If you ever dreamed of going to art school and hanging out with cool, arty types at uni, drinking coffees with whiskey and staying up too late every night listening to mellow beats and reading Literature with a capital 'L'' - then The Moon will have been the venue of your dreams. Everything it is - it is in a good way: a but grungy, a bit seedy, a bit dark, the wine list is a bit varied and not all the meals are as good as each other – but you're here for the vibe.
If it's your first time visiting The Moon then you might want to try the Chocolate Pizza. It's not every day that you get the opportunity to eat a sweet pizza – the dough is its own animal, sort of a cross between regular crispy pizza dough and a doughnut – and it's got mascarpone on top, instead of mozzarella and parmesan, chocolate sauce instead of tomato, and walnuts and ice cream as toppings instead of your standard pepperoni. They also do a Strawberry Dessert Pizza and a Banana, Honey and Cinnamon Dessert Pizza.
Of course that's skipping ahead somewhat – you MIGHT want to have something savoury first. Pizza and pasta are the classic Moon dishes, but in the last few years they've branched out into burgers, BLTC (the 'C' is for cheese), parmigianas and steak. On Monday and Tuesday you can get pizza or pasta for $11.95. But it's the food being good that makes it a good deal – expect to see lots of hip and trendy arty student types – but in a good way.
As well as serving up top nosh every day and night, The Moon has a few further surprises: the Perth Poetry Club, which has the self styled tagline: 'Where slams meet sonnets,' and offers you the chance to perform your own "poetry stand-up", meets at The Moon on Saturdays between two and four, The Fix jazz night has its residency here on Thursday eves, eight until midnight, and on Sundays and Wednesday they have an eclectic selection of live music acts lined up to accompany your nourishment and re-hydration. And every now and they have an art exhibition in to grace the walls.
The Moon is what you make it and you could easily find yourself being pulled into its orbit regularly.