Best Long Black Coffee in Perth

Earlier this year I switched to drinking long black coffee. This style of coffee is an espresso poured on top of the water, filling a cup. Yes, it’s long and it’s black. I love it. Enjoying a strong bodied long black in cafes can be a hit and miss around Perth. Milk tends to be helpful at masking bitter or over extracted beans by sweetening the overall taste. Fresh quality coffee beans and ...

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Warming meals from Red Chair Cafe

Following a Saturday cycle we decide to detour to the Red Chair in Subiaco for an early lunch. Amidst the flurry of weekend grocery shoppers at Crossways Shopping Centre, the Red Chair Café offers a full breakfast menu, cakes, salads, gourmet rolls and some delicious authentic Asian dishes – all made at the cafe too. We were borderline famished and looking forward to a big warming meal to tide us over ...

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Vans Cottesloe + Cycle around Perth’s Swan River

Vans Cottesloe opens when the sun is barely up and not even a mouse stirs on Napoleon Street. It's a really peaceful part of the day and on our cycle around the Swan River today we detour for warm drinks and breakfast. Turns out this morning was the coldest one this year so far, and this doesn't surprise me because my fingers were hurting from the chill. Comfy inside and sitting by the beautiful ...

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The mountain bike ride to North Mole in Fremantle

Welcome to a perfect winter's day in Perth! Taking advantage of some superb weather conditions over the weekend we set out on a relaxed paced pedal along the coast. This circular route starts at Claremont Train Station to North Mole in Fremantle. Alternatively a good starting point is Lake Espresso Cafe because there's plenty of parking in front of the golf club/Aspire Fitness, just off Davies Road. Length: 26km Highlights: Ocean views and ...

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Evening feast of many at Asado

South American street food sounded like a superb way to begin the boy's birthday weekend.  Add a parilla BBQ and we could possibly be set for a feast of many at Asado. On a Thursday night the streets in Claremont appear to be empty and we conclude it's going to be quiet one as we short cut walk through Claremont Quarter, yet when we enter Asado the restaurant is teeming with people and I’m quietly regretting ...

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Warming Lunch at The Hummus Club, Trinity Arcade

Finding myself in the city for a hectic run around kind of day also meant I had the opportunity to lunch. Woohoo! It's been a while since I've spent lunchtime in the city and I definitely miss the buzzing atmosphere and access to an elaborate spread of eateries in every nook and cranny of the CBD! With rain falling down on the terrace and me having forgotten the umbrella, I retreated into Trinity Arcade where ...

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Coffee and Cake by the sea, City Beach

Located on the City Beach foreshore, Odyssea beach café is a scenic spot for an espresso. Monday mid-morning, the unexpected small queue isn’t an issue as there’s a two seat bar table on the alfresco decking area available, and with only the two of us we’re in luck today! On the way to the table we notice a cake and pastry table, and take a quick photo in passing, it's a good ...

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Degustation at Print Hall Dining Room

We've been all over the place since the start of this year, working on most public holidays, Valentine's Day and more recently my birthday.  It's been chaotic to say the least. Having heard via social media the closing of the Print Hall Dining Room, a place that's been on the wish list for 18 months now, we decided to book in for the final degustation evening as a belated valentines ...

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