Easter is just around the corner and for most people, this means putting your regular eating habits on hold and getting right into that holiday sweetness. Whether you’re looking to indulge in delicious cookies, over the top burgers or egg-cellent cocktails we know the places to go to in Perth.
Here are a few of the best spots to find Easter treats in Perth this year.
Top Dup Donuts
Top Dup Donuts is doing the people of Perth a favour and bringing back their Hot Cross Nuts. Think a deluxe spiced fruit brioche doughnut covered in a salted butter glaze. They’re open from Thursday through to Sunday serving these bad boys until Easter is over. So if you’re wanting to up your hot cross bun game, try a doughnut version.
Get Chunky has given us even more reason to buy some oozy, chunky cookie goodness with their Easter specials. The Chunky Caramallow Crunch is the ideal Easter treat—vanilla dough with white chocolate chips and chewy marshmallows, rolled in crunchy rice bubbles, topped with little chocolate eggs, and a Caramello egg stuffed right in the middle. Or the Hot Cross Chunk cookie should do the trick with spiced cookie dough filled with chocolate chips and topped with a sweet and sticky cross. We recommend adding a creamy custard injection to this one.
The Globe’s Prosecco Fountain Brunch is getting a makeover this Easter with the help of plenty of chocolate. Not complaining. For just $49 per person you can expect a butterscotch cacao bunny cocktail on arrival, your choice of Easter inspired brunch bites, two hours of free-flowing prosecco and spritz plus a mimosa and bellini station. You can attend this drool-worthy event on Good Friday, Easter Saturday or Easter Sunday (or all three if you must).
What do you get when you combine your favourite Easter treat with a night out? The Hot Cross Bun Teapot cocktail at Wolf Lane. This boozy goodness is made from homemade hot cross bun syrup, Disaronno Amaretto, Pedro Ximénez and citrus. Unlike supermarket Easter treats, this one's only available through April, so don’t wait around.
If there’s one thing better than Easter eggs, it’s Easter eggs filled with coffee and alcohol. The Aviary has brought back its Eggspresso Martinis and they are better than ever. There’s the classic egg filled with vodka, Kahlua, vanilla, and espresso, and the crème egg with Bailey’s, crème de cacao and espresso. If you’re looking for a little extra kick, try the spiced egg, filled with spiced rum, espresso and caramel. There are even vegan eggs, so don’t worry, you can still enjoy these amazing creations if you prefer to eat plant-based. And, if you're all about the balance, they're doing an acai bowl served in half an Easter egg as part of their Death By Chocolate Brunch.
Not all Easter treats have to be sweet, and we’re glad about it. The Merrywell in Burswood is treating all you savoury suckers to a Hot Cross Bun Burger. This feed is made with a double Angus patty, cheese, bacon, onion, house pickles and Happy Easter sauce, all served on a hot cross brioche bun. No chocolate or sweet stuff involved, but thanks to the cross on top you can count this as an Easter treat.
Crown Perth Lobby Lounge
This one’s for all the Crème Egg lovers out there; Crown’s Lobby Lounge is doing a Crème egg inspired Easter Cocktail. Thank the foodie lords. Think vodka, Advokaat, cream de cacao, cream and garnished with a chocolate egg. Why not spend the Easter long weekend at Crown? This is the perfect drink to down after the Merrywell’s Hot Cross Bun Burger.
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