Local recommendations

Espresso does not receive payment for recommending any of the below enterprises. These are the genuine recommendations of Espresso staff.

Eating and Drinking

  • Brisbane Hotel

    Conveniently close to your apartment. The Brisbane has a consistently buzzing atmosphere particularly on weekends and is equally good for a drink, food or both. The modern Australian fusion cuisine is made only from WA ingredients and is always fresh and seasonal. Relax and enjoy the great beer garden.

    Brisbane Hotel for eating and drinking. 292 Beaufort Street, Perth Tel: 908) 9227 2300

  • Cantina 663

    Cantina663 provides a stylish, yet warm atmosphere, and offers an Italian inspired menu. The menu changes frequently in line with seasonal produce, with a focus on local and organic produce wherever possible. Wait staff are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfasts are also great at Cantina.

    663 Beaufort Street Mount Lawley WA 6050 Tel: (08) 9370 4883

  • Bivouac Canteen & Bar

    Bivouac Canteen & Bar makes for the perfect spot to drop in with friends at any time of day. Fancy a glass of wine before a show at the State Theatre Centre, The Blue Room, or PICA all a hop skip and jump away? No problem. Up for their unique menu, comprising of delicious peasant fare? You’re on. This trendy space also doubles as a gallery, so even if you don’t make it down the road after a glass too many you’ll be forgiven.

    198 William St Northbridge 9227 0883

  • Duende

    We like their motto- ‘Open Everyday for Everyone’, but we like their style even better. Espresso, tapas, and wine, all done to perfection. Oh and did we mention their breakfast menu is available to 4pm? The restaurant is bustling (especially on weekends) for a reason, so do be sure to book. The tasty bites are best shared, and paired with one of the wines from the rather impressive list. A tip: Make sure you leave enough space for the carefully hand crafted desserts!

    662 Newcastle St Leederville 9228 0123

Museums and Galleries

  • Western Australian Museum

    Spend some time exploring Australia’s past in the continually updated exhibitions, housed in a building that was originally the Old Perth Gaol. The informed staff are fantastic, and the kids will definitely enjoy the visit- there are dinosaurs to be found! Free entry.

    Perth Cultural Centre James Street, Perth Tel: (08) 9212 3700


  • Department on Beaufort

    Department should be one of your first stops for elegant yet trendy ladies attire in Perth. Perfect for finding an outfit for a special occasion, or those moments when you feel it imperative to treat yourself to a new cashmere cardigan, flattering woollen pants for work, or a beautiful silk dress. You’ll find high end Australian designers including Nicolangela, Camilla & Marc, and Cohen et Sabine, as well as a great selection of international labels.

    667 Beaufort St Mount Lawley 9272 8850


  • Cinema Paradiso

    If cheesy block busters make your skin crawl, you love hearing foreign languages, and you’re partial to a glass of wine to accompany your film, Cinema Paradiso is calling your name (the Spanish version, that is). Cinema Paradiso specialises in showcasing quality arthouse, independent and foreign films, and also at times screens the best of the mainstream flicks. It also hosts many of the international film festivals that tour Perth.

    164 James St Northbridge 9227 1771


  • Boucla

    If you’re partial to delectable home made cakes (some might say the best in Perth), spaces crammed with atmosphere, and reliably good Fiori coffee, then head to Boucla quick smart. The cafe has been lovingly created by Despina and Brian Tanner, and this familial touch shows- old family photos are hung in the Mediterranean style interior, and there are bits and pieces to keep your eyes busy as you wait for your highly anticipated snack, whether it be one of the aforementioned cakes, or an equally delicious savoury option. Located at the top end of Rokeby Road, this makes a good beginning or end point to a day of shopping in Subiaco. Do note- at lunch times Boucla can be exceptionally busy, and you might just have to wait a few minutes for a table. Worth it? Absolutely.

    349 Rokeby Rd Subiaco 9381 2841

  • Elixir Coffee Specialists

    Their name says it all really. ‘Elixir Coffee Specialists’ are serious about making good coffee, so if you’re in need of a damn fine brew, it’s worth heading beyond the confines of Perth city. Powder blue coffee cups and a minimalistic decor, set off by a few key antique pieces make for the perfect space to enjoy a cup of coffee perhaps better described as nectar. Owner Justin sources the beans and roasts the coffee in-house. On offer is a single origin coffee, their smashing house blend, and cold drip coffee. The simple, delicious snacks on offer for breakfast and lunch are a match made in heaven for the real star here- the coffee.

    45a/145 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands 9389 9333


  • Cricket World Cup 2015

    The 2015 Cricket World Cup will hit Sydney at the SCG, with matches taking place between Februay 28th and March 6th.
    Highlights include Australia versus Afghanistan on March 4th.
    Get your tickets early and head to the WACA- Western Australian Cricket Ground which is located within close proximity of all of our Perth apartments.

  • Hopman Cup 2015

    The Hopman Cup is the first lead in event to the Australian Open Grand Slam and is popular with the best tennis players as they get guaranteed match play.
    It is held at Perth Arena between January 4th and 10th.
    Perth Arena is a short walk from Perth City bus and train stations which makes it easy to get to from all of our Espresso apartments.
    Get your tickets early as with super stars such as Andy Murray out to play- the event will be a sell out.

  • Stereosonic 2014

    Stereosonic music festival will take place on November 29th and 30th at the Claremont Showgrounds and features Calvin Harris.
    Tickets are on sale now and there is a huge line up this year.
    Take a train to the event on the Fremantle train line.