Notorious for its chow, Mt Lawley is home to those mid week donuts, Monday night Mexican and seriously large slices of pizza. But quite often it can feel like a jungle out there with so many good places to choose from. Luckily for you we’ve mapped out all the good eats this beauty of a ‘burb has to offer. Deciding which one to hit up first will be the hardest.
From sugar-filled doughnuts to fried chicken and buttermilk pancakes, Mary Street Bakery can do no wrong. While the weekends are peak period, the wait is worth it when you see those fluffy pancakes with juicy boneless chicken being placed in front of you. But not everyone’s palette can handle the combination of sweet and savoury you say? That’s ok, because the menu here has something for everyone (don’t even try and pretend you’re not eyeing off that ham and cheese croissant). Besides the seriously good feed, the coffee beans are from Pound, making your wait in line a little more bearable. Don’t forget to grab a doughnut on the way out, ignore the food coma.
507-509 Beaufort St, Highgate
Where can you go for a freshly squeezed apple juice with a shot of tequila on a Monday night? El Publico of course? But forget your Mexican clichés, this place is too cool for all that. This Mexican cantina serves up fun regional flavours, partnered with amazing cocktails and tequila aplenty. While the crispy fried chickpeas are insanely addictive, the tacos are pretty hard to pass up on – fried chicken, pico de gallo and salsa picante. And if meat just isn’t your thing, there are plenty of vegetarian options available. Just make sure you get a serve of the churros with pecan praline before you leave.
511 Beaufort St, Highgate
Forget cheap Tuesday at Domino’s and don’t even think about defrosting that crappy pizza from the freezer, because Mt Lawley’s got something no other suburb has got and we promise you’ll like it. 22-inch pizzas by the slice, making you feel like you’ve stepped foot into a pizza shop in New York. How they get their bases so thin and their crust so crunchy is beyond us. All we know is that they’re big in both size and flavour. If you’re game enough, go for the mac sloppy joe – cheddar, ground beef, onions, peppers and sweetened tomato sauce. And finish it off with a slice of mac zeppole – deep fried macaroni elbows tossed with powdered sugar. You won’t leave hungry.
568 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
For a modern take on a Japanese staple, Mr Munchies is your answer. Nesteled down the end of an arcade in Mt Lawley, you’ll find burrito sized sushi designed by you. Here you can create your own concoction, or play it safe and choose an item from their menu. Their menu features a range of sushi rolls with exotic flavour combinations from the classic signature rolls to the not-so-normal like Katsu Kilpatrick Roll – chicken or pork katsu with bacon and cucumber drizzled with melted cheese. Expect some seriously strange sushi.
669 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
The team behind Low Key Chow House in Leederville has brought us this gem just in case we didn’t have enough of a reason to want to move to Mt Lawley. While its name is hard to come by at first, Dainty Dowager is best described as a Shanhai opium den serving up roasted meats, mouthwatering snacks and plenty of alcohol. The menu is anchored on Chinese roasted meats in all of their crispy goodness. You can expect roast duck, barbequed pork and a food baby at the end of the night.
564 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Humpday’s are hard. Sometimes all you need is a good bowl of pasta to get you through the rest of the week. Well Threecoins Trattoria in Mount Lawley will make you feel like you’ve flown over to Italy to get your pasta fix. The tables are decked out with red and white checked table cloths, and the staff are all Italian speaking, so you expect phrases other than “ciao bella”. Start off the evening with the antipasti plank (because who doesn’t love cured meats?) complete with arancini, olives and homemade flat bread you get a real taste of Italy. Then move into mains with the pumkin and taleggio ravioli, white truffle oil, butter, sage and parmesan make for the perfect combination for your pasta fix. Bellisimo!
776 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley