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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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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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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Cycle Pit Stop at The Naked Fig

Marking the beginning of warm weather in Perth (also known as beach weather here) and our first day off work together in a very long time, Dk and I embarked on an uphill cycle starting at Lake Claremont and ending at a beach side cafe called The Naked Fig. Swanbourne Beach is easily found at the end of Marine Parade a few minutes away from the popular and iconic Cottesloe Beach. ...

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Domain on Loch

This morning we took my little car to the garage for its major service and luckily for us there was a cafe around the corner for a much needed breakfast and coffee retreat, to distract my thoughts of the car service cost. Domain on Loch sits on a corner street in neighbourhood surroundings, the cafe is housed in a restored character home typical to the Claremont area. I was initially drawn ...

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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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Raffles Hotel Lounge and Bar

The Raffles Hotel may not be the first place that springs to mind when I think of  a place to visit for coffee however we recently discovered the Lounge and Bar does offer the morning espresso. The waterfront location was what won us over. The Raffles Hotel has a bit of a historic journey which includes being the site of the former Canning Bridge Hotel (from 1896) and then undergoing a refurbishment and ...

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The Blue Duck, North Cottesloe

The Blue Duck Restaurant is a much loved place for the locals of Perth to go for an early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The modern Australian restaurant is located on the sand dunes overlooking North Cottesloe Beach in Perth's western suburbs. The main attraction of The Blue Duck is the fabulous view (pictured below) and only a handful of restaurants in Perth can claim to offer uninterrupted views of  Western Australia's pristine ...

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Barchetta, Cottesloe

Christmas has come and gone and the weather forecast here in Perth is expected to be around 39  to 41 degrees for the next few days to come, we never thought summer would arrive after a very cool November and  December. How could I ever have doubt, it sure is warm in the Western Australian capital. The scorching sun during the day keeps me either inside in air conditioning or in ...

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