New Places To Eat In Perth 2014

The past year has seen the opening of many new places to eat in Perth. From restaurants to cafes, and bars to uncategorised “eateries” the options have never been more plentiful. I visited in December and, armed with a list of the best of the best, tried to fit in as many as I could. Here’s a run-down of all the places I managed to try, plus the ones on my list that I wasn’t able to get to that are, according to people whose opinion I trust, well worth checking out.

For a guide to some of Perth’s hottest new bars, many of which also serve great food, check out this list New Bars In Perth 2014.

The Flour Factory

new places to eat in perth restaurants cafes

Housed in the space formerly occupied by Venn, the Flour Factory is the latest venue to be opened by Andrew Freeman, the man behind recent openings Varnish on King and Darlings Supper Club.

The interior looks relatively unchanged from when it was Venn, with a variety of upstairs, downstairs and outdoor spaces however the offering is quite different, with a strong focus on food as well as drinks. There are a wide range of house cured meats, cheese and some rather impressive looking hot dogs on the menu however I ordered what it was that brought me here in the first place, which was the pig’s head bacon and “lambcetta” with a hard cheese to match. Neither of them disappointed – I think I could have spent my entire week in Perth just eating these two things.

I didn’t order anything to drink, the cocktail menu and wine list looked very decent – I can how this place works well as both a cafe/restaurant and bar.

The Flour Factory

16 Queen Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Australia

Telephone:   (08) 9485 1711
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://theflourfactory.com//

Open
Mon – Fri:     7:00am to 12:00am
Sat – Sun:      4:00pm to 12:00am

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Propeller

new places to eat in perth restaurants cafes

Hamish Fleming and Siobhan Blumann seem to be opening a new place in Perth every other day, with Propeller being the newest addition to their portfolio of venues across the city (Mechanics Institute, Flipside, The Dominon League to name a few). Propeller is located at the site of the former North Fremantle Town hall, and contains a restaurant section as well as an outdoor cafe/bar operating outside of a re-purposed sea container. I really enjoyed sitting outside and breathing in the fresh Freo sea air.

The food is Lebanese inspired with a variety of other influences dotted around. The food is designed for sharing and, as I visited with my family we had the benefit of being able to try a variety of things on the menu. The pizzas were brilliant with perfectly thin, crispy wood-fired bases topped with just the right amount of ingredients. The highlights of the menu were undoubtedly the pizzas and Lebanese inspired dishes, with some of the other options falling a bit flat. It’s still early days with Propeller only having opened in December, and I have no doubt based on my visit there that they’ll settle into their groove and become a reliable fixture in this part of town.

My tip is to get the eggplant pizza and the quail eggs – simply divine.

Propeller

222 Queen Victoria Street
North Fremantle
Western Australia 6159
Australia

Telephone:   (08) 9335 9366
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://propellernorthfreo.com.au/

Open
Wed – Fri:     11:00am to 10:00pm
Sat – Sun:      7:00am to 10:00pm

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Bread In Common

new places to eat in perth restaurants cafes

Nic Trimboli’s Bread in Common has been around for over a year now so is not strictly “new” in the true sense of the word however despite trying their excellent wood fired sourdough bread I’d not eaten in before and was happy to finally get the chance to visit on my last day in Perth. Housed in a quite large old brick warehouse, there’s a lot of character to the space – a very long bar, long wooden communal tables, hanging lights. exposed brick all great a great atmosphere.

Food wise, it’s modern Australian cooking with a focus on quality ingredients. I had the duck fat roasted potatoes and shared two of the desserts – the flourless chocolate cake with crushed Oreos and berries as well as the peanut mousse with chocolate brownie ice cream and raspberry gel. The desserts weren’t cheap, but they were positively delicious. I’ll definitely be returning for a full meal next time I’m in town.

Bread In Common

43 Packenham Street
Fremantle
Western Australia 6160
Australia

Telephone:   (08) 9336 1032
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://www.breadincommon.com.au/

Open
Mon – Thu:   10:00am to 10:00pm
Fri – Sat:        9:00am to late
Sun:                9:00am to 10:00pm

Bread In Common on Urbanspoon

Hylin

new places to eat in perth restaurants cafes

Owner Josh McGinnity was an architect before he decided to open up his own cafe and his influences in designing the place, namely New York City’s High Line is very evident from the moment you walk in. New materials mix with old, the small space is used very wisely and there’s a lot of natural sunlight.

The menu contains a small selection of breakfast and lunch options, along with a variety of rotating daily choice also on offer. Coffee beans come from Fremantle’s Micrology Coffee Roasters and the coffees here are perfect. Service is sharp and there’s a really laid back, causal vibe about the place, which is fitting of the area.

