Candlelit Dinner on Rottnest Island

2012 was an exciting year for Rottnest Island with several establishments opening their doors to hungry holiday makers. Rottnest Lodge underwent a change of ownership when The Karma Royal Group took over last year and unveiled the newly formed Italian restaurant, Riva. Luciano Ottaviano  formerly from Pronto in Claremont developed a Mediterranean style menu for the island's visitors. The beverage menu incorporates a long list of West Australian wines, international champagne and sparkling ...

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Tuck Shop Cafe, Pie-House and Delicatessen

I have a ‘must visit ’ list in my Google calendar and for months now Tuck Shop Cafe, Pie-House and Delicatessen has been ignored for the sole reason that I know no matter what time of the day I intend on going, there will be a guaranteed queue of people. Yes! That is how popular this simple Northbridge cafe is, it has a steady trail of followers and everyday new people are walking through the ...

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Hot Chocolatte, Dunsborough

Fairly new to the coffee scene in the holiday town of Dunsborough is this super fun and childlike cafe, Hot Chocolatte. It is not too difficult to find a good coffee in Dunsborough, in fact the standards are just as good as what you will find in the Perth CBD where the coffee machines run crazy on St Georges Terrace. After our visit I am happy to say Hot Chocolatte is ...

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Eagle Bay Brewing Co

On the last day of our short stay trip in Dunsborough we drove to The Eagle Bay Brewery Co for a late lunch at the hour of 2:30 pm. Eagle Bay is a short drive from Dunsborough and the scenery ranges from rural native bush land to stunning oceanic scenery along the Geographe Bay and Cape Naturaliste Coast.  Western Australia.com refers to 'Eagle Bay as the luxury escape choice for Western ...

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Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company

Despite the name, Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company is located in the Dunsborough town centre. Dunsborough is a beautiful holiday town along the pristine Geographe Bay, about a three hour drive south of the CBD of Perth. It is one of my favourite places to holiday in Western Australia, a place where I can experience true relaxation with late awakenings, morning coffee in the sun, BBQ lunches, winery visits and afternoon swims ...

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Yahava Koffeeworks

The Swan Valley is renowned for its wineries and yearly events of Spring in the Valley and Oktoberfest. Today we thought we would try something a little different, coffee tasting at Yahava Koffeeworks! Yahava Koffeeworks roast beans on site sourced from various countries around the world, they are detailed and thorough in their search to deliver some of the finest coffee around to West Australians. Each coffee bean variety in store has a detailed description including ...

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Margaret River Gourmet Escape

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape took place at the Leeuwin Estate Winery over the weekend, the first of its kind in the area and I would have to say that it was a truly fantastic day and not too expensive with tickets starting from $37.00. In addition to the event there were a number of festivities in the region which included gourmet Beach BBQ’s with guest chefs, exclusive dinners at the prestigious Voyager ...

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Koko Black @ Claremont Quarter

Koko Black is a chic and modern cafe in the Claremont Quarter shopping centre.  It is the ultimate place for chocolate lovers and as a self confessed one myself I had to pay the newly opened Koko Black a visit. Inspired by chocolate adventures in Europe, Shane Hill launched Koko Black in Melbourne. With his passion and hard work, Koko Black has arrived in Perth town, in the sleek and ultra modern Claremont ...

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The Dome Coffee Rottnest

Dome Coffee grew from humble beginnings in the 1990’s with its first store in Cottesloe, Western Australia. It filled a big coffee gap in the market back and over the years developed into a franchise chain with now over a hundred stores across Australia and some parts of Asia and the United Arab Emirates. All stores are individually owned and resemble the old ‘Kaffehaus’ cafes in Hungary, Prague and Austria. Having checked out ...

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