Just Dessert at The Standard

Celebrating my birthday over the weekend we dropped past The Standard in Northbridge for some sneaky dessert.  The bar is located on the fringe of Northbridge along Roe street, a few blocks down from Chinatown where the likes of Billy Lees and Uncle Billys feed late night diners. Our first visit to The Standard and the rear garden undetectable from the street side is ultra cool, looks like a pleasant spot for drinking ...

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Perth Cycle + Breakfast pizza and Beer

Our plans to cycle along the river were halted not even half way when out of nowhere I experienced some fairly sharp piercing pains to the right side of one of my knees. Arghhh! When it became clear I couldn’t continue cycling we boarded the train for Perth at Canning Bridge, and all the while feeling grateful the section of path we were on, was super close to the Mandurah ...

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Too much to choose from at Little Bird Cafe

Little Bird Café on Lake Street is one of my favourite cafes in Northbridge and not just for the coffee and food. It’s a cafe with ambiance and a quaint courtyard alfresco area where you can enjoy Perth's mostly mellow weather. While I tend to shy away from the weekend brunch hour, Little Bird does open from 8am and it was the prime opportunity to stop by for breakfast before the café ...

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Lunch at Good Fortune Roast Duck House

Inspired by the amusing Amazing Peking Duck Race chapter in a book I am currently reading by Lorraine behind the Not Quite Nigella blog, I decided to find some Peking Duck to feast on for lunch. The Good Fortune Roast Duck House sounded like the perfect place to experience this famous Chinese imperial dish and for the very first time might I mention. The restaurant is located in the Chinatown part of Northbridge on William ...

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Northbridge Brewing Company by Beerland

With Perth’s transforming food scene and not to mention the beer craft scene a little thought goes into where to take Dad for his birthday these days, with the aim of showing him new places around town, last year it was the Alpengaudi evening at The Rhein Donau Club in Myaree and this year our family decided to try the Northbridge Brewing Company. The establishment serves as a brewery, bar and ...

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Asian Foodie Walkabout Tour

A couple of Saturdays ago I went along to an Asian Foodie Walkabout in Northbridge with Yvonne and Yolanda from Red Hot Spatula as our wandering hosts. Red Hot Spatula was one of the original food market stores to come out in Perth and now they do a range of activities from event catering to cooking classes. The walking tour took us through a number of grocery shops around William ...

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Little Bird Cafe, Northbridge

The oh-so satisfying journey from discovery to desire to dining to satisfaction. This kind of sums up the experience at The Little Bird Cafe in Northbridge earlier this morning. We had initially set out on the bicycles destined for East Perth however passing through Northbridge and stumbling across the Lake Street positioned café we were allured in by the sign - coffee! As we approached the counter I immediately noticed the tempting ...

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Esthers Cake Shop and Cafe

Located on William Street, a short distance from the Newcastle Street intersection is a small takeaway Asian bakery. On a Saturday morning the smell of freshly baked warm buns and soft Pandan cakes is an excuse to stop by. Also, the first destination on the Red Hot Spatula Asian foodie walkabout tour (post to follow soon) with Yvonne and Yolanda. Similar to a bakery we visited in Japan the protocol is to ...

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IS Donburi, Northbridge

IsDonburi is a little Japanese eatery along William Street and it sits at the entrance of Arcade 189, very near to Superstar Waffles. The menu at IsDonburi instantly aroused my attention when we were deciding where to eat in Northbridge. The menu has plenty of choices to satisfy the fussiest of eaters or an indecisive person like myself. There are 8 varieties of Udon and 5 varieties of Yaki Udon. Then ...

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Tea for Tú, Northbridge

Wandering along William Street it is easy to miss the shop fronts that at first glance look small but in reality they are anything but small, appearance is not everything in Northbridge and never has it been!  William street is lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants, look closely and there is also life in the arcades, lanes, a rooftop and in the rear of a boutique fashion and lifestyle ...

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