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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Cycle Pit Stop at The Naked Fig

Marking the beginning of warm weather in Perth (also known as beach weather here) and our first day off work together in a very long time, Dk and I embarked on an uphill cycle starting at Lake Claremont and ending at a beach side cafe called The Naked Fig. Swanbourne Beach is easily found at the end of Marine Parade a few minutes away from the popular and iconic Cottesloe Beach. ...

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Choux Cafe

Choux Cafe is a cosy and unassuming cafe located on a leafy tree green neighbourhood street in Swanbourne. The French cafe is one of my favourite places in Perth to visit for cake, coffee and croissants. I particularly love that all of the goods are baked in the little kitchen behind the counter using quality ingredients. Croissants made from real butter and not artificial substitutes. Pastisserie cakes made from creme patisserie. Pies, tarts, sausage rolls ...

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Cakes and Coffee at Choux Cafe

Sunday morning, its windy, dark and wet. Little did we know of a storm was due to hit the area later in the afternoon. For the moment though we head to a neighbourhood French patisserie known as Choux Cafe. We managed to secure a table inside and ordered our regular coffees and cakes at the counter. There was a new cake (photo above) in the glass cabinet of which I apologise, ...

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Sweetness at Choux Cafe

I would imagine living so close to this little French patisserie one could smell the pastries and breads baking away in the rear kitchen every morning. Choux Cafe make all of their scrummy goods in the cafe. Each time I try to taste something different even if I may not be entirely convinced of the combinations, like the strawberry and basil macaron. I am always pleasantly surprised with the combination of such unusual flavours ...

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Choux Cafe, once again

I returned to Choux Cafe for a Saturday afternoon treat(s). Today there were a few new macaron flavours and layered patisserie cakes. I could smell the cookie dough as we passed the kitchen and took our seats under the umbrella out the back. I love this place! Just like Nonna's!   My choice of treats was the avocado and pineapple macaroon and the apricot saffron macaron.Good God! The flavors are strong and complimenting. Coffee was a ...

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Choux Café, Swanborne

Sometimes the best place for a traditional dessert is away from the city and today it was on a residential street in Swanbourne in the middle of two small stores; a patisserie named Choux Cafe. Choux Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch serving an array of exquisite French cakes, savoury pastries and breads including coffee and tea. All the foods are handmade every day at the Cafe and I definitely ...

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