Cabinet Noir

  • When:10-630 Mon-Thurs, 10-9 Fri, 10-5 Sat, 11-5 Sun
  • Where:Shop 14 Shafto Lane Perth
  • Tel:9322 6204
  • Web:www.cabinetnoir.com.au
  • Good for:stylin' men's streetwear.

Local lad Ed takes customer service very seriously and has opened up a menswear store that embodies these values. Cabinet Noir is located down Shafto Lane in the city, and there he sells great shoes, excellent jeans and other bits and pieces that you’d expect in a men’s streetwear store and others you wouldn’t Read full review

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Highs and Lows

  • When:10-5 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat
  • Where:74-76 King Street Perth
  • Tel:9481 7778
  • Web:www.highsandlows.net.au
  • Good for:the coolest kicks in town.

Highs and Lows do sneakers and they do them well. Starting out with their Mt Lawley store, later sharing the love further west by opening up in Claremont, and most recently in King Street in the CBD, the HAL team have brought the streets of Perth a top range of kicks since 2005 and have become a favourite of the sneaker collectors around town. This is the definitive place to go to smarten up your street-style. Claire

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Uncle Joe’s Mess Hall

  • When:7-4 Mon-Sat
  • Where:76 King Street Perth
  • Tel:9321 4502
  • Web:www.facebook.com/unclejoesmesshall
  • Good for:a cool inner city café serving up delicious Five Senses coffee.
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1907 Restaurant

  • When:11am-3pm & 6pm-late Tues-Sat
  • Where:26 Queen St Perth
  • Tel:0427260587
  • Web:www.1907.com.au

1907 is a fine dining restaurant in the heart of the CBD. The joint gets its name from the historic building in which it is housed: built in 1907 with the year emblazoned on the facade, this place was once an old rag factory.

 

Kaleido Books & Gifts

  • Where:Shop 5 City Station Concourse, 378 Wellington St Perth
  • Tel:9221 3566
  • Web:www.kaleidobooks.com
  • Good for:picking up a new book before jumping on the train.

Every major train station needs a bookshop in my opinion, but Kaleido does more than just provide any old reading material for commuters. They have an impressive collection of titles Read full review

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Alfred’s Pizzeria

This downstairs, rock’n’roll dive bar is set up for fun, 7 nights a week. Small in space but filled to the brim with good vibes, the smell of fresh pizza wafts through. Read full review

 

The Generous Squire Brewhouse

  • When:11am-late Mon-Sat, 12-10 Sun
  • Where:Shafto Lane, 397 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:6311 7071
  • Web:www.thegeneroussquire.com.au
  • Good for:enjoying a quick brew before heading out for dinner.

Whilst this bar on the corner of Shafto Lane is mostly filled with suits having after-work drinks or long lunches, the dark timber fit out and Golden Ale on tap does lend a certain appeal. Read full review

 

Amplifier

  • When:Late into the evening, check the website for upcoming shows.
  • Where:Access via the laneway, 383 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9321 7606
  • Web:www.amplifiercapitol.com.au
  • Good for:live music and late night dancing.

There are a few good reasons to like this grungy city bar and popular music venue, Amplifier. The first is obvious – the excellent line-up of local and international artists. Read full review

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FORM Gallery

  • When:9-5 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat
  • Where:357 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9226 2161
  • Web:www.form.net.au
  • Good for:showcasing new exhibitions and promoting new ideas for Perth.

FORM is not just a brick and mortar art gallery on Murray Street, it is so much more. FORM is a thought process, a creative progression, and a way of life for many. It’s an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which works to develop and promote creativity and design in Western Australia. Read full review

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Zomp

  • When:Mon-Sun
  • Where:77 King St Perth
  • Tel:9321 0765
  • Web:www.zomp.com.au
  • Good for:good quality women's shoes.

Zomp is a big hit with the local ladies looking to expand their shoe collection. Originating in Perth, these privately owned, well stocked shoe stores Read full review

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Pigeonhole Murray St

  • Where:330 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:6162 3551
  • Web:pigeonhole.com
  • Good for:browsing Pigeonhole's full range of gifts, homewares and fashion.
 

Miin

  • When:10-5:30 Mon-Thurs, 10-9 Fri, 10-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:331 Murray Street Perth
  • Tel:9481 4770
  • Good for:Miin's own range of threads.

