If you’re after a different dining experience, look no further than Noggos Kitchen and Coffee. Located in the heart of Maylands suburbia, Noggos is the perfect balance of charm, homeliness and flavour. Oh, and did we mention it’s pet-friendly and BYO?
Expect the unexpected
Since the last time we visited this favourite, Noggos have been shaking things up with their new approach to a menu - or rather - lack thereof. Not content with having your traditional set menu, Emily and Huey, the duo behind Noggos, have put into motion an experiment they’ve been dying to try for a while; they create an entirely new dinner menu every weekend.
While this unconventional menu approach provides an opportunity for the team to let their creative and culinary juices flow, it’s also an opportunity for diners to try something new and unexpected. And don’t worry if you’re one of those people who like to scour a restaurant’s menu beforehand – they post the week’s menu on social media a few days before the weekend.
While each menu may be a surprise, you can rest assured it’ll be diverse, seasonal and packed with flavour. We were intrigued and had to go and try for ourselves. We enjoyed the haloumi with watermelon dish and the coconut and lemongrass mussels for entrée. The former was generous and refreshing, and the latter was fragrant and flavoursome. An alternative to your usual chilli mussels, you’ll be asking for a spoon like we were to ensure you don’t miss out on any of that coconutty goodness.
For mains, we chose the chickpea and okra dish, the prawn and scallop pasta, and the Vietnamese pork belly. The chickpea and okra dish was hearty and moreish – equal to a warm hug on a chilly night. The prawns and scallops were generous and married perfectly with the handmade pasta. Lastly, the pork belly was perfectly salty, largely thanks to its delicious coconut water broth.
The best chocolate brownie in Perth
Despite being in serious food comas from entrées and mains, there was no question about whether dessert was on the cards. Frankly, when you’ve already tried the perfection that is French pastry chef Emily’s chocolate brownie, you can guarantee you’ll never say no to dessert at Noggos. Rich without being sweet and perfectly moist, the brownie – served with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce – somehow manages to be gluten free as well, meaning no one has to miss out.
It’s about more than the food
While the food at Noggos is reason enough to check it out, the welcome reception and service you’ll receive from the staff will keep you coming back. Unparalleled in their warmth and patience, they’ll make you feel like you’re dining at an old friend’s place. And if the hordes of regulars that book out Noggo’s every weekend are anything to go by, it’s all genuine.
Given their drive and passion, it’s unsurprising that Emily and Huey have other projects in the works. Residents of Tuart Hill, prepare your brunch orders because Emily and Huey’s latest labour of love, Little Donkey Corner, has just opened its doors. Expect delicious brunch, amazing coffee, and more adorable artwork, courtesy of Lily Molendijk.