Sisterly service

ENTHUSIASM and efficiency is permeating Perth’s service industry, threatening the existence of our colony’s once infamously surly waiters.

Sayers Sister aptly demonstrates this new breed, as cheery waiters rush to bring water, happily discuss the menu—are equally happy to check with the kitchen if they didn’t know the answer—and generally ensure customers are happy and comfortable and kept informed of any delays, as was the case for those queuing on this busy Tuesday.

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Stephanie and Mark Sayers opened Sayers in Leederville a touch over seven years ago, “and this one two and a half years ago,” Stephanie tells the Voice, adding they no longer own the original.

You’ll find the same attention to detail ensuring fresh, homemade delectables, along with a “bespoke” coffee the pair travels the world to source to ensure it’s the best.

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Table service eliminates tedious queues at the counter and the place is licensed, so punters can enjoy a wine or beer over lunch or dinner.

With a frenetic round of Christmas gatherings behind us the D’Angers were looking to enjoy the solitude of brunch for two.

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So we sat outside, rather than in the comfy-looking high-backed, red-plush chairs inside where the noise level was rising as people packed in.

Sipping a couple of particularly fine freshly squeezed juices ($5.50) I watched the blokes next door salivate as monstrous steak sandwiches ($21.50) resembling loaves cut in half were delivered.

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Thick slices of beef were delicately pink inside as they tackled their meals in caveman-like contentment.

For me, tucking into a beautifully presented plate of mushroom and parmesan croquettes ($18.50) swimming in a cheesy fondue was a very satisfying experience, the flavours complementing each other in perfect harmony.

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D’Angerous Dave’s coriander and cumin beans ($16.50) arrived in a vibrant orange tagine, adding to the picture-perfect contents, and the taste was exquisite, exploding in the mouth in a rich mix of tomato and Moroccan spices.

We finished with a slice of lime and coconut tart ($7) and an almond and berry slice ($4.50), both of which were fantastic.

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But I confess to passing on the coffee in favour of sharing a refreshing pot of earl grey tea with my loved one.

Sayers Sister
236 Lake St, Northbridge
9227 7506
open Mon–Thur, & Sun 7am–4pm,
Fri & Sat 7am–10pm
licensed

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