Located on Hay St, away from the main shopping malls, watch out for the overhead sign or you might walk by and miss this hole in the wall shop. Featuring a large selection of women’s clothes in a small space, Miin stocks its own range of pieces Read full review

Eldorado

Eldorado

  • When:10-530 Mon-Thurs, 10-9 Fri, 10-5 Sat, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:331 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9481 4947
  • Good for:streetwear for the guys and trendy jewellery for the ladies.

Located at the corner of Murray Mews – the small but cosy laneway that the  favourite Tiger Tiger coffee bar calls home – is Eldorado Clothing store, a women’s and men’s boutique selling streetwear alongside some smarter threads. Read full review

 

Gingers for Gentlemen

The discerning gentleman will appreciate this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shoe boutique around the corner from the revitalised Wolf Lane. Thanks to the prominence of Mad Men, gay men, and the Old Spice man, men are increasingly looking to look good by adding some flair to their fashion. Gingers have been helping the men of Perth to complete their outfits with the perfect shoe since 2006. Read full review

 

Margaret River Chocolate Company Store

  • When:930-6 Mon-Thurs, Sat, 930-9 Fri, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:317 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9321 0610
  • Web:www.chocolatefactory.com.au
  • Good for:delicious, locally produced chocolate - pop in for a free tasting and pick up some truffles while you're there.
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The Flour Factory

  • When:12-12 Mon-Fri, 4-12 Sat
  • Where:16 Queen St Perth
  • Tel:9485 1711
  • Web:theflourfactory.com
  • Good for:after work drinks and snacks.
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Tiisch

  • When:7-3 Mon-Sun
  • Where:9B 938 Hay St Perth
  • Web:www.tiisch.com.au
  • Good for:a breakfast meeting in the city.
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Cheeky Sparrow

  • When:7am-10pm Mon-Wed, 7am-12am Thurs-Fri, 12-12am Sat-Sun
  • Where:317 Murray St Perth (off Wolf Lane)
  • Tel:9486 4947
  • Web:www.cheekysparrow.com.au
  • Good for:a mid week catch up over a glass of wine, and a Fringe show when it's the season.
 

Country Road Café

  • When:7-4 Mon-Thurs, 7-330 Fri, 1030-3 Sat
  • Where:Rear, 307 Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9321 3982
  • Web:crcafe.com.au
  • Good for:extensive vegetarian options.

Walk out the back of the city Country Road store and you’ll find their delightful little café. They don’t try to be overly fancy here, nor do they try to be trendy, rather what you find at the Country Road Café is a delectable selection of food and drink Read full review

 

Taka’s Kitchen

  • When:Mon-Sat
  • Where:Shafto Lane, Murray St Perth
  • Tel:9324 1234
  • Good for:quick and tasty Japanese.

What’s not to love about a fast-paced, cheap meal, where tasty food is all the go, and free tea is supplied to be poured at your leisure! Read full review

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78 Records

  • When:930-530 Mon-Thurs, 930-6 Fri, 9-5 Sat, 11-5 Sun
  • Where:Upstairs at 255 Murray St Mall Perth
  • Tel:9322 6384
  • Web:www.78records.com.au
  • Good for:hard to find records and buying tickets for the latest gigs.

After 42 years in their Hay Street home, 78 Records moved upstairs to the Murray Street Mall in late 2012. 78s has been an institution in Perth for decades, and everyone has a memory of the store – whether it be catching a live band, attending a listening party, working there, or saving their pennies as teenagers to buy the latest indie release. Read full review

 

Jacksons Drawing Supplies

  • When:9-5 Mon-Fri, 11-2 Sat
  • Where:Shafto Lane, 872 Hay St Perth
  • Tel:9321 8707
  • Web:www.jacksons.com.au
  • Good for:art supplies and inspiration!
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His Majesty’s Theatre

  • When:check website for program.
  • Where:825 Hay St Perth
  • Tel:9265 0900
  • Web:www.hismajestystheatre.com.au
  • Good for:the only working Edwardian Theatre in the Southern Hemisphere, with a range of shows on offer.

