A retired business owner, my passions are cooking, photography and eating. I use all three of these when I write for recipeyum.com.au which is on HubGarden
Published July 10th 2016
Not sure where to eat in Mt Lawley?
MT LAWLEY - it conjures up a strip of coffee lounges, restaurants, and exclusive clothing shops, amongst other things. There are many cafes however how do you decide which ones are good, worth the price, are comfortable to spend time there, and have good service?
I have picked just a few from the area which have, over time, become my favourites for this area. There are constantly new ones, or ones changing hands, and menus also change mostly with the season, and in some cases, more often.
They are listed in no particular order of preference.
INGLEWOOD HOTEL Although this is slightly out of the main Mt Lawley strip, and the Inglewood Hotel doesn't sound as if it would be a preferred eating place, what a shock I got when having lunch here. It is quite expensive however well worth the cost. The food could not be faulted, and the service was "old fashioned" and so friendly - our waiter taking his time to chat with us and make suggestions. I chose what sounded like an ordinary lunch - the chicken and brie roll with home made chips, however it tasted nothing like ordinary, as it was way above. For bookings press here
Lunch at the Inglewood Hotel
CANTINA 663 This is next to the Astor theatre, and although quite expensive, each meal I have had there is very good. The menu is not extensive but there ARE some different meals available. I had the triple bacon bagel and as a lover of bacon, this was very tasty. It came with potatoes, and these were crispy and delicious as was the toasted bagel. Cost was $21 and it had avocado, house jam, crispy slab bacon, and a soft fried egg. My friend had the beetroot salad which was also excellent and beautifully presented. For more information click here
VEGGIE MAMA This is a vegetarian cafe at 5/567 Beaufort Street, and just down from the main strip. They have excellent, fresh food in nice surroundings, and at reasonable prices. Check out their Facebook page
CRUSTS Crusts is basically a pizza franchise, however they are far better than an ordinary bought pizza, and have unusual toppings. As a healthier option, Crusts is near the traffic lights at 69 Walcott Street. Prices are not cheap for a pizza but once again well worth the extra for a delicious pizza. I had a mixture of chicken tikka and tandoori chicken at a cost of $22 for a medium pizza which would feed 3 people. Check out their extensive menu here
Pizza with a difference
MR MUNCHIES For the very best sushi in Perth, do not miss this small place at the end of the Arcade at 669 Beaufort Street, With dishes like Crunchy Spider Roll, Mexican Roll, Naughty Coconut Roll, and more, you will have to visit here to find out what they are! They also do a small serve for around $10.50. More information here
This is a small restaurant at 676 Beaufort Street, and this was the most expensive that I have had in the area. I had the gnocchi which was described as having blue cheese crema and dehydrated prosciutto and cost $26. It was excellent with melt in the mouth potato gnocchi however just a tad expensive. Their menu changes and has daily specials.