Saturday, September 29, 2012
Little Willy's - William St, Northbridge
This cafe is the spawn from the little willy of the Dancing Goat in Swanbourne. And it comes with the same vibe; chilled, off beat and a little quirky.
The cafe is easy to find with the old beach shack chairs out the front, ever so close to the road. In addition there's a setting for tiny people.
Inside the decor matched what most hipster cafe's, which seem to be popping up everywhere in Perth at the moment, look like. Old tables and chairs and random things stuck and posted to the wall. Or maybe, just maybe, there is a method to the madness.
The orders were taken quickly by Mr Coffee Man with the small talk taken out of the transaction, the feeling that they sensed my need for a coffee fix and small talk wasn't a part of my plan.
Sat outside flipping through a surf magazine, I welcomed the strong bitter taste in the form of a long black, my usual cup to test the power of the coffee.
What this Little Willy failed to do is compare. The coffee lacked flavour, it has nothing to remember about it. Don't get me wrong it was drinkable, but there was no defining feature about it. It was just a nice coffee, and that's all there is to it.
Overall the cafe was pleasant, people playing cards in the windows, friends having a catch-up over coffee. The coffee was pleasant though not amazing and the food looked delicious (I didn't try any). There just wasn't anything memorable about this visit, however the perfect place if you just want a plain and simple coffee/cafe visit.