All posts filed under: Perth

Whisk Creamery / Subiaco

 Ice cream is a universally acknowledged form of sweet, creamy goodness. It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy ice cream, most people have fond memories of soft serve cones from their childhood. Whisk Creamery brings all that nostalgic goodness and more to their Subicao ice creamery. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. The soft serve machines take up much of the back wall but you’ll want to take a second to peruse the menu – it’s more than just soft serve cones on offer!    We took a seat towards the back and took our time on the menu, you can’t rush difficult decisions after all! We think we picked some winners and headed back to the counter to place our orders.  First up, the caramello. The milkshake that makes other milkshakes jealous. It was old school, caramel popcorn, chocolate crumble good. When it looks this good could you really expect any less? Our first choice from the menu was the mountainous passion berry pavlova. A light passion fruit meringue was topped with a tangy raspberry sorbet, a …

Hermosa / Wembley

 The people behind one of our North of Perth favourites, Tropico have just opened a new venue in Wembley. You’ll find Hermosa on Cambridge Street in a large and open venue, which really invites you in.   Inside is a chic and modern venue. There’s plenty of light and colour to attract the eye and we had the pick of the cafe on a quiet weekday morning. With the sunlight streaming in its easy to forget that Hermosa transforms, becoming a bar as night falls.  We started with our coffee order, taking time to peruse our options. The menu is Spanish inspired (yes there are churros for breakfast!) with variations of most of your favourites. With the cafe mostly to ourselves the service was unsurprisingly attentive. We started with coffee with beans from Will & Co. It was rich and creamy, served quite hot but lost some of its flavour as it cooled. Our first dish was avocado on toast served with a lime and tomato salsa and a poached egg on top. We didn’t feel like it needed an egg …

The Old Laundry / North Perth 

  There’s been a real buzz about the new breakfast chef and menu at The Old Laundry in North Perth and we made it our mission to visit as soon as we arrived back in Perth!       It’s a wonderfully charming venue by day and we’re sure just as lovely by night. It’s an open and relaxed restaurant with quirky decor and wallpaper to catch the eye wherever you look. We visited with a group of six for breakfast mid week and had no problems getting a table. The staff were warm and friendly and efficient getting our orders taken and answering our questions. We were a varied group in age and preferences but it was obvious looking around the table that everyone felt at home at The Old Laundry. This isn’t something that always happens, it can be hard to find a venue for our diverse tastes.  We started with coffees, going with our usual lattes. They were creamy with a full flavour and an interesting mouthfeel. We were pleasantly surprised by the richness of …

Hopscotch / South Perth

  Hopscotch is the newest small bar in South Perth. It opened on Angelo Street just after we left and it was disappointing to miss out an exciting new local. Luckily we’re back and it was our first foodie stop of our visit!   Hopscotch has a stylish interior with more space than you expect coming in from the street. There’s raw walls on the left and sleek black on the other. A large modern bar takes up the centre with a self service wine machine adding to the sleek feel.  There’s a mix of dishes available. There’s small dishes for sharing as well as pizzas and more substantial bites. We started with some drinks and went for a selection of tastes for the table. We started with a simple bowl of olives, as well as a duck liver pate with a port jelly. The pate was difficult to serve from the jar but was creamy and rich with a crispy bread and just a touch of salt. Unable to resist a good croquette we selected the Jamon croquettes. It …

Chu Bakery / Highgate

When a new bakery opens, we want to be there – even if we’re on the opposite side of the country! On a recent visit to Perth we made the just opened Chu Bakery in Highgate one of our first stops. We heard they’d been serving up some pretty delectable treats and went early to see what was on offer. Even arriving when we did there were people filling up the small space.  There were also croissants on the counter, even a Kaya croissant which I didn’t notice until after placing my order and which were too crowded by people to get a photo of. I’ll know what to go for on my next visit! We were comforted by the presence of a barista we’d seen all over town, slinging coffee at Small Print and Maven Espresso on the other side of the counter. We went with a a couple of sweet treats and coffee… For research purposes, obviously! Our latte was made from Dukes beans. A creamy, balanced and slightly sweet brew, it was an unexpected pleasure …

