Short forest Walk in Daglish – Honeyeaters and Eucalyptus

While sunny Perth has it's fair share of green open park land, reticulated and perfectly groomed lawns and deciduous trees I  often think the native Australian flora offers an interactive and pleasurable experience. Let me show you why that is. Located in Daglish is a very small strip of forest that has fortunately been spared from the surrounding development. This isn't classed as an official walk per say, although if I had to assign a name ...

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Road racer for the first time + ride around Swan River

The best part of Perth's winter for a cyclist, aside from the abundance of perfect sunny days is more importantly the drop in wind conditions. A window of opportunity for an enjoyable ride. Knowing this small fact makes the winter months a whole lot more fun and keeps us busy to say the least.  Lately, I've been curious about riding a road bike.  The speed and execution of some of the cyclists ...

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Warming meals from Red Chair Cafe

Following a Saturday cycle we decide to detour to the Red Chair in Subiaco for an early lunch. Amidst the flurry of weekend grocery shoppers at Crossways Shopping Centre, the Red Chair Café offers a full breakfast menu, cakes, salads, gourmet rolls and some delicious authentic Asian dishes – all made at the cafe too. We were borderline famished and looking forward to a big warming meal to tide us over ...

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The mountain bike ride to North Mole in Fremantle

Welcome to a perfect winter's day in Perth! Taking advantage of some superb weather conditions over the weekend we set out on a relaxed paced pedal along the coast. This circular route starts at Claremont Train Station to North Mole in Fremantle. Alternatively a good starting point is Lake Espresso Cafe because there's plenty of parking in front of the golf club/Aspire Fitness, just off Davies Road. Length: 26km Highlights: Ocean views and ...

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Coffee and Cake by the sea, City Beach

Located on the City Beach foreshore, Odyssea beach café is a scenic spot for an espresso. Monday mid-morning, the unexpected small queue isn’t an issue as there’s a two seat bar table on the alfresco decking area available, and with only the two of us we’re in luck today! On the way to the table we notice a cake and pastry table, and take a quick photo in passing, it's a good ...

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Cheap breakfast in Cottesloe

C Blu restaurant, part of Ocean Beach Hotel (or as most know it ‘the OBH’) runs a $10.00 breakfast special all day long, and located across the road from the beach is superb for extending a morning in Perth’s beach neighbourhood of Cottesloe. In my early 20’s the OBH was a place for a sneaky drink or two and while it's still very much that popular place, these days I do ...

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CocoWhip at Nature’s Harvest

On the way to the beach one weekend we stopped by Nature's Harvest for a coffee, and to try CocoWhip. Napoleon Street, situated across from Cottesloe train station has a few good spots for coffee and Nature’s Harvest would have to be one of them. There are a couple of options on the menu for the coconut water based ice cream, and we select the tiramisu to share, thinking it’ll go perfectly ...

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Breakfast by the Beach at The Shorehouse

Given the blissful weather last Saturday morning, we thought it to be a good enough reason to travel towards the west coast for breakfast. When we arrived at Swanbourne Beach the car park was all but full, and as we walked towards The Shorehouse, it was pretty clear this newish restaurant was drawing in a vibrant morning crowd, more than likely with the same idea of enjoying the early summer weather ...

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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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Sweet Potato, Beetroot Brownie at Nature’s Harvest

Located on Napoleon Street and in the heart of Cottesloe's shopping area is Nature's Harvest, a combined café and health product store. Nature's Harvest offer fair trade coffee, a good variety of raw desserts, salads, warm bean bowels and juices. Most items are gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw, paleo, oil free (first time I have seen this one on a menu) and nut free. I am a little intrigued with the menu, ...

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