Another weekend on the way in, another excuse to get in the car, chuck on the tunes and head out for breakfast (or brunch if you prefer a bit of a sleep in)!
Brunch is still my favourite meal of all time and I’ve been out and about every weekend ticking one or two new places off my extremely long wish list. Lately we’ve been hanging out in our old hood, the South Perth area and it’s surrounds, as a crop of cool new spots have popped out of nowhere!
Maylands used to be “home” for E and I. A few years back we lived down by the river in a super cute townhouse and we frequented the Eighth Avenue and Whatley Crescent brunch spots on the regular.
I don’t know who Betty and Dave are, but I like them. And I like their new addition to Inglewood’s growing list of cute brunch spots. Betty & Dave’s is a bit of a retro style diner sporting colourful interiors, a healthy menu and the coolest bright pink coffee machine you ever did see.
One thing I noticed about eating out over the holiday period was the lack of cafe’s and restaurant’s that were actually open! I totally get hospitality staff need a break too but they would have made a killing over the Christmas and New Year period, the places that were open were super busy! So busy that my friend L and I had to “shop around” in Northbridge recently as the cafe we were planning to visit was so packed we probably would have waited 30 minutes for a table. Thank goodness Little Willys on William Street was open and we managed to score the only free table in the teeny little cafe. I love it when that happens!
I’ll admit I’ve been stalking Holly Raye’s Cafe on Instagram since the early building stages and couldn’t wait to visit the new Bassendean hang out. We don’t visit the suburb very often but it was worth the wait and short trip up the highway. What a stunning little spot.
This weekend is set to be another crazy busy ride for me (family dinner, Rottnest trip, hangs with mates, Bloggers Bloom Together event), but even at the busiest of times, you still have to eat, right? Correct. I’ve been on my usual foodie adventures as of late, zipping around from suburb to suburb, trying the coolest new spots (and my usual favourites), meeting up with friends, spending time with my E, all over a strong coffee and plates of delicious treats. Food brings people together, and if your Zomato wish list is as long as mine you better get started this weekend. Here are three stand out places I’ve been frequenting as of late.
Do you have a weekend ritual? Something you look forward to every week? It might be a trip to the shops or a few hours binge watching a TV series (just did it with season two of Wonderland). Besides those essential things, my ritual involves fresh fruit and vegetables, breakfast in the sunshine and good coffee with E. That’s right, it’s food related (of course).
Booking for a group of seven for breakfast is always a mission. Firstly, barely any places book for brekky these days. It’s simply a first in best dressed situation, but with a table of seven it’s generally a longer wait regardless. Secondly, so many cafes are the size of a shoe box of late that seven people wouldn’t even fit in the space! So finding a crowd pleasing option to suit seven felt like a bit of a mission a few weeks back, but the mission was a total success when we discovered the slick and sexy Tabella. Perched near Fremantle cafe royalty Gino’s, Tabella is an Italian foodie dream. Serving good honest meals from dawn till dusk, we were lucky to book a table (via Dimmi) for our large party without any trouble. And it was a good table. In fact we ended up seated by the large open windows facing the main strip, providing us with the perfect view of the terrace and all its early morning movement. A perfect place to chat, …