I find going out for breakfast or brunch always a great idea in theory but too often I am disappointed with the food. I guess it’s because my love for going out to eat is to experience food that I wouldn’t or couldn’t cook myself at home so the standard bacon and eggs just doesn’t do it for me, because that, I can do (and pretty well too). It also drives me a little crazy that you often can’t book and have to fight against everyone else with often large lines and waits at busy cafe’s and without my morning coffee and an empty stomach, this never bodes well. So with more cafe’s doing interesting things, serving up dishes outside the norm and all day brunch becoming more common, my interest in going out for breakfast (or brunch) has certainly been reignited.
One of my favourite new drinking destinations in Perth would have to be Halford Bar. Located down a flight of stairs in a back corner room of the beautifully restored State Buildings, this classy but fun new bar has its home in what used to be the basement Safe Room of the 1897 Titles Building. I dare say it looks a whole lot different to what it would have done in 1897.
Stepping into this quaint small bar in Maylands was like being transported to a charming bar in Paris, very European in style and brimming with warmth and energy. Swallow Bar in Maylands had been on my list for a while and I wish I had visited sooner.