Father's Day is this Sunday, Listers! Time to get your act together and organise something to thank your old man for all the fatherly advice, dad jokes and money he's dished out over the past year. Dads come in all shapes, sizes and personality types, so we've categorised all the Dads out there to make your Father's Day planning a little easier.
Here's where to spoil Dad in Perth this Father's Day. You can thank us later.
The Hippy Dad
If your Dad’s still stuck on the hippy train from 1969, best to take him to Little Creatures in Fremantle this Father’s Day, where he’ll feel right at home among the dread-locked bar staff and blissed-out waiters. The good news is Little Creatures is delicious and fun for all so you won’t have to endure the hard-core hippy fare you’ve probably grown accustomed to.
The Vegan Dad
Did your Dad watch Vegucated and decide to turn Vegan? Well he’s in luck because Solomon’s Cafe in Mount Lawley serve up some of the best vegan food in Perth. The breakfast menu is where the vegan nosh at Solomon’s truly shines, so your healthy pop pop is sure to love the ‘Viva La Vegan’ with braised beans, potato hash, sautéed greens, roast tomatoes, cannellini bean sausage and basil pesto on sourdough toast. He’ll also be impressed you’ve picked a place where he can eat just about anything on the menu…not like that time you took him to Ribs & Burgers, you terrible child.
The Hipster Dad
If your Dad is more hipster than Chet Faker, look no further than Mary Street Bakery to celebrate his special day. He’ll get off on the fact that Mary’s make all their baked goods on site and the cold brew coffee is sure to tickly his fancy. You on the other hand can get down and dirty with their fried chicken with buttermilk pancakes.
The Old-School Dad
We’re accepting of all Dad-folk here at The Urban List and the old-school Dad has a special place in our heart. Your classic Dad will love a jaunt to the Subiaco Hotel, where he’ll fit right in under the high ceilings of the heritage-listed building. This Subiaco staple serves up delicious, hearty meals your pops will love, like confit duck leg and crispy skin ocean trout.
The Foodie Dad
Our favourite kind of Dad, the Foodie Dad embraces everything edible and isn’t afraid to try new things. To really impress this guy, you’ll want to take him to Bread In Common, followed by Levi’s Doughnuts at the Freo Markets for dessert. If your foodie Dad’s sophisticated palate still isn’t satisfied, you can swing by Choux Cafe and Patisserie on the way home!
The European Dad
Give your Euro Dad a big kiss on each cheek and take him to Elmar’s in the Valley for their Father’s Day special where he can drink German beer and eat bratwurst until his big heart’s content. Bookings are required so make sure you call ahead!
The Surfie Dad
After his morning surf at Cott, take your chilled-out Dad to Bib & Tucker in North Fremantle for some hearty nosh to warm him up. With sweeping views of Leighton Beach your dad will be able to scout out the next surf break he can hit up, provided the swell plays nice for the day.
The Sporty Dad
There’s a Sporty Spice in every family! Take your sport-obsessed Dad to Varsity Bar for some American college themed fun. He’ll be able to watch American sport as you chow down on cheeseburgers and chilli fries. While there may not be too much talking involved, you’ll be able to bond over some good ol’ fashioned heckling.
The Caffeine-Addicted Dad
Fathers Day plans for the caffeine addicted Dad need to be taken seriously. This guy is a next level coffee nerd so it’s best to take him to Architects and Heroes in Subiaco. With their top-notch espresso machine, cold-brew bar and Code Black coffee, Architects and Heroes will have your Dad buzzing all day long. Grab him one for the road and you’re sure to be in his good books for the rest of the year.
The Movie-Buff Dad
It’s a no brainer where to take this Dad on Father’s Day. Whether your pops prefers art house movies or Hollywood blockbusters, the Perth cinema scene has him covered. Head to any one of the Luna Palace cinemas (and remember to grab one of their tasty hand-made choc-tops) for arty types, or splash out with Reading Gold Lounge tickets for the big-screen experience.
The Aussie Dad
What do all quintessentially Aussie Dad’s want? A meat pie. When do they want it? On Father’s Day, silly! You better take this guy down to the Tuck Shop Cafe in Northbridge for one of their epic slow-cooked meat-filled pies.
The Greedy Dad
This guy could probably eat a whole cow, so why not pose the challenge and take him to Lapa Brazillian Barbecue in Subiaco where he’ll be able to stuff his greedy mouth till his gut is content. With 16 different cuts of meat to choose from, the Endless Feast will be your Pa’s top pick. It’s basically a meat buffet, except you don’t have to leave the table.
The New Dad
While the new Dad’s offspring are not quite old enough to organise a celebration in his honour, it doesn’t mean he has to miss out. After all those late nights, this guy might need a little pampering (and some shut-eye). Best to send him to Bodhi J in Wembley for some top to toe day spa action. The ‘De-stress for Him’ package will have him feeling like his old self in no time at all with a detoxifying steam session, salt scrub and a deep tissue massage. But wait guys, there's more! If you purchase a Father's Day gift voucher at Bodhi J, Dad will go in the draw to win a night for two at The Alex Hotel plus two 90-minutes aromatherapy massages (which he will then obviously share with you).
The Sweet-Tooth Dad
If your pops has a sweet tooth, hit up Koko Black and ply him with some sugary goodness! With only two savoury options on the menu he’ll be loving life among Koko Black’s dessert degustation and signature hot chocolate amazingness. We all know the way to this guy’s heart is with sweet treats, so pick up a take-home pack for the ride home too.
The Arty Dad
Moore & Moore Cafe in Fremantle is the perfect destination to celebrate the Arty Dad on Father’s Day. Grab a table in the front room and soak up the artworks on the walls while chowing down on Moore & Moore’s tasty all day brekkie. After breakfast you can meander through the gallery, before taking it to the streets to admire all that this arty town has to offer.
Take your booze-hound pops to The Byrneleigh Hotel and spot him pizza and Peroni (or roast and a red if he’s that way inclined). If you book ahead, you’ll go in the draw to win Dad a Lazy Yak beer hamper. Now that is sure to make his beer belly happy!
That's Father’s Day sorted then!
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