The Tribute Cafe

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It's safe to say that I'm healthily obsessed with this place. 
The Tribute Cafe in Shelley opened up in late July, and in the span of less than 2 weeks I've already been four times. 

They have a reasonable amount of seating without making it too crowded. They've timed their opening perfectly as the weather is just clearing up, making it beautiful to sit outside. You can also bring your furry friends as there's a spot to tie up your pup outside and a water bowl too!

They have perfected the interior design and also mastered their menu and the food itself. It consists of the classics; eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes and smashed avo (because you can NEVER go wrong with smashed avo). You can't even call yourself a breakfast place in Perth without having a good smashed avo, and this place does it perfectly. Dukkah crusted feta and beetroot puree drizzled over the top? Yes please!

I'm also glad that they didn't skip the eggs Benedict because that is an all time favourite of mine (but for some reason lots of the "hipster" breakfast places don't serve it). I would gladly like to hear why because a perfectly poached egg is one way of starting an excellent day.

They also have various other dishes of their own like the Tribute Sarni and the Wagyu Brioche Burger, both of which look amazingly instagram worthy with their charcoal brioche buns. 

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With not much else in the area as far as trendy café joints go, this place is bound to be bustling all Spring and Summer long. So make sure you check it out to see what the hype is all about! Also, you're bound to bump into someone you know on a busy Saturday morning seeing as Perth is so small. 

If you're going on a Saturday I'd recommend getting there nice and early, especially if the weather is nice. When I went on Saturday the queue was out the door and all the way to the street!

I also made a short youtube video if you want to see more of what The Tribute Cafe is really like. 

 

Quinninup and My New Mantra

This is a few months overdue, but I just finished an assignment for my PR unit, so I need to write for my own enjoyment for a little bit.

Mid June, I went down south with Coralie (down south is what Perth people say when they go anywhere in the South west region). It was the day after my last exam for the semester, my first semester at uni, so I definitely deserved a little break. Going down south is definitely one of the best parts of living in Perth. A few hours of driving and you can end up in the middle of a forrest or at a campsite right on the beach. I always tell friends who aren't from Perth that when they come, I'll take them on the best roadtrips.

But, why Quinninup? Or you may be asking, where the hell is Quinninup? Well I'll answer both those questions. It's about four hours south of Perth, and my Uncle and Aunt have a farm down there. It's quite a small farm as far as Australian farms go, but I have so many memories of going down there. It had been so many years since I last went, so it definitely was a bit emotional being back there.

If you weren't aware, I spent 7 years of my childhood in France. I used to say that I "grew up" in France, but you're not really grown up at the age of 9 (the age when I moved back to Perth). But having spent that much of my childhood in France, I can't help but feel like I missed out on a bit of extended family bonding. I'm not saying I'm not close with my relatives, but I sometimes wish I was closer.

I think it has something to do with becoming an adult. You start realising that time is slipping away, and that you're soon going to be one of those people that say "where has the time gone?". I'm not ready to be that person yet. I don't want time to get away from me and realise that there are things I've missed out on doing, on people to see.

So going down to the farm, seeing my Uncle, my Aunt, my cousin and his kids, was the most precious thing I could have ever wanted. What was suppose to be a little break from city life ended up being so heart warming and almost awakening. Not only do I want to make sure I remain close with my extended family, I want to get back in touch with family and old friends.

I was recently talking to a stranger, now a friend. I was telling said stranger about myself, I told him that I'm often eager to meet new people and reach out to ask them to get to know each other better, either just by chatting online or organising a little brunch date. I told him that I've made so many new friends at uni because I just go up to people and start a conversation. And he the way he put my personality was "fearless of rejection". Which is absolutely perfect. It's something I'm going to make my mantra, because life is too short live in fear. What have you got to lose anyway?

So I challenge you: when you're not sure whether to do something or not, or if you're scared or embarrassed. Whether it's asking that cute girl out, applying for a job thats way out of your league, or just sitting next to that person in class, ask yourself "what have I got to lose?".
(please don't answer with dignity because I will slap you).

Also, I made a little video from my time down there (drone footage included)...

Kalamunda's Zig Zag Scenic Drive

It's already October and the weather is still raining and cloudy and not spring-like at all. So, when there was a glimpse of sun through all the dull weather, Coralie and I decided another sunset mission was long due. With our list of potential locations (all of which will be revealed throughout the duration of Summer), we decided to make the drive up to Kalamunda's Zig Zag Scenic Drive, or Zig Zags. img_6591-2

Most of the time we were sitting in the car because it was FREEZING! But we were both able to get some good shots of the sun setting right behind the city.

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I hope you all liked these photos and I hope you're looking forward to Summer as much as I am! xx

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 :)

A Day in North Cottesloe

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If you guys didn't know, I am OBSESSED with pinterest. Not saying I'm late to the train or anything because I have been obsessed for a very long time, and I don't think that's going to stop anytime soon. If any of you live in Perth, I would suggest following my "Places to Eat in Perth" board. I often update it with screenshots of instagram locations.

Coralie and I started our Tuesday by going for a drive down to Cottesloe/North Cottesloe where we found Daisies Cottesloe. A cute little café/brunch spot. With indoor and outdoor tables and a short walk to the beach we ordered our coffees and went for a stroll up the road.

When going to the beach, the most common beach to go to is Cottesloe Beach. With cafés, fish and chip shops and the iconic Indiana overlooking the ocean, its no wonder why it's always busy. However, after seeing this North Cottesloe beach on such a beautiful day, I think I'll be driving that little extra distance to go to the beach more often than not. The beach was mostly empty and the water was crystal clear.

Coralie and I both regretted not wearing swim wear, but that didn't stop us from getting in the water.

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The Little Blue House

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If only it was a sunny day when we decided to go out to take these, but I guess the lighting wouldn't have been so fantastic if it was glary. Credits to Coralie for taking these photos.

Wearing:

Jacket $25 from the Op Shop (Unbranded); Cropped Top $10, City Beach; White High-Waisted Jeans $29, Factorie; Boots $30, Cotton on.

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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