Building on that success and fueled by months of anticipation, owners Steph and Mark have opened their second restaurant in Northbridge, affectionately naming it Sayers Sister.
Straight away you’ll notice some similarities between the two – there are heaps of brocade pillows fluffed and placed just so, gilt-framed mirrors dot the walls, plump muffins huddle beneath glass bell jars and of course there’s the same high standard of food and coffee. They’re the reason for the queues, after all.
But that’s about where the similarities end. Unlike the dark and cosy restaurant in Leederville, Sayers Sister is bright, open and airy. The ceiling and walls have been painted white, chipped here and there to reveal a strata of red and beige brick, mismatched pastel-coloured shutters adorn one wall and a Stormie Mills mural floats above the kitchen. Most striking is a long, wide table running the length of the restaurant, lined with jars of candy, bouquets of flowers and happy customers perched on stools tucking into their meals.
Sayers Sister is like the more cheerful version of its older sister… a sentiment you’ll share upon visiting. That is, until the queue finds its way to Northbridge. It knows a good breakfast when it sees one.