The Otherside Cafe, Swanbourne

Located om Railway Street along the Fremantle train line and bicycle path, The Otherside Cafe is often a place we stop through on the morning cycle to Fremantle. More specifically it's located on the other side of Swanbourne train station and accessible via the small Claremont Crescent bridge. A tiny cafe but certainly a great one for coffee, one of our favourite spots for long black coffee in Perth. We enjoy sitting on ...

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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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Pixel Coffee, Leederville

I really need to visit Leederville more often because it seems this neighborhood is alive with activity and plenty of cafe choices to sit and enjoy a coffee. Located near the Italian deli Re-Store  is a quaint little cafe called Pixel Coffee. It's a popular haunt for locals and those that see the lovely looking photos through social media. I am the latter, and when I found myself in Leederville for an ...

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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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Good Things Cafe, Mosman Park

A wonderful stop at Good Things Cafe on Saturday morning offset some of the chill we were experiencing on the bikes from the early winter weather. It's still Autumn in Perth, however it definitely felt like a winter's morning. We warmed up over a strong long black and pot of chamomile tea (because honestly it's been way too much coffee for me lately). We also shared a remarkable lamington and delicious ...

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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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Late night Gelato at Chicho

The Internet will tell you of the story of Chicho Gelato, a business launched out of an adorable cart moving from one suburban market to the next. Local West Australian produce made fresh. Rotating, inventive and sometimes daring creations. I've been wanting to try Chicho's gelato for such a long time now but unfortunately kept missing the market appearances. Good news though, Chicho Gelato now have a store in the heart ...

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Breakfast at The Shipping Lane, North Fremante

I feel a good majority of my posts on this blog mention the words– ‘today was a beautiful sunny warm day of clear blue skies.’ Anyone not living in Perth might find this difficult to believe. Aside from my fascination with the weather, Perth truly is the sunny state and today was much the same, even better because we had an enjoyable breakfast at the breezy beach cafe, The Shipping ...

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