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Tropico, North Beach

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by SandiB (subscribe)
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Published October 15th 2015
Tropico North Beach is the yummiest cafe
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I love North Beach, it's my favourite place to go to the beach. Not only does it have some high spots where you can watch the sun go down but you can also relax with very few people around. North Beach can be one of the quietest beaches for visit in Perth simply because it's one of the smallest ones that is dotted with little sandy inlets.

Recently I have been getting a glimpse of yummy food photos of Tropico on Instagram and I decided that it was time to visit. I ventured there on the weekend to see what all the fuss is about and believe me, if you go, you won't be disappointed. Tropico is very busy and it does take some time to get a table. I wasn't surprised by this as I knew from the photos I had seen that there would be high demand for this little treasure. The décor of Tropico reminds me of a 'california dreamin' vibe with relaxed white wash designs and see blue to add a pop of colour. Tropico does a mean cup of coffee and some delicious doughnuts if you are just stopping by for a quick treat whilst having a morning stroll.

The food options are plentiful and we decided to try the soft shell tacos. They are small enough to eat a couple and sample a few. We had the pork belly, grilled pineapple, sherry glaze, slaw which was yummy but my favourite was the masterstock duck, hoisin plum sauce, pickled cucumber and carrot. The menu has been carefully put together for this bustling eatery and I think that there is something on the menu for everyone. As I love my veggies and needed an extra lunch dish I tried the roast mushrooms, tarragon butter, fennel seeds and they were delicious. I would definitely recommend them for anyone trying to get their extra hit of veggies during the day.

There's no point in going to a place like Tropico after seeing the photos on Instagram without trying the desserts. Let's keep it real for a sec…we all know that the real reason we eat meals is to have the dessert afterwards…right? Well feast your eyes on the amazing picks of the Tropico desserts. They are truly exquisite to look at and are even more yummy to taste. We had the exotic fruits, mango panacotta, salt vinegar crisps and the strawberries, poached and fresh, aged balsamic, basil, eaton mess. Both desserts were extremely large and it was funny to see how much bigger they were than our little lunch. We couldn't finish all of them as we only had a limited amount of time but they were absolutely divine. I would also recommend the smoothies too – I had the pineapple, coconut, raspberry and not only did it look picture perfect, but I drank it in 5 minutes. It was that good.

There is so much to choose from that I simply have to go back again. The sweets treats were plentiful and the pizzas looked exceptional. When we were leaving the lovely owner mentioned that they also have some exquisite treats at their other canteen style eatery in Wembley called 'Hermosa'. There is no doubt that I will be stopping by for a taste explosion very soon.
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Why? To eat
When: Lunch and Dinner
Phone: (08) 9246 2878
Where: Shop 105/109 Flora Terrace North Beach Perth Western Australia 6020
Cost: Reasonable
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