Saturday, 8 May 2010

Lincolns 102, Highgate

Renée's gingerbread waffles

Ross' full breakfast

Renée's seconds! Toast

Lincolns 102 is located the corner of Lincoln Street and Stirling Street, a quiet neighbourhood in the back streets of Highgate. Being so close to us we were keen to check it out after having not gone there for a while. We grabbed a wrought metal table outside and enjoyed the sun.

Lincolns offers a sweet and savoury menu, with items like raspberry pancake with spiced orange syrup, maple cream and toasted almonds ($15) and vegetarian & gluten-free rosti with wilted spinach, poached egg & onion jam ($15). Renée had the gingerbread waffles ($15) and I went the full breakfast ($22).

I went to order, and noticed that they have rearranged their counter area so that there is more room to move. And the changes were not just cosmetic; the staff were genuinely friendly, quick to help and well organised, our food and drinks came out quickly. It was much improved from some of our past experiences at Lincolns and made dining out there a delight.

Another delight was the food! My full breakfast was cooked to perfection. Delicious sourdough bread, soft poached eggs, tasty beans, fantastic field mushrooms, scrumptious little sausages, some of the thinnest-sliced and best-cooked bacon seen on a breakfast plate, and, before I run out of adjectives, a relish that was packed with flavour. Renée's gingerbread waffles, served with maple syrup, double cream and candied ginger, was delicious. Unfortunately Renee doesn't really "do" candied ginger -this wasn't mentioned on the menu so she felt a little jipped with the whole 'gingerbread' experience. She had some bread-envy so she ordered some toast which came with the best raspberry jam ever and lemon butter which totally hit the spot ($6.50 - yum!).

We both had flat whites, which came out quite milky like a good latte. Wanting something a bit stronger I ordered a long macc (topped up Perf style); mmm much better!

We left much satisfied, our bellies full of good food.

The Verdict

Coffee 3.5/5
The Eggs (the meal!) 4.5/5
Service 4/5
Atmosphere 4/5

Overall 16/20

Would we go again?
Yes, thanks to the improved service and impeccable food!

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Jinn said...

Love you blog! Many a good recommendation as a result of visiting this site.

rund said...

Thanks Jinn, glad you like it!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef said...

Glad to hear about the positive changes - the last few things I heard about this place weren't the best (mainly regarding the service).

Renee, you're a champion. Breakfast seconds? Awesome. Still, it would have been more entertaining had your toast been served with a nice big dollop of candied ginger.

Ross, drinking two coffees isn't quite as impressive as two rounds of breakfast. You might need to step it up a notch.

The Perth Breakfast Bitch said...

I love Lincolns!! I haven't been there in a long long time though. Defo want to try it again soon.

Great review Renee!

Devan said...

I've never been to Lincolns, but Renee's gingerbread waffles sounded great.

Candied ginger...hey, at least it wasn't raw ginger :)

Hannah said...

I am hearing only good things about this place now! Your breakfasts look awesome; thanks so much for sharing your experience.

H :)