Our weekend in Perth started with an early morning breakfast at the Naked Fig in Swanbourne. With a stunning view of the ocean, the Naked Fig attracts all types of diners. With two other sister properties in it’s family, including the Pickled Fig in Fremantle and the Wild Fig in Scarborough, all offer a unique beachside experience.
Colourful artwork hangs from the high ceilings to create a beachy/chic feel to the restaurant. The space boasts a 280 degree view of the ocean with floor to ceiling windows to showcase the full view.
On a gorgeous warm sunny day, you can make yourself comfortable on the outdoor elevated deck area and enjoy the view. Or if it happens to be a cooler day, the indoor restaurant space is nicely fitted with fireplaces, comfy couches and vibrant decor.
Basic tables and chairs fill the restaurant, again keeping with the simplicity of the beach life. You will find a few people that come straight off the beach to enjoy a meal or drink. There are change rooms conveniently located next door to freshen up before taking a seat.
The space is family friendly and parents can watch their kiddies play on the playground below as they enjoy a coffee on the deck.
We made our way outside and found a table in the sun to sit back and watch the morning sun. Once seated, we were presented with clipboard menus and coffee orders were taken. I was surprised by the menu as there wasn’t really anything that jumped out at me. They do pride themselves in healthy, fresh food, which is probably the most important thing to us when looking for something to eat.
I decided to order the ‘Potato & Feta Pancake’, which was served with pea shoots, poached egg, basil and pine nut pesto. Everything worked beautifully together, however the pesto was quite overpowering. I probably would have gone with a lot less pesto and let the other ingredients shine through. The pancake and eggs were cooked to perfection and the pea shoots were lovely as a fresh garnish.
We also ordered the ‘Big Fig Breakfast’, which came with sausage, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, happy eggs, toast. This was unfortunately nothing special. Portion size for the price was quite small and had very little flavour and presentation was quite sloppy as well.
When first entering, you are greeted with a sign that asks you to wait to be seated. We had to wait about 5 minutes before anyone had noticed we were waiting, which created a que of people waiting to be seated. Once seated, we ordered our coffees, which also took quite a while to come out.
Other than a short wait to be seated and for coffees, the overall service was quite relaxing and tentative.
The Naked Fig is a great cafe for those looking to enjoy a beautiful view of the beach and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. The restaurant is nicely spread out to give you a bit of peace while you enjoy your meal. I’d definitely recommend this cafe and cannot wait to try their sister properties on our next visit.