Hylin

178 Railway Parade
West Leederville
Western Australia 6007
Australia

Telephone:   0401 815 804
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://www.hylin.com.au/

Open
Mon – Sat:     6:30am to 3:00pm

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La Veen

new places to eat in perth restaurants cafes

Another place that’s been open for the best part of a year (with the people behind it being set up in Subiaco for a few years prior), La Veen has what I’d consider the best range of coffee available in Perth. Walk through the front doors and you’ll immediately be faced with what is the largest Synesso espresso machine I’ve ever seen – the thing has 5 group heads and take up almost the entire bench! I asked for an explanation of the beans on offer with some of the filters and was responded to with some really in depth tasting notes and facts on the origin of each bean. Clearly they team here really know their stuff and the cold drip that I got was really tasty.

A focused selection of breakfast and lunch options are also offered. I didn’t eat, but peeking at what was in front of those around me while seated at a bench watching the world go by I’ll say that the food did look decent.

La Veen

90 King Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Australia

Telephone:   (08) 9321 1188
Email:            n/a
Website:        http://laveencoffee.com.au/

Open
Mon – Fri:    7:00am to 4:00pm
Sat:               8:00am to 4:00pm
Sun:              9:00am to 3:00pm

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No Mafia

new places to eat in perth restaurants cafes

The first of the places that were on my list that I wasn’t able to try, No Mafia was unfortunately closed when I went to check it out on Boxing Day which was a shame as I was really keen to try their modern take on simple southern Italian cooking which I had heard good things about. Occupying the space that formerly housed Jus Burgers, the team behind Vic Park’s “The Precinct”, the first thing one notices about this small space is the motto “no pizza, no pasta”. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love a good pizza or pasta dish but it’s really refreshing to see place put the spotlight on other things that a region’s cuisine has to offer.

Rustic food, quality ingredients, great wine – sound like a good thing to me.

No Mafia

Shop 11, 189 William Street
Northbridge
Western Australia 6003
Australia

Telephone:   n/a
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://www.nomafia.com.au/

Open
Mon – Sat:    10:00am to late
Sun:               10:00am to 10:00pm

No Mafia on Urbanspoon

Habitue

Habitue is yet another new place to eat in Perth that’s opened in the little hub that’s growing in North Fremantle. It’s a Mediterranean restaurant set in an old weatherboard cottage. This creates a casual setting in which to eat the fresh, seasonal food that’s designed to share. The fact that there’s live jazz on Sunday afternoons makes the package sound even more enticing. I didn’t get around to trying it while I was over but it remains on the list for next time.

Habitue

1 Harvest Road
North Fremantle
Western Australia 6159
Australia

Telephone:   (08) 9336 1265
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://www.habituerestaurant.com.au/

Open
Tue – Sat:      5:00pm to 11:00pm

Habitue on Urbanspoon

Sprolo

I first got wind of Sprolo when some rather enticing photos started appearing on my Instagram feed a few months back. A “traditional Singaporean” breakfast with house made Kaya jam you say? A Nuttella brownie with espresso caramel and ice cream you say? A few months down the track it became apparent that the food and service lived up to the promise of the photos and I knew I had to visit. Time got the best of me while I was over so unfortunately I didn’t make it to Sprolo but it’s still on my list, and I know exactly what I want to order next time I’m in town.

Sprolo

138 Canning Highway
South Perth
Western Australia 6151
Australia

Telephone:   0401 625 134
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://www.sprolo.com.au/

Open
Mon – Sat:     7:00am to 4:00pm

Sprolo on Urbanspoon

St Michael 6003

Another new place to eat in Perth that I wasn’t able to check out this time around was St Michael 6003, which is housed in the space formerly occupied by Perth institution Jacksons. Owners Scott O’Sullivan and Tod Stuart have converted the space into something very casual. The food is modern Australian with a focus on technique and high quality local, seasonal ingredients. Causal, small plate food at this level is something that’s become very popular in Melbourne over the past few years and it’s great to see Perth getting on board with the idea – it really does make eating great food so much more fun because you get to try more things. I look forward to eating here the next time I’m in town.

St Michael 6003

483 Beaufort Street
Highgate
Western Australia 6003
Australia

Telephone:   (08) 9328 1177
Email:            [email protected]
Website:        http://stmichael6003.com.au/

Open
Wed – Thu:   5:00pm to late
Fri – Sun:      10:30am to 2:30pm; 5:00pm to late

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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.

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