Living in Northbridge for the last year has been amazing, but it’s given me skewed perceptions about how far away things really are. Having everything so close can be a blessing and a curse at the same time – there are so many options but it’s gotten to the point where even walking 400 metres to the closest coffee shop has started to seem like an insurmountable task on a Sunday morning! Luckily for me, Koffie Winkel (Dutch for coffee shop) – has recently opened up right around the corner from me. It ticks all the boxes with its beautiful interior, quality coffee and most importantly – fresh, tasty food.
Lay-up Cafe has opened up in the space previously occupied by Dizzy Witch Cafe, a long-time Northbridge breakfast institution. I did quite like Dizzy’s but as one door closes another opens, and Lay-up has revitalised the space and brought with it some exciting new menu options so I’m embracing the change. New year, new favourites!
Perth’s ever burgeoning cafe scene has been bolstered yet again by another top-notch cafe, this time in the increasingly popular suburb of Bayswater. Tbsp has recently opened on the main thoroughfare, King William Street, and it’s serving up some seriously good brunch fare with an Asian influence. Think congee with chicken confit, slow cooked egg, chicken crackling and coriander, or fried chicken sandwich with pickle brined maryland, gochujang slaw and pickled cucumber on a brioche bun, alongside decadent dishes like french toast with whipped honey butter and cereal crunch. Safe to say, I wanted to eat everything on the menu.
Just around the corner from my apartment is one of my favourite places in Perth, The Standard. This bright, leafy sanctuary on Roe Street is one of my favourite places to stop by for an after work drink, a quick bite to eat or a leisurely Sunday lunch. On a sunny day their wine garden is to die for, and the menu is perfectly curated to never leave you wanting. I know I am getting into gushing territory a little here, but I seriously love this place. Continue reading
Located in the historic State Buildings that once again shines brightly on the corner of Barrack St and St Georges Terrace thanks to some careful restoration work, Petition is a gorgeous new venue that is comprised of three parts, each with their own character – wine bar, kitchen and beer corner. It joins a bunch of other heavy hitters in the same space including Sugar Plum Sweets, the Honeycake Shop, Sue Lewis Chocolatier and the soon to be (and very highly anticipated) Long Chim restaurant. Safe to say you’re pretty spoilt for choice when you’re in the building! In the first few weeks after Petition opened, I dropped by for breakfast a couple of times to check out what was on offer. Continue reading
Vic Park – it’s one of those parts of Perth that has just exploded with great dining options over the last few years. I mean, I’m sure there has always been a few great spots along the strip but in recent times it just feels like there is more and more options in this area for those nights when you just can’t be bothered to crack open a cookbook at home. I don’t make it over there often, but one Friday recently I found myself in the area for a girls night at the The Prophet. Excited to be trying this highly regarded Lebanese restaurant for the first time, I headed down Albany Hwy with a bottle of red wine in hand and a sense of excitement. Continue reading
Tucked away in a corner of Riseely Street in Applecross, Bad Apples Bar has always been pigeonholed in my mind as a place to while away the evenings with a drink or two and a couple of mates. A great place; but not a breakfast place. More recently though, I was coaxed into going along to a bootcamp on a Saturday morning (I could hardly believe it either) at Tompkins Park – and as we all know, you can’t exercise in the morning on the weekend without going to brunch afterwards! It’s simply not done. After a quick google to find somewhere nearby – not wanting to drive too far for fear of passing out in shock after exercising so early in the morning – we discovered that Bad Apples Bar does in fact do breakfast. And a pretty good one at that!