All posts tagged: Subiaco

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 …

The Lion and the Jaguar: Welcome to the Jungle!

In Subiaco Square you’ll find the cafe that the whole jungle has been talking about. The decor is an overload of leopard print and green fronds, furry seats and wood as far as the eye can see. There’s a giant mural inside dominating the wall opposite the counter. We grabbed a menu and placed our order at the counter. The menu is different from your run of the mill cafe fare and makes for some interesting breakfast choices. We were looking forward to coffee when we saw it was roasted with Dark Star in Fremantle, but were ultimately disappointed. It didn’t have that much flavour and was borderline burnt, it really didn’t satisfy. The first dish we tried was the Hot Gonzales, cornbread served with salsa and balsamic whole roasted cherry tomato, poached eggs and chorizo. It was a really interesting dish flavour-wise but there were a few things that needed work. The corn bread was a little dry and could have been moister. We found the tomatoes hard to eat whole and it would …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Health Freak Subiaco

With the green smoothie, raw food, low carb, high protein eating health surge becoming increasingly apart of mainstream culture it isn’t surprising that cafΓ©s like health freak have popped up to meet demand. As someone who is usually eating healthily and going to the gym, going out for breakfast is generally a treat, and an infrequent chance to eat whatever takes my fancy. That being said, it doesn’t have to be, there’s some fantastic things about cafe culture, eating out with friends, a good coffee, the feeling of rewarding yourself after a workout, without the calories. There’s also something great about being able to have healthy green or protein smoothie while out, especially since there’s no need to clean up after! Health freak cafe is perfect to do all these things. In a fantastic spot in subi you’ll find it offering a mix of raw, vegetarian, high protein, gluten free and low carb food. No longer does eating out have to be calorific, or your choices drastically limited by dietary needs like vegetarianism or coeliac. …

Stimulatte Subiaco

Stimulatte is a charming little cafe located on Hay street in Subiaco, Perth. After being amazing by Stimulatte’s fantastic coffee, and getting a peak at their breakfast menu, We couldn’t help but return the very next day to give it a try. We ordered a coffee and a smoothie to start. The coffee was as expected, very good, full bodied, lots of flavour and well presented. The smoothie was very impressive at a glance, I love the use of mason jars to serve food (I got into this when making my tim tam creations) and it was fresh, thick and flavoursome, with berries and banana. For our meals we ordered the huevos rancheros and the haloumi and hummus poached eggs. The eggs arrived soft poached with wilted greens and hot grilled haloumi. The temperature of the haloumi is very important because as soon as it starts to cool the previously delicious cheese can become rubbery. The hummus had an interesting balance and was perhaps a little more garlic-y then I would expect, but spread over …

Wagamama Subiaco

After having heard that Wagamama in subi have a student discount (15% normally or 20% between 2pm-6pm), we headed over there for a feed. We started with a juice, it was obviously freshly made with apple, mint and lime. It was lovely and refreshing and a good way to begin our meal. The food comes out as ready, so we were next treated to sweet potato chips, with basil and wasabi aioli as well as chicken Kara age. The chips were the clear winner, flavoursome and crunchy with a hit of heat from the wasabi. The karaage was crisp, with a little spice and garlic. Next came the first main, chicken kare lomen, a spicy coconut based soup. The flavoursome spices were well balanced with delicious noodles and a tasty soup. We also opted for the chicken tama rice, which consisted of marinated grilled chicken, stir fried with onion, mushroom and zucchini, served with a thickened sauce on a bed of Japanese rice. The broth was flavoursome but light and complimented the chicken and rice …