Frenchtoastandindiepop’s potentially helpful guide to moving interstate

   So you’re moving interstate, well done you! Having recently attempted this myself I have some helpful hints and tips, otherwise known as the things I learnt not to do, having already done them… Perth to Melbs – the West to East journey Before you leave: There’s loads of things you’ll need to do before you leave so I’ll just try and give you some of the most important things. Do a reconnaissance – scout out your intended neighbourhood before you make the big move. What is the area like? Is there easy access to public transport, supermarkets and any other services you need like Physio? What’s the average price for rentals and how does this vary? As a foodie I highly recommend you get an idea of local eateries and coffee scene before you settle on a neighbourhood! If you need a specialty coffee to start your day you probably won’t be as happy in a location that doesn’t have a suitable shop in a reasonable distance. What about work? Do you want to …

Sugar & Nice

Goodbyes are hard things to do, especially when you’re moving to the other side of the country, but even sad things feel a little better with cake and pretty things and Sugar and Nice boast both of these. Their counter was awash with beautiful and delicious things. Bagels and sweet treats to delight the senses. Not to mention childhood nostalgia. I truly cannot remember the last time I saw those sherbet ice cream cones and don’t even get me started on how wonderful fizzers and sherbies are! Did we mention they also have a retail section? It’s full of pretty pastels, delicate crockery and some quirky oddities and jewellery. The cafe was very busy, a mix of people young and old enjoying a variety of the cafes delights and we were lucky to get a table. The yellow chevron wall was a beautiful accent, dragging your attention from the overflowing treats counter opposite. We started with some iced chocolate and coffee, perfect for the stinking hot Perth summer day. What made us really happy was …

Flinderz, Hillarys

You’ll find Flinderz in an odd location in Hillarys, tucked off the street and inside a shopping complex. We found our way there by following the stream of cyclists heading for their morning coffee. The building has an interesting facade, curved, allowing for plenty of outside space and tables. There were many tables reserved for a weekend morning but we still got a seat outside. The atmosphere is surprisingly pleasant for being so close to the supermarkets, the wait for our friends was peaceful in the morning sunshine and the staff were prompt in servicing our table. We decided to give their monkey nut smoothie a try. It was a delicious mix of banana, honey and macadamia and was nicely sweet and creamy. Unsurprisingly with a name like ‘Monkey Nut’ the banana was the most prominent flavour! As well as treating ourselves to a smoothie we also went for some Lattes. Honestly their coffee was nothing special, a bit over extracted and I can’t say we were satisfied with them. Our first dish was an …

Di Bella Roasting Warehouse, Fremantle

You’ll find the Di Bella Roasting Warehouse on South Street, it’s a huge venue with a unique open outside space that’s hard to miss! We chose to seat ourselves inside, close to the action but still able to enjoy the lovely weather. We were also situated close to Di Bella’s retail section, with plenty of coffee and goods available to take home with you. The counter is expansive, dominating the back of the store with an impressive array of treats and coffee machines on display. You’ll find Di Bella coffee across Perth, with plenty of cafes using their blends or designing their own signatures, like the Halo blend. Di Bella’s coffee on this occasion had a wonderful bite to it. It’s rich and complex for people who like a strong and full bodied coffee. Our first dish was a sweet delight, banana and maple bacon waffles! The banana was grilled with some cinnamon, served with a delectable salted caramel sauce and bacon. The waffles were served hot but were a little lighter in colour then …

Mary street for one last time

One of our favourite places in Perth for a reliably delicious and wonderfully interesting brunch has been Mary Street Bakery (if you want to see our previous exploits you’ll find them here, here, and here) and so it was with mixed emotions that we made the visit in preparation for our move over East. We were early enough to be seated inside along the window, a perfect location for people watching and basking in the morning sunshine. As with most of our coffees here, this Pound brew was delicious. It’s hard to be as consistently good as their coffee tends to be and we’ll miss their creamy goodness! Their second coffees don’t fail to deliver either. Ours was smooth and creamy, a mellow flavour with a hint of honey and served hot, but not too hot. We also once again opted to try what we have affectionately nicknamed their ‘everything smoothie’. It’s a whole lot of fruit and a bit of love thrown in together. The serving was smaller this time but actually a lot …