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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5 Of The Best Summer Cocktails In Perth

While they may not be the most cost-effective drink on a night out, there’s something about cocktails that bring out the summer vibes. But when you’re paying around $20 a pop for a glass of spirits all dressed up, you’d really want to know that whatever’s in that glass has been shaken (or stirred) by the best in the business. Thankfully these bars know how to do a summer cocktail right, meaning your hard-earned $20 will be well spent.


La Vida Urbana

From the masterminds behind El Publico, La Vida Urbana is the newest kid on the block in Leederville’s Newcastle street. While the popular Mexican restaurant is famed for their knock-your-socks off tequila, their recent addition to the drinks menu is a must-try this summer. The Hibiscus Sangria contains house made hibiscus infused syrup, limoncello, Vino Tinto, freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit fizz, fresh lime, and of course, a shot (or two) of tequila. You may want to phone in a friend to help you finish off this 1.2L jug…

Try: Hibiscus Sangria


The Standard

Setting the standard (pun intended) for most bar slash restaurants in the Perth CBD, this neat little joint has really got it going on. Whether you choose to set up camp inside, outside or on the rooftop, you’ll almost feel at home here. Not to mention the fact that the drinks menu will keep you well hydrated throughout the evening. For something fruity and light, their Pretty Punches are a go-to. Putting a contemporary twist on the old school punch, they contain most of the traditional ingredients, as well as purées and sherbets, and are best enjoyed in the wine garden.

Try: Pretty Punches


Budburst

This little neighbourhood bar may be small, but it certainly delivers some big stuff. Taking ownership from a passionate sommelier, Budburst is the ideal spot to hang out with a few friends on a Tuesday night and collectively deal with the fact that the weekend is still three working days away with a summer cocktail in hand. And that cocktail would definitely have to be the Stiggins Daiquiri. Created using Plantation ‘Stiggins’, a ‘fancy’ pineapple rum, a squeeze of lime juice and a drop of their in-house pineapple syrup, it’s practically got ‘summer holidays’ written all over it.

Try: Stiggins Daiquiri


Odyssea

Where can you pull up a chair and watch the waves roll in with a cocktail in hand you ask? Odyssea of course. Boasting views of our beautiful coastline, this beachside restaurant and bar is nothing short of seaside elegance. The extensive drinks menu has something for everyone, and channels ‘summer vibes’. The Blueberry and Kaffir Lime Martini came an equal first place with their signature Pomegranate and Peach fizz cocktail. The martini combines kettle one vodka, triple sec, blueberry puree and kaffir lime foam, a strange combination that somehow works exceptionally well.

Try: Blueberry & Kaffir Lime Martini


Benny’s

If you’re a city slicker like myself, you probably don’t venture out to Fremantle enough to know that the guys at Benny’s now make their own Aperol sorbet. Yes you read that correctly, Aperol Sorbet. This house-made Aperol sorbet slowly melts into some of the finest Italian Prosecco to deliver something so refreshing and moreish, you’ll need to stop yourself from ordering one too many.

Try: Aperol Spritz

Dog Friendly Pubs In Perth

We all know how hard leaving your pooch at home can be, especially when you’re heading out for a drink at the end of a long, hard week. Thankfully that won’t ever be the case again. This list of pubs and bars cater for both you AND your furry friend, so you’ll never have to drink alone again!


Little Creatures

Take a walk along the Fremantle hub, play some fetch in the park, and stop off at Fremantle’s local favourite, Little Creatures. You’ll find drinks aplenty, including their finest local brew. Just make sure you order yourself a side of fries (with aioli of course) to share with your best friend.

40 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160


Propeller

There’s really not much Propeller can’t do right. And now that you can bring your four-legged friend along to enjoy a hot summer night on their outdoor terrace is really just a plus. Who knows, your pup may even just make a friend or two!

222 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA 6159


The Sandbar

After you’ve taken your pooch for a dip in the doggy beach, take your sandy feet over to The Sandbar where you sit and watch the sun go down over Scarborough beach. If you happen to be there on a Sunday, it’s recommended you take full advantage of their $10 Espresso Martini’s!

1 Scarborough Beach Rd, Scarborough WA 6019


The Rosemount Hotel 

Casual beers at The Rosemount Hotel are always a good idea. Bring your hound along and you’ll be in for a stellar Sunday night. There’s always live music and plenty of cocktails to go around. Food here is a must, sharing is however optional.

459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006


The Royal

No trip to East Perth can be complete without a pit-stop at The Royal. Boasting water front views and a pub atmosphere, your four-legged friend is sure to enjoy his day out. The bar menu has everything from Oysters to Pizza, while the beverages menu is overwhelmingly detailed.

