The Home Roaming Project has been a big hit, with more and more wonderful people getting involved to rediscover their homeland and experiencing it as a tourist would. I am happy to welcome on board Michelle at Foodie Cravings Perth to share her Top 5 Perth eats & drinks that you can’t find anywhere else in the world!!
1. Must Wine Bar
Located on the buzzing Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley, Must Wine Bar is one of my favourite Perth restaurants to go to for special occasions. It’s one Perth restaurant I can always reliably recommend as West Australia’s chef Russell Blaikie and his team consistently delivers the same dining experience each time. The service is exceptional as is the seasonal French inspired food cooked using Western Australia’s finest produce and extensive wine list.
2. Lowdown Espresso
What stands out for me in Perth is the love for coffee – there’s a demand for good quality coffee and the baristas are hugely passionate and talented here.
Pretty much every day of the four years I was working in the city, I had a latte from Lowdown Espresso. Owned by brothers Adam and Mark Lowe, Lowdown is always pumping with quality tunes, coffee, muffins and toasties.
Besides the quality coffee and food, the lowdown brothers always remember their customers by their first name and coffee. This level of service is what makes lowdown espresso stand out from the rest.
You’ll find Lowdown tucked away in Cloisters Square on Hay Street in the Perth city.
3. Alfred’s Kitchen
Located in the historic town centre of Guildford on James Street, Alfred’s Kitchen has been serving late night burgers since 1946.
To get a real feel of the laid back Perth culture, be sure to have a burger and ham & pea soup by Alfred’s Kitchen’s signature bonfire. Rain or shine, this bonfire is always lit and if you enjoy your wine, bring a bottle and enjoy it with a burger or two.
4. The Laneway Lounge
The Laneway Lounge owners, three long time friends, wanted a sit down bar offering fantastic food, wonderful cocktails that supported the live music industry. They wanted to create a venue, which had elements of everything they loved in a venue. So with this as their inspiration, they brought in award winning mixologist Grant Collins (best known for bar openings at Ku Te Da, Potato Head and the W Hotel in Bali) and celebrity chef Danny Russo to bring their perfect venue to life.
The Laneway Lounge is nothing short of spectacular, go here for a night filled with amazing jazz, food and creative cocktails.
You’ll find The Laneway Lounge tucked down a red-carpeted laneway on Murray Street opposite Shafto Lane in the Perth CBD.
5. Subiaco Farmers Market
My love for the Subiaco Farmer Markets started with trying the pitas at Tom the
Greek and now it’s a tradition. Every time I’m at the Subiaco markets, I head straight for Tom the Greek and order their feta and/or spinach & feta pita ($5 each). I then spend the next half an hour hopping from one food stall to another until I roll out of the markets with my fresh fruit and veg.
The atmosphere at Subiaco Farmers Market is great with buskers playing music and activities for the kids.
The Subiaco Farmers Market is held at Subiaco Primary School on Bagot Street Saturday mornings. I go there mainly to eat and secondly to buy my groceries.