The Ladder


We breakfasted at the Ladder in Mt Hawthorn on the third of the 40 degree plus days in Perth this week; and while the aircon was struggling it was still a lot cooler than on the street. The Ladder has a spacious room at front – large communal tables ...

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King William Street in Bayswater has been long neglected in comparison to the nearby shopping strips of Bassendean and Maylands, but over recent months this has started to change – and leading the charge is Tbsp – an outstanding addition. Next ...

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Fairbrossen winery and café


Fairbrossen winery in Carmel Road produce some very good wines, with grapes sourced from their Perth Hills site as well as another vineyard in Margaret River. They also have a café with pleasant views out across the vines and the valley below; on ...

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Little Lefroy’s


Little Lefroy’s is a charming little café in South Terrace, South Fremantle. Quite small, a couple of rooms inside, as well as tables on the footpath, provide a range of seating possibilities. The décor matches the desire of the owners to use ...

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Lounge Room


The Lounge Room on James has a pleasant little outdoor area on the footpath – well perhaps the traffic noise intrudes a tad, but that can’t be helped, and a wispy breeze offered a cooling presence – an industrial looking evaporative air con is also ...

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Telegram, a small coffee shop, is inside the wonderfully restored State Buildings on the corner of Barrack and the Terrace. In a trendy wood veneered booth (with old restored crank handles to open it up!) modelled possibly on an early telegraph ...

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To the Woods


The interestingly named To the Woods is in the increasingly popular and improving Old Perth Road strip in Bassendean. Set up a couple of years ago it has proven to be one of the drawcards of the area – always busy and turning out good coffee as well ...

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The Old Perth Road strip in Bassendean has improved immensely in recent times – I think to do perhaps with the upgrade of the Bassendean Hotel a couple of years ago which has given a bit of flair to the area – and now a few cafés and coffee shops ...

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Tea for Tù


Tea for Tù is a funky little tea and coffee shop downstairs from Mechanics Institute in Lock Lane – and attached to the trendy boutique Tù on William Street. A few mismatched tables and chairs sit in small alcove off the lane, down a staircase ...

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Small Print


The Brookfield Place complex has a number of bars and restaurants that have enlivened the Terrace and in Small Print – the basement offshoot of Print Hall – an excellent coffee shop that sets a high bar for others to emulate. In-house roasted ...

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