Bouchard has a good reputation as an evening fine dining establishment but we were there on the first morning in Perth where the weather had turned wintery. Also the road out front was being dug up - substantially increasing the barriers between us and poached eggs - but we persisted and pushed on through the layers of traffic control until breakfast was at hand.
I will confess to some trepidation regarding the coffee but it turned out they use Essenza coffee and their barista did a fine job of serving up several rounds of very fine coffees. I had two espresso and these were classic Mina Samios roasts and his efforts are being well represented by the staff at Bouchard.
I ordered the potato rosti with poached eggs, bacon, mushrooms and hollandaise sauce (apparently the salmon outsmarted the guys from the fishery this week).
However, the porcine substitution was fine and overall the meal was very delicious.
I loved the presentation of all of the dishes and as a fairly casual breakfast spot (given its evening reputation) it was a classy effort.
Unfortunately the age of the building restricts access and this may be a problem for anyone who uses a mobility aid - I will attempt to confirm whether there are alternate routes to the cafe but the front entrance is a definite problem.
What: A very enjoyable breakfast
Where: 42 Mount street, Perth (access via Cliff Street)
Hours: From 7 am
Contact: Website, or (08) 9321 5013
When: 12 April 2010
Accessibility: Not good at first observation - Will investigate further however as there may be entrance off the rear car park.