• When:10-530 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat, 10-3 Sun
  • Where:Shop 2 / 665 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9271 8338
  • Web:www.waremtlawley.com.au

One of the go to places for gifts in Mt Lawley, you’ll find Ware at the very top of the Astor Arcade. They stock a great range of handbags and purses, including the very lovely Nancybird range, as well as Read full review


  • Where:Shop 5 Astor Arcade, 665 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9272 6867
  • Web:mariposashop.com
  • Good for:beautiful skin and body care products.

When it’s time to spoil yourself, or someone special, then head straight to Mariposa. And let’s face it… isn’t it always that time? You can find this lovely little skin, body and beauty haven down the Astor Arcade in Mt Lawley. Read full review

Department on Beaufort

  • Where:667 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9272 8850
  • Good for:high end ladies fashion for all occasions.

Department should be one of your first picks for elegant yet trendy attire in Perth. Up there with the likes of Eros of Fremantle, and Varga Girl of Leederville, Department stocks a nice range of designer ladies’ fashion. Read full review

Cantina 663

  • When:8am-10pm Mon-Sat, 8-3 Sun
  • Where:663 Beaufort Street Mt Lawley
  • Tel:9370 4883
  • Web:www.cantina663.com
  • Good for:delicious tapas and great coffee.

Adorning Beaufort street in Mount Lawley, this Italian/Spanish canteen is leaving an impression on Perth’s diners. Serving some of the best coffee in Mount Lawley, Cantina spills out onto the small adjacent shopping arcade, giving it a lively atmosphere. Read full review


  • When:11-10 Mon-Thurs, 11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun
  • Where:669 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9271 9444
  • Web:www.grilld.com.au
  • Good for:tasty, healthy burgers and herby, thick cut chips.

It has been a long time coming for this Eastern states burger joint to finally grace Perth with its presence. But luckily it finally has, and Perth folks are now able to devour the tasty goodness of Grill’d. Read full review

Astor Theatre

  • When:Evenings, check website for events.
  • Where:659 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9370 1777
  • Web:www.liveattheastor.com.au
  • Good for:live music in an iconic art deco setting.

The Astor no longer shows regular movie releases, but rather this art deco cinema is now a venue for live music, comedy and theatre. Read full review

Coode Street Café

Deep within suburban Mt Lawley lies Coode Street Café. Serving up breakfast and lunch, this place is jam packed at the weekends, Read full review

Highs and Lows

  • When:10-530 Mon-Fri, 10-8 Thurs, 10-5 Sat, 1-5 Sun
  • Where:1/672 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9272 9893
  • Web:www.highsandlows.net.au
  • Good for:die hard sneaker fans.

Highs and Lows do sneakers and they do them well. Read full review


  • When:10-5 Mon, 10-6 Tues-Wed, 10-9 Thurs, 10-6 Fri, 10-5 Sat, 11-5 Sun
  • Where:666 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9271 3666
  • Web:elroy.com.au
  • Good for:finding that perfect pair of jeans.

Elroy have been a fixture in the streetwear shopping scene since 2000, and have been in their current location at the top end of the Beaufort Street strip since 2004. They stock a range of fun labels for men and women, but where they really excel is in their denim. Read full review


  • When:930-530 Mon-Sat, til 8pm on Thurs, 11-5 Sun & Public Holidays
  • Where:649F Beaufort St Mt Lawley
  • Tel:9228 1222
  • Web:cornerstore.net.au
  • Good for:kitsch homewares to pretty up your house.

A veritable goldmine of all things gorgeous! Store fill their shelves with the most beautiful goods for every room in the house.  Read full review

The Flying Scotsman

  • When:11-1am Mon-Thurs, 11-2am Fri-Sat, 11-12am Sun
  • Where:639 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9328 6200
  • Web:www.theflyingscotsman.com.au
  • Good for:pizza and a pint on a Sunday afternoon.

The train that used to be above the bar those years ago has gone, but fortunately everything else we know and love about The Scotto remains. Read full review

Planet Books

  • When:10am til late Mon-Sun
  • Where:640 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9328 7464
  • Web:www.planetvideo.com.au
  • Good for:an excellent selection of art and design books alongside well selected fiction.

The Planet empire is a bit of a Mt Lawley institution. Originally taking its home on the bustling Beaufort Street and Walcott Street intersection, Planet began as a video store for all your VHS needs. Read full review

Lawleys Bakery

  • When:Mon-Sun
  • Where:616 Beaufort St Mt Lawley
  • Tel:9328 6866
  • Web:www.lawleys.com.au
  • Good for:picking up an artisan loaf or tray of petit fours on your way to a dinner party.

Lawleys bake up a storm every morning, with rows of fresh loaves lining the walls. You can’t go wrong with the breads on offer Read full review


  • When:4-late Mon-Fri, 12-late Sat, 12-10pm Sun
  • Where:566 Beaufort St Mt Lawley
  • Tel:9228 9474
  • Web:clarences.com.au
  • Good for:sipping ciders on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Moseying down Beaufort Street, it would be easy to miss this little gem. Look out for the pink, neon ‘Bar’ sign in the window and head through the door where you’ll find what you’ve been looking for. Read full review

Five Bar

  • When:11-12am Mon-Sat, 11-10pm Sun
  • Where:560 Beaufort St Mt Lawley
  • Tel:9227 5200
  • Web:www.facebook.com/FiveBarPerth
  • Good for:sipping on a glass of wine, nibbling on some cheese, and watching the ebb and flow of the Beaufort Street sidewalk.

