Sayers Review

Sayers, Leederville

Situated in the heart of Leederville, this is a popular cafe. Expect to line up on weekends for breakfast. They have been doing this for a while so they efficiently move people in and out. After only a few minutes wait we were directed to a cramped table, nearly sitting shoulder to shoulder with the table next to us. They certainly fill the place to the brim. The food did not take as long as we expected considering the crowd. The wait for the food was worth it. It is not the usual breakfast menu – take for example one of our choices: charred sweet corn and pecorino cheese croquette, poached eggs, beetroot leaf and beamaise. It tasted as good as it sounds.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open for breakfast, lunch, coffee
  • they do their own special coffee brew, which you can purchase.
  • there is also a sister store in Northbridge.

Location & Contact

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Caldermeade Farm & Cafe Review

Caldermeade Farm & Cafe, Cranbourne

As you drive past you cannot miss the signs directing you to stop. We decided to give it a go on our way back from a holiday at Phillip Island. The main attraction for us that it seemed very kid friendly, and it was a convienient stop on our journey. It is set on a real farm. It is a fully operational commercial dairy which offers viewing of the milking if you are there at the right time of day. We missed the milking, but there are a few animals to see and a playground too. The food was just average, but still an OK place to stop for a snack.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open every day except Christmas day

  • open 9am – 5pm weekends, public holidays and school holidays, 9am – 4pm weekdays

Location & Contact

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Yuzu Kaiten Sushi Review

Yuzu Kaiten Sushi, Mount Lawley

We went on a Tuesday as it is their cheap sushi night. Food always tastes better when it is cheaper. It is not an easy place to find, tucked under a stairwell behind Fresh Provisions in Mount Lawley, but worth the trouble find it. It is only a small place, so luckily we turned up early and we were able to sit in a booth, which suited our family best. There is other seating on the bench along the train. There is more than 50 kinds of sushi available on the conveyor belt, normally priced from $3.10 to $5.90. On Tuesdays they are only $3.00 each, very good value. The sushi was fresh and tasty, we will definitely be coming back for more.

Other Things You Should Know

  • closed on Mondays
  • cheap Tuesday Sushi Train Night

Location & Contact

  • address: 649 Beaufort St, Shop 11, Mount Lawley, WA 6050
  • phone: 08 9227 1880
  • web: www.yuzu.com.au

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Caffissimo at the Gallery Review

Caffissimo at the Gallery, Northbridge

After visiting the new exhibition at the WA Art Gallery, we decided to try the cafe out front. It seemed like a nice place to sit and snack while watching people go by. There is no table service, you have to invariably line up for a while. The special soup that I ordered had just run out, so I chose another. It was a surprise when the original soup was served. That was good for us but a little confusing. The half size ‘soup and sarnie’ was a great idea, a bit like a sample plate.  I never like to spend too much on the kids who often don’t appreciate it and don’t finish it, so I went for a short walk to Trackside Bakery went and got some extra snacks. Overall the food was OK, satisfying, but nothing exceptional. I hear that the coffee is good.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open Monday – Sunday 7:30am – 3/4pm, Friday 7:30am – 6:30pm.
  • there are at least another 20 Caffissimo cafes spread throughout Perth.

Location & Contact

  • address: James St Mall Perth Cultural Centre, Perth, WA 6000
  • phone: 08 9228 3100
  • web: www.caffissimo.com.au

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Regal on Roe Chinese Restaurant Review

Regal on Roe, Northbridge

We had heard that Regal on Roe was the best value dim sum in Perth, and we were looking to try somewhere new after the last time visiting Dragon Palace nearby in Northbridge. Very good first impression, a welcoming feel and not too big. We were offered Chinese tea as we sat down. The service was excellent, friendly and English well spoken. There was plenty of food on offer, which you do not always get. We had arrived early for lunch, which may have helped as the place was not full. There were the usual dim sum options, we did not have a bad serve. The radish cakes were a bit bland, but that was about the only criticism. It was a good outing with the kids – they like plenty of the dim sum offerings, and the watermelon juice and jelly were great bonuses. They also enjoyed watching the live lobster in the tank. We can’t vouch for it being the best value dim sum in Perth, as we thought it was quite expensive. It may have just been that the food looked so good that we ordered more than we would normally. Next time we may try the Chinese place next door. There are plenty of Chinese options in Northbridge we have yet to try.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open for dim sum lunch, banquet and dinner
  • BYO available

