If you live in the western suburbs of Perth, chances are you’ve driven past the O Brother site in Mosman Park on Stirling Highway and wondered what was going on in there; the very cool, understated branding is just too good to miss.
Owned by two brothers—hence the name—David and James Weir, O Brother opened for coffee back in December. They were all set to open for dinner the very same day that the four square metre rule was announced in March so, needless to say, their plans didn’t go off as expected. But finally, the time has come and the people of Perth are ready.
David and James, along with another brother, were responsible for the pop-up bar on top of the Myer building in Freo a few years ago and they know their way around a bar, but they are pretty open about the fact that their background is not in food; that’s why they won’t be cooking at their restaurant. Instead, they’ll be calling in the food truck pros who will park up in their courtyard and dish up restaurant-quality eats.
But this isn’t a food truck festival situation. You’ll still be able to sit down at a table, order a nice, cold drink along with your food and have it all brought to you; there’s no need to lift a finger. Each week there will be new food trucks to keep things interesting. If the menu doesn’t tickle your fancy one week, that’s fine; their license means you're more than welcome to hang out over a drink or three.
The restaurant and bar is set to open this Friday 19 June from 4pm with The Tapi Truck dishing out delish Brazillian eats to kick things off. They'll be around on Saturday and Sunday night as well, and then The Melt Hub will be coming in hot next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Keep an eye on O Brother's Instagram to see who you can expect to see each week after that.
If you’re more interested in coffee than cocktails, you’ll want to get down there between 7:30am and 11:30am, Monday to Saturday for a good caffeine hit from their coffee window which you can access from their courtyard off Glyde Street. You can also get juice, kombucha and the odd snack if you're feeling peckish.
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Image credit: Adam Jaime