8 Days Cafe

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A catch up with the work girls had been on the cards for a while, and we finally got our act together and decided to do breakfast to start off the labour day weekend! When you've got a bunch of foodies, picking a cafe is always going to be a tricky task, but Jacqui suggested 8 Days Cafe, and based on the Urbanspoon review, we all agreed. In true nerd fashion, I decided to tweet 8 Days the night before, to suss out whether the cafe was vego friendly, and to my great delight I woke up on Saturday morning with a reply tweet from them! Any business which actively uses they social media and engages with their patrons automatically gets a tick from me!

Located on the busy Armadale precinct, just down the road from all the bridal shops, 8 days had a steady stream of customers ranging from friends catching up like we were, to locals with their children or pet dogs. They even had a water bowl for the dogs!

We opted to sit outside to take advantage of the nice day and started off with drinks, as per usual I went with my standard latte. The coffee had a lovely full bodied flavour, and most importantly for me, was served at a perfect temperature. I'm the type of person who doesn't like their coffee extra hot, and I have burnt my tongue way too many times, but 8 Days had got it right for me this time!

Next it was onto the menu and there were so many delicious choices. Jacqui decided to go with a sweet breakfast, and whilst 8 Days had tweeted me saying that their French toast was a winner, Jac decided that pancakes were her choice that morning.

Blueberry and ricotta hotcakes with maple caramel and vanilla bean parfait
This was a big serve! 3 large pancakes, so much caramel, and anyone who serves ice cream for breakfast gets brownie points from me!

Ange went for a baked eggs option.

Baked eggs with Tuscan bean cassoulet, salsicchia and rocket salad.
Again, another generous serve, and it was nice to see them use quality bread.

As usual I went for a savoury breakfast option, and chose something with avocado, cheese and chilli - I couldn't possibly go wrong!

Avocado and Persian fetta on sourdough, with a basil and minted broad bean chilli dressing and balsamic reduction
I decided to pair this up with a poached egg, after all you can't judge the quality of a cafe unless you do the yolk porn test!

My breakfast was delicious. I was a bit worried about whether the mint would be the over powering flavour, especially since I am not a big fan of mint, but it was very subtle, and instead combined with the basil and the balsamic to create a complete taste. For those of you you are fans of chilli, be warned that this dish is definitely not spicy, but still very enjoyable nonetheless.

And then, the all important yolk porn test.

WINNING! Perfect oozy yolk, which I mopped up with the sour dough.

One of the best things about 8 Days is that they served my breakfast with a proper Scanpan knife, not a dodgy knife from a cutlery set. Nothing annoys me more than then I can't cut the toasted crust off a thick slice of bread, but obviously this had been thought of!

All in all, this was a lovely experience. Great company, great food and great staff. I think we'll be back!

8 Days Cafe on Urbanspoon


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