February’s here, which means we can forget all about our New Year’s resolutions. Just as well, because it’s simply not possible to enjoy a sublime coffee at New Norcia Bakery & Café without indulging in one (or two) of their delicious and most definitely not fat-free pastries. Hmmm, there goes that resolution.
Located in the trendy Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn, New Norcia attracts hordes of fashionable young things from the nearby burbs, enjoying an early alfresco breakfast, catching up over a latte and lunch or grabbing a takeaway while they make a selection from New Norcia’s range of freshly baked breads and pastries, fine cheeses or gourmet preserves and delights.
The baristas at New Norcia have all been rigorously trained at the WA Barista Academy and make the Synesso sing as they pull shots of New Norcia’s custom blend for the bustling crowd. The blend is a smooth, sweet and sumptuous combination of beans from some of the world’s best coffee-growing regions, including some stunning South American coffees.
It’s hard to resist picking up a treat when you visit New Norcia — even if you’re just there for a hit and run takeaway coffee, the temptation to pick up one of their flaky, melt in your mouth chocolate and hazelnut croissants or petit fours is overpowering — and most people succumb.
New Norcia’s breakfast menu is extensive and well priced and sees their tables filled from early each morning, every day of the week. Perennial breakfast favourites include their creative breakfast trifle and a variety of ever popular croissants.
The lunch menu showcases New Norcia’s famous freshly baked bread range (including their unbeatable sourdough) with a variety of delectable sandwich fillings, and bread and dip combinations. For those who aren’t feeling sandwichy, a choice from New Norcia’s selection of flans, or one of their pies or seasonal soups should hit the spot.
The century-old wood fired oven adds an authentic touch to the homely café feel. New Norcia Bakery & Café is sure to bring a smile to the face of any coffee lover — particularly the sweet tooths amongst you. Forget your fat-free diet for once, and head to New Norcia for one of those ‘sometimes’ treats. All things in moderation, including moderation — right?
New Norcia Bakery & Café
163 Scarborough Beach Road
Mount Hawthorn WA 6008
Monday — Sunday 7:00am — 6:00pm