Home to some of Perth’s most top notch restaurants, bars, cafes, fitness studios and boutiques, East Perth is our very own mini Pleasantville. A quick visit to this neck of the woods will have you wanting to sell your house and buy one of those beautiful (and probably out of your price range) town houses along the waterfront, spending your days walking back and forth across the beautiful bridges and ignoring the fact that the rest of the world exists. A girl can dream?
For now, we’re just glad we get to visit this beautiful ‘burb! Here’s our pick of everything you should be eating, drinking, buying and doing in East Perth.
Perched on the edge of Claisebrook Cove in East Perth, Toast have got all your breakfast and lunch needs sorted. With some super delish toast combinations, this little Perth cafe have everything from sourdough and ciabatta to fig and walnut bread—you’ll be in carb heaven. Toast also make some killer breakfast bowls and bangin’ milkshakes and juices.
The five-course menu at Co-Op Dining in East Perth is next-level amazing! With an emphasis on wild foraged foods and produce from Western Australian farmers and small family-run suppliers, all the produce is sustainable, organic or biodynamic and is of course, delicious. We’re itching to try the slow cooked egg yolk with confit chicken, carrot, buckwheat, garlic, saltbush and chicken jus.
City Farm Cafe
Before doing your weekly fruit and veg shop at the Saturday markets, head to City Farm Cafe in East Perth for breakfast. The crushed avocado with lemon on organic toast is freakin’ delicious, as is the eggs Atlantic and croque monsieur. Also open for brekky and lunch during the week, if you’re a tea drinker you must try the London Fog—an Earl Grey tea made with steamed milk and a pinch of lavender. It’s beaut!
Made famous for their delicious toast combos (which are sadly no longer on the menu *sobs*), DuoTone serve up specialty coffee and friggen amazing eats and healthy treats during the week. Lately we have our eye on the incredible looking savoury muffins and sweet potato stack with smashed avo, maple bacon, tomato chutney, dukkah and a poached egg. Hells yeah!
One of Perth’s most acclaimed restaurants, Hadleigh and Carolynne Troy sure know how to put together an innovative and flavourful degustation menu. A gastronomic marathon of fresh local produce, several different cultures and of course, limited edition wines, the food at Restaurant Amusé is quite simply, outstanding. Be prepared for one of the most special meals you’ll ever tuck into!
The Royal On The Waterfront
With one of the best views in East Perth, The Royal is the perfect place to chill out with a Colonial beer in hand. Open for lunch and dinner, the pizzas will not disappoint, and if you’re really in the mood for celebrating the cocktail carafes will go down an absolute treat. We recommend visiting for a long lunch and turning it into an even longer dinner!
One of our favourite homewares stores in Perth, Arrival Hall is stocked to the brim with carefully curated items from all over the world, so there is pretty much no chance you are leaving empty handed. Housed in a converted three-story townhouse, if you visit on the weekend, resident barista Clem will make you a killer cup of jo for a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to providing education for underprivileged students in Cambodia. How nice!
Luxe Spa On Kensington
If you’re looking to enjoy some downtime with your cuddle buddy head to Luxe Spa on Kensington in East Perth. With some of the best couple’s treatments in town, variety is Luxe Spa on Kensington’s best friend. Before your treatment enjoy a soak in the Kensington Cabin, a cosy room complete with cedar hot tub, fireplace and leather chairs. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a cabin in the wilderness.
If summer is your bestie, you’ll love Fireshaper Studio where you’ll get to work out in rooms heated to between 26 and 40 degrees depending on the class you’re taking. Suitable for all levels, the Shape classes combine yoga and Pilates techniques, while the Ignite and Flow classes are more of your regular hot yoga jam. Either way you’ll get a sweat up and leave feeling warm and nimble.
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Image credit: Nancy Hanna and Louise Coghill