All posts tagged: Perth

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 …

Healthy eats @ Panache cafe

On Mill Street, just off St George’s terrace in the Perth CBD, you’ll find the healthy haven, Panache Cafe. If you’re in a hurry and want a healthy, takeaway breakfast Panache is the way to go. A favourite is the chia pudding with almonds, natural yogurt and blueberries. The chia doesn’t have much flavour by itself, but as a soaked pudding develops a lovely creamy texture that just needs the yogurt and the sweetness of the blueberry to set it off. A great contrast to the crunch of the almonds, and a pretty awesome breakfast, especially for $6.90! Or for lunch how about a raw coconut wrap with a healthy ice coffee. Yes that’s right a healthy ice coffee, made with almond milk, organic maca powder, espresso, vanilla bean and stevia all blended with ice. It doesn’t taste like your conventional ice coffee, but it still has that coffee hit with all that extra goodness. The raw coconut wrap is something else again. There’s something strange about eating a wrap made of coconut, and though …

Little Willys: Coffee, Food, Polite Conversation

Little Willy’s is a cute little cafe that’s popped up on William St in Northbridge. They promise coffee, food and polite conversation, and if our experience is anything to go by their promises won’t go unfulfilled. Before you go make sure to get some cash on hand to place your order at the counter. Don’t worry though, we didn’t have any either and they were really lovely about it, letting us place our order and make our way to a nearby ATM at a leisurely pace. The decor at Little Willy’s is just so Northbridge. Its a small place but it’s decked out with great art and furnishings. Despite having our pick of the inside tables we decided to sit outside for a chilled Sunday brunch. The coffees and food arrived promptly and with a smile. They had a nice flavour and a creamy foam though were a touch hot, as the trend seems to be of late. Our first meal was the breakfast burrito at $16.50. Burritos are really something that is hard to …

Chapels on Whatley Revisit

Chapel’s on Whatley is a beautiful, oriental styled cafe on Whatley Crescent in Maylands. It has a welcoming atmosphere, helped both by the wooden decor and artwork, as well as the friendly staff. We sat at a table overlooking the windows onto the street, giving us a view of the stylish interior and the outside world. The chairs are particularly beautiful, but not the most comfortable. Our favourite part of coming to Chapels has always been their bottomless tea for $5.50. Yep you read that right, as much tea, and as many types of tea as you desire for only $5.50 within 2 hours. You can even buy your favourites to take home on your way out. We ordered a couple of pots to share and the owner was kind enough to suggest that he bring out the new pot when he noticed we were low. The owner was lovely, happy to help in any way he could, and his passion and genuine love of tea and the food they serve here was obvious. The …

Lemon Lane Claremont

Lemon Lane is located in Claremont, near the Quarter and tucked inside an alleyway filled with colourful street art. The coffee here was decent, a good flavour and creamy. However it was a bit hot and the foam could’ve been better. We ordered a banana smoothie to share. Its predominant favouring was banana and honey, with a hit of yogurt. It had nice flavours and was a good thickness, quite a nice smoothie on the whole. Our first dish was a natural yogurt, bircher museli with vanilla poached strawberries. The bircher museli was soft and beautifully sweetened with vanilla and the strawberry. This museli was unique with honey pistachio but clusters on top and the addition of grated apple and pumpkin seeds. A great healthy breakfast option. We also tried the bacon and egg flatbread. It was a solid meal, with good cheese and crispy bacon. The yolk of the egg was nice, but there was a touch of egg white that wasn’t quite cooked. This breakfast is also an example of the trend of …

