Little Olive Leaf Café

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset After buying all the essentials from the pharmacy for my trip away, I drove past this little café. Hidden over in the suburbs of Wilagee, I had never seen this café before. I was pleasantly delighted to see the range of foods and drinks they had and the quaint beauty of it. There aren't many seats but it wasn't busy; the perfect time to sit down and have a little something by yourself.

I will definitely go again with the company of someone else to enjoy the lunch meals. They have a range of classic breakfasts ranging from plain croissants to eggs florentine. But as you can see in the image, they also have quiches, curries, pastas and shepherds pies. I'm looking forward to trying those beauties :)

The seating area is lined with mismatched cushions and chairs. Perfect for a lounge, anytime of the day. Let me know if you've been to this café or if you plan on going! Would love to see what you order.

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I can honestly say that this pressed juice (although not freshly pressed at the café) was THE BEST juice I have ever had. Man, I'm really discovering some "best" things on this blog (check THE BEST banana bread ever).

Open invitation to anyone reading this if they want to come with me to this café next time ;)

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Location: 7 Archibald St, Willagee WA 6156

Opening Hours: 7am-4pm Tuesday to Friday, 8am-2.30pm Saturday & Sunday, Closed Mondays.

Bus Stop Café

DSC03477-Edit-2 If you think many of my posts are beach themed, you'd be right. Between Leighton beach and Cottesloe stands Mosman Beach. A beach populated mostly by dogs and dog owners. However, humans without dogs might come to such a location to check out the Bus Stop Café located along the street.

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This cute little vibrant café is actually a bus. They serve coffee, smoothies, breakfast meals but best of all BANANA BREAD. 

I've never particularly been a fan of banana bread. But after Coralie ordered the banana bread here and I took a bite, I instantly fell in love. This is THE BEST banana bread I have  ever had. Make sure you take a seat on the bus to eat your banana bread while it's warm and toasty.

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Let me know if you've ever been here, if you go here and what you order because there are A LOT of amazing looking things on this menu :)

Goodness Me Box - February Issue

Health-food subscriptions boxes are all the rage. With countless different options it's difficult to choose just one. After doing some research on the Australian options, I decided on the "Goodness Me" subscription box. Buying individual boxes costs $25 per month and you usually receive them near the middle of the month. IMG_6045

You get sent between 5 and 10 items every month and you can review each product to earn points towards an extra item. They like to support business big and small, mainly organic and sustainable products. I was pretty happy with the first box I received. Boxes do vary from person to person, and personally I'm sad I missed out on the gluten free penne pasta. Amongst the goodies you get several vouchers and recipes which use the products. Using the coconut flour, this week's recipe is a Choc Walnut Brownie with Salted Caramel Whip recipe. I will do a blogpost of these when I make them! I am looking forward to the salted caramel part of that recipe :)

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Other products from this month's box include Higher Living Teas, Nutrition Warrior Super Protein Blend (Spice), two samples of Naked's protein bars, a packet of Tigernuts and a can of 100% pure coconut water from Meho.

One of the most exciting parts of the box is actually receiving it and the fact that it is packed in a nice, instagram-worthy box. An excellent thing about Goodness Me, is that a lot of the products come in small, sample-sizes; meaning that if you don't a product, you're not wasting too much. At $25 you definitely get the bang for your buck, seeing as most organic/health foods are ridiculously over-priced at health food stores.

Thus far, I'd highly recommend giving the Goodness Me box a whirl. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Places To See in Perth: Cottesloe Beach

As the weather heats up in Perth, we are reminded that beach season is soon. In the peak of summer, the temperature reaches 40º C every so often with an average maximum of 35º C. It’s easy to say that the typical Australian goes to the beach quite often during these times.

Cottesloe Beach: Indiana Tea House

There are many beaches along the west coast near Perth city. But the main attraction is Cottesloe Beach. Although it is often tourists that visit this particular beach, locals also find their way here due to the lively atmosphere, the picturesque Indiana Tea House, and the bars, shops and cafés along the road (my favourite being red spoon).

Salted Caramel and Macadamia Gelato (Red Spoon)

Although the swim was absolutely freezing (as it is quite often anytime of the year) I adore the beach would never pass up a trip. Because after all, Australia has the best beaches in the world.

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May Street Larder

Located is East Fremantle, May Street Larder is a tumblr-esque, cute, little café with lots of vegetarian and/or vegan alternatives.11911495_10204921677658193_1122012058_nThe first time I went was when someone recommended it to my vegan friend, Coralie. Hearing about this place through its artsy instagram, we knew what to expect. I ordered the breakfast burrito, chorizo, feta, eggs and white beans, served on a wooden board with the jalapeno sauce in a little glass dish on the side, absolutely delicious. Although a little on the pricey side, it definitely is worth it!

Taking photos was a difficult feat; we went on a Saturday and had to wait 20 minutes to get a table. However, again, it was definitely worth the wait. Coralie and I were constantly gazing around the room, visualising countless photo opportunities; we would have to come on a day where we could actually take photos.

11950773_10204921675298134_415476390_nAlthough the main meal was great, the desert was even better. May Street Larder is known for their cocowhip. Cocowhip is a frozen soft serve made only using coconut water (meaning it’s gluten free, dairy free and vegan). It looks similar to frozen yoghurt, but it’s a MILLION times better. You can get cacao infused cocowhip with your choice of toppings. I recommend the vegan caramel. ;)

May street larder also sell their own lupinola, protein balls, jam and vegan chocolate, all in cute instagram-worthy packets.

From the first time I went there, I knew that May Street Larder was somewhere I would go often, whether to simply get a cocowhip or to get a scrumptious brunch. I took these photos when I went on a weekday, where there was near no-one in the store and I had many opportunities to take as many photos as I wanted.

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