Getting ready for a 20 year reunion is a little nerve wracking. These days Perth feels part home and part away. Normally at times like these I would not be trying a new place.
Such is the folklore about Sherbet that “try” does not have quite the same connotations. Eyes wide open I know as I walk in that this is just an excuse for a sweet treat; one that will ease some of the anxiety.
The counter staff are laid back and there is no hint about what an institution Sherbet has become. A few floor staff trolley out orders to a three-quarter full cafe that is small, both inside and out. The breakfast selection is okay, without being overwhelming in choice. The breakfast tart looks good in the window display and I order it.
It comes out with a generous serve of chutney and inside the crisp flakey pastry of the tart there is a motley of the expected ingredients. It tastes of quality, but I eat it quickly knowing that the main event is next.
Without any doubt I’ll be back here because the selection of pastries, cupcakes and other sweets is fantastic. One is singing out to me and given I haven’t had a vanilla slice in a while I simply must try it! Ridiculously good is the best way to describe the coming together of the balanced sweetness in the icing, the perfect pastry that holds nicely, and the firm texture of gorgeous custard. There can be no anxiety eating something so great and I’m ready for the reunion.
The coffee is nothing to write home about, but it does the job. I leave Sherbet on a high, ready to conquer the rest of a big day!