Tarts is a beautiful little cafe on the street in Northbridge. It’s yet another venue on the famous list I keep talking about!
It is located close to another cafe which was also rather busy as we arrived on the street. The first thing we noticed was the outdoor seating and how busy it was so we were not sure if we would be able to get a seat inside. As we walked in, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of space indoors and we made our way to our small table at the back of the cafe.
We took a quick look at the menu as well as a look around the cafe to see what other tables were ordering. So many of us eat with our eyes, see it-love it-want it! I spotted what looked like a tart and immediately went to the menu to find it. It was the Strawberry Granola Tart.
I convinced Mr. T to share it with me so I could still order a main course, I was hungry! Mr T decided to order the Neptune Fritter ($19.90) and I decided on the Potato Head ($19.90). We both ordered a coffee to have with breakfast.
All ordering complete, we could sit back and take in our surroundings. The walls and shelves were filled with products from around the world and many many cookbooks, the closest one to me was for baking tarts.
Our coffees arrived promptly, I ordered a Long Black w/milk and Mr. T ordered his usual Flat White. The coffee was nice and strong and it was exactly what I was hoping for.
Mr. T’s Neptune Fritter was first to arrive to our table. He is gradually jumping onto my potato fritter bus and loved the balance of moisture and crunch packed into this fritter. The fritter was topped with wilted spinach and generous slices of fresh salmon. the dish was finished with two perfectly poached eggs and a light creamy hollandaise sauce.
He throughly enjoyed this dish and wasn’t very long making his way through it.
My Potato Head and the Strawberry Granola Tart arrived at the same time.
First, the Strawberry Granola Tart. WoW, this could be prettiest dish I have ever ordered, needless to say, I was very excited to dig into it. The granola tartlet was quite firm and a little hard but it was filled with a smooth and delicious vanilla mascarpone. This was topped with fresh berries and a delightful and fruity banana and mango sorbet. Strawberries and blueberries are my favourite fruits so I quickly spooned a few up with a little of the tartlet and the sorbet. Everything worked really well together, we both loved the dish.
I didn’t forget about my Potato Head! It of course had a tasty potato fritter topped with mushrooms, which Mr. T ate as I’m not a fan. I also had a serving of wilted spinach on my dish which was covered by two well poached eggs and the same creamy hollandaise sauce as Mr. T’s dish.
Our dishes were probably suited to each other as I love salmon and Mr. T loves mushrooms, otherwise, they were rather similar but I would probably order the Neptune Fritter on a future visit.
I got distracted by all of the mouthwatering tarts in the fridge by the till. Had I not been so full, I probably would have bought a few but now I know somewhere to pick up fresh tarts if I am in need.
We had a great breakfast at Tarts and I would definitely recommend this cafe for a cosy breakfast.