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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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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Breakfast by the Beach at The Shorehouse

Given the blissful weather last Saturday morning, we thought it to be a good enough reason to travel towards the west coast for breakfast. When we arrived at Swanbourne Beach the car park was all but full, and as we walked towards The Shorehouse, it was pretty clear this newish restaurant was drawing in a vibrant morning crowd, more than likely with the same idea of enjoying the early summer weather ...

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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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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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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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Breakfast at Lawley’s Bakery

Early Saturday mornings are always incredibly hard if not impossible at all,  our guests were checking out of the apartment and this meant we had to 'do the needful' in preparing it for the next guest which was scheduled to arrive later that morning. Before doing 'the needful' we stopped by Lawley's Bakery Cafe in Shenton Park for coffee and breakfast. Breakfast runs from 6:30 am to 1:30 pm every ...

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