The crew behind Northbridge’s 399 Bar have converted a dingy, late night pool hall into a capacious and ornate watering hole. The vast space has been filled with elegant yet mismatched couches, heavy, timber tables and leather chairs that would belong in a smoking room of yesteryear. Read full review

Veggie Mama

As the name suggests, this little café-come-lunch bar specialises in vegetarian eating, and much of their food is also gluten, egg or dairy free. Now here I am telling you all about what Veggie Mama isn’t, but what’s great about it, is what it is. Read full review

Method Clothing

  • When:10-5 Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat, 10-6 Thurs, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:557 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9227 8944
  • Web:www.methodclothing.com.au
  • Good for:checking out the latest fashions.

Although Method Clothing is only a tiny store, the variety presented there is extensive, offering men’s and women’s clothing and accessories for a range of occasions. Read full review

Must Winebar

  • When:12-12am Mon-Sun
  • Where:519 Beaufort St Highgate
  • Tel:9328 8255
  • Web:www.must.com.au
  • Good for:an exquisite meal from one of WA's top chefs.

As the name suggests, Must is a wine bar, with an extensive list of well picked drops including a great many served by the glass. Perfect for sampling top wines where a bottle price would be toppling the budget. But where Must really gets interesting is across the room in the bistro. Read full review

el Publico

  • When:5pm-12am Mon-Fri, 4pm-12am Sat-Sun
  • Where:511 Beaufort Street Highgate
  • Tel:0418 187 708
  • Web:www.elpublico.com.au

It’s no wonder El Publico hits its straps as a fresh, inspired and inviting restaurant and bar. Created by one co-owner of Greenhouse and the folk behind Cantina, these chaps know what you want, and they want to give it to you. To fill your belly is an ever changing dinner menu with a selection of modern, Mexican dishes, designed to be shared. Read full review

Mary Street Bakery

An initiative from the guys behind some of Perth’s best eateries is this welcoming and much wanted bakehouse that is perched on the corner of Beaufort and Mary Streets in Highgate. When many said the area was suffering a demise from high rents and losing businesses to other areas, this formidable team have single-handedly turned it right around, providing yet another establishment in which to spend your day. Read full review

Side Door BBQ

Elmar’s Smallgoods

Italian and Chinese immigrants are usually credited for their delectable supermarkets with imported goods. However, no one should underestimate Elmar and Annette Dieren, who migrated from Germany in 1987 and set up their own Bavarian Delicatessen on Beaufort in Highgate. Read full review


Found in the 1890s building where we used to find ACE Pizza, Rockefeller is a New York deli inspired eatery in the heart of Highgate. Expect deliciously chewy bagels, pastrami sandwiches and pickles galore. Read full review

Beaufort Local

  • When:7am-10pm, Mon-Sun
  • Where:488-492 Beaufort St Highgate
  • Tel:9328 6299
  • Web:www.beaufortlocal.com.au
  • Good for:a warming meal morning, noon and night.

Previously known as the Beaufort Street Merchant, Beaufort Local is an expanded version of the popular brasserie, with added garden bar. It continues to be one of the best restaurants on the Mt Lawley-Highgate strip Read full review

The Pearl of Highgate – Bakery

  • When:7-4 Tues-Fri, 7-1 Sat-Sun
  • Where:189 Lincoln St Highgate
  • Tel:9228 9011

Tucked away on a residential street, close to Hyde Park, is the hidden Pearl of Highgate. This stellar bakery does a roaring trade in updated classics. Read full review

Chu Bakery

  • When:7-4 Tues-Sun
  • Where:498 William St Highgate
  • Web:instagram.com/chubakery
  • Good for:picking up a fresh loaf and a coffee too.

Chu is an old school style bakery with modern charm. Expect to find freshly baked loaves alongside sweet treats: doughnuts, croissants, canellés and more. Read full review

Lincolns 102

  • When:730-4 Tues-Sat, 830-4 Sun
  • Where:102 Lincoln St Highgate
  • Tel:9228 1759
  • Good for:delectable, homemade cakes and an old-fashioned sense of community.

The demise of the corner store is oft lamented, with less opportunity for locals to pick up their daily essentials with a dose of chit chat and familiarity, and beautiful buildings falling by the wayside. Lincoln’s is a charming little café situated in one of these old buildings, Read full review

Wall Candy Wallpaper

  • When:930-530 Mon-Fri, 10-5 Sat
  • Where:346 Beaufort Street Highgate
  • Tel:9328 3035
  • Web:www.wallcandywallpaper.com.au
  • Good for:sweet wallpapers and retro furniture!

Sparrow Indonesian Restaurant

  • Where:301 Lord St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9228 2238
  • Good for:one of the cheapest and tastiest feeds in town.

Sparrow might be one of the cheapest restaurants in Perth, but it is also home to some of the best Indonesian fare in our city. The place is tiny, primarily a takeaway joint with a few plastic tables and chairs thrown about for those that wish to eat in. It’s almost always busy, full of locals who don’t want the word getting out about their favourite haunt. Read full review

Threecoins Italian Trattoria

  • When:530-9 Tues, 12-3 & 530-9 Wed-Sun
  • Where:2/776 Beaufort St Mount Lawley
  • Tel:9271 6033
  • Web:www.threecoins.com.au
  • Good for:booking a relaxed but delicious dinner for a group of mates.

This casual, Italian trattoria is found up the top of Mount Lawley, right near the Inglewood border. There, the gingham tablecoth topped tables are always full, with the restuarant buzzing from Tuesday through Sunday.