Location & Contact

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Bukhara Indian Fusion Review

Bukhara Indian Fusion, North Perth

We had been looking for an alternative Indian restaurant nearby, and a brochure dropped in our letterbox showed us the way. A $10 discount with the first time order on Delivery Hero was also a bonus. The food was delivered on time. We had a Goan fish curry, one of the first things we always try at new Indian restaurants, a sort of comparison point. None will ever match the Goan curry we had sitting on a beach in Goa many years ago, but this was a worth contender. The sauce were rich and creamy, and a good level of spiciness. The menu did not give any indication of which dishes were spicy or not. The other main dish we ordered was Handi Ka Murg. We chose that mainly as it was something we had not heard of before. The menu describes it as chicken cooked in a creamy cashew gravy with special spices. The flavour was OK, no spiciness, though the chicken was tender. They also threw in some papadams and chutney, which went well with the naan bread.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open 7 days a week from 5pm for dinner
  • you can get home deliveries by ordering online with ‘Delivery Hero’
  • BYO Corkage $3 per bottle
  • Free home delevery around 5km minimum orde $25
  • catering and private function are also possible

Location & Contact

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Ritouhuo (Yangshuo, China) Review

Ritouhuo Restaurant, Yangshuo China

Ritouhuo is a chain-like Chinese restaurant which attracted us as it was cheap, looked clean, with an English menu and images. It was not going to be as easy as we thought.

After some assistance from a friendly stranger who helped me not order pig intestines, I ordered 4 different dishes. One dish was the noodles that the girl next to us was eating, which tasted like char kway teo, some bbq pork and duck with rice which was really tasty, a tofu dish which came with a side of bok choy and rice, a large bamboo bowl with rice topped with Chinese sausage and bbq pork. All meals were served with seaweed soup. You can also order the local specialty, Guilin Rice Noodles.

We saw a group of guys at the table next to us drinking from red cans, which maybe be beer, or even bourbon and coke? It ended up being iced tea! It was nice anyway.

A day out in  Yangshuo, China

Overall a very good meal, but the service was interesting. After ordering, you pay, get a docket, take it to the food serving area, and demand and hassle the staff for your meal! This is quite a challenge when you can’t speak Chinese, because I am sure everyone got served before me. An interesting experience.

Location & Contact

Oxford Hotel

Oxford Hotel, Leederville

The Oxford Hotel in Leederville is not a bad place for a drink since it has spruced itself up in recent years. We went on a Tuesday night to take advantage of the kid friendly dining. On every Tuesday night they have someone there (Cater 4 Kids) from 5.30pm – 8.30pm at The Brickworks Cafe in the Beer Garden, who can entertain the children while you enjoy your meal. In theory it sounds good, but you will still have to deal with your kids when they bored or need something to eat. As usual you will pay restaurant prices for pub service. The food was not anything special, and especially the famed burnt fig ice cream was very disappointing.

Other Things You Should Know

  • there arefew rooms available for hire for your function

Location & Contact

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Dragon Palace Review

Dragon Palace, Northbridge

This place has been around a long time on James Street, and if you go past on any weekend you will see lines of people streaming in – always an indication of the popularity of the place. With all those people to cater for, there is a huge dining area and they move them in and out pretty quickly. There is a large range of the usual dim sum options and the quality is good.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open Lunch Weekdays 10:30am – 3:00pm Weekends 10:00am – 3:00pm, Dinner 6:00pm – Late
  • there is also a karaoke restaurant here, so if you like that sort of thing …

Location & Contact

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Pizza On Cambridge Review

Pizza On Cambridge, Floreat

We had heard many good things about this small pizza place on Cambridge Street in Floreat. There is a good range of both classic and premium pizzas. The bases were not too thick nor oily, just how I like them.

Other Things You Should Know

  • open everyday 5pm till late
  • delivery and specials available
  • voucher available in the Entertainment Book

Location & Contact

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