Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Happy Wife, Bunbury WA

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Happy wife, happy life. The slogan says it all for The Happy Wife, a small cafe tucked in Bunbury, Western Australia's third largest city and our brunch stop en route back to Perth. 

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The Place

Housed in a dark blue standalone building, this small cafe (probably 30 pax tops) is perpetually bustling with people but there is a natural coziness to it if you sit up front where the counter is located. The seats in the back porch are more suitable for warmer weather as they face a small river and there is no shelter from the chilly winds.

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Hot Choclate (AUD 2)

Thick hot chocolate served with 2 marshmallows on a chilly afternoon - just what we needed. And at AUD 2, it's a steal by Australian standards.

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Smoked Chicken Salad (AUD 22)

The salad had fresh greens coupled with bacon strips, sun dried tomatoes and generous smoked chicken slices. Decent but nothing too out of the ordinary.

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Ham Benedict (AUD 18)

Now this was pretty different from the usual eggs Benedict dish. The muffin base was toasted to a crisp, lightly brushed with butter and topped with thick slices of ham drizzled with honey and a poached free range egg. I personally thought that the egg yolk could be a little runnier but I still liked the overall taste of this dish.

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Both of us chalked up a bill of AUD 46.50 (~ SGD58 at time of expenditure) which is pretty reasonable by Aussie standards. Food was decent but I wouldn't purposely make the trip down just to dine here. Service was great though.

Final Verdict:

Ambience: 7/10 (Nice cheery place)
Service: 7/10
Food: 6.5/10
Value for money: 6.5/10

Overall: 6.75/10

Address: 98 Stirling Street, East Bunbury, WA 6230

Contact: (08) 9721 7706

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 6:30-3:30

Saturday 7:30-2:30


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