Little Brother helps to fill a Perth niche

MOVE over Sister–Sayers; Little Brother is in town.

Restaurateurs Stephanie and Mark Sayer opened the original Sayers in Leederville some years back, before selling up and opening Sayers Sister in Northbridge.

With the eatery’s reputation established the pair saw an opportunity to create a smaller venue, Sayers Little Brother, which now targets locals and businesses in semi-industrial Gladstone Street in Perth.

The service is fast and friendly and the decor is fresh and funky, with polished concrete floors, soaring overhead beams, potted plants and comfy cushions.

The menu is not as sophisticated as Sayers Sister, but just as delicious and includes pumpkin pancakes with maple bacon ($16.50), fried chicken bagel with aioli and Asian slaw ($17.50), and leek and parmesan croquettes with creamed leeks, poached eggs spinach and rocket ($19.50).

There’s also a cabinet of mouth-watering food including my new personal favourite, corn fritters with smashed avocado salsa ($13.50).

The fritter was crisp on the outside and contained plenty of plump corn kernels.

Topped with avo, rocket, sprouts and a dollop of Greek yoghurt, the fritter was perched on a bed of deep-orange capsicum relish.

The dish was a decadent mix of sweet, savoury and piquant.

Sayers Little Brother was recommended by the owner of a home I had just reviewed, who thought I’d like the cakes.

It’s rather disconcerting that a total stranger would know how much I like cake, but also a good thing, because the gluten-free chocolate and almond cake ($7.50) was magnificent.

Little Brother’s coffee is great as well, she added, but I was happy with my generous pot of lemon grass tea, which counteracted the richness of the cake.

by JENNY D’ANGER

Sayers Little Brother
25 Gladstone Street, Perth
Mon–Sat breakfast/ brunch

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