V Burger Bar Floreat Forum – Coffee Bar

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V Burger Bar Floreat Forum, Shop 81/5 Howtree Place, Floreat WA 6014, Phone: 6161 0322.

Refreshingly Different … Decided to try a different burger chain. And, seeing the good reviews we settled on V Burger Bar at Floreat Forum. The place is well decorated, with the decor being very much to my taste. The staff were efficient and very friendly.

V Burger Bar Floreat Forum

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Royal India Restaurant and Bar – Thali

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Royal India, 1134 Hay Street, West Perth WA 6005, Phone 9324 1368.

Upmarket Indian … Used to frequent the Royal India quite often but a long time ago now. We decided a revisit was in order. I noticed that they offered a Thali lunch special, so the deal was done.

Royal India Restaurant and Bar

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Choux Cafe Patisserie Francaise – Coffee Bar

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Choux Cafe Patisserie Francaise, 93 Shenton Rd, Swanbourne WA 6010, Phone 9385 4227.

Elusive Eclairs … A friend mentioned that I had to go to Choux Café Patisserie Francaise for their éclairs. So off we went to Swanbourne but sadly, they were already sold out by the time we got there. The waitperson explained that Tuesday mornings were a good time to snag an éclair.

Choux Cafe

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Grill’d Claremont Quarter – Healthy Burgers

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Grill’d Claremont Quarter, 23 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont WA 6010, Phone 9384 1084.

It’s all about the Sliders … Grill’d Claremont Quarter is opposite Lucioli. Just outside, in the laneway, near the Koko Black exit. It’s a lot cosier than many of their venues, but small and perfectly formed. It’s also decorated with their traditional industrial, trashy chic. They’ve added a funky mural to the entire back wall. Nice.

Grill'd Claremont Quarter

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Engine Room Espresso – Cafe – Coffee Bar

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Engine Room Espresso, 450C Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006, Phone 0420 703 419.

Delightful … Engine Room is a small and cosy café opposite the Rosemount Hotel on Fitzgerald Street. The décor is part industrial, part trashy chic. Decor includes distressed cement floors, exposed ceilings and eclectic furniture.There is a tiny but swish outdoor courtyard.

Engine Room Espresso

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Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge – High Tea

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Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100, Phone 9362 7551.

High Tea … When we were being highfalutin and dining at Rockpool this week we noticed that the Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge had started serving high tea. We booked, which is mandatory apparently, and went along with high expectations.

Crown Metropol Lobby Lounge

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Benedetto Bakery – Cafe – Pizza Place

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Benedetto Bakery, 765 Marshall Road, Malaga WA 6090, Phone 9249 9670.

Authentic Italian bread, pizza and more … Used to frequent Benedetto Bakery when it was in Victoria Road. But I had forgotten about it when I moved from the area. Reading a recent review about their bread led me to find them again.

Benedetto Bakery - Cafe - Pizza Place

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Food For Me – Cafe – Coffee Shop – Caterer

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Food For Me, 877 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park WA 6101, Phone 9472 0333.

Foodie haven … Having walked past Food For Me quite a few times I decided it was time to try their wares. There was a bit of an ulterior motive because we were hunting caramel slices. Having already lucked out at two other cafes this was our last attempt.

Food For Me

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New Norcia Bakeries Mount Hawthorn

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New Norcia Bakeries, 163 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Phone 9443 4114.

Like Jack Horner, In The Corner … New Norcia Bakeries Café in Mount Hawthorn has been open since the 1990’s. It’s a cheery café loaded with bread and baked goods of all kinds. Oh, and Chicken Pies.

New Norcia Bakeries Mount Hawthorn

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