the cake from which the pieces were cut should had made two acceptable sized pieces. However, as we left the cafe we noticed that for some bizarre reason a small piece of cake had been left on the plate. The cake itself was lovely but we won't be tempted to return.
The decor did not live up to the reviews or expectations from the outside. The cafe is cramped, the standard of the workmanship is poor and quite why some tables had plastic table cloths and others had linen is a mystery. The cafe wasn't that warm and it isn't the sort of place you'd want to sit and chat, which after all is often the purpose of sharing afternoon tea/coffee together. For some strange reason it was difficult to get a receipt for our purchases and the manager had to intervene as the person taking the payments said that she couldn't do receipts and was that okay? In my opinion some customer care training is needed.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have been to small talk on a few occasions for lunch each of which i have left satisfied every time. The food, which is home-made is beautiful and presented to a very high standard. The staff are pleasant and polite, the atmosphere is lovely and it has beautiful interior. I would highly recommend this tea room to anyone living in perth or visiting as it is a must!!! Great value for money. Great food. Great service. Ten out of ten.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Visited 6x in a month. Excellent service, great value! Chef checks if everthing is ok. Will definite come back if oly ave a chance. Will recommend to everyone. X

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Thank Emelyn M
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