Brunch with T (and Dan) – brunching in groovy Basso on a Sunday morning

THIS month I’ve been crazily busy out and about reviewing shows for Fringe World which I would love to share with you, so head to our website for updates on the many shows on offer –

However I found some free time on a lovely Sunday morning, so Dan and I headed to Bassendean to try O2 Café.

O2’s décor is exposed brick and timber rafters with an interior vertical garden which gives a welcoming and interesting aesthetic.

No counter orders here and as we sat down we were promptly given menus and water for the table by our waitress. I ordered the Basso banana smoothie ($7) and Dan ordered a cappuccino ($4.20).

My banana smoothie was perfectly flavoured and not too sweet and just thick enough for my liking. Dan said his coffee was good and not too watery which is his pet peeve.

For brunch I ordered the vegetarian breakfast ($18) and Dan ordered the beef and beans tankard ($18) and we both agreed that the dishes were very reasonably priced.

Our meals came out quickly and we were surprised at the very generous servings.

The vegetarian breakfast had a huge serving of mushrooms, half an avocado, generous amount of sautéed spinach, two fried eggs, a small piece of haloumi and a potato croquette with two pieces of toasted ciabatta bread.

The potato croquette was deliciously crunchy on the outside and smooth and creamy on the inside. The mushrooms were cooked nicely whole and not at all rubbery, the bread was toasted to perfection and my only criticism was that the avocado was not ripe enough for my liking, it was so hard it shouldn’t have been served.

Dan’s beef and bean tankard came with generous portions of beef, chorizo, bacon and beans underneath the baked egg, it looked spectacular and also had toasted ciabatta bread on the side. Dan said it tasted delicious and homely – almost like comfort food and would be a perfect dish for a cold winter’s day.

Overall, we give O2 Café 3.5 spoons for their value for money and serving sizes along with their atmosphere, great service and home style cooking.

O2 Café
24 Old Perth Road Bassendean,
0418 202 377
Wednesday to Monday 7.30am to 3pm.

PS Here is a Pic of Dan and I that I was to include as well!