Lucioli Bar

Wandering through the promenade at Claremont Quarter, we were lured into Lucioli Bar by the sweet display of Italian pastries and cakes. I can be easily distracted in the pursuit of delicious food, especially cakes. The Italian bar and restaurant is a nice addition to Claremont and apart from coffee and food, diners can enjoy an aperitivo or glass of alcohol from the menu. The idea of indulging in a ...

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Koko Black Salon, Claremont

Kick starting the weekend a little earlier we visited the Claremont Koko Black Salon. On a Friday morning, a normally hectic Claremont Quarter Shopping Centre was blissfully peaceful  with the exception of the retail staff preparing the stores for the morning rush. Koko Black had just opened its doors for the day and we were the first ones in, taking our seats on a lounge in the corner. The chocolate cafe always brings ...

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Eat Drink Blog 2013 (EDB13)

Two weekends ago I was fortunate enough to be one of 80 Australian bloggers to attend the Eat Drink Blog 2013 conference held in Western Australia at City Farm in East Perth. The conference was a platform for Australia wide bloggers to connect with each other and also take away some insight from the carefully selected guest panellists. Throughout the event local West Australian food and drinks were provided by an ...

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La Mousse Cafe & Patisserie

I treasure a cafe where one can sit down in peace with no real pressure to rush one's coffee, this would be one of the reasons I frequent La Mousse Cafe & Patisserie in the western suburbs of Mount Claremont. We took advantage of the short sunny period and occupied the outside table in the peaceful surroundings of the community centre. The glass cabinet houses a number of handmade macarons, slices ...

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Cycling and a Cake Breakfast

This past Sunday morning despite the imminent threat of rain and wind we took a chance and hopped on the bicycles for a leisurely cycle intending to indulge in a cake breakfast at Choux Cafe. The Claremont area is great for cycling, long wide roads and bicycle paths are easy enough to speed along and the park cycle paths are family friendly. There are also cafes, farmer markets and the Claremont ...

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Choux Cafe

Choux Cafe is a cosy and unassuming cafe located on a leafy tree green neighbourhood street in Swanbourne. The French cafe is one of my favourite places in Perth to visit for cake, coffee and croissants. I particularly love that all of the goods are baked in the little kitchen behind the counter using quality ingredients. Croissants made from real butter and not artificial substitutes. Pastisserie cakes made from creme patisserie. Pies, tarts, sausage rolls ...

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Breakfast at La Mousse

La Mousse Cafe and Patisserie is tucked away in the rather prestigious suburb of Mt Claremont, it is next door to the local library and civic centre. La Mousse have an impressive selection of macaroons and sweets and somehow 1 macaroon always turns into 5 when I stop past to grab a coffee, I just cannot resist! This morning our agenda was breakfast, we needed fuel to continue the task of painting the ...

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Martineaus Patisserie

Martineaus Patisserie and Cafe is concealed in the rather suburban looking Captain Stirling shopping centre on Stirling highway in Nedlands. The French patisserie serve all those delicate patisserie cakes as well as warm pies and tasty lunch rolls. Martineaus also stock a small selection of their own homemade jam. The patisserie is run by the local French Martineaus family and it has been around for many years now. The kirsch custard choux ...

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La Mousse Cafe and Patisserie

The majority of patisserie cafes in Perth close early on a Sunday, so this raises the question of where to go for an afternoon sweet treat and coffee! Undertaking a quick search on the trusty Urbanspoon website, I found an immediate answer and all was not lost. Tucked away in the beautiful suburb of Mt Claremont is La Mousse Cafe and Patisserie. We initially drove right past the patisserie, looking for ...

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Francois in Leederville

Francois is a Swiss Patisserie located in Leederville, a few metres from the lively Oxford street.  The patisserie has been around since 1998 serving sweet patisserie cakes, coffee and sandwiches. They also offer catering for events. The passionfruit and chocolate mousse caught my eye. The rich chocolate mousse was encased in a light fluffy almond sponge and on top was a layer of passion fruit mousse with two small pieces of fruit.  In one mouthful ...

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