It’s no secret we spend a lot of time dining out, and why travel all the way to Leederville or Mt Lawley when Victoria Park is a skip and a jump down the road! A cultural hub filled with street art, quirky breakfast cafes and alternative shopping choices, it’s a personal favourite as it still has the cool vibes of its city suburb sisters, but it just seems so much more relaxed. The food scene is always evolving and changing and a new crop of lunch and dinner choices have made their way to the park. Here are three new restaurants you need to visit next time you’re in the area – trust me, they’re delicious!
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.
I grew up in the sleepy town of Manjimup, and it seems to be one of those towns where the food scene has always been the same. Pizza shop (pretty good actually), pub (very good food but very pub-esque), and local cafe that I actually used to work at (so of course I didn’t want to dine there because I spent most of my time there working). The odd fast food joint would pop up for a few months then disappear, because although the town is a beautiful escape it isn’t the busiest place to run a business. But when I visited Manjimup on my Christmas break I was dying to try the new bar and restaurant everyone had been raving about. Does Manjimup finally have a modern eatery worth food blogging?
They say not to judge a book by its cover, but easier said than done, especially when it comes to food. Pretty food is always going to be lusted over and eaten first – that is probably why #foodporn is such a massive hashtag on Instagram. So where did I visit over the weekend for the superficial reason that the food snaps I had seen were absolutely beautiful? Pixel Coffee Brewers in Leederville. The hole in the wall has been around for a little while now, but is still super busy in peak times and my friends L and V and I were lucky to squish onto the end of a communal dining table on this particular Saturday morning. The interiors are simply stunning at Pixel. The space is light, bright and airy with plenty of floral inspiration and modern nick nacks gracing the wooden tables. The communal dining vibe is very present, but if you’re feeling a more private breakfast they do have smaller tables for two. There are even a few quirky chairs …
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.
Life has just been so insanely busy lately I haven’t had much of a chance to dine out in true food reviewer form. I know right? Blogger blasphemy! I love a good cafe visit, but every time I have dined out recently it has been an eat and run moment. Or a catch up with friends moment. Or a “I am so hungry I can’t be bothered photographing my food until it’s cold” moment. No staged pictures, no “styling” the table. Just good old fashioned nomming. But I thought I’d share a few spots I’ve recently visited (in non blogger style).
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, …
Although Mary Street Bakery hasn’t been around for as long as some of Mount Lawley’s breakfast spots, it has pretty much become a Beaufort Street landmark in the foodie stakes.
There’s a new kid on the block, and you can call him George. Or if you want a more official name, George Street Cafe and Patisserie will do. Nestled in a quiet street in Kensington the uber cute spot is the perfect location for food and chats in the sunshine, so what did we do? Just that. E and I visited George Street a few weeks back on a rare morning off together and let me tell you, it’s the perfect spot for a brunch date!
Now I’ve never been a huge beer fan, but when I was invited to a long table lunch in the sunshine with a bunch of Perth beer fans and bloggers I couldn’t pass it up. Who knew I would leave appreciating, and actually enjoying a cold brew.