Warming Lunch at The Hummus Club, Trinity Arcade

Finding myself in the city for a hectic run around kind of day also meant I had the opportunity to lunch. Woohoo! It's been a while since I've spent lunchtime in the city and I definitely miss the buzzing atmosphere and access to an elaborate spread of eateries in every nook and cranny of the CBD! With rain falling down on the terrace and me having forgotten the umbrella, I retreated into Trinity Arcade where ...

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DIY walking tour – Elizabeth Quay and Perth

Perth’s newly created waterfront precinct has been years in the making and last weekend, Elizabeth Quay finally opened! *happy dance* Have you visited? What do you think? Like the premier of Western Australia said, ‘this is a one-in-100 year change,”. This project has certainly transformed the city’s skyline and it’s almost surreal seeing the water and skyline close together in photos posted around social media this week, a significant visual change ...

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A fancy New Years at Terrace Hotel

Our New Year celebrations have been fairly low key for the past couple of years. Last year we hiked, watched a documentary about Phillippe Petit, the man who tightrope walked the north and south towers of the World Trade Center (unbelievable!),  and fell asleep before midnight somewhere in the country town of Bridgetown. It was bliss. Having said that, feeling that 2015 was particularly harder than most, we decided to treat ...

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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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Osso buco to die for at Lalla Rookh

Monday evening was a bit of a special occasion, marking when Derek and I started going out many years ago, and what better way to celebrate such an occasion than a feast! Lalla Rookh Bar & Eating House caught my attention on Instagram a few months ago and having viewed the menu there were some great stand out dishes especially the homemade pasta and sausage. Once you have enjoyed freshly made pasta, it's mighty difficult ...

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Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant

There is something undeniably festive about gathering around German food and jugs of beer. For a friend's birthday on Saturday night just gone, a group of us spent the evening at the fairly new, Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant for a mighty or should I say, meaty feast! Brotzeit is located in 140 Perth,  a snazzy building development above the Perth underground train station. Various art installations decorate the lanes that intersect and ...

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Dinner at Print Hall Bar

The evening before my birthday, Derek and I decided to go for a pre-birthday celebration. We have been wanting to dine at Print Hall for a long time now, truthfully, since it opened a few years ago! We've had a couple of drinks upstairs at Bob's rooftop bar under the neon West Australian sign, and they always turned into great nights in the city. I wouldn't say the website is confusing, however, ...

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The Good Food Guide 2015 Launch + Awards

Every year the West Australian publishes a guide to dining in Western Australia, it's a handy resource for anyone interested in the food scene or perhaps wanting to discover a new place to dine. Edited by The West’s columnist Rob Broadfield, all featured restaurants are visited and graded on a point system out of 20. The guide book also covers regional Western Australia and includes a section for cafes (my favourite part). The ...

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Cafe Cafe, West Perth

The other day I stumbled across the Perth Cafe Cafe branch walking along the west end of Hay Street. The cafe is located under the Ellement 996 apartment complex. Cafe Cafe in Subiaco is a popular haunt for the locals and the convenient location across from the Subiaco train station and Woolworths supermarket draws in visitors passing by as well. I used to order my meeting catering quite a bit and love ...

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La Veen Coffee & Kitchen

On the way to Red Hot Spatula’s Asian foodie walkabout tour last Saturday we stopped in at La Veen Coffee and Kitchen for the morning coffee. The café occupies the corner of a beautiful historical building along the prestigious King Street, a strip known for its exquisite boutiques in Perth.  The hustle and bustle of the working week long gone, instead a laid back weekend atmosphere consumed the cafe. People reading the ...

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