Pearfect Pantry is a gem of a cafe near Herdsman Lake. It’s a bit hard to find, just off of Herdsman Parade. There is parking around the back by the lake and in some of the side streets off Herdsman Parade. Once you find it, it is a cave of vegan delights with numerous options for breakfast and great cakes. It’s quite quaint and casual – a place where the food is made with love.
I chose coffee and a vegan lemon cake.
On another occasion we chose the vegan Big Mack. This was really nice and came with hash browns and a great vegan sweet chilli/sour cream sauce. The bun was great, nice patty and tasty vegan cheese.
We also chose the vegan nachos, made with jackfruit, lots of chilli, onions, avocado and pickles and tasty nacho chips. The pulled jackfruit was a little soft, but tasty and the vegan sour cream delicious.
Here are some pictures of the food on offer.
Gipsy Boy is a boutique and cafe situated on Regents Park Road in Joondalup. The staff are friendly, and the cabinet of cakes and savouries always looks appealing here.
I popped in one morning for a coffee and some fruit toast. Unfortunately they didn’t have any non-dairy spread, but they offered some jam, and I sat there quite happy with my big mug of cappuccino and my toasty treat.
The fruit toast was delightful – more fruit than bread and nicely spiced.
The coffee was delicious, a good blend and well made.
Gipsy Boy is well worth a visit – a nice little neighbourhood gem.
Francois is a cute tea and coffee shop hidden away from the main Leederville strip in the car park off Newcastle Street.
The array of cakes and pastries is mouthwatering, and Francois also sell savouries and a variety of teas, coffee and drinks. Apologies for the reflection on the photos of the cabinet.
I chose the Raspberry Blast:
I would have preferred raspberries on top, however the strawberry was quite nice and the raspberry mousse and gel filling was lovely. The base was a biscuit which was quite hard to cut through, so I scraped the cake off the biscuit and ate the biscuit later.
My partner chose the Carameline:
He thought it was wonderful, lots of nice gooey caramel and chocolate which reminded him of eating a Double Decker chocolate bar.
Tea was served in post with strainers – I chose a green fruit tea.
Francois is definitely worth a try to get your posh cake fix. I think there are better patisseries, but nonetheless it was a pleasant distraction to have afternoon tea there.
Hobart Deli is a North Perth favourite, child friendly, dog friendly, brunch and lunch spot, opposite a playground on Hobart Street.
It has an open kitchen, and a hipster wooden cafe interior. The cake and savoury cabinets will have you drooling.
Our coffees were great – full bodied South American beans from Leftfield Roasters.
With a selection of brekkie favourites plus a few more interesting options, my partner chose the chorizo rosti.
The chorizo was spicy and flavoursome with great poached eggs. The rosti could have been crispier, but was still tasty.
I chose the pancakes with blueberry compote, whit choc chips, and maple syrup. I asked for the ice cream to be left off – they didn’t have a non-dairy alternative such as coconut sorbet or coconut yogurt. They were lovely pancakes, but did need that little extra moisture, and a dollop of coconut yogurt would have been perfect.
I liked Hobart Deli, the food is good. Our table wasn’t wiped down in all the time we were there, and it would have been nice to have some better table hygiene from the wait staff, however this did not detract from our enjoyment.
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Lo Quay is in an excellent location by the river at Wilson. Even on a winter’s day it was pleasant to sit outside and the staff helpfully lit the gas heaters to keep us comfortable. Dogs are also welcome at the outside tables, which was great because our friend Kaz has a new dog who was keen to join us.
The menu is basic breakfast fare and we chose coffees while we deliberated. The soy cappucino was delicious, smooth and just chocolatey enough. The soy decaf flat white was equally good.
For my food I chose a bruschetta with tomato, avocado rocket and shaved parmesan. This was really good.
My partner chose the zucchini and corn fritters with poached eggs. Interspersed with rocket, avocado and feta, they were very tasty and the eggs delightfully gooey.
Kaz also had the fritters. I chose fresh orange as another drink during the meal, and it was a wonderful mix of orange and mandarin which gave the drink a lovely mixed citrus flavour.
