All posts tagged: rokeby road

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 …

Middle Eastern Dining at Boucla, Subiaco

You’ll find Boucla at the far end of Rokeby Road in Subiaco. Entering the cafe you feel like you’re wandering into another world. It’s crowded, noisy and colourful. A blur of middle eastern furnishings, mosaics and wood, and a shock to the system. The cafe seems to be busy, always busy. It was full, with people shoulder to shoulder, and those waiting for takeaway coffees milling around the counter and outside. We had to make our way back to the counter to read the menu on the board behind, and then fight our way back again to place our order. The barista seemed to be completely overwhelmed, with lots of orders piling up despite it being a leisurely weekday morning. It wasn’t surprising that our coffee wasn’t great. It arrived too hot with no attempt at latte art. The flavour was nice with a hint of honey detectable, but as a whole the coffee was merely average. Our first dish was Greek beans on toast, and we ordered bacon and eggs on the side as …

Architects and Hereos: Specialty Coffee, Specialty Breakfast

Our new favourite coffee joint in Subiaco has just starting playing around with a breakfast menu, and it was no surprise that we did not delay in heading over there to check it out. We’ve been back for coffee a couple of times since our last visit, but we still hadn’t had the chance to sit down and give their filter coffee a go. This time we made sure to make the most of our visit with a try of the steampunk. Oh yes. This baby is the only one of its kind in Australia and brings a whole new precision to filter coffee. It gives the barista the control to make the coffee exactly how they want it. Practically this means coffee with more of the flavour they want to bring out – which will depend on the qualities of the bean they use, and a coffee that really showcases the wonders of a good black coffee. We also went for a white coffee, creamy, delicious and just what we expected from them. Next …

Architects and Heroes

Welcome to Architects and Heroes, the long awaited venture from the guys (and girls) behind Maven Espresso. You’ll find them in an awesome space on Rokeby Road in Subiaco. It’s obvious they’ve taken great care in putting it all together and it all feels fully formed, right down to the amazing art on the walls. Above all else though, Architects and Heroes is about a love of specialty coffee. Like the recently opened Addison and Steele, you’ll find evidence of this love wherever you look. We didn’t have much time to spend on our visit, so we opted for a quick white coffee. The latte art was beautiful, and the coffee itself was rich and sophisticated. Like Maven, they also use Code Black beans, bringing the flair of Melbourne coffee to little ole Perth. If you’re looking for specialty coffee, from people as passionate about it as you are, look no further then Architects and Heroes! We will be back to sample more coffee, their filter and syphon were calling to us but would require …