Full disclosure here, I am not a breakfast person. I hate soggy cereal with a passion and skipped breakfast all together as a teenager. During adolescence, I developed a particular love for breakfast when camouflaged as ‘brunch’ (obviously involving smashed avo or shakshuka). But my relationship with breakfast didn’t change until I endured my first round of Whole30 last September. During that month, I discovered Australia’s Own Unsweetened Coconut Milk and it completely changed my breakfast routine.
I’ve never been into fads and diets when it comes to losing weight. But recently my friend suggested trying Whole30 after I was having a bit of a “I feel shit” moment after multiple weekends of binge drinking, Uber Eats and hangovers. It can be hard to stick to a healthy lifestyle in Melbourne, because there are so many bars, restaurants and cafes to explore. It’s even harder when you have friends or family visiting and you’re then out all the time to catch up with them. So when my friend recommended Whole30, I knew it was time to have a cleanse from my extremely sociable and unhealthy lifestyle.
To find the best eateries in Perth, you need explore deeper into the suburbs and search for a corner cafe. Every suburb has one: Mount Pleasant has Coco Belle while West Leederville has Hylin. In Bicton, they have Little Stove (not to be confused with Shenton Park’s The Little Pantry). Seeing as I used to work five minutes away from this charming café, I know how popular it is with the locals. Often their sofas and dinning chairs are packed, either with patrons dining in or regulars stopping in for their takeaway coffee.Read More »
The Golden Triangle is known for a lot of things. Many prestigious Western Australia’s secondary schools are located somewhere within the GT. As a result, some of the over-rated, superficial and sanctimonious individuals can often be found on Daddy’s yacht somewhere on the Swan River, or partaking in their weekly shop at Claremont Quarters. But what’s of particular relevance to me, is the GT’s abundance of incredible eateries. Being a South of the River gal, I don’t get to enjoy them on a regular basis, but when I do I am never disappointed. This time around it was The Little Pantry in Shenton Park.
If there’s warm sunshine on a Sunday in Fremantle, I can guarantee you that South Terrace will be swarming with bike riders and dog walkers heading to and fro from South Beach. Chuck in some grumbling tummies that are ready for a decent breakfast, and Fremantle comes alive on weekend mornings.
Tucked away in North Fremantle, right near the edge of the Swan River, is Rabbit in the Moon cafe. Aesthetically, RitM was not what I expected. I don’t know why but I was expecting something grungy yet retro, like a cafe set up in Foreman’s Basement from That 70s Show. Instead it’s Perth’s very own rabbit hole that leads you to Alice’s Wonderland: white and bright with quirky hints of yellow, porcelain rabbits and miniature tea cups, nutcrackers and babushka dolls, lights hanging in whisks and petals scattered over plates. It was all kinds of crazy and cute all in the one room.Read More »
A trip to Ootong & Lincoln has been long overdue for me. Over two years ago I added it to my Brunch Bucket List and today I finally had the chance to check it out with my two best pals (who also happen to be my brunch sidekicks).
O & L is versatile. Whether you’re after catering, interested in brunch or are keen on a healthy treat while you’re on the go, O & L’s perfect for everyone’s needs. Located on South Terrace, below the popular Cappuccino Strip, O & L is a part of what I like to call the South Freo Trio, which also consists of Little Lefroy’s and Roasting Warehouse (notable mentions on my Brunch Bucket List). While they aren’t in the heart of Fremantle, they are definitely favoured by locals.