Happy New Year to readers as we bring you our first brunch review of 2021. This find was serendipitous; the café I had planned to visit was closed, so we meandered up to Morley and stumbled upon Café Mulberries and what a great find it turned out to be.
When I stuck my head in, nearly every table was taken, and the al fresco area was filling up fast. We grabbed the last table inside and perused the large menu which offered something for everyone, including all the favourite traditional breakfast items, eggs benedict, corn fritters, burgers, pancakes, French toast and a selection of delicious home-made pastries and muffins.
There was a plethora of choice and it seemed every little taste was catered for including what bread you would prefer. The other thing I liked is everything on the menu is available to order all day.
We sat down and chatted with Adele, Lyn and Maggie who were sitting next to us and this lively group of girls happened to be the best ambassadors for the café. They couldn’t heap enough praise on the place. Once they found out we were from Have a Go News, they told us how much they loved this newspaper too.
The ladies visit Café Mulberries just about every day, remarking how welcoming and friendly managers Jason and Kelly are and how willing they are to cater for everyone’s needs. They also said how good the food is and how it was just the perfect spot for them to start their day.
And they were not wrong…
Ordering is at the counter and I liked the way the cash register has a double facing screen so you can see your order and the prices.
We started with a flat white in a mug, a tasty coffee which wasn’t bitter, complete with a swan design on the foam. My friend ordered an ice coffee without ice-cream and we shared a freshly squeezed mixed juice of carrot, orange and apple.
I ordered the fruit pancakes which came with a compote of fruit on top. It was served with a fresh fruit platter with a double serve of cream, ice-cream and maple syrup. It was such good value, the pancakes were perfect; light and fluffy and the fruit was ripe and delicious. The whole dish felt like it had been made by your mum, with lots of love and care.
My friend ordered a beef burger served with a beef patty, bacon, egg, cheddar, tomato chutney and aïoli which also came with a small serve of freshly cooked chips. The huge burger was delicious, the patty tasty and the bacon perfectly cooked. He said it was very tasty with not too much sauce and well layered.
We have been writing this column for more than five years and this was one of the best priced brunches; our total bill was $35.60 and the serves were so big we couldn’t finish it all.
I liked the way each table had a fresh rose in a vase and sugar came in the old pourers (not sachets) along with the salt and pepper.
The café is very clean and the staff very friendly, the décor is modern and they deliver absolutely delicious food in a really pleasant atmosphere.
There are plenty of great specials including coffee and cake for $7.50, raisin toast or banana bread and coffee for $8.50.
There really was something for everyone and I imagine they do a roaring trade at lunch time too.
Café Mulberries is just down the road from the Galleria, there’s parallel parking out the front and seating inside and out.
We loved the service, food and the atmosphere. Mulberries ticked all our brunch boxes so we gave it top marks. Pop it on your list to visit and enjoy some old fashioned service and delicious home cooked food, it really is a little gem in Morley.
Café Mulberries, Shop 3/4 Progress Street, Morley.
9276 3802Open: Monday to Friday 6am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 1pm.