It’s been a while since I’ve done a brekkie review (or any review actually). But for the past two weekends I’ve had breakfast at my old haunt The Imp in Victoria Park and then Cranked@Leederville and the contrast couldn’t be greater.

When The Imp had just opened, I raved about the food and coffee there. Back then, the food was affordable, tasty, was served in generous portions and they had pretty good coffee. But now, not only have the prices gone up, but the portions have reduced drastically. It’s almost hilarious to look back at my old picture of the Mushroom and Toast and realise that the whole mushrooms that were once served, have reduced to stems and chopped pieces of mushrooms. Inflation? I’m not sure.

Cranked on the other hand was introduced to us by Sandra and has a nice bright and open atmosphere to it. The waitresses were friendly and obliging, offering to help us take group photos when they saw me handling the camera.

This Crank-a-licious ($17.00) was an open toasted bagel ( I love bagels) with a large field mushroom, wilted spinach, soft poached eggs and topped with a very crispy pancetta. Simple and nice.


Despite the crowd, the coffees came out fast and were smooth and not too hot.


This unassuming Tasty Fungus ($17.50) was a deep dish of garlic fried whole mushrooms with melted mozarella, wilted spinach, good poached eggs and New Norcia toasted bread.


The omelette ($16.00) was perhaps the most surprising dish, coming out with a dollop of tomato chutney with chunks of crab, avocado and cherry tomatoes served on a soft bagel. I’ve always liked the combination of crab and avocado, teamed with a chewy bagel and eggs, even better!

I’ve only been to Cranked once so I can’t judge on its consistency (unlike Crumpet which has been so disappointingly inconsistent) but I was pretty impressed with our first try, so I will return again πŸ™‚

Shop 5, 106 Oxford Street, Leederville.
Opposite Leederville Train Station


3 Responses to “Cranked”

  1. 1 slappedbygunk February 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    You know I’ve been really feeling like mushrooms lately. But the chinese kind mostly, to have in lap cheong farn. Western mushrooms are okay too though, just feel like having mushrooms. Tomorrow night I am having fried egg sandwich, feel like that too.

  2. 2 Conor @ HoldtheBeef February 24, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I’ve had quite a few nice lunches here as well! Didn’t realise they had a crabby omelette on the menu, haven’t been there for breaky for ages. The crab omelette over the road at Kailis is great (well, it was last year) so it would be good to do a compare and contrast πŸ˜€

    • 3 daitaoha February 25, 2011 at 9:22 am

      Yes, when we were at Cranked our friend mentioned that Kailis did really great brekkies too, I must try it out next time πŸ™‚

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