Barking Cow in Bridgetown

Finishing our 3 day ride along the Munda Biddi trail and 71km behind us, we were talking about a nice big meal and barista made coffee when we rolled into Donnelly River Village.  After we unpacked the bikes and trailers we made our way to the nearby town of Bridgetown, wandering along the main strip in search for a place to eat.  Barking Cow Café looked inviting and the name sparked some ...

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Breakfast and Cider in the Perth Hills

The scenery at CORE Cider House is really sensational and it hits you the moment you pull up in the car park. The cidery and restaurant is set on a slope in the Perth hills with picturesque views across its orchard and Australian forest in the background. I have to say half way though our breakfast we spotted a prey bird with a huge wing span circling low through the orchard, it ...

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Kalamunda mountain bike circuit + Oasis Tea Rooms

Returning from our short Munda Biddi trip a couple of weeks ago, we have been keenly talking about finding some mountain biking trails closer to Perth. A quick google and we came across the Kalamunda mountain bike circuit located only 40km from Perth city in the Kalamunda hills. The circuit comprises of over 40km of trails for different skilled riders. There are a few spots in the area to start from, and ...

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Cheeky Sparrow by day

Cheeky Sparrow is one of my all time favourite small bars in the city, the atmosphere is generally unpretentious and relaxing. Recently, I had an early morning commitment in the city and thought I would take the opportunity to float  by Cheeky Sparrow, hoping it would be a good morning cafe as it is a small bar in the evenings. Opening at 6.30 am, I think I was there just after 7, early ...

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Sweet Potato, Beetroot Brownie at Nature’s Harvest

Located on Napoleon Street and in the heart of Cottesloe's shopping area is Nature's Harvest, a combined café and health product store. Nature's Harvest offer fair trade coffee, a good variety of raw desserts, salads, warm bean bowels and juices. Most items are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw, paleo, oil free (first time I have seen this one on a menu) and nut free. I am a little intrigued with the menu, ...

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Things to do in Northbridge

Northbridge has long been known for its gritty, boozy nightlife, and energetic backpacker crowds; not to mention the entertaining people watching or encounters. Last year I wrote about our family lunch at Northbridge and how Mum and Dad hadn’t visited the area in over 20 years. And, they loved it! Since then I’ve been stopping through Northbridge, and discovering this culturally entrenched neighbourhood on the other side of the train tracks has much ...

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The Wolf The Bean The Walnut; Vegan eating

Discovering a new place or keen to dive into new foods in Perth, is really easy these days, jump onto the very social, Instagram and instigate a search on Perth. I promise you, you’ll find a trove of options. I was spending the day in the city for work and had been on the lookout for a lunch place that was going to be quick, minus junk food and welcoming for a ...

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Cycle and Coffee, Swanbourne Beach to Swan River

Working from home has been sending us a little crazy lately and we are being very unproductive.  So, seeking some fresh air and a little bit of bike related adventure, we decided to hop on the bicycles this weekend for a pedal around Perth. Winter may appear to be an unlikely time to be outside, however thanks to Perth's mild weather it's probably the best time given the chances of windless ...

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Cycle to Fremantle

Following our cycle last weekend, we were keen to do it all again. This route may be shorter but extends to the portside town of Fremantle for coffee and food snacks. Start and end –  Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club to Rule Street Cafe Stop –  Bread in Common KM traveled; 10km roughly Section 1 - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club to Rule Street We leave the car behind at the picturesque Keane's Point Reserve and head south along the ...

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Breakfast in an old bus garage at Propeller

Rising somewhat at an early hour, well for a Sunday morning that is, we made our way to Propeller in North Fremantle for breakfast and a much wanted coffee. Propeller opens from 7.00am which is great as most places tend to open later on the weekends. It was also nice to get in before the Sunday brunch crowd. If you have driven along the coast to Fremantle, chances are, you have passed ...

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