According to the dictionary, an “imp” is a mischievous child. It’s one of those words that is sadly falling out of use in everyday English. Not so in Perth, however. To anyone who has eaten at the popular café of the same name, the word has firmly implanted itself in the local vernacular, becoming synonymous with good food, great coffee and terrific ambiance.
Situated in up-and-coming neighbourhood of Victoria Park, The Imp has spent the last three years contributing to the area’s growing reputation as a foodie destination. It may be most famous for its coffee, but the café has developed an impressive menu to suit any taste or schedule.
For the brekky lovers, The Imp offers classic choices like Bircher muesli, eggs on toast and cinnamon french toast, but for those who prefer to deviate from the norm, the rewards are great. Standout dishes include crepes withcaramelised pineapple and butterscotch sauce, buttermilk pancakes or the watermelon salad with agave and fresh mint. Pair these with one of The Imp’s fresh squeezed juices, smoothies or Fiori coffee – the perfect start to the day.
At lunchtime, the café is abuzz with the flurry of local workers seeking a quick, delicious and light bite to eat. Popular choices include the BLT, the burger and an amazing couscous, pepita and beetroot salad. For those who like a later lunch, The Imp starts serving its famed tapas at 1pm daily. We love the vegetarian arancini, sweet paprika crusted lamb cutlets and venison chorizo.
We’re pretty sure The Imp’s dinner crowd come for one thing: the desserts. The sweets menu and the display cabinet is constantly being refreshed with new treats, but regulars include sticky date pudding served in a tea cup, mini carrot cake and chocolate cheesecake.
Mischievous or not, Imp is certainly worth a visit.
(Also pubished in Agenda)