Five Bar | Image credit: Louise Coghill
Get your forks ready, Perth party people—the weekend is a-comin’ and there are hearty pastas, fresh sashimi, delicious coffee and spicy curries to be had. We’ve rounded up six of our favourite Mount Lawley restaurants and cafes for you to get your munch on this weekend.
Threecoins Italian Trattoria
When Fabio and Sabrina Trequattrini’s three children moved from Italy to WA, they decided to leave their Umbria home and join them in Perth to realise their dream of opening a family Italian restaurant, dishing out home-style regional Italian cuisine. With red and white checked tablecloths, a wood-fired pizza oven, intimate vibes and super friendly staff, you’ll feel like you’re at Nonna’s house at Threecoins Italian Trattoria as you chow down on pumpkin ravioli, pistachio crusted lamb cutlets and four-cheese wood-fired pizza, all the while quaffing Italian wine. This Mount Lawley Italian restaurant is one of our faves in Perth and we suspect it’s probably one of yours too.
The exterior is a little old-school and it’s just out of the main Mount Lawley hub, but Japanese restaurant Hanami is dishing out some of the freshest and tastiest Japanese eats in Perth. The menu here is extensive—think tempura, sashimi, teppanyaki and plenty of bento boxes. I rave about this place to whoever will listen cos the sashimi is ridic, the service is quick, it’s easy on the ol’ hip pocket and I always leave satisfied. Plus, it’s the perfect spot for lunch or dinner on the run.
Ace by name and by nature, Ace Pizza is whipping up some of Perth’s best pizza, as is, unsurprisingly, one of our favourite Mount Lawley restaurants. With a nod to New York-style pizzerias, this vibey Beaufort Street joint is the sorta place you will want to hang out in all night long. The pizzas themselves boast some mouth-watering flavour combos topping thin bases, but unlike other pizza joints, the rest of Ace’s menu is bang on too. Delicious share plates like fried mac n’ cheese, crispy lamb ribs and baby squid sit alongside some creative salads, making it the perfect menu for just about anyone. And then there’s the desserts. Does soft-serve with homemade ice magic, caramel sauce, honeycomb and peanuts tickle your fancy? Oh yes! Heads up: if you’re dining with a group, book a booth—otherwise grab a seat at the bar and settle in.
Tucked into an arcade on Beaufort Street, Perth cafe Bossman Coffee offers a laidback retreat from the bustle and noise of Beaufort Street. Coffee snobs will be in their element here—Bossman brews are made with either the Bossman blend or a rotating single origin, and filter coffee is created using a French Press; all from Twin Peaks, a local roaster with whom the owner, Daniel Cleary, collaborates closely. The long communal tables and chilled music promote a great community vibe and we reckon they are the perfect place to prop yourself up, sip on your coffee, tuck into freshly baked Greek and Middle Eastern treats like baklava, kourabiedes and galaktoboureko, and enjoy some quality people-watching.
It’s an oldie but a goodie and hands down, one of my fave Mount Lawley haunts to while away a few weekend hours. In fact, I’d say Five Bar is one of the best spots to chug down a few craft beers on a Sunday afternoon. If it's oysters that you're after, Jerry Fraser can be found shucking away every Sunday but the rest of the ever-changing menu is spot on too—the reuben sanga is our pick of the bunch. Five Bar is a stone’s throw away from a bunch of other popular Beaufort Street favourites which means it’s always just the right level of busy.
Cheap, cheerful and dishing out super yum Indian and Nepalese eats, Regal Crown is one of Mount Lawley’s best kept secrets. Head chef Ganesh Shahi brings his experience working in Nepal and across Southern Asia to this little restaurant and has seen a cult following of fans fall in love with his spicy, mouth-watering dishes using local and organic produce. Try a mo mo, the lamb kadhai and any of the biryanis and you’re set.
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