Stimulatte Revisit

Stimulatte, was one of the earlier places we visited in our blogging journey and it was fantastic to do a revisit and look back at how far we’ve come. Stimulatte was as we remembered, cozy inside and nice outside tables. Plus we solved the mystery of where one of our favourite baristas from Cafe Vinyl disappeared to, no wonder the coffee is so good here! Stimulatte do a great coffee, it’s no surprise the line for takeaways usual fills their small store, spilling onto the street outside. On this occasion, as previously the coffee was fantastic, nice and strong and a solid temperature, with unique latte art. We also ordered a berry smoothie, in our favourite mason jars. At only $7.50 for a huge serve, it was great value. It was a lovely smoothie, a mix of sweet and tart that just hit the spot. Our savoury meal was a Mexican inspired dish, of black beans with coriander, corn, tomato salsa and a poached egg. The flavour was impeccable, beautifully rich tomato and a hint …

The Precinct: Sophisticated Dining in Vic Park

Walking into the Precinct is almost like walking into an art gallery off the street in some far flung, fashionable city. You’ll seek sleek and manicured black, combined with art of the walls and a very purposeful leaking through of the old red brick wall underneath. This cafe in Vic Park is big and open, with plenty of staff around. It opens to the bar and you can glimpse into the kitchen out the back. We started with a smoothie to share and a couple of lattes. Our order was taken quickly and arrived in a timely manner, always a good sign. Our Banana Smoothie was lovely. A pure banana, cinnamon and yogurt with a great thickness, though a touch icey. Our coffees were the first in a while that haven’t been too hot. They had a smooth texture and great flavour. We were quite impressed. Our first meal to arrive was the pea and corn potato cakes. This dish was just amazing, we could have just kept eating and eating. There wasn’t that much …

Chapter 88 by Ciao Italia, Nedlands

We are some of those people lucky enough to live near Ciao Italia, everyone’s favourite Italian venue, and when we heard they had a new venue that served breakfast we were over the moon! Welcome to Chapter 88 by Ciao Italia, you’ll find it in the student hub at Broadway Fair Shopping centre. The cafe is appealing, large and open. We came hoping for what we always get at Ciao Italia, great food, at a great price, for a large serve. Like many others, were were curious about what they’d do with a different kind of cuisine, wanted to see what their breakfasts, their coffee would be like. The staff were quick to greet us and the service was efficient. We were quickly seated and our orders taken. They were also happy for us to pay before our meal, and as we had somewhere to be after breakfast we appreciated their speed and efficiency. It wasn’t long before our meals and coffees arrived, and it was obvious it was a very well run kitchen and …

Top Five Eats: Perth French Toast

I’ve made it my mission to find the best french toast in Perth, and just for you, here are my five favourite in Perth right now! To see more as I come across them, make sure you like my urbanspoon guide. 1. Fez Mount Lawley A lovely cafe off the Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley, with the best french toast I’ve tried so far. It’s just perfect, crisp and light and then smothered in chocolate sauce, banana and pistachio nuts. Please note this seems to be currently unavailable on the Fez menu! 2. Ley Street Cafe Como Here you’ll find a truly unique french toast. A mix of savoury and sweet, stuffed with creamed corn and topped with maple bacon, this is a breakfast you have to try for yourself! 3. Typika Artisan Roasters Claremont Typika, you really outdid yourselves with this one! The golden french toast, with caramel, banana and maple candied bacon. *Drool!* 4. The Little Pantry Shenton Park The Little Pantry do a fantastic French toast, with honey and orange flavours and …

Sapore Espresso Belmont

Sapore Espresso in Belmont has been somewhere we’ve been meaning to visit for quite some time but had never got around to. When we found out that they did three (yes THREE) different French toast options we finally said enough is enough and headed over there. The cafe is in Belmont, near the cinemas and the forum. It’s large, with lovely open windows and a welcoming atmosphere. We arrived at opening time on a Sunday and were the first ones there, but by 8.30 the cafe was bustling with activity. We sat near the window and contemplated our order before going up to the counter to place it and pay. The staff were very friendly, especially for so early in the morning on a weekend, and it was obvious they were eager to assist in any way they could. We were greedy and ordered both a smoothie and coffees. The smoothie had the option of a jar for an extra $1, something we couldn’t pass up. Our banana, cinnamon and honey smoothie arrived fairly quickly, …