Carrying on from our previous foodie adventure at Harvest Espresso, Liju, Veng Li and I decided that our next foodie destination will be at Hylin, West Leederville. We have heard plenty of good reviews and have seen many photos of the food at Hylin on Instagram and yes, we were excited to try what Hylin has to offer. We arrived at 11.30am on a Wednesday and the cafe was not too busy (I heard that it can be busy on the weekends!). The atmosphere at Hylin is full of natural light and very airy with a lovely cool breeze coming in from the windows together with a casual and modern interior.
To start, we had some juices and smoothies which are freshly made at Hylin. We had the apple, orange and beetroot juice ($7.50), the acai smoothie ($8.50) and green juice ($7.50). The acai smoothie together with a blend of banana and strawberry was thick, sweet and creamy. The green juice comprises of a healthy mix of cucumber, celery, spinach, kale and green apple, guaranteed to give you a fresh start to a day. I enjoyed the apple, orange and beetroot juice and thought that it was very fresh and with punchy flavours.
From Left to Right: Apple Orange and Beetroot Juice, Acai Smoothie, Green Juice
Our Acai Bowl and Granola ($11) was the first to arrive which comprises of acai, banana, mixed berries, coconut water with kiwi fruit, strawberry and blueberry toppings. It was a bowl filled with yummy, fresh, colourful and healthy goodies. With one spoonful, all of us fell in love with the acai bowl and granola. Having this bowl for breakkie will definitely give you a sweet and fresh start to the day.
Next up was the Creamed Corn and Chorizo ($16.50) which comprises of fried egg, grilled chorizo, creamed corn, asparagus, chipotle sauce on ciabatta. This was also another hit on our table. The creamed corn was rich, creamy and flavoursome, complementing well with the other elements on the dish.
Creamed Corn and Chorizo
We shared a mushroom haloumi burger ($14.50) which consists of roasted field mushroom, thick cut grilled haloumi cheese, caramelised onions, char-grilled peppers and a side of slaw. If you love your mushrooms, you will love this burger which is bursting full of earthy delectable flavours combined with a soft, chewy texture from the haloumi. The side of slaw itself was fresh and filled with lots of acidity, making it a great complement together with the burger.
Mushroom Haloumi Burger
We also had the smoked bacon and roasted field mushroom ($16.50) which consists of smoked bacon, crushed pea, roasted field mushroom with rocket and grated parmesan cheese on ciabatta. This was another one of our favourites too. The star of the dish was the bacon which was smoked to perfection and deliciously juicy and tender. Oh, I have never tasted smoked bacon this good for a while! The crushed pea also adds a lovely of flavour to the dish.
Smoked Bacon and Roasted Field Mushroom
Apart from offering delicious food, the coffee at Hylin is also superb as the coffee beans comes from Fremantle’s famous Micrology Coffee Roasters. The service at Hylin was also very friendly and efficient. It is cleary without a doubt that Hylin is one of the best places to catch up with friends over food, coffee or a fresh juice or smoothie. Definitely the place to be!
Mel’s Rating : mmmmm (take me to foodie heaven)