Monday, August 27, 2012

Sayers' Sister

Another great place to go for Sunday breakfast has just opened - Sayers' Sister.  It is up the Hyde Park end of Lake Street in what used to be a gallery.

It is owned and run by the same team  that own Sayers in Leederville - a hugely successful cafe, but one that is now so popular it can be difficult to find a table (let alone a parking spot).

The decor is quite different to the parent cafe in Leederville - much more pared back and industrial.  The food and its presentation are of the same impeccable standard.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Winter Colour

There is a riot of colour in my garden at the moment - the thing I am most proud of are the poppies that I planted in an old copper tub.  It's the first time I ever planted poppies and they are absolutely perfect!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I bet you have never seen.....

A house on legs as big as these:

This is a construction site on the corner of William and Aberdeen Streets.  The developers have been required to retain a heritage house which fronts on to Aberdeen Street, and in order to do so they have performed an amazing engineering feat of excavating the entire site around (and under) the house whilst supporting the house on four enormous concrete legs.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cool Cafe

Following on from yesterday's post about cafes, parks and 1 year olds we have found a new gem.

It isn't near a park but is very family friendly.  On Sunday we ended up with someone else's 1 year old sitting under our table while we chomped through a wonderful home cooked breakfast.  We were fine with that, and so was the 1 year old.

It's a really quirky place and is so small that the winsome chef engages in conversation with all the customers whilst she is busy in her kitchen.

It's a well kept secret so I will leave you to find out for yourselves where it is!

PS.   They use Darkstar coffee - a local boutique brand.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Let's go Boating

It's funny how life changes.

My favourite cafes used to be the ones that not only served great coffee but that also had all the daily papers.  A one year old grandson changes all that.  Now it is the cafes that serve great coffee and are in close proximity to a quiet park with playground equipment suitable for 1 year olds.

Top of the list at the moment is 47 Kirwan Street in Floreat which has a great park just around the corner.

Why is it great?  Because it has a BOAT.

The Hobart Deli in North Perth also has a terrific (and very popular) park directly opposite it.  No boat, but lots of other good interactive things.