Mount Hawthorn is still a bit of a hidden gem, often overlooked in favour of its neighbours, Leederville and Mount Lawley. If you're guilty of this then I suggest you head to Mount Hawthorn stat to see what you're missing out on.
This burb' has got some of Perth's best coffee on offer and small bars galore, plus some mouth-watering pizza. It's also home to one of Perth's best secret jazz spots.
Here’s our pick of everything you should be eating, drinking, buying and doing in Mount Hawthorn.
Altruist Speciality Coffee Brewers
Mount Hawthorn cafe Altruist Speciality Coffee Brewers take their coffee seriously, not surprising considering their name. And while we all know a darn good coffee alone is worth a visit, these guys sweeten the deal with delish bites like doughnuts, bagels and bacon and egg rolls.
The Peasant’s Table
Whether you’re after breakfast, lunch or dinner, The Peasant’s Table has you covered. With seasonal, fresh produce, the focus here is on simple delicious food. Dishes range from small bites likes fish tacos and jalapeno poppers to something more substantial like burgers and pasta.
I know we all love summer with a passion but every so often you just want to get cosy and Mount Hawthorn bar The Cabin is the ultimate wintery night out. With a central fire place and a killer red wine list, you’ll be feeling warmed up in no time.
Mount Hawthorn has a knack with hidden gems. Tucked out of site in Anvil Lane, you’ll know where to go thanks to the delicious smell of the wood-fired pizza. Long wooden tables in this giant space give Neighborhood a casual vibe and the pizza is out of this world good. Whether you’re vegetarian, lactose intolerant, gluten-free or a meat-lover, you’ll find something here to get your taste buds singing.
Budburst Small Bar
A tiny bar with delicious French fare and a quality wine list, Budburst is housed in a 100-year-old cottage and is the perfect spot for a cosy date night. Get in early and settle in for the night!
Henry & Oliver Co
A boutique homewares and interior store with styles ranging from rustic and retro to industrial, Henry & Oliver Co is our kinda furniture store. Most pieces are one-offs or custom so you won’t need to worry about your house looking like it came straight from the Ikea catalogue.
With some of our favourite Australian and international fashion brands, this place is pretty much the sole reason I shouldn’t have a credit card. You’ll want everything you see, so you’d better take a friend who can talk you out of spending a weeks’ worth of wages.
Diabolik Books & Records
Ahhh how I love a good bookshop. Diabolik Books and Records is one of the best, and a great place to go and waste a bit of time. Look, I know you’re busy and don’t have time to waste but book stores are good for your soul so you should schedule it in.
Ivy & Jess
If lust-worthy fashion and homewares is your thing, then Ivy & Jess is the shop for you. You’ll also find kids shop Harley & Soo inside which is chock full of cool kids clothes you’ll wish were in your size.
The Jazz Cellar
The Jazz Cellar is a proper hidden gem, and when I say hidden I mean you need to walk behind The Salvos store and then enter through a telephone booth and down some rickety stairs. But it’s well worth it when you get inside and the band starts playing. It’s BYO food and drink so get your wine and cheese sorted and head on down. If you don’t have time to bring food order pizza from the local pizza joint and have it delivered right to your table.
Revive Day Spa
Unwind from a busy week with a trip to this gorgeous Mount Hawthorn day spa. Blending traditional practices with the latest and greatest techniques, you know your skin will be in good hands at Revive.
In the mood for some Gyrotonic Expansion? This form of Pilates combines techniques from yoga, dance, tai chi, gymnastics and swimming… I’m sold! If that doesn’t sound like your thing you can stick with the tried and true regular Pilates classes.
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Image credit: Nancy Hanna / Revive Day Spa