This was my last stop in the coast before the drive home to Brisbane. Charlie had already eaten breakfast (a pie from the Absynthe Bakery) but I didn't want to finish my holiday on an empty stomach. We simply crossed the courtyard of Circle on Cavil and entered the restaurant opposite - Perle.
The reason why I chose this place is that they had some blackboard breakfast specials. These aren't specials as in 'cheap' or 'bargain' but they sounded really yummy - THAT kind of 'special'. I was quite interested in the savory mince on toast and the pancakes but I didn't want a really big fancy breakfast. In the end, I chose the scones and coffee. This was a good $10 so you can sort of see how it's not 'cheap'.
The atmosphere is really nice. Perle is a large restaurant and a lot of it is outdoors. The chairs are modern-looking and plastic. I thought they'd be uncomfortable but they were surprisingly ergonomic. From where we were sitting, we could watch the huge outdoor TV in the courtyard.
My coffee came first - latte as usual. It was quite good. The cup was really unusual - insulated with air so that it was easy to hold.
The scones came with cream, butter and jam. I thought they were going to be plain scones but they were homemade date scones. The texture of the scones were nice - dense, buttery and just falling apart. They were absolutely loaded with dates. Date scones are lovely by themselves but for eating with cream and jam, I think I prefer plain scones. The jam and dates clashed and made everything too sweet. Date scones are nice with a bit of salted butter.
After breakfast, there was a bit of trouble getting our bill - we had to wait a long time before Charlie go up and went to the cashier himself. I didn't mind because the sooner we got up, the sooner we'd have to leave for Brisbane. Perle was a nice way to end a great holiday.