Where To Find Perth’s Best Continental Rolls

If you haven’t had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into a crunchy, crumbly roll filled with cured meats and assorted cheeses, then you’re seriously missing out. Luckily I know where to find Perth’s Best, so you can ditch that soggy old sandwich.

The Re Store

I would suggest walking into the Re-Store with an empty stomach and a full wallet, because this Italian delicatessen has the largest selection of European goods around Perth. Grab a ticket and join the queue to be served by one of the friendly Italian mumma’s behind the counter. Once you’ve got your $8 roll filled with Proscuitto, Salami, Cheese and Antipasto mix, have a stroll through the store and pick up a pack of their freshly baked Crostoli – one packet will have you hooked.

231 Oxford St, Leederville

Scutti

Pretty much everything that’s loaded into your continental roll is fresh local produce, so it’s no wonder this place packs in a crowd on a Saturday afternoon. Go in for a continental roll and walk out with olives, cheeses and a basket full of fruit and veg. Their Kangaroo Salami is also highly notable, if you’re into that kind of thing.

67 Angelo St, South Perth 

Charlie’s Fresh Food Market

At Charlie’s you can have your continental roll (and eat it too). Once you’ve had arguably one of the best continental rolls around town, grab a trolley and go crazy on the produce. From fresh pasta to meats, olives, pickled veg, biscuits and Italian cakes, there’s nothing you can’t find here.

497 Walter Rd E, Morley 

Passione

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Italy for the food, take a trip to Kingsley and check out Passione. From the hanging salami to the home made foods, it’s practically Italy in Perth. The family run shop offers up seriously over-sized continental rolls, because Europeans don’t do ‘small’ sized anything. And if you’re planning on going in just to ‘browse’, think again.

107 Kingsley Dr, Kingsley

Lo Presti And Son

Besides the fact you can find everything to make the perfect antipasto board here, their continental roll game is insanely strong. With extra’s like artichoke or fresh chilli, you’ll never want a packed lunch again. And if the cheese selection is too overwhelming for you, the staff here are really good at helping you take home half the shop.

170 Canning Highway East Fremantle

 

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Flora & Fauna’s New Menu Has Dropped

Pretty dishes are all the hype at this hole-in-the-wall cafe.

Nestled in one of Perth’s few laneways just off Aberdeen street, Flora & Fauna serves up some of the prettiest dishes our city has to offer. After opening their doors only a few short years ago, the tiny cafe has acquired quite the large following. And they’ve got something for everyone.

Serving up Micrology coffee from the Perth-based roasters as well as fresh-pressed juices and a range of fine teas, your thirst is sure to be quenched. But the real winner here is the all-day brunch menu, which now includes vegan waffles (don’t knock them until you try them). Topped with Canadian maple syrup, vegan chocolate mousse and dozens of edible flowers, they’re they perfect guilt-free sweet treat.

For the regulars, the banana bread is still very much available (and still just as good), but sadly the smashed avo on turkish bread has been replaced with a beetroot and hummus number – same same but different. Other menu items include the classic apple crumble topped with oats, and the slow-cooked beans (with a side of organic multigrain bread).

Don’t forget to check out the daily selection of sweet treats inside, if you’re lucky enough to visit on a day she’s baked her famous choc chunk cookies, make sure you grab a few for the road.

For more details and drool-worthy images, check out their Facebook page.

 

 

Brunch At The Little Resident

Serving up arguably some of the best corn fritters around Perth, there’s not much The Little Resident can do wrong.

The restaurant and bar in Nedlands boasts a welcoming vibe with its white-on-white interior and arched windows. But for the best seat in the house it’s recommended you head out the back to their beer garden, where the sunlight creeps through the umbrellas and hits your back, giving you your daily dose of Vitamin D.

With former head chef at Jamie’s Italian, Grant Greyling in charge, you can expect to find only good things in the menu. Normally I wouldn’t pass up the chance to spoon into an ice-cold acai bowl with seasonal fruit and house made granola, however, the corn, zucchini and sweet potato fritters seemed like a must-try. These crispy fritters were served up with a side of spinach, smashed avocado and peperonata – sweet bell peppers with olive oil, onion and tomato. For a vegan and gluten free dish, they set the bar pretty high. 

After much debate on whether or not to dabble in a breakfast dessert, a serve of the Insta-famous Red Velvet Waffles were ordered. These waffles were dressed up all pretty with a brownie gravel, marscapone, fresh berries and maple syrup – talk about heart attack material!! Not only were they the perfect waffle consistency, fluffy and moorish, but that brownie gravel was next level good. 

The coffee here deserves a special mention. The specialty grade coffee beans are supplied from Perth local roasters, Backyard Coffee, and the barista is nothing short of passionate when it comes to serving up her finest brew. But if you’re not a caffeine addict, you have got to try their hot chocolate. The cocoa is supplied by Ballarat’s Grounded Pleasures, so you can expect nothing but the best. 

Brunch here is available until 11:30am, and I highly recommend you get yourself there ASAP.

The Little Resident
156 Hampden Road, Nedlands
Open from 7am Mon-Fri,  8am Sat-Sun

Canteen Trigg

If there’s one thing us Perthian’s love, its summer days spent by the beach. And now with Trigg’s latest cafe or ‘Canteen’, you can enjoy a swim and a feed all summer long.

I think it goes without saying Trigg beach is now that much better with its latest addition, Canteen Trigg. Welcoming only the sandiest of feet, the Canteen boasts an open space and a menu to suit all kinds of appetites. Think hotcakes with whipped cream and blueberry compote, smashed avocado with persian feta and smoothie bowls aplenty. And if the brunch options just won’t cut it, they’ve got fish taco’s, salad trays and even Poke bowls. Needless to say, you won’t be going home hungry, just sun-kissed. Oh and if you’re after something sweet for the drive home, the guys here make housemade raw treats that are good for you and your tastebuds.

 

George Street Quarters

If you’re looking for a new brunch spot on a rainy Saturday morning, then this place is definitely worth checking out.

Sitting pretty on one of Freo’s hidden streets, George Street Quarters serves up a mean brunch menu all damn day. So if you want dukkah crusted avo on toast at 12PM, you’ll get it here. Not only is the menu all day, it’s got something for everyone. Their buttermilk pancakes with dragonfruit ice cream can go a long way on a cold winter morning. And if you’re looking for a souvenir to take home, their Acai Bowl is served up in what was once a young coconut that you can opt to take home along with a matching wooden spoon.

If you’re after something savoury and manage to pass up on the Croque Monsieur with three cheeses and ham, the super green omelette with pine nuts and feta is a good compromise.

The team here also do a nice warm Tumeric Latte, but if curry in a cup isn’t your thing, their smoothies are spot on.

After you’ve filled your tummy, check out the store attached to this neat cafe. It’s got loads of take away food (if you were too impatient to wait for a table or are somehow still hungry?), as well as the usual goodies like Kommunity Brew Kombucha, a range of Granola’s and even Paella kits (dinner = sorted!).