Honestly, Perth these days! While we’re still frantically trying to tick off all the new Perth restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs that we wanted to try back in 2017, a whole host of new places come along, calling our names.
From suburban wine shops and rooftop bars to burgers and epic cafes, there is so much happening in Perth in 2018 that there is a definite call for excitement. So next time you feel like going to that same old place and ordering your usual, why not mix it up instead at one of these new openings we’re excited for right now!
Sayers Little Brother
Sayers Sister has been one of our favourite cafes for years, so when we heard they'd be opening a new cafe we were pretty excited. Set to officially open on Monday 21 May, Sayers Little Brother is in the Claisebrooke Design Community and will be dishing out scrumptious breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes.
Offshoot Coffee comes to us from the guys behind Mary Street Bakery, so you can expect top notch coffee and eats. They've got their fancy coffee roaster on show so you can watch your beans being roasted while you wait for your coffee, and you can also grab breakie and lunch to go.
Another one from the Mary Street Bakery boys, Tiny's has just opened at the old Bar One site and the crew is here is shaking epic cocktails (get the doughnut one) and dishing out seriously good food—the vegetables and herbs come straight from their rooftop garden so you know it's fresh! There will also be a liquor emporium opening soon, so you'll be able to grab a quality bottle of wine before you head home on a Friday!
Perth is officially burger crazy. With new burger joints opening left, right and centre, Varsity thought it was high time they got to Joondalup to open a massive restaurant that will seat 700 people! It's serving the burger menu we know and love from Nedlands, and they're also doing pizzas and subs in case you're getting sick of burgers.
Wines of While
Lovers of natural wine, you are going to love this. Wines of While, due to open sometime in winter, is going to be a natural wine store and bar, serving up low-key, honest Euro food and real wine, available to drink and to takeaway. Owner Sam Winfield envisages a small and sophisticated bar and eatery that will also give us Perthites access to a great range of local and imported natural wines for purchase!
Finally, it looks like the trend of bar-slash-bottle-shop-slash-kitchen has made it to Perth. The brainchild of Ben Braham, an acclaimed architect, and Elliot Moore who curates Perth’s best range of beers and wine at Mane Liquor, new Perth bar Besk is poised to be an absolute cracker. The pair picture a neighbourhood venue welcoming all kinds of patrons, offering up craft beers and excellent wine that can be purchased in the bottle shop for takeaway or to be enjoyed on the premises, as well as simple but delicious food and clean and quiet meeting spaces available during the day. With Dormilona taking care of house reds and whites, and Brave New Wine and The Beer Farm collaborating on house brews, it’s hard to put into words how downright excited we are for this place to open.
Just when you were getting a bit tired of Perth’s current supper clubs, a brand new one comes along in one of the east end’s newest precincts, Hibernian Place, to save the day (or, we should say, the night). From the team that has brought us Varnish on King, The Flour Factory and Caballitos, Hadiqa is a lush, rooftop garden oasis inspired by the Middle East. Think crushed ice cocktails, dehydrated baby rose petals and refreshing drinks served in gold-rimmed Moroccan tea glasses on the rooftop. Get the Turkish Delight martini and thank us later.
Perth, Leederville, Fremantle
Melbourne born Burger powerhouse Huxtaburger has finally come to Perth and we couldn't be more excited. They've opened their first store at Hibernian Place, but they're also advertising two other locations available for franchise—one in Freo, and the other in the already burger-crazy Leederville—so it won’t be long until we can all sink our teeth into their mouth-wateringly good burgers all over the city.
Another new place slotting itself into the brand new Hibernian Place is Garum, the latest venture from Melbourne restauranteur Guy Grossi. A large scale Roman rustic dining venue, Garum is championing the quality local produce that enticed Grossi over here in the first place. Think Freo octopus, Arkady lamb from Margs, Manjimup truffles and marron from the south west. The menu is inspired by Roman food and dining culture, and brings a contemporary feel to the original heritage building.
Where the old Hans used to be on Williams Street Cyril Masons has just opened its doors to bring pizza, pasta and craft brews to the people of Perth. The beer is brewed on site using all natural ingredients, but if beer's not your thing they've got cocktails and natural wines too.
If you're looking for a classic breakfast or lunch with a Middle Eastern twist, Oushk in Palmyra is where you need to be. Think salad bowls, smoothies, acai bowls and more, but the best part? It's dog friendly!
Check out more new openings here.
Hadiqa | Image credit: Nancy Hanna