August 12, 2015

Everyone knows that Karrinyup Shopping Centre has a vast array of stores covering everything from fashion and books to electronics and kitchenware. BUT did you also know that their brekkie offering is just as vast? I’ve delved into the foodie world of Karrinyup Shopping Centre and give you my top three picks for a pre or post-shopping brekkie below x

In no particular order…


Café Stockholm is on the upper level of the shopping centre – the perfect position to watch the world go by.

Their fresh breads, cakes and pastries are baked in house and, while they are sure to transport your tastebuds to Scandinavia, all ingredients are sourced right here in WA.

I’ll get to their brekkie offering in a moment, but firstly, the coffee. These guys take their coffee very seriously. Their beans are sourced from five different countries and produce a smooth, naturally sweet blend that marries perfectly with their Bannister Downs Farm milk.

The brekkie menu includes dishes like the goats cheese, avocado and scrambled eggs on ciabatta toast and the recently added winter warmer – huevos rancheros (chorizo, tomato salsa, a poached egg, goats cheese and ciabatta toast).


Goats cheese, avocado and scrambled eggs on ciabatta toast


Huevos rancheros

Their brekkie recommendation would be for a cup of their delicious coffee with the “gourmet scrambled” dish – moist soft clouds of creamy egg with succulent mushrooms, the intense taste of semi dried tomatoes and a peppery hit of rocket, all served on a crisp, crunchy ciabatta toast.

They also cater for mid-shopping eggs bene cravings (yes, that is a thing) as well as having your usual suspects like eggs on toast, and a tasty granola dish.

Sweets wise they stock Fremantle-based company Rawsome’s snacks and treats (all of which are gluten, dairy and egg free) as well as the Pressed Earth range of juices – YUM.

Café Stockholm is open from 8am – 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 9pm on Thursdays, 8am – 5pm on Saturdays and 11am – 5pm on Sundays
Instagram – @cafestockholm1


Once your tastebuds have returned from their Swedish adventure at Café Stockholm, they’ll be ready to shoot straight off to New York via The Daily Bagel. (Okay, I admit you may need some time to digest first, but at least Karrinyup Shopping Centre offers plenty of distractions while you do!)

The Daily Bagel is located in the centre’s food court, and has been pumping out a variety of sweet and savoury bagels, fresh pasta, sandwiches, baguettes, pastries, cakes, tea and coffee since opening five years ago.

The café offers a number of breakfast, lunch and early dinner options. Breakfast-wise, I would opt for a cup of their Dimattina Fair Trade organic coffee with their brekkie bagel (fried egg, cheese, and your choice of bacon or sausage).

They’ve got nine sweet and savoury bagel flavours to choose from, so if you’re wanting to go down the sweet route you can do this too – I’d go for the banana bagel (cinnamon and raisin with cream cheese, banana and honey).

The smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese, capers and onion is also hard to go past, as is the chicken supreme – grilled chicken BLT with cheese and dressing. The options are endless!


Banana bagel + the breakfast bagel in background


Chicken supreme

Produce-wise, The Daily Bagel is an exclusive distributor for the original New York Bagels, which are made in Melbourne. They also offer the bagels wholesale, and provide for a number of Perth cafes.

The Daily Bagel is open from 9am – 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 9pm on Thursdays, 9am – 5pm on Saturdays and 11am – 5pm on Sundays
Instagram – @tdb_karrinyup


And last, but certainly not least, Crepe Cherie. Or, as I like to call it “the-place-where-I-discovered-Nutella-coffee”.

Crepe Cherie is a French inspired creperie (one of only a handful in Perth) serving up a vast array of savoury and sweet authentic French crepes. They are located on the ground floor of Karrinyup Shopping Centre and, in addition to catering for Nutella fiends, also provide a number of gluten-free options.

The café has been serving up crepes since 2013 as well as quality coffee, a boutique range of teas, French salads, toasties, croissants, and a large array of French pastries and cakes. They also offer a kid’s menu with kid’s crepes, babycinos, biscuits and milkshakes.

Crepe Cherie are dedicated to providing an authentic Parisian experience, with some of their ingredients directly imported from France. The rest is sourced locally, and dishes are made on site by their lovely team.

Menu-wise, I cannot go past their Crepe Madeleine with banana and Nutella. This, plus their Nutella coffee, will take you to all types of Nutella heaven. Another classic sweet crepe is the Crepe Amelie with lemon and sugar – simple and delicious.


Crepe Madeleine + a Nutella coffee

The Crepe Jean Pierre is a popular savoury option, and comes with mushrooms and chargrilled chicken. If you’re in the mood for salmon, check out the Crepe Maurice – it comes with smoked salmon, capers and dill cream.

There are lots of different crepe flavours to try and, fortunately, the café runs a Crepe of the Week promotion which showcases a different crepe each week and offers it half price during that week. Plus, if you don’t have time to eat, they offer “crepe wraps” so that you can eat your crepe on the run.

Crepe Cherie is open from 9am – 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am – 5pm on Saturdays and 11am – 4pm on Sundays

Crepe Cherie was voted as having one of the top four Kid’s Menus in Perth by Scoop Magazine

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