Mr Bao and I love brunching lol as a matter of fact I think we go out for breakfast and brunch wayyyy too much…it’s getting quite expensive…that’s why to save money yet still keep Mr Bao happy I try to ‘coupon’ as much as I can lol and that’s another reason why I get the Entertainment Book each year ~ Recently I have bought so many coupons from a new couponing provider called ‘Living Social’. I find their deals to be one of the best, in terms of the cafes/restaurants they have on their website are generally reputable ones that I know serve decent food.
I was a bit apprehensive at first, because I hadn’t exactly bought any ‘coupons’ for cafes before and have heard others having pretty bad experiences such as being treated differently. Anyhow, when there was a breakfast for two offer at Percy’s Aeroplane for $29 which includes 2 breakfasts of your choice, coffee and juice I immediately jumped at the offer because I knew fellow blogger Ashely from ‘I’m So Hungry’ recently visited, so it’s gotta be good ~
It was a pretty simple process to buy and use the coupon, simply bought the coupon, called the cafe, told them the code booked in a time and we rocked up
I made a booking for a Saturday just before noon, which gave us a sleep in ~ it took us a little while to find Percy’s Aeroplane, because it’s on the corner of Denmark St and Wellington St and because we’re not that familiar with the area we drove past it and had to do a U-turn. Parking is a little annoying, but I think it was slightly better because it was the weekend, I suggest you parking at the back of the cafe ~
Once we stepped in we immediately liked the decor of the cafe ~ had all the right elements nice smelling coffee with lots of natural light we were given a table at the back and told that we could choose any breakfast we’d like and if we wanted to start off with a coffee.
You got it lol another mocha I didn’t pay attention to the coffee beans that they used hee, my bad sorry guys! It was a decent cup of coffee, however, it was quite weak and I couldn’t taste any chocolate…a little disappointed
If you thought I was boring Mr Bao never changes he always starts with a Latte but then and again he has ventured into other coffees lately, I’ll save that for another post ~ He said it was a ‘decen’t cup but not as ‘smooth’ as he would have liked it to be.
Now onto the food, cause we were starving, it was a pretty chilly morning, so I wanted something comforting so went for the Huevos Rancheros. Which I assume it’s Spanish and basically their version of baked beans with chorizo and eggs. It was the perfect thing for me to eat and with the melted cheese on top YUMMY Mr Bao did say that he thought portions were a little small with only one egg and one piece of bread. Usually portion don’t really both me, because I am never able to finish my food…and Mr Bao needs to help me…but I think I was pretty hungry that morning or maybe because Mr Bao ate all my food…I was still feeling a little peckish ~
I knew Mr Bao was going to get the Big Breakfast again lol because that’s what he always gets when he’s hungry hehe we really liked the name of it ‘Pilot’s Breakfast’ very cute ~ a very average ‘big breakfast’ with all the usuals – fried egg, bacon, tomato, mushrooms and spinach. Mr Bao was so hungry, he ate the whole thing within minutes…I didn’t even have time to peck on the mushrooms! *RUDE*
So we were both hungry after having the breakfast…a little embarrassed I asked the lovely waitress for the menu again to see what else we could add. She told us nicely that it was not included in our ‘coupon’ and would need to pay separately for it ~ which of course was fine and I liked how they were upfront about it We didn’t really need to look at the menu for long, because we had seen other customers order the ‘corn fritters’ and I was already really interested ~ it smelt SO good
It was the perfect thing for us, because it was vegetarian and was quite light ~ We really enjoyed it, especially with the avocado salsa mixed with the sweet corn Really delicious! We also liked that the corn fritter wasn’t full of ‘flour’ because the worse are ‘dense’ and ‘floury’ fritters.
Now brunch wouldn’t be brunch if it didn’t end with something sweet ~ I really wanted to get their banana bread…as soon as I walked in, I told Mr Bao I wanted their banana bread…and that maybe I should order it first…but nope he said ‘The banana bread isn’t going anywhere you can order it later…I’m hungry”. ARGH they sold out when I asked for it SIGH… She then suggested that we try the raspberry cheesecake brownie, she even gave us two because she felt bad how nice of her! But unfortunately, I didn’t like this brownies, it was really dry…very bland in taste you couldn’t really taste the chocolate or the cream cheese, and the raspberry felt a little out of place. I’m sorry but I wouldn’t recommend this.
We then finished off with two bottles of Charlie’s juice ~ as a whole we had a great time at Percy’s Aeroplane and was glad that they have now started to open on Saturdays as well, if not we wouldn’t have been able to visit if they only opened Monday to Friday.
Definitely recommend anyone in the area to go and visit for the corn fritters or if you manage to scoop up a nice brunch coupon like us ~ because it really was a great deal