This month Dan and I ventured up to the Swan Valley on a sunny winter’s day for something a little different to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Arriving at Homestead Brewery located at Mandoon Estate we drove up the driveway passing the vineyards before finding ample parking located just next to the café.
You could sit inside near the fire or on the veranda to enjoy the fresh air and an amazing view of the vineyard. We chose warmth and comfort and sat inside enjoying the modern rustic decor.
The service was some of the best we have experienced in our brunch journey. We had a few questions for our waiter before deciding on what to eat and their willingness to help really made us happy.
To drink Dan ordered the aloha juice ($7.50) orange, passionfruit, pineapple and apple – it was nice but something he said: “I could get from the supermarket.”
I order a Berry Manolo ($7.50) smoothie consisting of mixed berry, banana, yogurt. It was nice and thick in texture and I loved the berry taste and the perfect sweetness of berries as they exploded on my tongue.
For food Dan ordered buttermilk pancakes, maple syrup and crispy bacon ($17). The pancakes were fluffy and had a lovely crispness on the outside but he said that there could have been more maple syrup to soak up in the last of the pancakes.
I ordered scrambled eggs, toast ($14) and added truffles ($10) and mushrooms ($5)
The two large field mushrooms were cooked perfectly, although my toast was a little soggy. The added generous shaving of truffles really upped the ante and made it an indulgence and delicious dish. I enjoyed it!
Overall, though the food had a few hiccups but the amazing view and service made the journey worth it and we give Homestead Brewery 3.5 spoons.
Homestead Brewery at Mandoon Estate
10 Harris Road, Caversham
Phone: 6279 0500