Organic Olive Picking, Toodyay

The other day I was shopping for some honey at Dunn and Walton and a small sign for olive picking in Toodyay caught my attention. We are an olive loving household here and the idea of picking bucket loads of them sounded right up our alley, especially since its difficult finding olives cured in a good quality brine. I emailed my interest to visit and Margaret Esslemont responded she would touch ...

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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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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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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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German evenings at The Rhein Donau Club

Celebrating a friend's birthday, a group of us spent a Saturday evening at the Rhein Donau Club in Myaree. The interior of the club is very much old school European and I doubt much has changed since it opened in 1959. Features of wood constructed booths, lanterns and alpine trimmings add to the European charm.  I notice an emblem carved into the dining chairs. Being non club members we paid a small ...

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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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Esthers Cake Shop and Cafe

Located on William Street, a short distance from the Newcastle Street intersection is a small takeaway Asian bakery. On a Saturday morning the smell of freshly baked warm buns and soft Pandan cakes is an excuse to stop by. Also, the first destination on the Red Hot Spatula Asian foodie walkabout tour (post to follow soon) with Yvonne and Yolanda. Similar to a bakery we visited in Japan the protocol is to ...

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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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Bushwalking in the city + Coffee stop

One of the best things about our lovely state of Western Australia is the natural surroundings found in and around our suburbs. A mere 10kms away from Perth's CBD is 437 hectares of undeveloped bush land known as Bold Park. One section of the reserve is a network of trails, great for all levels of exercise and if you time it right the reward afterwards is a beautiful view of ...

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