The Wild Fig is one I’ve been going to for years and years. It’s my reliable “brunch with the girls” or “lazy sunday” place to go to. Having been away from Perth for a while, I didn’t realise it was in strife with lease renewals. So to come back to Perth and find it not in the usual spot along my favourite coastal route, I was devastated to say the least.
However, back with a vengeance and lease issues behind them, it has now found another place to call home. Scarborough Beach. A popular spot with the surfers and families alike, it is set in the perfect location for dog-walkers to grab a morning coffee, the hungry surfer after hitting the waves or the girly catch-up with coffee and cake.
Offering everything from poached eggs on toast to stuffed calamari tapas to vego and curry to homemade iced coffees, you are bound to visit time and time again. Each time trying out a new thing on the menu. And to make it easier for you, they only use free range eggs and certified coffee beans AND they donate to the community. How good is that?!
So fitting a quickie into the busy schedule I have as a visitor in my home city, I had the iced chai (very refreshing on a balmy summer afternoon), frijoles and stuffed calamari tapas (comes in a tagine – sadly the waiter took away the lid too quickly). And it’s still just as good as I remember it to be.
Iced chai drink – on par with the Chai Chiller from Dome Cafe.
Frijoles – Bean and vege fritters – A bit on the mushy and bland side but the basil and mint dip makes up for the lack in flavour.
Calamares Tapas – tiny squid bodies stuffed with spiced potatoes and chorizo on a bed of cous cous – OMG, this was delicious. However, at $4 a pop for a stuffed squid, it’s on the steep(er) side of the menu. Rocket was fresh though…
So if you’re in Perth, I highly recommend you drop in for a visit or three! Best time to go would be breakfast for checking out the talent coming up from the beach, or late afternoon for that amazing sunset over the Indian Ocean.
If you’re further south, there’s The Naked Fig in Swanbourne or The Pickled Fig in Fremantle. I’m told they’re just as good (food and view).
The Naked Fig
278 Marine Pde, Swanbourne, WA
t: +618 9384 1222
The Pickled Fig
21 Ocean Dr, South Fremantle, WA
t: +618 9431 7333