I don’t think I could count how many times I’ve driven past Casa Bianchi in Mount Hawthorn, I’m so glad it was brought to my attention.
I must tell you that before we walked in, I was told to expect to feel like I was back in Thailand (Read more here). To me, I think lots of plants and ponds with lots of koi fish swimming around and that’s exactly what I saw. The name would suggest a Spanish so I found this very interesting.
We took a walk around, gosh its big, and then we took a seat and had a look at the menu. It’s a big menu, literally!
My attention was initially drawn to the Potato Eggs ($21.80) because it sounded like quite the sizable dish and I was hungry! The other dish I liked the sound of was the Salmon Toast ($19.80) as it sounded like an interesting dish but the fact that there wasn’t eggs on the dish, made me choose the Potato Eggs. I ordered a Long Black to wash down my breakfast. Mr. M recommended Casa Bianchi so he had a dish picked before we ordered. He ordered the Avocado Smash ($22.80) as he had the dish before and enjoyed it.
***An important note at this time is that Casa Bianchi only accepts cash.
Coffee arrived after about ten minutes, the blend was nice and quite strong. It was perfect! Both coffees were finished by the time food arrived, it took about 20minutes to arrive to the table. Mr. M had been here before as mentioned previously, and said that service is usually a lot quicker.
Most important, what was the food like?
Both dishes arrived together which is always a plus in my books. My dish was rather large and a little bit busier than I expected, I was hungry so no complaints from me!
The poached eggs were well poached and sat upon a mound of well seasoned potato mash. I couldn’t quite pick out the particular seasoning that added spice to the mash but I liked it. There was a small portion of spinach but it did not have a dressing bit there was a light sprinkle of parmesan over the top of the dish.
I love that any dish with toast states that it is multigrain and it was a nice change from the usual sourdough. My dish was finished off with slices of bacon, they were quite oily from the cooking process but tasty.
I think I would order this dish again!
Mr. M had his dish on a previous occasion so he knew what he was getting and knew that he would enjoy it. I would guess that I had about a third of my dish eaten, looked at his plate and it was clean. I was wondering if he was a fast eater or if all the chatting was making me a slow eater.
Anywho, Mr. M’s dish was very like mine except the mash on my dish was substituted by avocado on his dish. I noticed both poached eggs oozed as they were pierced, again, that is always a tick in my books.
Due to the cleanliness of Mr. M’s plate, it’s safe to say that Mr. M thoroughly enjoyed his dish and I’m sure he will order it again.
I will definitely make a return visit to Casa Bianchi as it is quite a relaxing café and I can picture myself sitting here loosing track of time. There are many hideaway corners to immerse yourself in your work and sip on a good coffee.
Other nearby cafes include, The Old Laundry and Addison & Steele.
My Rating: 3.8
The BIanchi name has been associated with Leederville for many years. Grill’d, on the corner of Newcastle and Oxford, used to be Bar Bianchi (later Villa Bianchi). Also, have a look on Google for pics of David Bianchi’s legendary Blue House on the highway at Scarborough.
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I’ve enjoyed several meals at Casa Bianchi, but I can’t remember their policy on alcohol, and can’t find it by googling. Can you help please?