Let me introduce Sayers, Sayers is one of local favourites, situated in Leederville just behind the main busy Oxford street. It uses quality local produce, makes their own blend of coffee (which by the way is absolutely AMAZING! I haven't had good coffee like that in a long while!) made by 5 senses (which should tell you that it will be amazing) and of course like all good things the place cannot be booked and is a rather small shop so make sure you get there early or you be waiting for your table (which will probably be a while seeing as it's such a cosy place to sit and talk for a few hours - like we managed to do!).
To start any old day, especially a Saturday there is coffee to be ordered. I had their honeycomb coffee affogato - it was just heavenly, exactly what I needed! The coffee was extracted to perfection, the honeycomb from a crunchie added in and the vanilla ice-cream at the bottom to boot. It was pure heaven!
From the coffee we couldn't wait to dug into our food choices.
There was the carbohydrate requirement which came in the form of the fresh ciabatta bread, 3 pillar olive oil & balsamic syrup - the olive oil and balsamic syrup was exqusite, so much so that one of the girls couldn't stop dipping it in almost everything.
A tapas menu is never complete without spicy cacciatore sausage with grilled lemon & balsamic aka chirozo!
The chirozo was fantastic but I wish they put the balsamic in a separate bowl to dip. I found that some of the pieces were soaked through and others had none.
There was the exquisite chickpea batter prawns, chicken sausage, avocado & chilli relish - the chickpea was amazing and the whole thing just melts in your mouth. Someone had nick one of the pieces before I even had the chance to take the photo.
Then there was the duck rillette, sour cherries, watercress & olive oil toasted ciabatta which was rather different from what we thought it was going to be. We all thought that the duck rillette was in texture too much like canned tuna.
We also had the black belly pig, parmesan & wilted spinach croquettes which were just delicious!
It was so good that I couldn't even focus my camera properly because I was salivating at the though of having the one that was on my plate!
Then there was the grilled octopus, pepperinata which unfortunately I couldn't try because I'm allergic to octopus/squid and the likes of those, which is a pity because I used to love squid as a child.
Apprantly though it was fantastic and not rubbery (which means it's cooked right!)
And of course to even out all the meaty dishes we had the herb & goats cheese crusted field mushrooms. You can't really go wrong with this plate. It was just delicious and they used good quality goats cheese and hey mushrooms are awesome.
In addition to their menu selection they have an extensive range of cakes and pasteries which looks absolutely yummy. Will have to come back for that and the breakfast!
And if not for the food definitely for the coffee and the nice ambience and cosiness of the place.