Restaurant and food reviews from Perth, Australia

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lincoln's 102

There’s nothing quite like the quaint little suburban casual coffee shop or cafe.  They're great places for the casual tea or coffee to catch up with friends, a comforting breakfast lunch or brunch, a lazy morning or afternoon, or a nice relaxing place to read.

Lincoln's is one of those quaint suburban cafes in the middle of Highgate that is open for breakfast and lunch, as well as just for coffee (and cake).  Its location amidst residential housing makes it all the more special and it stands out on its own away from the other busy and cluttered café strips.

To go with its quiet suburban location, Lincoln's is a small coffee shop with small tables inside as well as out the front.  Inside, Lincoln's is quite a charming establishment - the colour scheme is rich and deep, and amongst the odd decorations there are lots of neatly packed items that seem like part of the décor along the wall including Lincoln's own blend of coffee beans.

Aside from tea, coffee and cake, Lincoln's offers cooked breakfasts, pre-made sandwiches and other items like pies and quiches, as well as daily specials such a lunch steak sandwich.  Lincoln's prides themselves on making their menu items in-house including the sandwiches, quiches, cakes, and a la carte cooked to order menu items.

On this occasion, I was out for lunch and Lincoln's seemed just right for the casual catch up, chat and a simple but good lunch.

Steak Sandwich (the day’s lunch special) - $19

The steak sandwich had two slices of buttered sourdough bread filled with a sirloin steak, onion jam, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.

The steak was over a centimetre thick, cooked medium and noticeably the use of a tender sirloin steak made this a good base for a filling and gourmet style steak sandwich.  The thick sourdough bread also gave the steak sandwich a more gourmet and hearty taste.

A closer look at the simple but decent steak

To finish off the steak sandwich, the onion jam and drizzled creamy sauce added nice amounts of sweetness and flavour that made the steak sandwich more exciting and different than a normal steak sandwich.

Chocolate Truffle Cake - $7.50

The chocolate truffle cake was a rich cake that was lightly moist, but also not as dense as say a mud cake.  The chocolate was rich but the cake retained its truffle cake nature.  Overall, a nice chocolate cake that met the expectations of “home made”.

Soy Cappuccino - $4.30

In Summary, Lincoln's offers good coffee and decent home-made style food in a "suburban" style but charming coffee shop.  Being a small local coffee shop, it's a great place to catch up with a friend for coffee

Points to note: It's a small coffee shop that makes their own meals and food.  Frequented by a lot of locals for coffee and some coffee shop style food.

Go for: A popular coffee shop with good coffee in a reasonably quiet part of Highgate.

Lincoln's 102
102 Lincoln Street
(08) 9228 1759

Trading Hours
Tuesday to Sunday - 7:30am to 4pm

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1 comment:

Miss Egg said...

I came here with my mom, and I loved the whole concept! The serving could be a tad bigger, but quality was pretty good :))