El Pancho Mexican Restaurant & Bar – Osaka – Japan

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El Pancho Mexican Restaurant and Bar, 1 Chome-10-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0085, Japan.

Simply The Best … El Pancho is a small Mexican Restaurant on the 8th floor of a tall tower. Who would have thought that the best Mexican food I’ve eaten hails from Osaka, Japan.

El Pancho Osaka Japan

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Smoult’s Larder – Take Home Food – Barista Coffee

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Smoult’s Larder, 186 Whatley Crescent, Maylands, Phone 9371 9778.

Spice Up Your Life … Just in case you haven’t heard, Smoult’s Deli is now Smoult’s Larder. Which basically means there’s a huge display case of take out or eat in food. Yep, there’s tables now too.

Smoult's Larder

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Gargano – Bar – Restaurant – Italian Cucina

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Gargano Bar and Restaurant, Rear 176 Stirling Highway, Claremont, Phone 9386 8933.

Unbelievable … Gargano has been open for 22 years. The name might have changed over that time but it’s been run by the same people. The exciting news is that the venue and menu have been revamped.

Gargano Bar & Restaurant

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Multiculturalism Japan – Shinjuku – Tokyo – Nippon

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Multiculturalism Japan – What we learnt while eating.

You Are What You Eat … If that’s true then I’m a bit multicultural at the moment. In one day in Shinjuku we ate French food for breakfast, a typical Indian lunch and Italian for dinner.

Multiculturalism Japan

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Festive Lights

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Lavender Bistro & Boutique – Barista Coffee

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Lavender Bistro & Boutique, 6 Cranleigh Street, Off West Swan Street, West Swan, Phone 9250 7711.

Purple Haze … Lavender Bistro sits in a bush setting behind the Margaret River Chocolate Company. The smell of lavender as you walk in the door is very appealing, as is the clean, streamlined venue.

Lavender Bistro & Boutique

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Sweet Dreams Osaka Japan – Dessert Cafes

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Sweet Dreams Osaka Japan

Everybody’s Looking For Something … And I found that even in Japan, dessert cafes are a thing. Xena has a keen eye for tracking down treats to quell her sweet tooth.

Sweet Dreams Osaka Japan

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Pio’s Cafe – Italian Cucina – Barista Coffee

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Pio’s Cafe, 401 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn, Phone 0432 288 540.

Life Is Great … Pio’s Café has opened and I simply adore their ethos; “For the love of food and friendship”. They definitely have the food part worked out in their Bella Cucina. Oh, and they were friendly.

Pio's Cafe

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The Little Pantry – Lunch Specials – Barista Coffee

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The Little Pantry, 206 Nicholson Road, Subiaco, Phone 9388 8780.

The Simple Bare Necessities … Like desserts, lunch specials, Barista coffee and friendly service, that’s the bare essentials for The Little Pantry.

The Little Pantry

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