Denmark is a busy little town surrounded by majestic forests 55km from Albany and around 400km south of Perth. Just 1km out of town you’ll find The Floating Forest, a hidden retreat and place of rejuvenation in the forest run by couple Dale and Louise Smith.
I always find it strange when cafes use their beautiful surroundings to bring in diners but then they negatively impact the area with disposable products. The owners of this environmentally-aware cafe respect the local environment and are doing their part to ensure the area remains unpolluted and undisturbed.
Though often associated with the British, the origins of tea drinking actually began in China. Legend tells us that in 2737 BC, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water. When some leaves from a Camellia tree blew into the water Shen Nung, a herbalist, decided to try the infusion that his servant had accidentally created. Tea drinking was born. Read more
Beside Blacksmith in Highgate there’s a little alleyway where you can find the most excellent ice cream made by two lovely people – Mati and Kaitlyn. Kuld Creamery scoop their fresh creations from 460 Beaufort Street from 4-10pm Wednesday to Sunday. Pronounced [ku:ld] or cooled, it is Mati’s family name, which is of Estonian origin. Read more
Beau Est Mien, which translates to ‘beautiful is mine’, is a Northbridge-based printmaking studio that offers limited edition printed artworks, stationery, and homewares. They also run a seasonal program of printmaking workshops, which will be wrapping up this Winter so that the business can move on to exciting new projects.
Earlier in the year, the team made their way a few blocks down William Street to a new studio space at Paper Mountain. Lydia caught up with Alina, the General Manager, to talk a bit about what they’re up to and where they’re going.
Situated just a 45-minute drive from Perth city centre, Mundaring is a picturesque place for a full or half day trip. One-third of the shire is state forest, making the drive as well as the visit itself a pleasant one to say the least. Start the day by popping into an art gallery, then stock up your pantry, stop for a tranquil lunch under the trees, swim in a lake, head out for a hike, and reward yourself with pizza before catching a flick outdoors. Here are our tried and tested faves from the area. Read more
Setting up shop in the heart of Northbridge, William Street Cycle Co have teamed a swoon-worthy bike and bike accessory shop with a sweet little café. Park your two-wheeler in the courtyard and meet your friends for a cuppa Tuesday to Sunday. We found out more from business owner Marc Nesbitt. Read more
Sensitive stomachs and glutards will rejoice at the discovery of Honest Goods Co., an allergy-friendly bread range that started as a farmers market stall by creator Rebekah Barnett. Fast forward eighteen months and the sleek Honest Goods Co. loaves are now found at many of Perth’s trendiest cafes as a delicious alternative for health conscious eaters.
With aspirations to be the “Pana Chocolate of bread,” read about the genesis of Honest Goods Co. and future plans in Andjelka Jankovic’s chat with wellness entrepreneur Rebekah Barnett. Read more
Having opened towards the end of last year, Comet Pizza has fast become Perth’s most talked about pizza joint. Its bold, orange lettering, awesome Martin E Wills mural, not to mention the mouth-watering pizza toppings, have captured the attention of Northbridge locals.
Before you head down for a slice, you can have a read of our chat with Comet Pizza owner Thomas Rowe. Read more
Beloved for bringing Middle Eastern cuisine to the people of Perth via their market stall and pop-up eatery in Trinity Arcade, The Hummus Club has finally landed in Northbridge, much to our delight. As the name suggests, hummus is a major part of the menu, but the deliciousness doesn’t stop there. Read more