Breakfast on Sunday is pretty difficult meal to have in Margaret River. In the ever popular cafe strip along Bussel Highway, most of the popular spots like Morries and Margaret River Bakery were not open which means we were left to the likes of mass produced goods like Dome and Brumby’s. Thank god though, the Urban Bean which was one of the better cafes were open.
To share around the table, the first dish that arrived was the Urban Bean’s Breakfast Burrito which came looking pretty good topped with a dollop of guacamole and some tomato salsa.
Fluffy scrambled eggs on the crisp burrito skin was pretty nice. It was probably the best of the lot. The little pieces of sausages in there was a nice touch but the lot as a whole tasted rather bland. But nothing some good old ketchup cannot fix. A good dollop of dipping sauce was all I needed to go form zero to hero. Not a bad bite at all.
Mom loves her bread and takes very little meat. From this aspect, the Breakfast Panini which had a good airy texture was her favourite that morning. However, sis and I who would usually go for a bit more flavour found the bread dish a little bland and the filling were borderline sad.
Ham and Tomato Breakfast Panini.
The final dish to share was a big breakfast. The big breakfast is something I would rarely order but in this instance, we were short of ideas and decided to go with a breakfast dish that was easily shared. It is hard to draw merits from such a common platter. It is however, very easy to get picked out on the shortcomings like the overcooked eggs and boring bacon. Surely with no hash or homemade bean one would expect a crispy bacon at the very least no? In their defence though, it was a very busy morning for Urban Bean. Queues were out the door at the cafe that morning!
The food at Urban Bean is decent and honest but it is nowhere near special. On hind sight, I also felt that the execution could be a little bit more refined. Tough coffee critics, my sister and parents found the coffee art looking a little sloppy and even the coffee was a little burnt. This made the Instagrammer very disappointed as it did not allow her to snap the “obligatory morning photograph”. For me the pot of tea I ordered was simply a pot of tea. Nothing can go wrong with this English beverage. All in all, the breakfast was not despicably bad but it was not profoundly delicious either. But considering the next option is a 24 hour time travel back in time to go to famous Margaret River Bakery or a 100km drive to Dunsborough, I would rather eat at Urban Bean and be appreciative.