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40 Perfect Spots For Cute Friend Dates In Perth

By Ella Liascos
11th Mar 2017

They’re our ultimate validators, accomplices and partners-in-crime. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that friends are the best, because how many other people in the world will endorse your specific brand of crazy and willingly follow along for the ride? If you and your buddies have gotten into a comfortable routine of late, we’ve put together 40 alternatives to try the next time you tee up a date.

Here are 40 of the best spots for cute friend dates in Perth.

  1. Have a crafternoon at Winterwares Ceramic Studio. Their workshops come with a dee-licious catered lunch included, plus you get to take home any plates or bowls you make once they’re fired!
  2. Head to The Yoga Garage on a Saturday before hitting up Scarborough Beach for a swim.
  3. Book a secret gig with So Far Sounds—location and artists are revealed on the night, BYO drinks and cheese.
  4. Learn how to make cheese together thanks to the clever cats at The Cheese Maker.
  5. If the company you keep is of the artistic variety, Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School is an alternative way to enjoy a pint of beer with your best mate. Paint or draw with life models and burlesque and circus performers as your muse.
  6. If you love walking through pretty suburbs and talking smack about architecture and wow-worthy houses, then the Mosman Park Heritage Trail is the perfect local track for you and your buddies to get a good walk in. Start off in Memorial Park and follow the stainless steel triangles on the path that guide you from Mosman Bay to Leighton Battery. More info at the Mossie Park Council website.
  7.  BYO booze and grab some dinner on the jetty from one of many food trucks on a Monday Night at Food Trucks Under the Bridge—featuring live music, Eat No Evil and La Palleta.
  8. If you and your mates aren’t all that excited about traditional exercise, Bounce will have you sweating bullets in no time. 
  9. Step up your put-put game and challenge your friends to a game of mini golf at Holey Moley in Northbridge. 
  10. Outdoor movies rock so find a movie you both want to see, pack a picnic and a couple of cushions and get there early for a gas bag before the movie starts. Here are our fave places to see an outdoor flick
  11. If dance classes have been on your to-do list for a while now, drag a like-minded buddy along to one of Perth’s best dance classes and shake your booty like Beyonce. 
  12. Sometimes the craving for a hot dog or a burger reaches peak levels, usually on the Sunday after a big weekend. South Freo is a hot spot for this kind of nosh, with Run Amuk and Missy Moo’s right next to each other, or you could grab some pub grub and a beer at The Local.
  13. If you can’t make it to South East Asia on your next holiday, drag your friends to the all of the spots on this list of Perth's ultimate Asian eats!
  14. Head to Frankly My Dog and order the Nutella loaded fries or the dessert dog loaded with Nutella, marshmallows, coconut and chocolate sauce to share (or not..).
  15. Ditch your usual Sunday sesh get up for some swimming togs and head to The Poolside Sessions at Esplanade in Freo instead. They put on a live DJ every Sunday, plus happy hour and plenty of inflatable devices.
  16. If you and your pals are yogi enthusiasts yet to master a handstand, The Movement Co have got you sorted with their dedicated handstand workshops.
  17. Late night Chi Cho Gelato ice cream and New Edition Bookstore dates are a wonderful nerdy past time, New Edition even has a sign welcoming visitors with ice cream in hand, so don't be shy.
  18. Channel your inner Leonardo da Vinci and go to The Pickled Paintbrush, where you can paint and sip—what a great combo!
  19. While it’s not the most social past time, it’s always fun to bro-down about your experience over a cup of tea in the lobby after a float in a sensory deprivation tank at Becalmed Float.
  20. Eat your way through the Freo Markets—start with the avocado burger and then finish up with a Muffle. What you do in between is your business.
  21. Bring a bottle of vino to Mack Daddy’s New York Slice for 22” pizza and a chin wag over a few cheeky glasses of red.
  22. There’s nothing that can’t be solved over a kombucha cocktail and some crispy dumplings at Henry Summer in Northbridge.
  23. If you can’t tackle “Orange Is The New Stack” Vanilla pancakes brekky at Duck Duck Bruce yourself, then bring a fellow sugar-loving friend to help you. Then head to The Chart and Map Shop, just because it’s the coolest store in Freo.
  24. Drop your sushi-related preconceptions at the door and head to Fat Maki in West Perth for lunch. It’s better to come in with mates so you can try more than one, from their bacon cheeseburger sushi to their honey tofu and mushroom sushi rolls.
  25. Treat yourselves to a fancy shmancy high tea at one of these places in Perth, because who doesn't love finger sandwhiches, endless treats and tea.
  26. Sing your heart out at one of Perth’s best karaoke bars, because there is nothing better than singing your heart out with your bestie
  27. The Common Candle Co not only sell delicious smelling candles, but now you can learn to make your own at their workshops, complete with cocktails and gourmet catering.
  28. Spring cleaning is always better with friends and Mercado 32 lets you do this without the hassle of selling your stuff online or for $2 at a garage sale. They offer 25% cash or 50% store credit for the value of your item, so you can shop for some new threads while you’re at it.
  29. Have breaky at Brown Spoon Cafe and order their honey toast bread. Why? because it's packed full of peanut and matcha butter, Nutella and chocolate will not disappoint for those craving a sweet breakfast. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also dig into a whole host of other Korean dessert favourites.
  30. The combination of Flipside and Mechanics Institute in Northbridge, The Stanley in Wembley or Mrs Browns in North Freo truly never gets old for a mid-week feed.
  31. Between 12 and 4pm on Tuesday through to Friday, Young George gives you three dishes for only $25 dollars—from duck parfait, lamb ribs, squid with peppers and cauliflower hummus. So bring a sidekick and eat until you can't eat no more!
  32. Grab your bestie and take to the water, on a SUP. WestSups is doing night time stand up paddleboarding so you can take your sunset to a whole new level. 
  33. Book yourselves into The Meatball Bar's 'All You Can Eat' promotion deal, you won't be sorry.
  34. Slowly make your way through 100 varieties of tequila at La Cholita to wash down all of the tacos, quesadillas and tostadas you’ll be consuming.
  35. Take a trip to the hills, head straight to Honey’s Bakehouse and get yourselves a deep fried vanilla slice. 
  36. Start your reformer Pilates career with a buddy because getting fit is always more fun with friends. Here are all our fave spots to start.
  37. From photography courses, large scale painting, printing and music—The Fremantle Arts Centre will have a class for you.
  38. Go indoor plant shopping at one of these indoor plant shops in Perth, because you can never have too many plants, right? 
  39. Check out some live jazz at The Jazz Cellar—it's BYO food AND drink! 
  40. Why not tick Skydiving off the bucket list? You can do an Indoor Skydive to warm up here, or the real deal here.

Need more ideas? Check out 11 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Perth.

F Is For Dance | Image credit: Nancy Hanna

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