Monday, 26 October 2015

Eating Outdoors at Canvas Cafe

Canvas Cafe! Located within the compounds of The Fremantle Art Centre, it's a great little cafe that serves up yummy food in an outdoor courtyard setting. The day we made a trip to Freo was a warm, sunny day, so it was perfect sitting outside in the cool shade. For lunch, the three of us decided to share two dishes as we knew we would be eating more later on at the Freo Markets. 

Red Shakshuka: $18.00
The Red Shakshuka came with two poached eggs in a sixteen-hour tomato sauce, herbs, marinated olives, herb butter and two slices of bread. Served in a little pan on a wooden board, this dish went down a treat. The bread had a crunchy outer crust with a soft and pillowy centre which I thoroughly enjoyed dunking into the spicy tomato mix! There was a slight inconsistency with the eggs, one was  perfectly poached with an oozing yolk, but the second egg was slightly overdone. Nonetheless it added creaminess to the tangy sauce creating a perfect balance. Shakshuka or baked eggs has to be one of my favourite breakfast/brunch/lunch dishes, it's so hearty, tasty and involves dunking carbs in delicious sauce!

Seasonal roasted vegetables: $15.00
The seasonal roasted vegetables, grilled polenta and goats' cheese was interesting. The vegetables and grilled polenta on their own were enjoyable, but the downfall of the dish was the goats' cheese. I am not the biggest fan of unusual cheese, standard cows' milk cheese like cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella and halloumi (real big fan) are delicious but I've never really been able to intake cheese that are really pungent and potent, so this could just be a subjective issue. The goats' cheese in the dish was overpowering, it was so strong that I just couldn't eat and the taste reminded me of bad things. Although unfortunate, we swept aside the goats' cheese and finished it (mainly my mum). I really enjoyed our lunch at Canvas Cafe, sitting outdoors in the shade is always refreshing and relaxing, the lighting was on point for photos, and we utilised our 'Buy one main meal and get one free' Entertainment Voucher!

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