Like any other social media checking, photo sharing, double tapping, #hashtagloving addict, Instagram is my go-to inspiration for looking up food to lust after and for new restaurants to put on my wishlist that's currently suffering from exponential growth. On many more than one occasion, a picture of a perfectly poached egg surrounded by other tastefully arranged food and drizzled with a decadent, gleaming sauce of some kind will prop up on the app, and clicking through to the location of where such magic can be ordered usually traces back to some chilled-out, hippy café in the sun-kissed, café capital suburb of Fremantle.
Moore & Moore
The place is littered with mismatched, recycled furniture, complete with an old-school boxy fridge that took me more than a few seconds to figure out how to open to get some chilled water. Some of our chairs look tired and ragged and would look distasteful anywhere else, but fit right in with the old, rugged (not ragged - yep, a huge difference there), antique feel of this heritage-listed building. As I sit down on my torn chair with a perfectly irregular bumpy surface, my friend immediately messaged his sister (lover of all things hippy) to recommend Moore & Moore. This place got swag.
Interesting light fixtures, lanterns and people hanging everywhere!
Best Christmas tree I've seen, Moore & Moore's front counter and open kitchen (check out their blackboard for special dishes and drinks not on the menu)
Regardless of whether I am five or twenty five years old, this cute Christmas tree creatively put together with teddy bears would thrill me in the same way. It's not a surprise then to hear that Moore & Moore is kid-friendly and have a kids corner in the café with toys. The one thing that truly made me smile however, was the staff member who came to take our orders, clear the table, and attend to every other customer, all done effortlessly with a baby straddled on her back.
|Short Macchiato - $3.80|
|Iced Chocolate & Iced Mocha - $5.50|
|Smoked salmon and poached eggs on turkish toast - $19.50|
|Tuscan Style Sambo - $17|
There is also a vegan option for this dish, featuring a no beef burger, avocado and cashews.
|Little Pot of Moore - $16.50|
The 'Little Pot of Moore' is a Tuscan style breakfast that stays true to its name - it is indeed served in a little (bordering tiny) rustic pot covered with a lid. Upon lifting reveals a baked combination of roasted capsicum, garlic, tomato, herbs and pesto under a blanket of parmesan, thyme and a cracked egg. I watched my friends dip and dunk their turkish toast with glee, but think they would be more satisfied with a 'Big Pot of Moore' instead!
|Burnt butter, sage and roast pumpkin mash - $16.50|
I know delicious is overrated and is completely meaningless to use, but I can't think of a better, more eloquent way to describe my ecstasy with this dish. The pumpkin mash is gorgeously moist, creamy and has that distinct, indulgent buttery taste throughout. I didn't care for the sprigs of rocket or 'tomato relish' on top (which were essentially just pieces of sundried tomatoes) because the show was taken over by that damn good mash.
Is this is egggasm or what?
The two eggs were poached perfectly; when pierced ever so lightly released a brilliant gush of yolk that screamed at me to snap a picture. First there was #foodporn in the world of hashtags, then Liz from Breakfast Confidential introduced me to #yolkporn but in my humble opinion this could surpass the ranks of both phenomena. In the face of obscenity I would definitely coin this an #egggasm. A good ooze to start the new year is a great sign of perfectly poached eggs to come.
The big inviting entrance that leads to a big courtyard at the back of the cafe
|Moore & Moore, Fremantle|
Open everyday from 7am - 4pm
Serves all day breakfast: Kitchen closes 2:30pm, display cabinet food available until 4pm
Tel: (08)9335 8825
The Moores Building
46 Henry Street Fremantle WA 6160