I feel I will probably have to start writing again before I have even finished with this post.  There have been a delightful number of new digs popping up around Perth of late These are my current favourites for eating, drinking and caffeinding.

Hylin - A simply gorgeous space which fits oh so naturally into the leafy West Leederville boulevards. An architecturally designed building, great eats, bang on coffee and a super smiley crew. What more can you ask for?



The Standard - the latest in the resurgence on the Chinatown area of Roe street, I can see The Standard’s bright open layout and deck gaining a solid following over the summer months. Hint: eat the bean chips.


Sneaky Tony’s - the first of 2 Clint Nolan venues (of Harvest, Who’s Your Mumma, Pleased to Meet You & La Cholita fame) on my list as the man is yet to disappoint. A speakeasy styled rum bar that takes it’s theme more seriously than some of it’s competition. Their refusal to tell you the real location (think China town’s alleyways) and finding the daily entry password are worthy hurdles to this smokey watering hole.


Joe’s Juice Joint - This refitted nightclub basement is Nolan’s other baby and it may sound healthy for you but, it isn’t. A rock’n’roll dive bar more concerned than serving hard shots of liquor than wheatgrass. More refreshing than the freshest squeezed juice.

sprolo latte art smackdown

Sprolo - been making a lot of noise out of South Perth over the last few months including a solid wrap from Gourmet Traveller. If you looking for an epic alternative option to the usual brekkies peddled around town, try Sprolo’s Singaporean inspired menu.