Swanbourne Beach to North Fremantle Cycle + Coffee

Setting out on a morning city cycle we were semi confident we would miss the storm predicted for later in the day,  consequently the much loved Perth Christmas Pageant was cancelled. Ever since the great storm of 2010, storms are taken seriously, but only really occur 50% of the forecasted time. So the weather was pretty good when we woke up, the sun was out and only a faint rustle of the ...

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Cycling and breakfast in Cottesloe

Early Sunday morning on our cycling travels, we decided to stop for breakfast at Il Lido. I'm not sure if it's because we are out and about cycling more these days, however, I'm noticing a decent bicycle culture in Perth - both road and off-road. Weekend mornings are especially good around the Freo area and along the coast. It's a scenic cycle along the coast and the road conditions are fairly good. ...

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Cheeky Sparrow by day

Cheeky Sparrow is one of my all time favourite small bars in the city, the atmosphere is generally unpretentious and relaxing. Recently, I had an early morning commitment in the city and thought I would take the opportunity to float  by Cheeky Sparrow, hoping it would be a good morning cafe as it is a small bar in the evenings. Opening at 6.30 am, I think I was there just after 7, early ...

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Sweet Potato, Beetroot Brownie at Nature’s Harvest

Located on Napoleon Street and in the heart of Cottesloe's shopping area is Nature's Harvest, a combined café and health product store. Nature's Harvest offer fair trade coffee, a good variety of raw desserts, salads, warm bean bowels and juices. Most items are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw, paleo, oil free (first time I have seen this one on a menu) and nut free. I am a little intrigued with the menu, ...

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The Wolf The Bean The Walnut; Vegan eating

Discovering a new place or keen to dive into new foods in Perth, is really easy these days, jump onto the very social, Instagram and instigate a search on Perth. I promise you, you’ll find a trove of options. I was spending the day in the city for work and had been on the lookout for a lunch place that was going to be quick, minus junk food and welcoming for a ...

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Cycle and Coffee, Swanbourne Beach to Swan River

Working from home has been sending us a little crazy lately and we are being very unproductive.  So, seeking some fresh air and a little bit of bike related adventure, we decided to hop on the bicycles this weekend for a pedal around Perth. Winter may appear to be an unlikely time to be outside, however thanks to Perth's mild weather it's probably the best time given the chances of windless ...

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Cycle to Fremantle

Following our cycle last weekend, we were keen to do it all again. This route may be shorter but extends to the portside town of Fremantle for coffee and food snacks. Start and end –  Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club to Rule Street Cafe Stop –  Bread in Common KM traveled; 10km roughly Section 1 - Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club to Rule Street We leave the car behind at the picturesque Keane's Point Reserve and head south along the ...

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Breakfast in an old bus garage at Propeller

Rising somewhat at an early hour, well for a Sunday morning that is, we made our way to Propeller in North Fremantle for breakfast and a much wanted coffee. Propeller opens from 7.00am which is great as most places tend to open later on the weekends. It was also nice to get in before the Sunday brunch crowd. If you have driven along the coast to Fremantle, chances are, you have passed ...

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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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