Warming Lunch at The Hummus Club, Trinity Arcade

Finding myself in the city for a hectic run around kind of day also meant I had the opportunity to lunch. Woohoo! It's been a while since I've spent lunchtime in the city and I definitely miss the buzzing atmosphere and access to an elaborate spread of eateries in every nook and cranny of the CBD! With rain falling down on the terrace and me having forgotten the umbrella, I retreated into Trinity Arcade where ...

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DIY walking tour – Elizabeth Quay and Perth

Perth’s newly created waterfront precinct has been years in the making and last weekend, Elizabeth Quay finally opened! *happy dance* Have you visited? What do you think? Like the premier of Western Australia said, ‘this is a one-in-100 year change,”. This project has certainly transformed the city’s skyline and it’s almost surreal seeing the water and skyline close together in photos posted around social media this week, a significant visual change ...

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Cycle and Coffee, Swanbourne Beach to Swan River

Computer work has been sending us a little crazy lately. Seeking some fresh air and a little bit of adventure, we decided to get on the bicycles this weekend for a pedal around Perth. Winter may appear to be an unlikely time to be outside, however thanks to Perth's mild weather it's probably the best time. I'll give you some worthy reasons - no flies, no scorching sun, less sweating, less ...

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Finding delicious Vietnamese at Mama Tran, Claremont

A few new places have surfaced in the Claremont area over the past six months and one of them is Vietnamese eatery, Mama Tran. The Claremont branch is located on the exterior of Claremont Quarter next to Yamato Kaiten Sushi and on the corner of St Quentin Ave & Bovell Lane. We've had a good dinner in the past at the Milligan street branch and knowing the menu is exactly the ...

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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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German evenings at The Rhein Donau Club

Celebrating a friend's birthday, a group of us spent a Saturday evening at the Rhein Donau Club in Myaree. The interior of the club is very much old school European and I doubt much has changed since it opened in 1959. Features of wood constructed booths, lanterns and alpine trimmings add to the European charm.  I notice an emblem carved into the dining chairs. Being non club members we paid a small ...

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Little Guildford Cafe + Vintage Shopping

Following a satisfying Sunday wandering through the antique stores along James Street I had to return with Dk for a couple of  final decisions. First though, an espresso from one of the local cafes. The Little Guildford is a quaint cafe across the train tracks and around the corner from the Swan Valley Information Centre. We were only intending to stop by for a couple of coffees but the warm bid of welcome was an easy ...

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Toastface Grillah, revisit

Winter in Perth has me craving cheese and bread and what better way to satisfy this want than visiting a place that has eight different styles of grilled cheese toasties! Toastface Grillah is a small cafe concealed rather well in the Grand Lane (cnr of Wellington and Barrack street) of Perth. A no frills casual sort of place where I dig the tunes and sitting back on benches, definitely a place ...

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Country Road Cafe, Perth

Following a clean and prep routine for our next Airbnb guests we walked into the city to kill some time before their arrival. Perth's west end contains a good variety of establishments nowadays, a little something for everyone. As night transcends Wolfe Lane and nightclubs such as Amplifier Bar and Capitol entertain the drinking night owls and during the day the small cafes nourish and energise the early morning people. Country ...

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Kakula Bros, Northbridge

Kakula Brothers is a continental grocer in the heart of Northbridge and this William Street establishment has been around since 1929 and is owned by hardworking Greek brothers. Kakula Brothers is not your typical modern branded supermarket, it is a charming traditional grocer that sells all the raw ingredients for cooking such as flours, spices, seasonings, grains, nuts, teas, tinned vegetables, oils and cheeses. Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, Greek, Chinese ...

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