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Sprolo, South Perth

2 April 2015

Sprolo, South Perth

I met up with my girlfriends for coffee and brunch at the much talked about cafe in South Perth, Sprolo.

I discovered that the word “Sprolo” turned out to be a completely made-up, combination of the words “espresso” and “YOLO” (you only live once)… which I thought was kind of cool.

The cafe was big, spacious and airy, with big glass windows and lots of natural light. There were lots of cafe table seating, high bar tables, and a little corner for kids (toy box, chalk board, mini chairs and a mat).

The food menu was quite simple and light – toasts, fruit breads, muffins, cakes, croissants, salmon bagels, salads, and waffles.

Sprolo, South Perth

I was actually dying to try out their Traditional Singaporean breakfast – which consisted of soft boiled eggs, eaten with a bit of white pepper and dark soy sauce, sour dough toast, and homemade kaya (coconut egg jam) – $12.

At first my heart sank at the thought of paying $12 for eggs, jam and sliced bread. This would cost what, $4 in Singapore?

But I had to remind myself that it’s completely normal these days to pay more for artisan, organic and homemade foods – so shut the hell up and just get over it Karen!

Besides, it made me feel happy that I was supporting a local business and concept (as opposed to spending $12 at McDonald’s!).

Sprolo, South Perth

The sourdough was fresh and crunchy. I don’t usually eat bread nowadays. And when I do, I always prefer to eat wholemeal, multigrain and rye. So tucking into a few slices of white bread, was very unusual for me. Thankfully, it was totally worth the indulgence! YUM!

The kaya was homemade and delicious. The soft boiled eggs were just lovely too.

Sprolo, South Perth

I’ve been back to Sprolo two more times, since my first visit and taking these photos. I really enjoyed the spaciousness, the light, and the ease in which I can pop in at any time and I’m pretty much guaranteed to get a table (I really don’t like queuing).

Oh and the coffees are great too!

Sprolo Espresso
138 Canning Hwy
South Perth WA 6151
Monday to Saturday 7am – 4pm
Sunday 8am – 2pm

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