Little Guildford Cafe + Vintage Shopping

Following a satisfying Sunday wandering through the antique stores along James Street I had to return with Dk for a couple of  final decisions. First though, an espresso from one of the local cafes. The Little Guildford is a quaint cafe across the train tracks and around the corner from the Swan Valley Information Centre. We were only intending to stop by for a couple of coffees but the warm bid of welcome was an easy ...

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Bocelli’s Espresso

A sequence of events unfolded this morning and we found ourselves unexpectedly lining up at Bocelli's Espresso not for an espresso but for some food. Bocelli's Espresso was voted this year as the best place for coffee, it wasn't to be this morning and I will take everyone's word that the coffee is pretty good. It would explain the line of people waiting for their takeaway orders. Location wise Bocelli's Espresso ...

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Food + Wine Spots Margaret River

Our long weekend was jam packed with winery and brewery visits, we ate alot of food and returned home with a couple of bottles of wine. Day one we explored the Dunsborough and Eagle Bay Area. Day two, we toured the region of Margaret River. As good as it was to visit all these wonderful places in a short space of time,  I think next trip I would much prefer to slow down ...

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Food + Wine + Beer Dunsborough and surrounds

The Dunsborough, Yallingup and Eagle Bay area has certainly flourished over the past decade, once a country town that Western Australians spent their summer holidays fishing and swimming to an international destination of wineries, breweries and food experiences. For me, Dunsborough is a place to relax and unwind, my favourite time to visit is in the cooler months, when the rain has greened the sunburnt landscape and the wood fire can be ...

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Cheeky Monkey Brewery, Margaret River

Western Australia Day long weekend a group of us ventured down to the South West winery and food region along with what felt like a portion of Perth’s population. Despite the queues for coffee and fully booked restaurant signs the atmosphere in these normally quiet towns was lively and festive. A long weekend down south is not to be missed as a majority of the local wineries put on special ...

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The Hamilton Tavern

For as long as I can remember every neighborhood in Perth has a local tavern, a dusty place for drinking and laying down bets at the TAB. Not the most refined of places to sit and enjoy a Pinot Noir over olives and cheese. The modern tavern these days though, offers more of a family friendly environment through a welcoming space, good food and improved variety of drink choices. Dad suggested ...

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The Truffle and Wine Co

Travelling back to Perth from Pemberton and wanting to delay the transition into civilisation again after a weekend by the beach miles away from people, work and traffic, we stopped by The Truffle and Wine Co vineyard located off the main strip of Manjimup, on Seven Day Road. Even in the middle of winter the sun was out giving us a little warmth from the chilly air, hard to believe ...

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Day out in Pemberton and surrounds

Discovering destinations closer to home in Western Australia we spent a weekend in Pemberton and Northcliffe. The South West is a beautiful and peaceful area of Western Australia. Pemberton and Northcliffe are southern forest towns surrounded by some fantastic natural scenery of karri and marri trees, falls and creeks, rolling green hills and expansive protected national parks. It is the destination to go for long forest walks, wine tastings and ...

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4WD, bacon for breakfast and misty mornings

Earlier in May we spent a few days away from the city in the peaceful country towns of Pemberton and Northcliffe, part one of our winter trip can be viewed here. Our accommodation for the weekend was located in a South West national forest and the nearest cafe and pub was at least a 30 minute drive away. We bought down our food supplies and cooked up a delicious 'carb' heavy ...

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Coffee Collections Evening 2013

On a cold and squally kind of night we headed into the City of Perth to attend a Coffee Collections Evening hosted by Coffee Roaster, Silvana and Fashion Boutique, Dilettante. The evening promised a celebration of the art of life through fine coffee and fashion in an intimate setting and I am delighted to say this was certainly achieved, if not more!  The evening unfolded in a lane behind Dilettante on King Street, known ...

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