60 Royal St, East Perth WA 6004

Perth’s Best Drool Worthy Dishes

Sure clean eating is great for you, but what could be better than a big fat burger after a long day at the office? This weekend I suggest you ditch the calorie counter and head out for a cheat meal.


Mac Daddy’s

Mac Daddy’s is the one and only place you can get 22-inch pizzas by the slice and feel like you’re in New York at the same time. Think thin base, crunchy crust and super cheesy. The pizzas here are sauce-less with a heap of cheese, making them a lactose intolerants nightmare. If you’re after oversized comfort food, loud art work and killer hip hop tunes then this is the place to be.

568 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley 


Meat Candy

With former chef at Cantina 663 and The Old Crow, Ben Atkinson at the helm, it’s no surprise Meat Candy is delivering the best fried chicken around town. Located on the outskirts of Northbridge, its laid-back dining space makes it the perfect pit-stop after a long day at the office. The menu inspiration comes from authentic Southern food, with American favourites like fried chicken legs, hot ribs, potato hash and jerk corn.

465 William St, Perth


Johnny’s Burger Joint

Health warnings are certainly high at Johnny’s Burgers. With the “Burgerzilla” challenge running monthly, diners are required to sign a waiver before consuming the 3kg burger. Finish 1.5kg of beef, 700g bacon and 500g of cheese plus a side of fries in 45 minutes and it’s free. It’s suggested you go here hungry, as the American meal sizing is no joke. Don’t forget to order a side of curly fries and cheese sticks!

6/395 Warton Rd, Canning Vale


Old faithful Bar & BBQ

Vegans are advised to stay as far away from here as possible. With the crew at Old Faithful serving up good old-fashioned American-style BBQ meats with hot sauce on the side and cocktails aplenty. Some say it’s like a licensed food truck without the wheels, serving potato salads and coleslaw in paper cups with a side of food truck attitude and casualness, I say it’s a damn good meat party. You decide.

86 King St, Perth

 

 

Perth’s Best Old School Barbers

The barber scene in Perth has taken off over the past few years, and frankly, it’s starting to make the ladies a little jealous. With the return of the old school barber chairs, shaving gel and sharp blades, the boys now get to enjoy beers, burgers and hot towels while getting their tresses tended to.


Weston’s Barbershop & Shave Parlour 

Sitting pretty at the end of the William Street strip is Weston’s Barbershop. Although it’s customer base is 90% hipster, the guys here know how to make every man’s mop look fresh to death. After you’ve tamed your mane, take someone on in a game of pool, or even man-scape that beard you’ve got going on. The barbers here know how to create works of art on your hair, with skin fades, undercuts and other spikey hair do’s, I guarantee you’ll leave Weston’s with one heck of a hairstyle.

456 William St, Northbridge


Uncle Joe’s

Known to be one of the best barbers in Perth, Uncle Joe’s know the way to every mans heart. It’s conveniently tucked away down King Street in a rustic heritage warehouse, so you can escape the CBD buzz and head over there in your lunch break. Not only do they give killer haircuts and beard trims, but they’ve also got a quirky café attached to their barber shop, which means you can smash down a burger while you wait.

74 – 76 King St, Perth


His Lid Barber

While pampering may not sound like much of a guys’ activity,  deep down men secretly enjoy having someone give them undivided attention. Well guys, you’re in luck because His Lid Barber is all about pampering you. Owner Becci Harvey knows what men really want, offering hot towel treatments, a glass of scotch or a bottle of locally crafter beer while you sit back and have your hair did. Their services list covers quite a wide range, from a haircut and hot towel to beard sculpting and even a blade shave, they’ve got everything you need to get your lid did.

8 Sheen St, Subiaco


Stanford Barbers

Stanford Barbers is like walking into a man cave. Luring the men of Perth in with beer and whisky on arrival, it’s no wonder all the gents are lined up to get in. As well as offering neat cuts, they’ve also got services like straight blade shaves and beard sculpting, making it the go-to for hipsters. And if you’re a groom-to-be, the crew here offer a groomsmen package, complete with comfortable armchairs, beers and nibbles to get you and your boys ready for the big day.

1/186 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn


Barber & Co

Barber & Co is the perfect middle ground between classic and modern hairstyles. It’s located in London Court, but blink and you’ll miss this friendly little shop. The guy’s that own and run the shop know how to perfect the fades and quiffs, and the fresh interior will make you feel as though you’ve been teleported back to the 1920’s. You’ll be walking out feeling like a new man. And while walk ins are of course welcome, bookings are recommended as these barbers are in seriously high demand.