Freelance writer, from Perth WA.
Published September 3rd 2012
Belgian Beer Café is for all (even you)
My partner and I thought it only fair to try other licensed cafés, while on the path to our favourite café in Perth, as we didn't want to limit ourselves to enjoying only one place that ticks all the boxes. But again we found ourselves back at the Belgian Beer Café as no other venue stood out to us, for reasons as described below.
As regular patrons of the café we have come to expect the very best of personalised service, quality atmosphere, cuisine and, of course, the ales!
Try a glass of (a choice of) recommended Golden Ales & Blondes for $15. To accompany this, they've suggested fresh food to complement, as strong seafood, soft cheese, fruit desserts/aperitif selection. The $15 lunch specials vary from day-to-day, from baguette, ˝ a pot of mussels, deli board, or fish & chips.
Be coaxed by the weekly specials, such as 'Stella, Sanga & Song on Thursday', with a Westende Burger & 330ml Stella for $20 all day Thursday. Live music is from 5.00pm.
You also have a range of Aussie beers on tap which range from around $8 a glass and such complimenting lunch specials as '300gm Graziers Scotch Fillet & Creamy Aussie Garlic Prawns, for $29.90'.
For the non-beer drinkers there is also a nice selection of champagnes, ciders and wines.
Happy customers Daryl and daughter Jamie-Anne
But with such a strong selection of beers infused with such exotic European flavours, there's a likely possibility that there's a beer for everyone.
They'll also pour your beer – the right way!
Lovely staff member Anna
Now that we've experienced the Belgian Beer Cafe, my partner and I are curious to know of any other licensed premises in, or close to Perth CBD, that ticks all the boxes of café/pub/restaurant superiority, inclusively offering:
• A fine selection of international and local ales, wines, sparkling wines and spirits.
• A comforting menu with gluten free and vegetarian options.
• A stylish European layout both inside and outside, and with a personalised touch not found in other franchises.
• Staff who're consistently perceptive, refreshing, courteous, and who remember you as a returning customer.
• Located directly near the train station, the ferry terminal, and various bus routes.
• Controlled heating and ventilation.
• Plenty of space for staff and patrons to move around.
• Wheelchair accessible with clean toilet facilities.
Please, can anyone match this? We're keen to know!
In the meantime we thoroughly recommend you check out their website below and pay them a visit, on the Corner of King and Murray Streets, in Perth. You will not be disappointed.
The Monk in Fremantle is a craft brewery with a good range of beers, and their staff strive to match the beer you choose with the food on offer, which is bloody good. If you want something more laid back, Clancys in City Beach has a big range of local and international craft beer (no mainstream beer) and great seafood to match, all with brilliant views of sunset over the beach