Kalamunda Mountain Bike Trails- West Australia

There is loads of  quality riding options along the Kalamunda Mountain bike trails and having cycled the green trails, the next stage of progression is the blue graded ones. This also means access to a larger number of trails in the area and an opportunity to ride deeper in the forest as well as a few runs down the reasonably steep Mt Gunjin. Set in regrowth forest the mountain bike trails meander through ...

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Pixel Coffee, Leederville

I really need to visit Leederville more often because it seems this neighborhood is alive with activity and plenty of cafe choices to sit and enjoy a coffee. Located near the Italian deli Re-Store  is a quaint little cafe called Pixel Coffee. It's a popular haunt for locals and those that see the lovely looking photos through social media. I am the latter, and when I found myself in Leederville for an ...

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Vans Cottesloe + Cycle around Perth’s Swan River

Vans Cottesloe opens when the sun is barely up and not even a mouse stirs on Napoleon Street. It's a really peaceful part of the day and on our cycle around the Swan River today we detour for warm drinks and breakfast. Turns out this morning was the coldest one this year so far, and this doesn't surprise me because my fingers were hurting from the chill. Comfy inside and sitting by the beautiful ...

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Evening feast of many at Asado

South American street food sounded like a superb way to begin the boy's birthday weekend.  Add a parilla BBQ and we could possibly be set for a feast of many at Asado. On a Thursday night the streets in Claremont appear to be empty and we conclude it's going to be quiet one as we short cut walk through Claremont Quarter, yet when we enter Asado the restaurant is teeming with people and I’m quietly regretting ...

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Coffee and Cake by the sea, City Beach

Located on the City Beach foreshore, Odyssea beach café is a scenic spot for an espresso. Monday mid-morning, the unexpected small queue isn’t an issue as there’s a two seat bar table on the alfresco decking area available, and with only the two of us we’re in luck today! On the way to the table we notice a cake and pastry table, and take a quick photo in passing, it's a good ...

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Degustation at Print Hall Dining Room

We've been all over the place since the start of this year, working on most public holidays, Valentine's Day and more recently my birthday.  It's been chaotic to say the least. Having heard via social media the closing of the Print Hall Dining Room, a place that's been on the wish list for 18 months now, we decided to book in for the final degustation evening as a belated valentines ...

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Smashing breakfast at Asado Bar

From the picket fence, Asado Bar brings an air of casual coolness to Claremont’s Quentin Avenue. The modern restaurant features a number of different spaces from wicker chairs with sinking cushions to high bar seat tables. Light urban industrial and warm wooded tones. If you like a place with emphasis on interior design, this is one to take note of. So, having enjoyed a good breakfast on the last visit, we couldn’t ...

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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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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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