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 and Cider in the Perth Hills

The scenery at CORE Cider House is really sensational and it hits you the moment you pull up in the car park. The cidery and restaurant is set on a slope in the Perth hills with picturesque views across its orchard and Australian forest in the background. I have to say half way though our breakfast we spotted a prey bird with a huge wing span circling low through the orchard, it ...

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Sugo is great at Tommy Sugo

This wintery evening we stopped in at Tommy Sugo, a pop up store located at Stimulatte Café in Subiaco. Pop up, meaning the coffee centric café transforms into a pasta serving eatery in the evenings from 5pm. It's a cool concept and the name is somewhat catchy too. Fresh pasta and great ingredients combined with an Italian heritage are three standouts from Tommy Sugo’s story and philosophy. Worth a read if you are interested ...

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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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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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Bread in Common; Duck FAT Potatoes in Fremantle

Every so often, Dad and I meet over a cup of coffee. I love taking him to new places and he's always keen to step out of the zone of familiarity and comfort which is great. Today it was Bread in Common, a cafe and bakery on Pakenham Street in Fremantle. Bread in Common, with its cleverly constructed herb and vegetable garden on the front paving brightens up the streetscape. Like an oasis ...

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Breakfast at Gordon Street Garage

Saturday morning we found ourselves at Gordon Street Garage for breakfast, open from 8am on both Saturday and Sunday the converted car garage cafe is a convenient option for early morning wanderers in the city. Gordon Street is a coffee centric cafe and the beans are roasted in small batches inside the expansive premises. It is definitely a place to visit for a good cup of espresso and since its opening we have stopped ...

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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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