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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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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Himeji Japan – Curry – Coffee – Himeji Castle

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Himeji Japan, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Where The Dreams Roll High … Himeji, Japan, is like a fairytale. We got off the train and stood in the middle of the promenade staring at the Castle in the distance. A 14th Century Castle to be exact.

Himeji Japan

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Perth City Farm – Barista Coffee – Brunch – Farm Eggs

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Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth, Phone 9325 7229.

Far Away From The City … Perth City Farm sits on the outer edge of the CBD. The venue itself has a definite rural sense to it with its Barns and the open air feel of the cafe. So, it really is just like a farm.

Perth City Farm

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Cafe Bella Rosa – Barista Coffee – Kitchen – Desserts

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Cafe Bella Rosa, 51 Archer Street, Cnr Planet Street, Carlisle, Phone 9472 5300.

Chance Meeting … Café Bella Rosa is Carlisle’s hidden gem. And, for me, stumbling across this venue was genuine good fortune. Hopefully, not the only good luck of 2018.

Cafe Bella Rosa

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Cafe On Walcott – Barista Coffee – Brunch

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Cafe On Walcott, Walcott Centre, 265 Walcott Street, North Perth, Phone 0427 859 893.

I’m In Motion … It’s 6.00am and I am awake. A Facebook check assures me Café on Walcott has opened it doors and the drastic need for coffee leads me to the car.

Cafe On Walcott

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My Vicino – Italian Food – Brunch – Dinner – Coffee

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My Vicino, 224 Cambridge Street, Wembley, Phone 9380 4084.

Always Searching For Paradise … That’s the game people play when they eat out. So, early this morning I ventured out to Wembley to try the food at My Vicino.

My Vicino

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