Foam in Leederville remains a popular spot in this ever-evolving suburb. It must be doing well as it has expanded into the neighbouring space, and onto the footpath in front. Their website says it is Swedish-inspired. I haven’t been to Sweden so I’m not sure what parts are Swedish-inspired. Maybe it is the deer head on the wall, or maybe they copied a few menu items from Miss Mauds.
I went only for coffee, but the place was busy feeding a big crowd breakfast off the menu or from the selection of baked goods on display. I dropped in on the day of a street festival, and disappointingly they were only serving hot drinks in takeaway cups (I assumed they did not usually do this). It just doesn’t taste the same.
location: 130 Oxford Street,Leederville, Perth, WA phone: (08) 9444 7475 web: www.foamcoffeebar.com.au
Topeng Cafe is the small café at the Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets just a few kms from Ubud in Bali.
After you have checked out the mask museum which is highly recommended, you can stop for a coffee, cold drink or snack in this peaceful café overlooking the museum gardens.
The coffee was decent. For some reason the barista used a hand-held milk frother instead of the one attached to the large coffee machine. Olive had a hot chocolate. There was also a selection of cold drinks and a few snack items you could buy.
Tree Monkey @ the Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Malaysia
The Tree Monkey Restaurant is located in the grounds of the Tropical Spice Garden, just north of Batu Ferringhi on the Malaysian Island of Penang. The restaurant is perched on the hill with the outdoor seating area overlooking the Andaman Sea. We stopped for a snack after exploring the spice garden, and could not go past trying the dish that is pictured. I cannot remember what it was called, but you had a plate of some unusual ingredients including lime, nuts and chilli, which you rolled up in a leaf and ate. It was a fantastic mouth sensation. Also on the spice theme, we each had a spiced coffee. yummo.
Other Things You Should Know
- make sure you take time to explore the Tropical Spice Garden too.
- open 9am – 11pm (Sunday – Thursday) & 9am – midnight (Friday & Saturday).
- the shop right behind the cafe has some cool food gifts to buy.
Location & Contact
- Lone Grag Villa, Lot 595 Mkm 2, Teluk Bahang, 11100 Penang
- phone: 04 8813494
- web: none