Restaurant review

Eating Out Restaurant Review: Viaje Coffee, Mt Lawley is the pastel pink cafe you have to try

Although I hold the knowledge of the world at a click, when I mistyped the name of this cafe in Mt Lawley into Google, let’s just say I’m glad I wasn’t using my work computer.

Rather than inquiring about a specific prescription, I managed to find the right v-word and set out to find the coffee I’ve heard nothing but great things about.

Camera iconCafe Viaje. Credit: Justin BensonCooper/western australia
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Much like looking up the name online, Viaje Coffee is a bit tricky to find, but once you realize it’s on the parking lot side of Beaufort Street, it’s hard to miss the pastel pink facade .

The cafe is small with a micro courtyard and indoor space but diners come and go quickly so you won’t have to wait too long for a table.

Its menu is small but mighty with dishes that will keep you full until your next meal – scrambled eggs with miso, pasta with eggplant caponata or sando steak with potato waffle fries.

It’s also hard to find brekkie options for less than $20, so the guac on toast with avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime and fermented chili sauce ($15) with the addition of a poached egg (3 $) means the Big Australian Dream could still be within reach.

Guac on toast with avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime and fermented chili sauce ($15) with the addition of a poached egg ($3).
Camera iconGuac on toast with avocado, tomato, cilantro, lime and fermented chili sauce ($15) with the addition of a poached egg ($3). Credit: Jade Jurewicz

This is one of the tastiest avocado toast options I’ve had in Perth (second only to Chu Bakery’s slab with whipped feta, and also hard to top Casa Blanca in Mt Hawthorn and their addition of crispy bacon on the side).

It is generously filled with guac and each of the elements, especially the hot chili sauce, ensures that every bite is delicious. A special mention to the bread that doesn’t require a steak knife to saw through it like many do.

Chilli Crab Scrambled Eggs ($23) is another winner with silky, buttery eggs topped with plump chunks of blue swimmer crab. Adding sambal, crunchy shallots, fresh chilli and cilantro enhances the flavors of Southeast Asia to create a very special dish.

Chili Crab Scrambled Eggs ($23).
Camera iconChili Crab Scrambled Eggs ($23). Credit: Jade Jurewicz

Coffee, a long mac, and an oat milk cappuccino (both $4.50) are the perfect temp to sip right away and everything you could want in a caffeine fix.

Just like the other v word, you will have a great time with a trip to Viaje.

Cafe Viaje

Shop 8/609 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley

OPEN

Mon-Friday, 6:30am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun, 7am-2:30pm

CONTACT

@viajecoffee.ml

RESERVATIONS

Nope

THE VERDICT

An adorable micro cafe in the heart of Mt Lawley with a unique and hearty brunch menu. The coffee is also very good and the service is fast and friendly.

16/20