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Finlay & Sons no 917

8 August, 2015
Finlay & Sons - Breakfast Perth

When was the last time you went to a cafe where every single staff member you encountered genuinely smiled at you? For me, it was last Friday when I visited Beaufort street’s newest addition – Finlay & Sons no 917. Besides the super friendly staff, it has all the hallmarks of a successful cafe – exposed brick, filament lights, a large communal table and instagram worthy bits and bobs on the table that make for the perfect styled food shots. But…

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Bathers Beach House

13 July, 2015
Bathers Beach House - Breakfast Perth

I have never heard of a maccas closing down until it happened in our own port city. The glow from the golden arches cast a romantic light over Bathers Beach for young lovers necking after smashing some illusions shakers at Zanzibar, or Harbourside… or whatever it was called last.  Thankfully what has replaced it is much more snazzy than a mickey D’s! Bathers Beach House opened late last year and has offered Freo goers a place to eat, drink and be…

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Oakover Grounds

26 June, 2015
Perth Breakfast

Imagine sitting there for breakfast with the sun shining through the vines onto the verandah of the restaurant. The small lake sparkles under the morning light and a wood fire is keeping you warm whilst the smell of fresh roasted coffee wafts past your nose. Sounds like the perfect winter morning out for breakfast doesn’t it? Where is this magical place… well… it’s been in the Swan Valley for a while but it’s had a make over. Oakover winery has shed…

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Feast Cafe

13 June, 2015
Feast

I promised myself that after I had my baby, I wouldn’t become a “mummy blogger”. I didn’t want to make my reviews all about how it was so rude that a tiny, trendy cafe wouldn’t fit my ginormous pram or how it was daylight robbery that I had to pay for a babycino when I ordered a herbal tea for myself. But I was worried. Would I now be confined to shopping centre cafes because of my new mummy status? After…

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Sprolo

2 June, 2015
Sprolo

A cafe on busy Canning Highway can be anything but relaxed and enjoyable right? With upbeat jazz bouncing out of the speakers and the wooshes and banging of top quality coffee being made – Sprolo takes you away from the cars crawling by only metres from the door. The seating seems to be about saving space, with metal stools being the go. There are a couple of couches at the window if you are lucky enough to nab them, tables…

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The Old Laundry

11 April, 2015
The Old Laundry

It’s been a while since anything on Angove Street has piqued my interest. I’ve been to all the cafe’s, I’ve raged at the Rosie but I just feel that generally North Perth is old, tired and boring (ok.. the new beer garden at the Rose is pretty impressive). Hordes of people still flock to the area for breakfast at their old fave but I’m always on the hunt for something new.. and it doesn’t get any newer than The Old…

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London Cafe & Bar

27 March, 2015
London Cafe

I married an Englishman and despite me being from the colony and him from the mother land, there is a huge cultural difference between us. For one, he doesn’t understand fairy bread. Andy used to live north of Joondalup and this is where I got a real cultural shock. I had no idea that these far northern suburbs were so popular with UK expats and I found things like “The English Shop” as confusing as “The Walkabout” pub in London. I have…

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Ascot Riverside Kiosk

19 March, 2015
Ascot Kiosk

My phone goes off and in comes a message from my friend Trevor telling me about this kiosk on the river in Ascot that is serving good breakfast. A kiosk serving good breakfast? “hahaha ok” I thought. So we organise a day to rendezvous for this kiosk breakfast and we head down to Garvey Park. I’ll explain how you get there for those who might not know where this park is. You know that set of lights on Gt Eastern…

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Tropico

13 March, 2015
Tropico

I know I go on and on about this,  but it’s been a while since a noteworthy cafe has opened up around the northern beaches. Bar a few, why is a popular tourist area so void of top quality cafes? Well a new addition has started to restore my faith in the area. Set back off the West Coast Drive strip, Tropico has made the small shopping precinct on Flora Terrace a place that locals can no longer keep to…

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Boutique Travel Cafe

30 January, 2015
Boutique Travel Cafe

When a friend suggests going out for a catchup over breakfast I try to put the decision making back on them. “Where do you want to go?” is usually met with a reply of “I don’t mind – you know where’s best”. Or in the case of my friend Belinda, the reply is “I don’t mind, so long as it’s better than site food”. Going out for breakfast with someone who works on a mine site fills me with anxiety. I know…

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