The Perth hills are home to many quality cafes, one of the very best being Mason and Bird Kalamunda. Found next to the Kalamunda Library, the new cafe has a modern interior and is filled with lots of beautiful timber furniture. The popular spot can get quite noisy inside, and on a warmer day people may be tempted to sit in the small outside areas. This is a big hit with cyclists on weekends.
We always find the service to be on the ball. The team behind Mason and Bird have an excellent culinary CV. Between them, Head Chef Brad Johnston is the former Head Chef from Print Hall. The front of house managers are formerly from Rockpool. This makes for a great brunch experience!
The locally roasted “Little Owl” coffee is excellent. There’s also tea by the Artisan Tea Co, smoothies and more.
This time we popped in for a cuppa and a couple of sweet treats for morning tea. On the counter you’ll find a small selection of their freshly baked goods.
The all day brunch menu offers lunch options too. We’ve eaten at Mason and Bird in Kalamunda several times and the food is always spot on. The menu will have changed, but this is the sort of thing you can expect… waffles with mushrooms, wilted greens and two perfectly poached egg, with a side of crisp speck bacon (from our local butcher Sebastians) for an extra $8. Sprinkled with spiced nuts and seeds and a few dollops of romesco sauce.
My husband and I have shared some delicious house-made pasta dishes at Mason and Bird. The gnocchi, $22, is a must try. The soft morsels are pan roasted with cauliflower and almonds and finished with a creamy white balsamic sauce – very tasty indeed. The braised lamb, $24, with pappardelle is also delicious. And we always HAVE to order the generous “hand cut chippies”, $7. There’s also gourmet toasties, salads and burgers on the menu.
All in All
We’ve been many, many times to Mason and Bird and it’s absolutely rave-worthy. Mason and Bird is a wonderful eatery that has excellent, well priced food. And why not make a day of it? Kalamunda Farmers Market is on every Sunday morning or check out the wineries in the nearby Bickley Valley after a hearty brunch at Mason and Bird!
Address: 7 Williams Street, Kalamunda, Perth.
Phone 9293 1581
Disabled Access Yes. There is a disabled toilet outside and no steps, however, the tables in the interior of the cafe are quite close together.
Distance from Car Parking area: There’s plenty of parking to the rear, at the Kalamunda library.
Grandchild Friendly: Children’s menu available.
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