Breakfast by the Beach at The Shorehouse

Given the blissful weather last Saturday morning, we thought it to be a good enough reason to travel towards the west coast for breakfast. When we arrived at Swanbourne Beach the car park was all but full, and as we walked towards The Shorehouse, it was pretty clear this newish restaurant was drawing in a vibrant morning crowd, more than likely with the same idea of enjoying the early summer weather ...

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Breakfast and Cider in the Perth Hills

The scenery at CORE Cider House is really sensational and it hits you the moment you pull up in the car park. The cidery and restaurant is set on a slope in the Perth hills with picturesque views across its orchard and Australian forest in the background. I have to say half way though our breakfast we spotted a prey bird with a huge wing span circling low through the orchard, it ...

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Day 2; Karta Barnu to Manjimup

This morning I woke with the sun and excitably poked my head out of the tent reminding myself where I was -  in the middle of the forest in Western Australia's south west. It was quiet and not even a stir from the birds. I walked around briefly snapping a couple of photos of the morning scene and then climbed back into the tent, falling asleep for an hour or so. ...

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Wonderful chaos at Yelo

Well, winter officially arrived into Perth last weekend and thus begins the season for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or whatever hot drink warms your belly! It’s also the season of stews, goulash, minestrone soup and beef bourguignon. My favourite season and let’s also not forget about the warm apple crumble! Wanting to enjoy the winter sun, we headed to the beach side cafe Yelo in Trigg for coffee and a sweet treat. ...

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Ocean Views at Bib & Tucker

Beginning a morning at the beach is a must do in Perth, and anywhere along the coast will do. This Good Friday holiday we headed to Leighton beach for an early (for a public holiday anyhow) morning breakfast at Bib & Tucker.  Most places tend to close on Good Friday, however, this year there were plenty open around town and with an instagram account it was an effortless task in finding choices for ...

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Lake Espresso, Claremont

Where in Claremont can you sip a hot coffee with a scenic and peaceful view? We may have found the perfect little place at the Lake Claremont Golf Course called Lake Espresso. The location is indeed somewhat hidden from the street when turning off Davies Road. It is an easy 5 minute walk from the Claremont train station. We ordered a couple of cappuccinos and a brekky wrap. Lake Espresso offer a super ...

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Cycle Pit Stop at The Naked Fig

Marking the beginning of warm weather in Perth (also known as beach weather here) and our first day off work together in a very long time, Dk and I embarked on an uphill cycle starting at Lake Claremont and ending at a beach side cafe called The Naked Fig. Swanbourne Beach is easily found at the end of Marine Parade a few minutes away from the popular and iconic Cottesloe Beach. ...

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Matilda Bay Tea Rooms

The Matilda Bay Tea Rooms is a refreshing scenery change from the urban cafes. Located on the Swan River at the Matilda Bay Reserve and within walking distance to UWA (University of Western Australia) this little section of Perth gives you a glimpse into the lifestyle of the typical West Australian and that is - 'enjoying the outdoors'. Seating by the river The tea rooms have been a part of the Crawley landscape since the 1960's. ...

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Raffles Hotel Lounge and Bar

The Raffles Hotel may not be the first place that springs to mind when I think of  a place to visit for coffee however we recently discovered the Lounge and Bar does offer the morning espresso. The waterfront location was what won us over. The Raffles Hotel has a bit of a historic journey which includes being the site of the former Canning Bridge Hotel (from 1896) and then undergoing a refurbishment and ...

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The Blue Duck, North Cottesloe

The Blue Duck Restaurant is a much loved place for the locals of Perth to go for an early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. The modern Australian restaurant is located on the sand dunes overlooking North Cottesloe Beach in Perth's western suburbs. The main attraction of The Blue Duck is the fabulous view (pictured below) and only a handful of restaurants in Perth can claim to offer uninterrupted views of  Western Australia's pristine ...

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