One of our (male) breakfast bloggers once had a high school crush on a boy named Lincoln. It was short-lived, mostly due to the minor issue that Lincoln didn’t fancy other men. That fact has nothing to do with this Lincoln: a beautiful breakfast location in Highgate with a distinct home-made flair. Not a scruffy, tall, dark haired boy who played guitar.
We rolled in late one morning on bicycles and promptly strapped them to the closest street pole, bee-lining for the one large wooden table outside. There are a range of ourdoor tables, however they’re mostly suited for two diners or perhaps three if everyone is prepared to have their dishes teetering off the tables just a touch. With five bloggers in tow for this adventure, we needed space!
After spreading The Australian over the table, with Saturday’s WestQuiz done and dusted (in honour of Susannah), and the menu scrutinised, we headed inside to order. Here’s what we got:
- 1x Porridge w/ poached rhubarb – $9.50
- 2x Roma tomatoes and avocado on toast – $9.50
- 1x Veg breakfast w/ rosti, wilted spinach, poached eggs – $15
- Too many coffees to list
Cutlery is provided in a pleasant metal bucket when you’ve paid for your meal. This particular Saturday morning Lincoln’s was quite busy, but coffees arrived quickly and our meals were in front of us within about 20 minutes. If you’ve ever had coffee at Lincoln’s before, feel free to skip the next few sentences. If you haven’t: get yourself to Lincoln’s at the next available opportunity and order a coffee! Crema is the brand of choice, and the talented baristta behind the coffee machine prepared our flat whites, long blacks and long macs to perfection. So much so, we ordered more… and more…
The food. On the menu the veg breakfast doesn’t sound particularly amazing, and resident vegetarian David expected the potato rosti to be a flat, circular and nondescript potato cake. Let’s just say he was quite surprised – the rosti more like a slice of a layered, savoury cake which looks as good on the plate as it tastes. It’s topped with two poached eggs, wilted spinach, toast, and a sensational taste-bud-bending onion jam. Just delicious.
Natalie’s porridge with rhubarb is presented beautifully, the rhubarb is a perfect alternative to honey or golden syrup. If we had to pick one qualm, it’s a little on the milky side. Oda and Arielle ordered the Roma tomatoes and avocado on toast, which does not shy away in the avocado department. So much so that both plates were left with additional avocado, which David heartily enjoyed with the rosti.
Oh yeah, we love Lincoln’s. Prices are affordable, the setting is quaint, food is great and coffee is better. Alongside our second and third coffees at the end of breakfast we also sampled one of their home-made cakes and we’re happy to report it was also extremely tasty.
We heaved ourselves out on to the street to start our days, and boy oh boy will we be back.
Highs: COFFEE, potato rosti, pastries and home-made delights
Lows: Milky porridge
Our Breakfast Club’s final score: 8.5/10 coffee mugs
Address: 104 Lincoln Street Highgate WA 6003 (map)
Phone: (08) 9228 1759