Brioche and coffee from Il Lido

I love summer mornings by the beach. It's the encouraging start to the morning that helps kick start a difficult day ahead. Sitting at a cafe sipping on coffee by the ocean, followed by a walk on the cool sand or vice versa is definately the more relaxed start we all need every now and then.  And, with the abundances of pristine beaches in Perth, it's never hard to find a cafe nearby. The Italian espresso bar, Il Lido ...

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Breakfast at Gordon Street Garage

Saturday morning we found ourselves at Gordon Street Garage for breakfast, open from 8am on both Saturday and Sunday the converted car garage cafe is a convenient option for early morning wanderers in the city. Gordon Street is a coffee centric cafe and the beans are roasted in small batches inside the expansive premises. It is definitely a place to visit for a good cup of espresso and since its opening we have stopped ...

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Kate’s Place, Albany

Albany has a fair few places to enjoy a good espresso and we discovered Kate's Place to be one of them. Located on York Street a couple of doors down from the backpackers and not too far from the tourist centre it is pretty easy to find. We arrived around lunch time and the cafe was packed, we found a small table under the stair well which was fine by us as we wanted ...

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Witch’s Cauldron, Subiaco

Witch’s Cauldron holds a commendable 45 year history serving Perth diners and would have to be one of the longer running restaurants in Western Australia. The two storey Subiaco based establishment extends from Rokeby Road to Rowland Street, we enter from the rear making our way through the dining area to the front reservations desk. The evening was special, a celebration of Mum’s birthday, and on a cold Monday when most restaurants ...

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Asian Foodie Walkabout Tour

A couple of Saturdays ago I went along to an Asian Foodie Walkabout in Northbridge with Yvonne and Yolanda from Red Hot Spatula as our wandering hosts. Red Hot Spatula was one of the original food market stores to come out in Perth and now they do a range of activities from event catering to cooking classes. The walking tour took us through a number of grocery shops around William ...

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Koko Black Salon, Perth

Koko Black is a chocolatier and café, the first store opened at Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre a couple of years ago and is the destination for chocoholics to delight and treat. I always return for the beautiful handmade chocolate truffles. My favourites are basically all of them (I was lucky to receive a big box for my birthday earlier this year), but the stand outs would have to be the Leatherwood ...

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Esthers Cake Shop and Cafe

Located on William Street, a short distance from the Newcastle Street intersection is a small takeaway Asian bakery. On a Saturday morning the smell of freshly baked warm buns and soft Pandan cakes is an excuse to stop by. Also, the first destination on the Red Hot Spatula Asian foodie walkabout tour (post to follow soon) with Yvonne and Yolanda. Similar to a bakery we visited in Japan the protocol is to ...

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The Banker Cafe, Fremantle

Located in the magnificently grand former Commonwealth Bank building (built-in 1934), is a collaboration of coffee and retail fashion. The Banker Cafe and Common Ground Collective share the large space on 82 High Street in Fremantle. Meeting dad for a quick coffee I was a little excited to show him a new spot in Fremantle, there seems to be quite a few popping up lately which is fantastic to see and some ...

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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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Bushwalking in the city + Coffee stop

One of the best things about our lovely state of Western Australia is the natural surroundings found in and around our suburbs. A mere 10kms away from Perth's CBD is 437 hectares of undeveloped bush land known as Bold Park. One section of the reserve is a network of trails, great for all levels of exercise and if you time it right the reward afterwards is a beautiful view of ...

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