By Lauren Higham
We all love a hidden gem, right? Well for all you north-siders – I’ve found the perfect one, and it’s a vibrant, modern café in the heart of Joondalup known as Peppermint Green.
What looks like a small café from the outside is actually so much more, with tables, couches and comfy chairs in abundance and books, toys and games to keep the little ones entertained. A beautiful open window covers the back of the café, perfect for those bright, sunny Perth days, and at Peppermint Green – you walk into an atmosphere that really makes you want to stay – and so that is EXACTLY what we did!
Rocking up at 9am and leaving just after lunchtime, I’ve decided that Peppermint Green is the perfect spot for a work meeting, a catch-up, a place to do some study, or a place to just have some quality me-time. With free Wi-Fi – you just can’t really go wrong.
The perks don’t stop there though, because at PG, you can forget about the afternoon Happy Hour and start your day the right way, with $3 coffee from 7am-8am. These guys care, which is why all takeaway hot drinks are served in the compostable, recyclable and visually pleasing take-away cups that are made with love by BioPak.
Open from 7am-2pm Monday to Friday and 8am-12pm on Saturday, there’s no excuse not to visit this place. With the wonderful House of Leda greeting you as you walk through the door, and the friendly, smiling faces of Justine and her wonderful staff greeting you as you enter the open café space, you instantly feel welcomed and at home. You can choose food from the cabinet or select a dish from their awesome menu. Either way, you know you won’t be disappointed.
I was lucky enough to be the first EVER person to try one of their newest menu additions – the Maple Bacon Pancakes with Banana. Let me tell you that it was one hell of a meal and would receive a solid 10/10 from me any day of the week. Pi had the Smashed Avo on Vegemite Toast (PROPER NAME) (controversial combo – but I am a HUGE fan) and although we both LOVED our meals, I think we definitely both had food envy.
Before we left, we obviously had a quick squizz at the goodies that make up House of Leda, and then we got on without days (however I’m sure we could have sat there forever).
So, if you’re in the area and you’re looking for a cosy, reasonably priced, delicious café to pay a visit – I’ve just given you a plethora of reasons as to why Peppermint Green is the one. Visit 17/7 Delage Street in Joondalup or check out their foodie pics on Facebook www.facebook.com/peppermintgreenau and Instagram @peppermintgreenau.