The Imp

  • When:7am-10pm Mon-Sun
  • Where:863 Albany highway, East vic park
  • Tel:9361 2600
  • Web:www.theimp.com.au
  • Good for:excellent coffee and tasty tapas worth crossing the causeway for.

You’d be forgiven for not venturing out to East Vic Park all that often, but if you haven’t already discovered the tantalising delights of cool café, The Imp, then you’d better not put it off for too much longer. With the help of some other newcomers, The Imp is helping boost the profile of this once drab suburb, which is otherwise renowned for car sale yards. Serving up consistently excellent coffees made for you by friendly staff, you’ll want to make this your new local. Breakfast covers the usual suspects but with slightly more choice including the “Posh toast”, The Imp’s big breakkie including a vegetarian option, and fruit loops for the child within. Whilst the lunch menu is adorned with a pleasing range of sandwiches, baguettes and salads, it is really the tapas menu which hits the spot. The delicious sounding morsels include crispy pork belly, crumbed bocconcini with an orange balsamic glaze, and an apple, walnut, orange and fennel salad. Stay on in the evening for the “duck’s nuts” – Serrano ham with truffle and quail eggs. If it sounds like a mouthful, it’s because it is – the serving sizes are decent and the food won’t disappoint. The Imp is BYO and open well into the evening.