Lowdown Espresso

  • When:7-4 Mon-Fri
  • Where:16A Cloisters Arcade, Hay St Perth
  • Tel:9226 3041
  • Web:www.lowdownespresso.com.au
  • Good for:espresso served as it should be.

Don’t let the long queue in the mornings put you off – Lowdown is worth the wait. The brothers behind Lowdown, Mark and Adam, have acquired a devoted following of Perth city workers craving good coffee and sweet nibbles.

Lowdown’s muffins have crusty tops and moist fillings studded with fruit and chocolate all the way down to the last bite. The Choc Bananza is especially good – full of dark chocolate chunks and gooey, fragrant banana. The muffins often sell out before lunchtime on Fridays but, don’t despair, there are special treats for Friday afternoons such as gingerbread and chocolate peanut butter slice. If you’re after a quick bite for lunch, you can choose from an array of flatbreads packed with fresh ingredients and toasted to order.

The best thing about Lowdown is the friendly service. Although it’s usually busy, you’ll always be greeted like an old, familiar friend. Chee