East Perth’s Blackbird!


We hadn’t been to Blackbird for some time, but were in East Perth one evening and with the rain staying away looked for somewhere for an early dinner by the water – and so there we were –alongside Claisebrook where it flows into a small lake ...

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Moana Coffee


Upstairs in the Moana Chambers building in the Hay Street Mall is Moana Coffee a funky little coffee shop with a balcony overlooking the mall below with tables and chairs, a small indoor space is also available – and the floor is shared with an area ...

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Urban Coffee House


Urban Coffee House on Bussell Highway has been attractively set up with striking green walls, tiled floors and mix of comfortable furnishings, along with plants scattered around providing a touch of relaxing greenery. Open for breakfast and lunch, ...

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The Chippery and Co.


The Chippery in William Street in the back part of an old bank building – still retaining the Chubb safe-room where once upon a time all the goodies were locked away – is a gourmet fish and chip shop catering for take-away and dine in – the latter in ...

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Bangkok Brothers


Bangkok Brothers in James Street has replaced a Chinese restaurant just along and across the road from the Brass Monkey. It is deceptively large – at the front an area which acts as a coffee shop/café with cakes on display, a bar with bar stool ...

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We had read a lot about, and seen some great Instagram pics of, Tiisch and thought it just the place to go for our Melbourne Cup lunch. In Milligan Street, just across from what was the Old Melbourne Hotel - Tiisch is a very on trend coffee ...

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Holly Rayes


Holly Rayes is one of the better additions to the Bassendean strip – it has a great feel - from the eye catching mural on the external wall to the comfortable dining room – painted floor boards, exposed concrete floor towards the kitchen, and an ...

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To the Woods


To the Woods is a natty little coffee shop in Old Perth Road in Bassendean. An attractive fit-out and with plenty of alternative places to sit – inside and out – combined with the quality of the food and coffee has made it one of the “go to” spots in ...

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In Swan Street, opposite the Rose and Crown, Arlena’s General Store is a cross between an organic health food store, and a coffee shop selling a range of health foods and supplements, as well as coffee, tea, hot chocolate and a small selection of ...

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Alfred’s Kitchen


After a long day’s wine tasting on Saturday and meandering home we decided that, rather than cook, a stopover at Alfreds in Guildford was appropriate. This is a Western Australian institution, one of the last of the old style Aussie burger joints. ...

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