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145 Stirling Highway
Cnr Robinson St, Nedlands
Ph: (08) 9386 7833
Open from 5pm daily
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Best Gluten free pizza in to
J.K of Nedl
• Dine in
(Air conditioned restaurant)
• Take Out
• Function Catering
• Licensed & BYO (wine only)
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Little Shop of Plenty
Maylands healthfood junkies, rejoice! Little Shop of Plenty, which
opened over winter in a converted auto electric shop, is cranking
out wholesome food made from raw, organic, wholefood
ingredients. It may sound horribly virtuous but we promise it
tastes divine. The menu ticks all the healthy boxes: cold pressed
juices, chia pots, living buckwheat granola, raw pizza, Cocowhip
and cocadas (gorgeous little raw macarons in flavours like salted
chocolate, purple sweet potato and matcha). Unlike the cramped
cafes on Whatley Crescent just opposite, Little Shop of Plenty
boasts two spacious, sunshine-drenched dining rooms, a courtyard
strewn with picnic tables and herb-filled cement planter boxes, and
a retail space spruiking the cafe’s own packaged goods alongside
jewellery and homewares like hanging kokedamas and cane drinks
carts by Bowerhouse. 217 Railway Parade, Maylands.
• Teeny tiny BRAX on Railway has replaced the
former Health Freak Cafe on the corner of Alvan Street
and Railway Road in Subiaco this winter. We dig the
poached pear-topped Bircher muesli, Darkstar coffee
and reasonable prices – all signs it’s bound to fare better
than its predecessor.
• Myrtle Ivy, we love you. The West Leederville takeaway-
only cafe is located just three blocks from the Scoop offices
and serves the best damn walnut loaf we’ve ever tasted.
• Move aside, Nolita, Lucioli and Bellissimo. Claremont has
a new Italian restaurant. Maestro is the latest venue by Perth
restaurateur Albasio La Pegna, the former owner of Italian
stalwarts Zafferano, Rialto’s, Pronto and Funtastico.
• Roll’d Vietnamese, the canteen-style franchise with
more than 25 locations Australia-wide, launched its first
WA outpost in May. The Cloisters Arcade restaurant serves
cheap and cheerful street food like pho, rice-paper rolls,
banh mi and iced coffee.
• Pan-Asian franchise Tao has opened in place of the
long-empty premises once held by Wagamama in Subiaco.
Score one in the fight to fill Subi’s vacant shopfronts.
• Tears were shed when Studio Bomba and its resident
micro-cafe Dapper Jack closed last autumn. Luckily their
replacements – On A Whim and Virgil, respectively – are
doing a fine job over at 324 Oxford Street.
• Freo carnivores, rejoice! Lapa Brazilian Barbecue has
opened on your doorstep. Its third location has the same
all-you-can-eat meat, sexily accented passadores and
dangerously good caipirinhas.
• Rockingham’s Kent Street Deli has expanded into the
space next door, meaning more tables on which to enjoy
their yummy food.
• Moving the Subiaco Station Street Markets to its new
home beside the Pavilion Markets on Roberts and Rokeby
was not without its dramas, but the loss of Vietnamese gem
Saigon Express hit the hardest. The good news? It has
moved just down the road to Wembley, and is open six days
a week instead of three. Woohoo!
THE Grubb Hub
Tucked behind the Pavilion Markets car park is the new
Grubb Hub, a hard-to-find but easy-to-love Subiaco
lunch bar and cafe. Owners and best mates Ashley
Pibworth and Carlo Quiligotti call their food “‘proper’,
in the Jamie Oliver sense of the word”. Think piri piri
chicken wraps, Thai beef salads, curries, pastas and
soups. The meals are put together by ex-Jamie’s Italian
chef Peter Nunn, and the baked goods (banana bread
and scones) are lovingly prepared daily by Carlo’s
own mum. Just don’t expect Subi prices. This place is
cheap as: cold pressed juice for $5.50, pasta for $9,
and bottled water for an unheard-of $2. The boys even
deliver lunch to the lucky office workers in Osborne
Park. But it’s Grubb Hub’s coffee, made with fair-trade
beans from Grinders, that’s winning over customers the
most. “Yeah, it’s become our biggest drawcard,” says
Ashley. “And in Subi, which is a suburb with some great
cafes, if you can retain customers for the quality of your
coffee then that’s really saying something.” It doesn’t
hurt that The Grubb Hub is the only cafe in the area with
a fireplace. Who’s not a sucker for roasting marshmallows
during their coffee break? 2 Seddon Street, Subiaco.
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