A-Z Guidebook – Donnelly River Village

A holiday of a different kind, good for the soul, one that would be more familiar to my parents generation, is Donnelly River Holiday Village in the south-west of Western Australia. The village is no longer a town, however, many years ago it used to be a timber mill town (built for the Bunnings Brothers), and then it was abandoned and now it is a charming rustic holiday village.  The old school has ...

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Wonderful chaos at Yelo

Well, winter officially arrived into Perth last weekend and thus begins the season for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatever hot drink warms your belly! It’s also the season of stews, goulash, minestrone soup and beef bourguignon. My favourite season and let’s also not forget about the warm apple crumble! Wanting to enjoy the winter sun, we headed to the beach side cafe Yelo in Trigg for coffee and a sweet treat. ...

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Bus Stop Cafe

Living in Perth, we have become so used to the pleasant summery weather that as soon as the sky turns grey and it rains ever so slightly, it's a big deal! You could even say we are a little spoiled living in this sunny state. Sunday morning, despite the slight change in weather (lets acknowledge a big change for us locals), we decided to venture out for a coffee somewhere along ...

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Coffee at Clancy’s Fish Bar at City Beach

Adjoining Clancy's Fish Bar and also apart of the Clancy's name is a small beach shack cafe over looking one of Perth's pristine beaches, City Beach. You'll notice some construction going on where the City of Perth Surf Lifesaving Club used to be, it was bulldozed earlier this year to make way for a a new development that'll include a contemporary Surf Lifesaving Club, eateries and restaurants, landscaped lawn areas and the connection of the ...

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Lake Espresso, Claremont

Where in Claremont can you sip a hot coffee with a scenic and peaceful view? We may have found the perfect little place at the Lake Claremont Golf Course called Lake Espresso. The location is indeed somewhat hidden from the street when turning off Davies Road. It is an easy 5 minute walk from the Claremont train station. We ordered a couple of cappuccinos and a brekky wrap. Lake Espresso offer a super ...

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Mt Claremont Farmers Markets

The weekend farmers markets around Perth are lively and bustling during winter showcasing West Australian products. The fruit and vegetable produce is at its best and the hot market food is a great way to warm up. The markets are also a place to discover those niche products that are not available in supermarkets. This morning may have been cold but the sun was out and the sky a vivid blue, ...

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Breakfast at Lawley’s Bakery

Early Saturday mornings are always incredibly hard if not impossible at all,  our guests were checking out of the apartment and this meant we had to 'do the needful' in preparing it for the next guest which was scheduled to arrive later that morning. Before doing 'the needful' we stopped by Lawley's Bakery Cafe in Shenton Park for coffee and breakfast. Breakfast runs from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm every ...

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Lane Cafe, Claremont

Who would have thought that by having a car tyre changed would lead to discovering a real gem of a cafe in the sophisticated town of Claremont! This morning we left the car behind at Beaurepaires on Stirling Highway and wandered into town in search for coffee and breakfast, we soon stumbled upon the quaint and picturesque Old Theatre Lane. Just like London Court in the Perth's CBD, The little ...

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The Grove Vineyard Cafe

The Grove Vineyard in the winery and surfing town of Margaret River is a stop that will please just about everyone in the group. Known as The Grove Experience there is a brewery, distillery, liqueur factory, winery and cafe as well as lovely green surroundings and a lake with a few sneaky surprises. Oh and there is also accommodation within the grounds. The private Jacuzzi in Chalet Cabernet sounded very appealing. We stopped by ...

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Sculptures by the Sea + Breakfast +Caversham Wildlife Park

Sculptures by the Sea has brought us to Cottesloe Beach this morning and before we wandered through the free open air gallery of art we stopped past our favourite cafe for some breakfast, hello John Street Cafe! The cafe is situated amongst residential homes in Cottesloe, several metres from the Marine Parade strip. This morning was no different to every other morning at the little street side cafe, it was busy with a ...

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