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Bench Espresso

Bench is a pleasant little coffee shop in Hay Street down towards Victoria Avenue, quite small, but comfortable inside –with the requisite benches, too! They also have a couple of sidewalk benches with stools and on a sunny winter’s day in Perth that seemed to be a good place to sit and watch the world go by as I sipped on my coffee. The coffee ...

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Halford – revisited

Halford Bar is a classy establishment located in the basement of the State Buildings, at the corner of Hay Street and Cathedral Avenue, the site of the safe room of the old Titles Office. Entering ...

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Thanh Dat Noodle House

After many years in Morley, the owners of Thanh Dat sold the business, but after a short time found they were missing it and so they have recently opened in William Street, Northbridge, under the same ...

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Locale Mio

Locale Mio, Italian tapas and pizza restaurant, opened recently in Johnson Street behind the Guildford Hotel. It is a stylishly set up room, a dark tile serving area giving pride of place to a copper ...

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Mimmos Gourmet Gelato

Award winning gelato maker, Mimmo Sabatino– regular winner at the Perth Royal Show Food Awards – has opened an outlet in James Street, Guildford – as well he has his brightly coloured gelato cart ...

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Hongkies!

I went along, on a wet and miserable day, to one of my favourite Chinese nosheries in Northbridge – Hongkies, which specialises in Chinese food with a Hong Kong twist, with influences of Britain and ...

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An Italian favourite – Pinelli’s

Pinelli – the Italian restaurant attached to the Caversham winery of the same name, and a salute to the heritage of the family - has recently both changed the chef – with Chef Caleb moving on to his ...

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A Guildford gem – Padburys

Padburys is housed in one of Guildford’s most historic buildings which many years ago was the main shopping destination of people from all around the district – Padbury’s Stores. Now it offers one of ...

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Tiny’s Liquor

Tinys Liquor, part of but separate from Tinys bar and restaurant, runs along Milligan Street and is a narrow, brilliantly stocked wine shop and wine bar. The racks of wine include some outstanding, ...

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