Sate your cravings, and check out some of these delicious eats around Leederville, North Perth, and Mount Lawley.
It’s the age-old question that nobody seems to be able to answer definitively: “where should we go to eat”.
We’ve made it easy for you and rounded up some of the finest institutions, best new kids on the block, and quick, easy pit stops in Leederville, Mt Lawley, and Mt Hawthorn.
Stopping in for that quick bite or a catch up with friends is now easier than ever with Easy Park, which is available throughout the City of Vincent. The best part? The first hour of parking is free!
So, next time you’re tasked with finding somewhere to eat, make the executive decision and head to Vincent to give one of these eateries a shot.
147 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016
They have some of Perth’s most Instagrammable treats, but it’s more than just a feast for your eyes at Bites By D.
With their fingers in both the café and patisserie pies, Bites By D knows how to nail a hearty breakfast or brunch. Choose a dish from their well curated a la carte menu – think buttermilk pancakes with a mandarin glaze, avo smash with dukkah and feta, and maple bacon and banana french toast – or pick up a quick bite from their stunning display of art-like cakes and patisseries.
If you feel like making an event of it, book ahead for a special high tea experience. High tea will set you back anywhere between $45 and $55 (depending on what day and time slot you book), and comes with a selection of sweet and savoury treats, coffee, or a pot of tea. For an extra $5 per bottle, you can BYO champagne. They even have free treats for your furry friend, so nobody has to feel left out.
151-153 Scarborough Beach Rd, Perth WA 6016
Lupolab is an Italian café for all hours of the day. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between, there’s no excuse for not making it down for a meal here. Whether you pop in for a takeaway coffee, or a 3 course dinner, you’ll leave sated and newly acquainted with the friendly owners.
The space on Scarborough Beach Rd is easily identifiable, not least by the group of Italian men, deep in conversation, out the front. But, before you see it, you can smell it. Just follow your nose and the scent of freshly roasted coffee.
The team at Lupolab roast their own coffee blend in house, and make fresh pasta on the daily. If you’re lucky, you might even catch them in action in the glass clad ‘lab’.
While there’s far more to the Roman-centric menu than just pasta, it can be hard to look past the simplicity of their fresh, handmade pasta, pancetta and pecorino dish. If you can pull yourself away from the lure of fettuccine, the burrata, carpaccio of the day, and insalata di finocchi all come as highly recommended.
2-4/500 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003
Pasta and pizza are staples on just about any menu these days, but it doesn’t mean that everyone is doing it right. Ischia are.
Smack-bang in the middle of the Beaufort St strip in Highgate, there’s no mistaking Ischia for anything other than Italian. It’s Italian by name (Ischia is an island in the Amalfi gulf), Italian by menu, and Italian by design… red checkered tablecloths and all.
As well as their extensive pasta menu, Ischia are known for their deliciously puffy, chewy woodfired bases. There’s roughly 26 different pizzas on the menu, categorised into bianche (white base), rosse (red base) and gourmet; and they even make pizza by the metre if you’re so inclined. The best part? There always seems to be a darn good deal or two on them. Take, for example, their ‘25% off’ deal on pizzas purchased between noon and 6.00pm on weekdays, or their $15.00 pizza and a pint special.
Order a pizza and spritz to dine in, or grab a pizza to go for a picnic down at nearby Hyde Park.
519 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003
Must is a Perth institution. Now in their 18th year on the Beaufort St strip, there are no signs of this powerhouse wine-bar-slash-restaurant slowing down any time soon.
While they’re a wine bar by name, Must pays just as much attention to the curation of their honest, seasonal menu, as they do their wine list. Chef, Russel Blaikie, is well known for his modern Australian, with a splash of French, fare. You can opt to keep it light with a selection of oysters (they do them 3 ways) and champagne, or settle in to the bistro side of the venue for something a bit more filling. Expect to see things like pink snapper escabeche, pappardelle with pork sausage ragu, and a minute steak with frites and bearnaise sauce, on the menu.
near, intersection, 69 Walcott Street, Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
There’s 3-ingredient Italian woodfired pizza, and then there’s a Crust pizza. Topped to the very edge and piled up high, these hearty, topping-loaded pizzas certainly give you bang for your buck.
Tucked away on the corner of Walcott St and Beaufort St, Crust might be a small space, but she does mighty things. Most people would be inclined to order their pizza takeaway or delivered. But, if you head in store, you can watch your pizza come to life behind the glass, and before your eyes.
The menu lists a few traditional pizzas, but there are a heap of more inventive pizzas to push you outside your comfort zone. The peri-peri chicken is a fan favourite, while the paneer masala pizza aims to fuse Indian and Italian cuisines seamlessly.
If you’ve got dietary requirements, Crust has you covered. The 5 jackfruit and palm heart ‘scallop’ pizzas cater to the vegan crowd, low-carb bases to those not wanting to go full ‘treat ‘yo self’, and gluten free bases for the coeliacs.
616 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
There’s now a total of 12 Lawley’s Bakeries around Perth, but the OG Lawley’s has its roots on Beaufort St in Mt Lawley.
Originally opened to solve a good bagel shortage, Lawley’s is now a fully fledged café and bakery. The bakehouse churns out all sorts of breads, delicious sandwiches, and sweets on the daily, ready to be devoured in store, or to be packaged up for the road. They’ve also got a huge selection of hot pies and sausage rolls, for the Aussie traditionalist in you.
Pop in for a coffee, and fully loaded ham and salad sandwich, while admiring the music poster plastered walls. Don’t forget to grab a fresh loaf and meat pie for the road too!
Shop 2/323 William Street, Northbridge WA 6000
The Moon Café has been serving the late night crowd since 1991. Open until the wee hours of the morning (3.00am on Fridays and Saturdays, 1.00am every other night), there’s no better place to stop for a big, hearty, comfort meal after a long night. But, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the wee hours to get stuck into one of their famous burgers.
There are a few salads on the menu here, but ultimately, The Moon are all about comfort food. Think mushroom cheesy fries, miso fried chicken burgers with kimchi, and chocolate dessert pizzas.
The cocktail menu is just as comforting and nostalgic. The bartenders aren’t shy about bringing back flavours from the past, like Midori and Blue Curacao, nor are they opposed to a super decadent drink. The result? Fairy bread cocktails (garnished with a slice of fairy bread), and a ‘drink the rainbow’ cocktail menu, consisting of some of the venue’s most colourful cocktails.
So come eat local
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