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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An oldie but a goodie, The Blue Duck

The weeks are flying on by and with Saturday afternoon destined to slip away to work commitments, we decided to enjoy a big breakfast away from home together. It’s been a while since we've had breakfast at The Blue Duck and noticing the menu has changed with a couple of new choices, was the ultimate lure.  I really appreciate mornings by the beach, the crisp autumn air and low light over the beautiful blue ...

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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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Ocean Views at Bib & Tucker

Beginning a morning at the beach is a must do in Perth, and anywhere along the coast will do. This Good Friday holiday we headed to Leighton beach for an early (for a public holiday anyhow) morning breakfast at Bib & Tucker.  Most places tend to close on Good Friday, however, this year there were plenty open around town and with an instagram account it was an effortless task in finding choices for ...

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Venue Preview Evening at The Naked Fig

I was thrilled to receive an invitation for a hosted bloggers dinner at The Naked Fig Restaurant one Friday evening. The creative and fun invitation arrived by post in the form of a carefully packaged bottle of vincotto and went a little like this – ‘join us for the feast, you damn sexy beast, and, here’s a kitten!’ Uber cool I thought! The Naked Fig is situated on the serene Swanbourne Beach, 12kms from Perth’s ...

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Il Lido Italian Canteen, Cottesloe Beach

Walking into Il Lido the coffee machine is the first thing I see, an area dedicated for brewing and serving as well as furnishing takeaway orders. Il lido has somewhat of a casually relaxed vibe about it, it might be the Cottesloe Beach side location or the long solid timber communal tables and the beautiful large windows intended for gazing with a cup in hand. It is table service and we take ...

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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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Cycling around Rottnest Island

Waking up to a stellar of a day on Rottnest Island we decided to cycle in for some breakfast from the iconic Rottnest Island Bakery and coffee from Lane Cafe. The hotel is within walking distance to the settlement however we were really enjoying cycling everywhere. After all Rottnest is car free! The Lane Cafe’s speciality is coffee and the outdoor deck under the trees was the perfect spot to relish ...

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Overnighting on Rottnest Island

For my birthday this year I spent a relaxing weekend on Rottnest Island in Western Australia. Only 18kms from Fremantle  I particularly liked the idea of not enduring long travelling hours to reach. It was one of the most relaxing holidays I have had, also the closest holiday to home I have experienced! Rottnest Island is a popular holiday destination for most West Australians; it is car free and boasts 63 sheltered bays and ...

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Simmo’s Icecreamery, Rottnest Island

Simmo's Ice Cream has only been open since December 2012 and yet I cannot imagine Rottnest Island without it! There are over 36 delicious flavours of ice cream to choose from and all are handmade in the Dunsborough location using local West Australian produce. My first experience of Simmo's was in Dunsborough at their main location and since then no trip to Dunsborough is complete without a stop off at this local ice creamery, the ...

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