Far from that, Pearl Cafe is a small quaint cafe with a whiff of French. Fresh pastries and breads are on the display at the bar and the noisy and happy atmosphere inside feels very parisian according to the Wife but the "French" appears to be lost on the breakfast menu.
Featuring apart from the Croissants, its very typical breakfast items on the menu.
Instead of inventing a whole range of dishes for you to choose from, the place has in place a few specials and a D-I-Y dish where you start off with 2 eggs (any style) on toast and a list of options from mushrooms to smoked salmon.
Their coffee is pretty good and seen on the cup, the beans are Genovese.
An example of their DIY breakfast, bacon and scramble eggs.
The fixed item; the French Toast is a must order if you are a "sweet" person. Full of egg in the toast, topped with quince and sweet syrup, prepare for a sugar rush.
However the pork and beans that day was terrible which was apparently not the case a week ago when my friend ordered the same dish. The sausage tasted plain foul and the beans weren't fantastic. Try at your own risk.
Overall, the place scores on the ambience and atmosphere but the food was lacking that day. Furthermore, we sat outside which means we missed out on all the "fun" inside and had to eat through the freezing cold. Last orders for breakfast is 11am so make sure you go early.
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