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Lowdown Espresso

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. Read full review

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Aspects

  • When:9-5pm Mon-Sun
  • Where:Kings Park, Fraser Ave West Perth
  • Tel:9480 3900
  • Web:www.aspectsofkingspark.com.au
  • Good for:putting money back into the park and botanic gardens which we all enjoy for free.

Aspects brings together a truly amazing range of art, craft and design pieces from Western Australian and Australian designers. It is found within Kings Park Read full review

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Kings Park

  • Where:West Perth
  • Tel:9480 3600
  • Web:www.bgpa.wa.gov.au
  • Good for:enjoying the local flora and having picnics with an amazing view of the city.
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Fraser’s

  • When:lunch and dinner Mon-Sun and breakfast Sun only.
  • Where:Fraser Avenue Kings Park
  • Tel:9481 7100
  • Web:www.frasersrestaurant.com.au
  • Good for:fine dining with a billion dollar view.

Fraser’s restaurant is a must stop for the discerning diner visiting Perth. Not only will you enjoy an incredible meal with attentive and professional service, but you will do so with one of the best views of the city that you can get. Read full review

 

Ristretto Espresso Specialists

  • When:from 6:30am Mon-Fri
  • Where:160 Central Arcade, 160 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Web:www.ristretto.com.au
 

Enex 100 Shopping Complex

  • When:9-530 Mon-Thurs, 9-9pm Fri, 9-5 Sat, 11-5 Sun
  • Where:100 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9476 7676
  • Web:www.enex100.com

Enex 100, sandwiched between Saint Georges Terrace and Hay Street, is a self-acclaimed “contemporary, urban centre” which features a range of on-trend fashion stores, a music store and food area, Read full review

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Print Hall

  • When:Times vary for each area; main Print Hall Bar & Dining Room: 11am-12am Mon-Sat (dinner only on Saturday).
  • Where:Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:6282 0000
  • Web:www.printhall.com.au
  • Good for:a classy dining hall, rooftop terrace bar, bakery & roastery all rolled into one, in the beautiful space of the heritage listed Newspaper House.

Print Hall is one of the latest sophisticated establishments to open its doors in the Brookfield Place precinct. It’s a classy spot housed in the beautifully restored Newspaper House, which The West Australian used to call home. Read full review

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The Greenhouse

  • When:7am-late Mon-Tues, 7am-12am Wed-Sat
  • Where:100 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9481 8333
  • Web:www.greenhouseperth.com
  • Good for:environmentally friendly restaurant and bar.

One of Perth’s latest hot spots, the Greenhouse, offers city punters the chance to experience a little bit of greenery along with their drinks. Designer Joost Bakker, is the brains behind the Greenhouse phenomenon Read full review

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Mini Espresso

  • Where:Shop 50 London Court, Perth
  • Tel:9225 5684
  • Web:www.miniespresso.com.au
  • Good for:satisfying your caffeine cravings.

The only contradiction to the small coffee bar, Mini Espresso, is the monster line of suits that await their takeaway caffeine fix. I don’t blame them either. The hip bicycle themed décor Read full review

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Helvetica

  • When:3-12am Tues-Thurs, 12-12am Fri, 6-12am Sat
  • Where:Rear 101 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9321 4422
  • Web:www.helveticabar.com
  • Good for:a boutique whisky bar that will save your bottle for your next visit.

Helvetica epitomises the drive around Perth’s burgeoning small bar scene. It’s hard to find, popular, cosy and pretty darn great. Look for the impressive chandeliers above a nondescript lane off Howard Street and follow your nose. Read full review

Andaluz Bar and Tapas

Andaluz Bar and Tapas

  • When:12pm-12am Mon-Thurs, 12pm-1am Fri, 6pm-1am Sat, 3pm-10pm Sun
  • Where:Basement 21 Howard St Perth
  • Tel:9481 0092
  • Web:www.andaluzbar.com.au
  • Good for:deliciously wicked tapas in a quaint bar.
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Fat Shan Records

  • When:10-6 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun, Friday evenings open late with live music
  • Where:The Basement, 37 Barrack St Perth
  • Web:www.fatshanrecords.com
  • Good for:checking out the local music scene, through cds as well as in the flesh.

