8 Days Cafe is pleasing many a coffee lover and brunch devotee in classy Armadale. Surrounded by galleries and antique shops on the High Street 8 Days Cafe is a shining light in a precinct crying out for a serious cafe and coffee haven.
I ventured there to meet up with my business extraordinaire friend. When you are into big business you need to take clients to an impressive cafe or restaurant. 8 Days Cafe delivers on ambience with a modern fit out and plenty of space. They make good use of their tables on the pavement although I had to be careful not to lean back into the flower garden...
As we discussed matters of importance the wait staff came and warmly engaged us, as they did throughout, starting with my favourite line "Would you like to start with a coffee?"
Yes in a precinct where they coffee can be hit and miss, 8 Days Cafe shines through with excellent coffee - their website says the name 8 days comes from the peak time of beans after roasting... Specialty coffee abounds and the usual ways to get your coffee fix.
And you can tell a top notch coffee from the average. For me I feel like writing poetry or even blogging, when it gets that good. Great crema and lovely complexity.
The locals have checked out the coffee and find the consistency to be good.
Happy from the first of my coffees here, it was time to order from the extensive breakfast menu. Check out the Blueberry and ricotta hotcakes or the 8 days benedict. Or even the Smashed avocado and Persian fetta on 6 grain with smoked bacon and poached eggs.
But for me it was about the toasted Glicks bagel with smoked salmon, spinach, avocado, poached eggs and the most unbelievable hollandaise with lime...
This was an awesome breakfast with bagel slightly crispy toasted and generous portion of salmon and avocado with well poached eggs. But it was that hollandaise that got me with the punch of lime.
My friends had the Scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough with lemon creme fraiche and an extra egg - also superb.
For the keen you can also order a 150g Black Angus porterhouse with fried eggs or indeed Chicken and sage chipolatas with bubble and squeak. Not to mention some killer sides...
Not only is the breakfast menu a winner but lunch menu includes options such as Crispy skin Atlantic salmon, Wagyu beef burger, Duck risotto and 8 days steak sandwich.
The night menu has some attractive sharing plates.
Inside the cafe buzzes with long communal table, attractive timber chairs and tables, mood lighting and warm colours with the odd splash of red.
We enjoyed a great catch up and breakfast and thanks to my friend for the shout.
With a great ambience, excellent cuisine and service, 8 days cafe is a superb option in Armadale.