After having hastily grabbed some take-away quinoa sushi rolls from Solomon’s the other week and been taunted by their delicious Facebook posts every day since, I promised myself that I’d make time for a more leisurely, dine-in experience there soon. So finding myself family free early one morning, I decided to jump in the car and treat myself to one of their tempting breakfasts.
Do you have a food intolerance, coeliac disease, or are just interested in putting great, organic food into your body? Then Solomon’s is your cafe nirvana. Everything on the menu is gluten, processed sugar and dairy free, they cater for vegan’s, vegetarians, carnivores and raw foodie converts, most of the items are made in house and it’s all about freshness and quality. I’m a coeliac, and to know that you can eat everything on the menu without quizzing and annoying the wait staff is bliss.
And the food? It delivers in spades. I just wish I’d had someone to dine with so I could have tried more dishes. I tossed up between the sautéed mushrooms on the house made gluten free toast, the salmon with poached egg and the pumpkin, coconut and banana pancakes with maple syrup. I don’t do pancakes very often as I don’t typically enjoy the gluten free versions of wheaten based foods, but the pumpkin intrigued me so I thought I’d give these a go – am soooo glad that I did – they were delicious. Light, fluffy, not too sweet, none of that over bi-carbed or starchy taste that you can sometimes get from gluten free flour and perfect for a cold and early morning. Coffees, coffee blends and a red espresso – an espresso made from rooibos leaves which are caffeine free – are served with either almond or rice milk.
It strikes me that there’s a lot of thought, love and heart that has gone into the concept of Solomon’s and its menu. The owner and the staff are passionate about what they do and there is nowhere else quite like it in Perth. Not everyone will get or like it, but I think the owners know that . As long as enough of us who do continue to support it, Solomon’s will hopefully, nourish and sustain us for years to come.