Chapels on Whatley
(08) 9272 7738
Showcasing an impressive display of art, unique teas, fine bone china, and just about every kind of brewing apparatus imaginable, Chapels is a little different. It's not just a place for curios or tea though, it's a pleasant place to relax and have breakfast or lunch.
The menu is full of traditional favourites, all ingredients locally sourced and thoughtfully combined. Perfectly cooked eggs with molten golden yolks for dipping crisp toast soldiers. Expect tender home style pancakes under the syrupy fried bananas and bacon in the pancake stack. The plates are generous and we left well stuffed.
A few Asian-influenced choices reward the more adventurous diner; co-owner Glenn's Singaporean heritage shows through in the intricate spicing of the chicken curry or rendang pies. The signature kimchi pancakes are fragrant and piquant, but honestly, the pies were where it was at for me.
I really love the setting. The the main building's cool raised ceilings, exposed brick, dark wood, and Asian furnishings, and the the sunny courtyard under waving red lanterns. I'm not a fan of the modern art on display, but there's something about the building that captures my imagination and I thoroughly enjoy dining there.
Bookings are now necessary on weekends, so they are definitely doing something right.