Bread in Common; Duck FAT Potatoes in Fremantle

Every so often, Dad and I meet over a cup of coffee. I love taking him to new places and he's always keen to step out of the zone of familiarity and comfort which is great. Today it was Bread in Common, a cafe and bakery on Pakenham Street in Fremantle. Bread in Common, with its cleverly constructed herb and vegetable garden on the front paving brightens up the streetscape. Like an oasis ...

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Secret Cake Club Perth – Oh My!

Imagine a get together of people who love to bake and also those who love to eat, where you bring along a dish to match the monthly theme and share each others. Then, if there is spare you are encouraged to take a selection home. The city of Perth is far from boring these days and this exchange of delectable foods is called the Secret Cake Club Perth. Last Sunday afternoon, myself ...

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Little Guildford Cafe + Vintage Shopping

Following a satisfying Sunday wandering through the antique stores along James Street I had to return with Dk for a couple of  final decisions. First though, an espresso from one of the local cafes. The Little Guildford is a quaint cafe across the train tracks and around the corner from the Swan Valley Information Centre. We were only intending to stop by for a couple of coffees but the warm bid of welcome was an easy ...

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Aussie Morning Tea in Shenton Park

This morning spared us a little time between preparing the apartment for new airbnb guests and greeting them on arrival, earlier on we had rushed out the door without a sip of espresso or even a bite of breakfast and now we were a couple of hungry souls needing a swift refuel pit stop. We called in at Lawley’s Bakery located in the lovely tree lined suburb of Shenton Park, a ...

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Il Lido Italian Canteen, Cottesloe Beach

Walking into Il Lido the coffee machine is the first thing I see, an area dedicated for brewing and serving as well as furnishing takeaway orders. Il lido has somewhat of a casually relaxed vibe about it, it might be the Cottesloe Beach side location or the long solid timber communal tables and the beautiful large windows intended for gazing with a cup in hand. It is table service and we take ...

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Brunch at Deli Chicchi

On a typical sunny day in Perth there is no better way to enjoy it than a long brisk walk ended by brunch at the corner neighbourhood cafe, Deli Chicchi. After the morning rush which occurs every day of the week, the cafe has a relaxing atmosphere where you can pull out the laptop or even a book. You could even grab a magazine from the newsagent next door! We ordered ...

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Fortysevenkirwanstreet – 2nd Visit

The day after Perth's Australia Day Sky Show we were a little worse for wear having had a late night and subsequently missing the Sunday morning breakfast run.  It was about 2:00 pm and even though the kitchen at Fortysevenkirwanstreet had just closed, the chef made us feel very special indeed by allowing us to make an order - thank you guys! Our second visit to this western suburbs neighbourhood cafe in ...

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