Sometimes great things happen when friends grab an opportunity and run with it. The team at Fat Shan’s did just that when they wanted to create a forum to showcase Perth’s local music. The headliner act of Fat Shan Records is the shop. Read full review

 

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Bench Espresso Five Senses

Bench Espresso

  • When:7-3 Mon-Fri
  • Where:191 / 471 Hay St Perth
  • Tel:9221 1131
  • Good for:a great coffee in the east end of town.

Since opening its doors in 2011, Bench Espresso has been embraced by the city’s east side workers. Positioned near the law courts on Hay Street, Bench’s polished concrete floors are offset by clean fittings, and gentle bursts of green and mauve decor are dotted about the café. Read full review

Hulabula Bar

Hula Bula Bar

  • When:4-12 Wed-Thurs, 4-1am Fri, 6-1am Sat
  • Where:12 Victoria Avenue Perth
  • Tel:9225 4457
  • Web:www.hulabulabar.com
  • Good for:Perth's own tropical Tiki bar.

Hula Bula is just what every city needs, a Tiki Bar! Nestled under a block of serviced apartments down the east end of the CBD, you wander down a short flight of stairs and enter this tropical paradise. Read full review

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Perth Concert Hall

  • When:Check website for program
  • Where:5 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9231 9900
  • Web:www.perthconcerthall.com.au
  • Good for:some of the finest music acoustics in the country, playing host to many of the world’s greatest classical and contemporary artists.
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Boffins Bookshop

Within a minute of walking down the stairs into the colourful space at Boffins Bookshop, you will be asked by a smiling staff member if you need help finding what you’re looking for. There’s a huge range to choose from. Read full review

La Veen

La Veen Coffee & Kitchen

Finding a good spot to eat breakfast in the CBD on a Sunday is hard work, with many places enjoying a well earned rest, so thank goodness for La Veen! They happily serve up breakfast, lunch, coffee and baked goods seven days a week catering for the office crowd and inner city dwellers alike.

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Old Faithful Bar & BBQ

  • When:1145-1030 Tues-Wed, 1145-late Thurs, 12-late Fri, 1145-late Sat
  • Where:86 King St Perth
  • Web:www.oldfaithfulbar.com.au
  • Good for:meat. All the meat.
 

Lalla Rookh

  • When:Mon-Fri 1130am - 12am, Saturday 5pm - 12am
  • Where:Downstairs, 77 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9325 7077
  • Web:lallarookh.com.au
  • Good for:fussy eaters - with fancy dishes alongside dressed up counter meals, all of them delicious.
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Bluzou Bar

  • When:3-late Tues-Thurs, 12-12 Fri, 3-12 Sat
  • Where:26 Queen St Perth
  • Tel:0427260587
  • Web:www.bluzoubar.com.au

Trendy Bluzou Bar is an intimate, specialty vodka bar that forms part of the fancy 1907 restaurant. The team at Bluzou make their own infused vodkas Read full review

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Long Chim

  • When:12pm-late Mon-Sun
  • Where:State Buildings, cnr St Georges Tce and Barrack St Perth
  • Tel:6168 7775
  • Web:longchimperth.com

Long Chim is for lovers of spicy food and bangs of flavour. The Thai restaurant is found in the basement of the State Buildings Read full review

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Clean Slate

  • When:10-6 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat, 10-4 Sun
  • Where:Shop B2, State Buildings, Cnr Barrack St & St Georges Tce Perth
  • Web:www.cleanslateskincare.com

Clean Slate is a vegan skincare range made in Perth. Owner Katrina was inspired to start the range when she suffered from sensitive skin, so created a line of lush products that were filled with good stuff. Read full review

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Petition

  • When:Kitchen: 7am-late Mon-Fri, 8am-late at-Sun. Wine Merchant: 11:30am-late Mon-Sun. Beer Corner: 11:30am-late Mon-Sat, 12pm-late Sun.
  • Where:State Buildings, cnr St Georges Tce and Barrack St Perth
  • Web:petitionperth.com

Found on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street in the beautifully renovated State Buildings, Petition comprises a kitchen, beer hall and wine bar with wonderful offerings at each. Read full review

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Sue Lewis Chocolatier

  • When:10-5 Mon-Fri, 10-4 Sat
  • Where:State Buildings, Corner Georges Tce & Barrack St Perth
  • Tel:0452 423 323
  • Web:suelewischocolatier.com.au