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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Coffee at Koh Samui Airport

Ending our wonderful holiday on the small tropical island of Koh Samui  and just off the Gulf of Thailand, we found ourselves at the airport en route to Singapore. The airport is definitely a one of a kind and I never thought I would be referring to an airport as a beautiful place to be. The airport is completely open air with the exception of  the retail stores.  It is one of the ...

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Holiday Breakfast in Koh Samui

In holiday mode it was very easy to fall into the morning breakfast routine, we would take a short walk to the Sandalwood restaurant and while most of the guests would opt for the convenience of room service we enjoyed the morning sounds and cool start to the day. The light was soft in the morning on the island and the ironed ocean was a calming vision. The restaurant is intimate ...

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Room Service from Sandalwood Restaurant

After a day of riding around Koh Samui on our rented motorbike it felt nice to be back at our Villa in the Sandalwood Luxury Villa resort. We spent the rest of the afternoon by our small private pool and ordered our meals from the restaurant to be delivered to our villa (for a small fee) so that we could continue lazying around on the sundeck in the tropical humid ...

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Sandalwood Luxury Villas, Koh Samui

I had booked a few nights on the island of Koh Samui for Dk's last few days in his twenties. Koh Samui is a little tropical island off Thailand, it resembles a seaside town with one 51km long circular road wrapping around the island and calm blue waters from as far as the eye can see. The terrain is hilly and the jungle is green and lush. There are stunning ...

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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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San Churro Chocolatier in Subiaco

I took my parents on an expedition to the Spanish San Churro Chocolatier in Subiaco last weekend to try their very first Churro. It is not very often I can introduce something totally new to my parents, they tend to stick to the comforts of what they know. The affogato arrives to the table beautifully presented. The shot of espresso in one cup and a scoop of ice cream in the other. ...

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Flor Patisserie Singapore

Duxton Hill is in the Tanjong Pagar district of Singapore, it is a lovely area to walk through with many of the maintained and restored terrace homes creating a charmful part of Singapore. Duxton Hill is refreshing compared to the likes of Marina Bay Sands, we definitely felt like we were in Singapore at Duxton Hill. Many office workers flock to the area during lunch time as the business district is nearby, this is the best ...

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Spring Espresso in Subiaco

Spring Espresso has changed a bit since my last blog post. The coffee shop looks completely different and a new set of staff serve just as good coffee as before.   I have always loved the atmosphere at Spring Espresso and it is at its best in the morning on the weekends. It is packed, there are people buzzing around - i love it! The staff seem to handle the crowd okay and our ...

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