Whipped Bake Bar Cafe - it never ends on Semaphore Road

For some time now, people are starting to realise that the Western suburbs, in particular Semaphore Road is becoming a hub of activity on the food scene.  The Chopping Board has done a few reviews of places on Semaphore Road so I have decided to continue this trend with a review of Whipped Bake Bar Cafe - doesn't hurt when I have friends that live around the area so its easy and convenient to get to!

There are three distinct eating areas at Whipped, there is an outdoor area out footpath, inside area (great when its raining - like it was on my visit) and outdoors at the back, which would be great during the warmer sunnier days.  Quite a large space and definitely children friendly.

Note:  This review was done over two different visits.    

Sourdough, mushrooms, avocado
and hollandaise - no longer on menu
First on the menu was the sourdough, mushrooms, avocado, hollandaise and poached eggs.  Please note that this doesn't appear to be on the menu currently, however I will still review it as I believe that people still need to hear about it.

Whilst I have had avocado on toast at many places, I have never had it in combination with mushrooms and hollandaise and egg.  In my opinion there was too much going on - this would have been better if the avocado was removed.  The hollandaise sauce was also too salty overpowering the entire dish and drowning out the earthy flavour of the mushrooms and the slight sweetness of the avocado.

During my second visit I had a friend of mine order a dish with hollandaise and her comments (without any bias of my previous experiences) were that the sauce was again, too salty.


Toasted banana and macadamia bread - $12.50
Remembering my first visit, I decide to stay away from the eggs and go for something a little different (and I wasn't too hungry).  I choose the toasted banana and macadamia bread, with mixed berries, pistachio, banana and marscapone.

The bread was delicious - light and fluffy, completely opposite to the dense bread which I was expecting.  The marscapone was creamy but in my opinion there was too much of it which lead to leaving a lot of it left on the plate.  The berries added a great tartness to the dish which I believe was needed to cut through the richness of the marscapone.  The crunch of the pistachio also added a different textural element which was needed on the dish. 

I would have preferred more berries and less marscapone and banana - but this is personal preference.

Finish it off with a nice latte and it's a great weekend!

Ambiance:  3/5 - Children friendly, laid back vibe, great during a warmer day
Service:  3/5 - solid service, standard for cafe
Food:  6.5/10 - nice flavours may need a little more refinement

In total, Mirko gives Whipped 12.5/20 chops on the chopping board.

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1 comments:

  1. Whipped Bake is a great place. My Perth Corporate Caterers really enjoy reading your reviews.

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