Le Petit Prince, Armadale

Le Petit Prince is a small, cosy cafe located on Mercer Rd just off High St in Armadale, in the area of boutique shops and cafes. It's easily accessible by trams 6 and 72, and there's plenty of parking on the side streets as well.

The cafe has a homely feel to it, with large pillars and a slant on one side as the underside to stairs, plus the bright lights, white walls and use of pastel blue throughout. The assortment of chairs and tables is almost haphazard in its placement, but this also adds to the cosiness of the place. There's also outdoor seating, and the cafe is known for being dog friendly. The staff were friendly and attentive, and our food arrived in about fifteen minutes.

The dishes we ordered to share were the Chive Omelette ($18) and French Toast ($19), as well as a cappucino ($4). The capp - which uses Axil Coffee Beans - was nice and milky, though I would've liked it to be sweeter or had the chocolate powder on top.

The chive omelette was served with enoki and shiitake mushrooms, an asparagus salad, snow pea tendrils, rosso pesto and white truffle oil on organic sourdough. The vegetarian dish was very light, especially with the use of the asparagus and two types of mushrooms, which gave the dish a nice crunchy texture. The rosso pesto (sundried tomato) was really enjoyable and added a strong flavour to the dish, and the truffle oil complimented the dish nicely without being too overpowering.

The french toast was served with a saffron poached pear, fresh berries, soy matcha soil, vanilla honey yoghurt, butterfly pea (edible flower) reduction and maple syrup. The dish was really delicious, but definitely needed the maple syrup to bring it all together, as it was a little bland without, due to the subtle natural flavours of everything else. The soy matcha soil had a good green tea flavour, but had a bit of a bitter aftertaste, and went a bit clumpy when it came into contact with the maple syrup. The fresh strawberries and blueberries was refreshing and the acidity cut through the sweetness really well.

A cute little cafe in the leafy area of Armadale, worth checking out if you're in the area with a good range of savoury and sweet dishes with gluten free and vegan options available.

Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 7.5/10
Food: 8/10

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