Arthouse Dine – AGWA – CLOSED

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Arthouse Dine, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Cultural Centre, James Street Mall, Perth, Phone 9228 3100.

Love Is The Drug For Me … And Arthouse Dine has so much to give. Love the new spacious venue, with its light, bright, crisp, clean décor and the visual traces of AGWA all around the place.

Arthouse Dine

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Monte Fiore Cafe – Revisit – CLOSED MARCH 2017

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Monte Fiore Cafe, 628 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley WA 6050, Phone 9227 9898.

Mandatory Revisit … Monte Fiore is one of the oldest restaurants in Mount Lawley. Predominately home style Italian meals served to white table clothed tables with a pleasant view of bustling Beaufort Street.

Monte Fiore Cafe - Revisit

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Thai Spice on Oxford – Thai Restaurant – CLOSED 2016

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Thai Spice on Oxford, 135 Oxford Street, Leederville WA 6007, Phone 444 0321.

Adieu Giardini Cafe … And, hello Thai Spice on Oxford. Used to frequent Giardini Café quite a bit. In it’s heyday it was a vibrant place. Saying that, was very excited to see Thai Spice on Oxford arrive on the strip. Was even more excited when I found the Restaurant open for lunch on Saturday.

Thai Spice on Oxford

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Siena’s Sister – CLOSED

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Siena’s Sister, 500 Beaufort Street, Highgate WA 6003, Phone 9227 7762.

Siena’s Sister Roars Back to Beaufort … It was an institution really, the former Sienas that sat in this very same building. But the Restaurant we all knew and loved is back with a bounce in it’s step and a clean, bright makeover. So, the new name reflects its tie-in with Siena’s Leederville.

Siena's Sister Italian Kitchen

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Nash and Co – Coffee – CLOSED 2016

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Nash and Co, 200 Whatley Crescent, Maylands WA 6051.

Shakshuka and Surprises … Headed off to Nash and Co for brunch this morning. This is a surprising venue, housed as it is in an old building on the Maylands Café Strip. It’s full of nostalgic bric-a-brac and is laid out like someone’s home.

Nash and Co

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ACE Pizza – CLOSED MAY 2016 – Woodfired Pizza

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ACE Pizza, 448 Beaufort Street, Highgate WA 6003, Phone 0499 448 000.

Dining in the Dark … Lit by Candlelight, a Woodfired Pizza Oven and a Neon Sign. Throw in a few regular electric lights as well and the result is charming. Ace Pizza is housed in a lovely old stand alone building at the tail end of the Beaufort Street Café Strip.

ACE Pizza

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Tan Po Po Japanese Tea House – CLOSED SEPT 2016

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Tan Po Po Japanese Tea House, 623 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, Phone 9328 8313.

No Frills, Simple Home Cooked Fare … Was pointed at this little Tea House on Beaufort Street and pushed in their direction. A friend said if you want tasty Japanese at a good price then try Tan Po Po. So I did.

Tan Po Po Japanese Tea House

On Beaufort Street

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Metrio and Co Cafe / Coffee Bar – CLOSED MAY 2016

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Metrio and Co, 36-38 Angove Street, North Perth WA 6006, Phone 9227 0077.

Revisit … Heard rumours that Metrio and Co had been sold, so decided to make a return visit and see how things were looking. The café looks the same, the food in the display case looks the same, the service was as friendly as ever. So far, so good.

Metrio and Co

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