OPENING HOURS: 7am-4pm Every Day ADDRESS:Shop 23, 155 Canning Hwy. East Fremantle, 6158 WEBSITE:www.maystreetlarder.com.au
Today my mum, sister and I drove to East Freo to eat at the very popular cafe, May Street Larder. I have been wanting to dine here ever since I heard that it was the “sister” to Bib & Tucker! I have followed May Street Larder on Instagram for a while now too and am constantly blown away by the amazingly adventurous dishes that they offer too.
When we arrived we were overwhelmed by the noise. Mostly the sounds of the coffee machines but also from the general chatter of the guests. Although not a turn off, it was certainly noticeable and I can see why other reviews could have been put off. At first, all tables were taken, but the friendly waitress took us to a bar bench and told us she would accommodate us as soon as a table was available and gave us a menu to glance at whilst we were waiting. The menu was impressive! From their super popular “Soul Sandwich” to delicious salads, soups, sandwiches and the winner right here: all-day breakfast items. I was SOLD!
Before we could even finish reading the extensive menu, we were shown to another table which as much more comfortable and situated right near the counter which made it easier for us to place our order, as there was no table service offered, and made us even closer to water stand. I was impressed that the water stand had ‘help-yourself’ water and cutlery plus delicious samples of their home made jams, sauces and marmalades. May Street Larder has a small section towards the back of the cafe where customers can purchase take home produce such as their chilli oil, lupinola, marmalades, jams and pickled vegetables. I wanted to try everything.
After many minutes of decision making, I ended up ordering the zucchini, lupin & lemon fritters ($21) that came served with smashed avocado, rocket leaves, tomato jam, poached eggs and savoury granola. Mum ordered the Reuben Bagel ($15) with house smoked pastrami, green krout, swiss cheese, dill pickle and thousand island
dressing. My sister chose the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($21) with chipotle aioli, house pickles, cabbage salad & sweet potato crisps. The girls also ordered a flat white to accompany their meal.
Within no time at all our meals arrived, each looking as superb and delicious as they were described. My zucchini fritters had little flavour on their own but when accompanied with the tomato jam, perfectly poached egg and the duke style granola that was on the plate, it was a party for my tastebuds. I absolutely loved my meal and was so happy with my choice. I couldn’t taste test Mum or Amy’s meals as I don’t eat meat, but they assured me that they were delicious also. In fact, they ended up sharing half each so that they could trial a little bit of everything. Mum kept commenting about how delicious the pickled vegetables were. It was a shame they had no take home jars available on this particular day otherwise mum and I would have bought a jar or two for sure! Although I didn’t taste the sweet potato chips on Amy’s plate they looked deliciously crispy, as they were so finely sliced rather than cut into chips or wedges.
After our lunch, the girls ordered a coffee each but I couldn’t go past a serve of their ever popular cocowhip ($8). In fact, this was the main reason (and my secret agenda) as to eating here today. All my friends and fellow food bloggers have said that a trip to May Street Larder is not complete without a serving of cocowhip. If you haven’t heard of it, it is fermented freeze dried coconut water powder which provides the equivalent of over 20 cups of yoghurt and tastes like heaven. I ordered mine with a serve of lupinola, which is a combination of lupin flakes, peptic seeds, chia seeds, coconut, dried goji berries and so much more. It is packed full of protein and fibre as well as antioxidants and minerals such as potassium and magnesium.
My cocowhip treat complimented and put a sweet end to the most perfect lunch date. Our entire experience at May Street Larder was unreal. Especially towards the end of our dining experience when we saw the owners (including Olympian swimmer Eamon Sullivan) having a lunch meeting!
Thanks May Street Larder for having us. I will be back very shortly to try the truffle eggs & the incredible coco whip with a different topping…perhaps the salted caramel!