Another day, another excuse to use a voucher and with this one the time was slightly more pertinent given my imminent departure from West Perth. It’s been my stomping ground for the last 6 years and it will be hard to go. So a while back I bought a jumponit voucher for a local eatering. For the bargain price for $29, myself and a fellow diner were going to get a fabulous lunch including two mains, one starter plate to share and a bottle of white or red at Coast Cafe, which was just a quick walk away from the office. I decided I’d ask my partner in crime on the desk for the past 4 or so years. He’d been such a gem to work with and I just don’t know what it will be like heading to work somewhere else without him there.
So we managed to steal away an hour from the office and headed down the road. I’d made a booking so they were expecting us and had a table all ready for our arrival. Basically we were able to choose anything we fancied from the mains menus and then had our choice of four starters to share, which included french french, wedges, a garden salad or a greek salad. We decided on the garden salad and a bottle of white (an easy quaffer), and on the mains front I went for the steak sandwich (after having read a few good things about it) and NW went for the club sandwich.
The speed with which our meals arrived definitely warrants a mention! Incredibly fast turn around for some well presented and fresh food. We decided to order a garden salad to share between – nice size, super fresh and not just lettuce – three ticks right there.
Now I know club sandwiches have a reputation for bring a bit of a tower but I was impressed when the same could be said of my steak sandwich. A double decker alright and there was just no way I could eat it without wearing it.
So I went for the deconstruct approach. I basically split the sandwich into a regular two slice size, ate that then worked on the extra slice. This seemed to work. The steak itself was perfectly cooked, still a little pink and with the salad really worked a treat. The simple toasted bread did the job and in all I was very pleased with my selection. I will note that leaving the chips til last wasn’t the best idea as the french fry style is prone to going cold very quickly.
On the other hand, my companion NW was perhaps more clever and made quick work of his chips before he tackled his sandwich. Appeared from where I was sitting to be layer upon layer of tasty ingredients, just what every growing boy needs. From all accounts a good, filling lunch.
Honestly for $29 this was a serious bargain, but for a steak sandwich for around $15 I still wouldn’t mind heading back. It was tasty, the service was incredibly fast and very friendly and you’d be in and out with a full belly and a smile on your face before you knew it. Only sad I just realised what a gem Coast Cafe is!