Unofficial Tulip Festival and coffee

It has been a hectic couple of months, moving into a friend's house temporarily, placing every personal possession into storage and renovating our apartment. Tasks continue to build up. Driving out of the city and into the hills was exactly what we needed this Sunday morning, to see the colourful tulips against the native Australian backdrop. Chalet Healy Tea Rooms is located at The Araluen Botanic Park in the Perth Hills, just a 40 ...

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Takeaway from Cambridge Forum

We all know about the Shanghai Food court and Chinatown in Northbridge but the smaller Cambridge Forum is what I call a little gem in the way of reasonable priced food in Perth. The indoor food court is located on Cambridge Street next door to the Wembley Hotel. There are plenty of tables in the dining hall and a great family friendly atmosphere. The place if fairly clean and there is even ...

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Little Willys, Northbridge

  Little Willy's is a little cafe on William street in Northbridge. A great place for breakfast, reasonably priced and the staff are extra friendly. The cafe has a great atmosphere and i love the booth seating, that is if you are lucky to grab one as this place is fairly popular! Little Willy's seems to have a little 'extra' of everything - dine in coffee is served in bigger cups, there is ...

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Chez Jean-Claude Patisserie Leederville

When we returned from spending a few weeks in Europe the first thing we did after dropping our bags in the hallway was to find some lunch! We jumped in the car and headed towards West Leederville. Chez Jean-Claude is a Swiss Patisserie and as we always frequent the store in Subiaco we decided to try the West Leederville location as it offers cafe style facilities. The West Leederville store is situated in ...

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Leeuwin Concert 2012

I was so very lucky to be able to go to the Leeuwin Concert in Margaret River, as a corporate guest! Thank you to a few work colleagues cancelling at the last-minute. The Leeuwin Concert is a once a year event that has been running for 28 years. The concert is hosted at the beautiful Leeuwin Estate Winery and each year local, national and international artists descend to the town ...

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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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Macarons and Coffee

A combination worthy of my consumption. Today's choice of coffee break was in the city at Jean Pierre Sancho on Hay Street. The good thing about this place is that it does not close early in the afternoon so it is possible to grab a coffee after 3.00pm! The macaron flavors we selected were passionfruit, Moet Champagne and hazelnut. The macarons were okay, they were fairly chewy and it was difficult to taste the flavors. ...

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Boucla, Subiaco

You would almost think that you were in Fremantle when stepping into Boucla Kafenion. Organic, beautifully cluttered and antique are three words that spring to mind when describing Boucla. Coffee at this street side cafe is A+. It is hot and strong. Boucla is located past the Rokeby Road and Bagot Street intersection. Location Subiaco 349 Rokeby Rd Subiaco, WA 6008 Opening Hours Monday — Friday 7am — 5pm Saturday 7am — 3:30pm Closed Sunday

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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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