My mum and I during the week had decided to plan a little shopping day out on Saturday. We were going to go to midland for a few things and then go into Kalamunda and have a little walk around. I have to admit that every time I go to Kalamunda I am surprised by how serene it is. It really is the sort of place that is locked in a time warp (in a nice way of course).
When we got to Kalamunda it was nearly lunchtime, so after a little bit of walking around we decided to find somewhere to have lunch. There were a few options but we weren’t sure if they were any good, so I asked my friend Chantal for reccomendations and she suggested a place called forest cafe which is on Haynes street. It was quite easy to spot so we decided to give it a go.
I mentioned in my previous paragraph the fact that Kalamunda is in a time warp and this is a prime example. from the plastic wood door handles to the community notice board near the counter this place looks like it hasn’t been touched from a style point of view in about 10 years. When we looked at the menu we noticed that it covered quite a large range of items, from the usual salads and rolls to things like fish pie and chicken biryani.
I decided to go with the turkey Turkish bread, this came with a filling of cream cheese, slices of deli-style turkey and artichoke hearts. I found that the bread was toasted perfectly but there was something that was missing. Maybe it could have used some seasoning or a little bit of chilli but the whole thing just tasted a bit bland. 5/10
Overall I quite enjoyed the Forest Cafe, I mean there are a lot better cafes around and the food wasn’t anything special but I quite liked the atmosphere of sitting on the decking in Kalamunda where u didn’t feel rushed to leave.