So though I'm a little hungover today from a big night out, Jeremy's suggested we take advantage of this beautiful spring day and head down to Fremantle.
The drive down the coast is magnificent, and the skies are the brightest of blues. Before I know it we've parked and are settling down in our chairs at Fidel's Cafe. It's a building that goes back to the early 1900s, and is made up of cozy chairs, shabby chic decor and funky staff. But the best part, is the little courtyard out the back where you can laze in direct light like a snake on a rock.
Fidel's offers an all day breakfast menu and free wifi (greatly appreciated), but boasts a delicious sounding menu for lunch too. We're struggling to choose since its our first meal of the day and we're both starved.
Though it's not something I'd traditionally find myself drawn to, I chose the Swedish Crepes ($16). Its smoked Tasmanian salmon and fresh spinach in a light, delicate crepe. On top is a perfectly poached egg that is coated in a thick lemon hollandaise sauce.
The crepes are cooked perfectly - thin but still with some substance to them. The hollandaise isn't as lemony as I thought it might be, but it tastes really nice - especially when I piece open the egg to have the silky yolk spill out everywhere.
Both Jeremy and I choose the sparkling organic orange juice ($4.50) to wash down our meals. They're unsweetened and juicy and have this really enjoyable tartness to them. It's nice and refreshing on this warm day.
For Jeremy's breakfast, he's gone for the Mexican crepe ($14.50). Inside is homemade chilli con carne, fresh mozzarella and paprika, with a lump of sour cream on top. Surprisingly the chilli con carne has capsicum inside, but the taste is meaty and satisfying. There's a bit too much cheese for my liking, but the sour cream cuts through perfectly. It's an ideal accompaniment and adds another level to the meal.
Fidel's Cafe was a nice, simple start to our day in Fremantle. The food is all respectful of their sources, and have nice, simple tastes. It was a light meal when we both wanted just that.