stay classy East Victoria Park

stay classy East Victoria Park

I have revisited the suburb of my youth, East Victoria Park in Perth. While many things have changed, and gentrification is underway (sadly thirty years too late for my liking), many things remain familiar.

The main street through the suburb, Albany Highway, used to be a wasteland of car yards and gangland kebab shops with a few Chinese restaurants.…

dinner at Lime 303 in Albany

dinner at Lime 303 in Albany

This is a difficult review to write. I want to like places and I rarely write negative reviews. It’s easier to simply forget bad meals. Sometimes, however, there is something to learn from in reflecting on disappointing dining experiences.

Having read reviews about restaurants in Albany prior to visiting, and having a recommendation from a friend who had eaten there previously, I chose Lime 303.…

lunch at Kailis Brothers in Perth

lunch at Kailis Brothers in Perth

I was living in Leederville when Kailis Brothers opened their fish market and restaurant on Oxford St, and at the time it was an exciting addition to the compact Leederville precinct. When visiting Perth recently en route to Albany to attend a wedding, and with the intention of introducing some Perth and Melbourne friends, all of whom love seafood, Kailis seemed the perfect venue for lunch.…

breakfast at Vancouver Cafe in Albany

breakfast at Vancouver Cafe in Albany

While in Albany over the weekend I enjoyed a very good breakfast at Vancouver cafe with friends. After a terrible coffee experience at another Albany cafe (for unknown reasons, cafes in WA routinely turn anything called a latte, flat white or even macchiato into a huge hot milkshake with a mere hint of coffee), I warned fellow visitors to order their coffees with less milk than they would usually have in Melbourne to compensate.…