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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 …

The rrRaw by Chris, Raw Basket!

Sometimes the timing is just perfect, and in the case of a back injury the delivery of a rrRaw by Chris basket filled with delicious goodies to your bedside is nothing less then divine intervention. Okay so maybe I got lucky that I ordered it before I hurt my back, but I’d rather just think of it as my little miracle. Now where was I? Oh yes the raw basket, so it’s taken me a while thanks to my aforementioned injury to write the review (sorry Chris!) but here goes. I love it, I love it, I love it! I love that it comes to my door, I love that I suddenly have a bunch of amazing healthy things to have with my breakfast, I love the variety and all the adorable jars (so that one isn’t food related, but they really are great jars). Coconut Vanilla Chia Pudding The first thing I sunk my teeth into was the vanilla chia pudding with stone fruit. I absolutely loved the creamy texture and the pudding was …

Varnish on King American Whisky Bar

Keen for a whiskey in a classy bar? Want an amazing meal while you’re at it? Too hipster to go to a bar that you can actually find easily? Then Varnish is for you! You’ll find Varnish on the basement level of King street, behind heavy wooden doors and down a flight of stairs overlooking a wine cellar. We visited for our Valentines day dinner. The inside is dimly lit, full of wood, American artifacts and leather. The staff are attentive and you’ll be quickly catered to for both food and drinks, with an extremely long list of whisky’s to sample. The food comes out as ready and most were designed to be shared. The first dish we sampled were corn fries with a roasted garlic mayonnaise. The chips were perfectly crisp with a beautiful crunch, the flavour of the corn and polenta was clear. The only downside of this dish was the fantastic mayo came in such a small serve! These chips really deserved a good dollop of mayo to properly appreciate their brilliance …

The Daily Planet – it’s always breakfast time somewhere

Long having patronised the Planet Empire of stores, it was about time we gave the Daily Planet a revisit. We had been when it first opened and was having a few teething problems so we were really overdue for a proper trial. The Daily Planet is located next to the bookstore (and below the music and dvd arm of planet) just a touch down from its previous iconic corner locale (there’s whispers it’s becoming a krispy kreme donuts?). It’s typical Mount Lawley when you enter inside, quirky furniture, chilled and alternative staff as well as some pretty awesome wall art. While we visited at lunchtime they have a breakfast menu until 3pm which we were keen to take advantage of. Breakfast is pretty much the best meal of the day (Parks and Rec got this right – whyΒ wouldΒ anyone eat anything else?) so we had to choose both a breakfast kind of meal and as more normal lunch type of meal. The service was very slow, and it took a lot of time to get the …