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Santa Fe Mexican Dinner

There’s lots of places that you drive by on a regular basis and think ‘I should really check that out’ but just never seem to get there, Sante Fe in Subiaco has been one of those places for us. We’ve been looking for a new favourite Mexican place and thought it was about time we checked it out. The restaurant was full when we arrived, unbeknownst to us it was the hot wing special night and we were lucky we’d booked. It was dim and crowded but warm and welcoming with plenty of noise and laughter from all sides as we were lead to our table towards the back. We found the service to be both prompt and friendly. We tend to over order and were quite happy to get some instruction that what we were planning on ordering was far too much. For the record she was completely correct, and we were eternally grateful we placed our trust in her as even with the reductions we were still comfortably over fed. To start with …

Moana Coffee in the CBD

We ventured over to Moana cafe after a number of recommendations about their coffee, and cool fit out. You’ll find it up the stairs almost above croissant express in the Hay st mall. For those unable to get up the stairs there is a lift available too. The interior is woody and a bit retro. The Moana cafe is one of three initiatives including an art gallery directly next door. We went and got a seat on the balcony over looking the Hay St Mall. There were plenty of others doing the same, and most people who walked into the cafe couldn’t help but check the view. There is certainly something magical about looking down on the frenetic pace of the street below as you start your day slow with coffee and food. You’ll need to place and pay for your order at the counter. There are mostly lighter breakfast options but a fairly expansive drinks menu. As well as coffee we went for something a little different. The London Fog is a sweet, tea …

Cafe Vinyl: The Best Muffin I’ve ever had

For those of us who do the daily CBD coffee and muffin run, and particularly those at the west end of town – I give you the best muffin I’ve had, and it was only four dollars! Everyone knows the best of the muffin is the top, that’s the bit that’s crunchy and yummy and so satisfying to pull off bit by bit. It’s no surprise that this muffin has a monster top! This particular muffin is raspberry and dark chocolate, a delectable combination. I love how you get big chunks of chocolate and raspberry as opposed to tiny bits of bland choc chips or fruit. I’ve also had various unique flavours, my favourite being peanut butter and dark choc, but Cherry ripe was also pretty damn awesome. Oh and if you want a size comparison this is what it looked like compared to my medium coffee – While we’re on the topic of cafe vinyl they also do great coffee. The thing about their coffee is that it consistently walks the tightrope between amazingly …