Sprolo; The Modern Carpe Diem

“Spro” is the ultra-cool barista slang for espresso and “YOLO” is the “you only live once” catch-cry of the current generation. Put them together and you get Sprolo. It’s all about the coffee at Sprolo, teaming up with in-house Blacklist Coffee Roasters, they have an interesting and diverse coffee menu for every type of coffee drinker. Sprolo’s small food menu is asian-inspired and pays tribute to Singaporean heritage.

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Sprolo has been on my list of go-to places for a long time.. the perfect opportunity arose when a highschool friend came to visit Perth. We organised a mini highschool reunion and headed down to Sprolo for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Luckily enough, we immediately snagged a table right by the window.

The interior is simple with a touch of modern industrial chick; metal stools, exposed hanging lights, long polished concrete coffee bar and a huge communal bench in the middle. The space is filled with plenty of natural lighting.

Toasted Banana Bread with Salted Gula-Melaka Caramel ($6.50)

I must admit, I was surprised at how delicious the banana bread was; it looked deceptively simple and unpretentious. The bread was packed full of sweet banana and it was extremely light and fluffy. Slathered with a combination of butter and salted gula-melaka caramel, it was just divine!

Pulled Beef Toastie: Beef, Chimichurri Sauce, Triple-Cheese Blend, Sourdough ($11.50)

The pulled beef toastie was served warm; the cheese had that melty ooze and the pulled beef was soft, tender and succulent. A hint of acidity and freshness was provided through the chimmichurri sauce which was packed with parsley, garlic and chilli flakes. The dish had a rich, hearty flavour which made it great winter comfort food.

Winter Veg Smash: Beetroot, Yam, Ginger, Mint & Miso Sauce, Rye ($15)

My friend, who is a vegetarian, ordered the winter veg smash which was colourful, fresh and vibrant. It was nice to see that Sprolo had quite a few vegetarian/vegan options.

Pandan Waffle, Coconut Crumble, Berry Compote, Ice Cream, Brandy Snaps ($16.50)

For dessert I could not go past the pandan waffles; there was something so intriguing and unique about the flavour combinations that I just had to try. To be completely honest, the waffles were a bit underwhelming; the waffle itself was thin and they were not soft and fluffy. However, I did enjoy the strong pandan flavour which paired well with the vanilla ice cream and coconut crumble. The berry compote was a bit too over-powering and drowned out the other flavours.. I would have preferred some fresh berries instead.

Staff were really friendly and provided great service and the food arrived quickly to the table. I enjoyed the food and the asian-inspired flavours, however.. don’t expect to be paying the same low prices like in Asia.


Sprolo
138 Canning Hwy, South Perth WA 6151

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday: 8am – 3pm
Sunday: 8am – 2pm

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