Six Senses | Image Credit: Louise Coghill
Is Subiaco finally making a foodie comeback? Our old fave lost its way for a while there, but there now seems to be some renewed passion for the leafy burb and we couldn’t be happier about it!
From our tried and true favourites to the new kids on the block, here’s 8 places you should eat in Subi this weekend.
Still not on the radar of a lot of Perth folks, we reckon Perth Restaurant Meeka is dishing out some of the best middle eastern food in Perth. Grab a bunch of friends and order up on the entrees before sampling a few tajines—the dorper lamb with baby onions, carrots, prunes, chickpeas, ras el hanout, red pepper sauce, candied harissa almonds and hummus is the bomb-diggity. Then fill up some more on Meeka’s stuffed doughnuts and homemade ice cream with a side of Persian fairy floss.
Architects And Heroes
What’s a weekend feast without coffee? It’s just not! For one of the best brews in Perth Architects and Heroes are your guys. Using Code Black Coffee beans the coffee is exceptionally good and is matched by a unique all day food menu that is anything but your usual granola/avo toast fare!
Three words are all you need to know about Six Senses in Subiaco—massamun lamb shank. This signature dish served with baby potatoes is delicious! Smack bang in the heart of Subiaco, Six Senses is open for lunch and dinner on the weekend.
Perth Cafe Boucla is the sort of buzzy, top-notch cafe everyone wishes they had in their neighbourhood. The crew behind this Rokeby Road cafe are friendly, the space is cosy and the coffee is really, really good. The huge range of amazing-looking cakes are dangerously good too. Boucla offers a great selection of brekkie and lunch time goodies, all with a Middle Eastern twist.
Lady Of Ro
Owned by the same clever poppets from Boucla, Lady of Ro has brought delicious Mediterranean fare to the streets of Subi. Homely and delicious, we love the lamb shoulder and chargrilled veggies, but we’ve heard the sardines are pretty tasty too. Lady of Ro is BYO and you order straight from a chalkboard menu, adding to its lovely relaxed atmosphere. When dessert time rolls around you’ll find it quite hard to refuse their scrummy almond and apple strudel, so don’t!
Baguette Me Not
Franco-Vietnamese fusion street food—that’s what you get at Baguette Me Not in Subiaco. Think delicious gourmet bahn mi baguette sandwiches, salads and sliders. Take the train to flavour town and choose from the Birdy Nom Nom with grilled lemongrass chicken, The PowWow with pulled pork or the Field-Tastic grilled field mushroom bahn me.
Solo And Co.
Bringing gluten free goodies to the heart of Subiaco, we’re so glad homewares store cum art studio Solo and Co. added cafe to its long list of attributes late last year. Serving up a huge variety of gluten free cookies, scones and breads (the sourdough looks better than any we’ve ever seen), as well as big, beautiful salads and great coffee, Solo and Co. is our new favourite Subi hangout. Sit down for a feed and then walk it off by browsing through all of the South-East Asian artefacts and bold paintings.
Let’s be honest, if the Subiaco Hotel didn’t exist, Subi just wouldn’t be the same. This iconic Perth restaurant has stood the test of time thanks to the delicious food and drinks on offer. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, we love the slow-cooked lamb shoulder pappardelle—served with capers, spinach and porcini crème. Grab a glass of red and you have the perfect recipe for indulgence in Subiaco this weekend!
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