|Gordon St Garage|
It got me thinking about how I felt about Gordon St Garage...
At first glance, Gordon St Garage reminds me of a Melbourne institute: The Commercial Bakery. Both are housed in garages and Gordon St Garage is simply a garage on Gordon St. The name is simple enough to remember but it relies heavily on being at Gordon St. Can you imagine if the restaurant has to relocate and is no longer at Gordon St?
Founded by the culinary alumni at Duende, Balthazar and Il Lido, Gordon St Garage operates as a coffee bar and kitchen which serves food from day to night. I am a huge fan of breakfasts but both visits occurred at the godly hours of noon so this is a combination post of my first and second lunches at Gordon St Garage. The menu changes based on the freshness of the ingredients and their availabilities so the menu is kept fresh and exciting. It will pay off if you are a regular but I can also see others wanting to come in for their specific favourite dishes.
On my first visit, it was rather warm and I needed a caffeine jolt so an iced coffee was a natural choice.
|Iced Coffee ($6)|
|Chicken salad- coconut poached chicken, herbs and green chilli ($18)|
|Two sliders; garage pastrami, pulled BBQ pork, and chipotle chilli salad ($18)|
On a side note, I wish there can be more done to the burgers in Perth! Honestly, burgerology (yes, I made the word up) is an art/science. Believe it or not, there are ratios formulated for burger making!
|Napoleone Pear Cider ($10)|
I couldn't help glancing towards the displays of sweet treats that distracted me since they greeted me on my way in.
|Sweets on display on your way in.|
|Showcase of entremets and macarons.|
|Chocolate and Sour Cherry Mousse ($10)|
On my second visit, it was for a farewell lunch so I didn't get to take many pictures except for my own food and beverage. The place was completely packed for Friday lunch with a queue forming at the entrance. As a result, service was slow and the food and drinks took a long time to arrive. On this occasion, we didn't mind the long waiting time since our group had plenty to catch up on.
|Vietnamese baguette; braised pork shoulder, wombok slaw, Asian herbs and lime aioli ($16)|
I also liked how my Vietnamese baguette came in a "Gordon St. Garage" printed paper bag which made eating more convenient and less messy. Kudos for being thoughtful and considerate to the customers!
A special mention goes to the service at Gordon St Garage which was excellent on both visits. Even when the place was packed on my second visit, the waiter took very good care of us though he probably wished he could clone himself then! I love the concept of the place, service and coffee that while the food was decent, I can see myself returning. Will I rush to return? Probably not.
Gordon St Garage
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday (7am to late)
Address: 16 Gordon St, West Perth, WA
Telephone: (08) 9322 8050
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