We really enjoyed our breakfast by the river, and Briar agrees that we should go back soon for another great meal.
Near Perth Mint, Duo Tone is one of a group of small cafes, and this is the one that seems to draw the crowds. I popped in the other day for coffee and a snack to see what the fuss is about.
Everything in the cabinets looks nice and the cafe oozes care and consideration. Pastries, rolls, sandwiches – all look great.
I chose a coffee and a raspberry and coconut loaf. The coffee (soy cappuccino) was lovely, rich, but not too bold, and smooth. They certainly know their coffee.
The raspberry loaf was delicious, maybe a little sweet, but it definitely tasted good, and the staff serving were lovely.
Based on this visit, I will definitely come back to try more of the goodies on offer.
This delightful cafe with gardens is located on the site in Benara Road where Dear Friends used to be. Starting off with humble beginnings as one of Perth’s finest macaron chefs when the macaron craze began, I remember seeing Maison St Honore as a pop up at food fairs and farmers markets. Now they have their very own macaron factory and patisseris, and it doesn’t dissapoint.
It’s hard to choose from the stunning array of cakes and pastries.
Eventually, I settled on a mango mousse and my partner chose a gold chocolate bar. We ordered some teas and settled down at a tale inside. There are outside tables too, but it’s heading for winter and we chose warmth over scenery.
My mousse was nothing short of delicious. It has an almond biscuit base, strawberry jam, mango mousse, vanilla mousse and a sumptuous mango glaze with a sprinkling of dried raspberries.
The gold bar had an almond biscuit base, crunchy praline, chocolate mousse, and a dark chocolate and hazelnut coating, with an oozy caramel layer surprise in the middle.
Both cakes were skilfully constructed and delicious, and the tea was good quality.
This is a lovely area of Perth – most perfect for tea and cake in the valley.
Woku is a new little cafe near Perth Mint on Hay Street. It’s all about flavour here, and they offer a great range of pastries and savouries as well as coffee and healthy smoothies.
I popped in for a lunch special – satay, salad and sticky rice, and I wasn’t disappointed. This was the real deal, great authentic peanut sauce, tender marinated chicken and gret texture on the rice cubes. At $9 it was pretty good value for a CBD cafe.
Staff are friendly and keen to meet customer’s expectations. I’ll definitely be back to try more of the menu.
On another occasion the special was Nasi Campur – absolutely yummy – beef rendang, chicken curry, rice, salad, egg, peanuts and prawn crackers. It could have been a little warmer (temperature, not spice), but other than that it was great value for $10.
Peppermint Green is a lovely cafe just off Winton Road in Delage Street. As soon as you walk in, you can see that it is clean, bright, and welcoing.
We stopped off for a small bite before shopping. I ordered an orange and cinnamon iced tea which was lovely. They also offer allergy friendly options, and various different milks if you don’t do dairy.
My partner chose good old English Breakfast tea, served with a cute Teddy biscuit.
I accompanied my tea with some raspberry and pear bread. This was lovely and i really enjoyed it.
My partner chose raisin toast – again a great fruity rich option with lost of nice spices.
The cake cabinet is very tempting ad nicely laid out:
I have revisited since and found that staff were very accommodating in preparing scrambled eggs and bacon for me with no cream or butter.
My partner had smashed avocado on toast with feta, which was nicely prepared and a good texture.
This coffee house is a local gem, well worth a visit. They also have a nice homewares section to browse through.
We popped in to All Things Delicious on Easter Sunday for coffee and cakes. It certainly had a very tempting cake display and as we sat there, several yummy looking cakes and pastries appeared from the kitchen.
The cafe soon filled up and it was buzzing with diners looking forward to their food. Several people seemed to be having the scrambled eggs which looked very nice and is clearly a signature dish.
We ordered coffees which were very nice, but the main reason that I felt compelled to blog this cafe, was the absolutely perfect raspberry chocolate tart.
The pastry was short and tasty, the chocolate filling dark and luscious, and the raspberries soft and slightly sweet. It was an absolute triumph of a cake, definitely worth a visit just for this.