How to spend the ultimate fun day exploring the city of Perth.
There are a lot of things to do in any given city. But, I have always found, the best things are often somewhat hidden away, and require a little exploring.
Lucky for you, this week I tasked myself with uncovering some of the most fun things to do in Perth. What did I find? Plenty! New food and drink hot spots, the overlooked gems of the arcades, and the latest cultural offerings.
Taking you from breakfast through to the evening, follow along below for the ultimate fun day to enjoy the City of Perth.
THE ULTIMATE FUN DAY IN PERTH
West End Deli Cereal and Sandwich Bar (STATE BUILDINGS)
Start the day with a fun and sorta naughty bowl of sugar, unique to Perth’s CBD. Head downstairs on St Georges terrace to the depths of the State Buildings to find yourself in a place that will probably bring nostalgia to your taste buds.
The Cereal and Sandwich Bar offers both healthy and fun cereals for breakfast, along with old school favourites. At lunch time there are freshly made baguettes, pies and salads with an assortment of cold pressed juices.
We tried the coco gogo – granola mango & coconut pana cotta, lychee & strawberry. And Mario picked out the fluffy bunnies – lucky charms, malted milk crumble, toasted marshmallows, milo & white chocolate.
Find the menu here.
Linton & Kay Galleries pop-up, (ENEX)
While Enex is known as a shopping and food destination, it is also home to a pop up Linton and Kay Gallery. Offering a new exhibition each month, it is a quiet spot to step out of the hustle and bustle for a little inspiration. A stimulating dose of the unexpected featuring bespoke works from local, national and international artists? Yes please!
Through till the end of August, visit Johnny Romeo’s high impact pop art exhibition. Armed with tongue-in-cheek humour and razor-sharp social commentary, Johnny Romeo explores the influence of celebrity icons and brand-name heroes of our contemporary identity.
Find Linton & Kay Galleries on Hay Street Level, enex – just opposite Decjuba and view Johnny Romeo’s collection. September will feature Ken Done.
Cheep Clothing Store (PLAZA ARCADE AND PICADILLY ARCADE)
Pick up a vintage gem! Explore the arcades to find yourself a reworked vintage gem from one of the Cheep Clothing stores– who’s price points are actually cheap. Stocked with reworked denim, 90’s tops, skirts, dresses and accessories, there is a lot to choose from. I picked up this denim shirt and may have adopted this raspberry beret along my travels!
Don’t miss other hidden arcade gems, and if you need a caffeine fix, stop in at Standing Room Only. Trust me, you will smell the good coffee wafting down Picadilly Arcade.
Underground at Allendale Square (ST GEORGES TCE)
Lunch at Perth’s coolest new food court. Allendale Square has opened up so many new hot spots for food and your lunch dining options. From Mary Street Bakery upstairs to the Underground sleek dining area, there is a lot to choose from. My personal fave? The dumplings at Authentic Bites Dumpling House! Known in Northbridge for their super fresh and tasty dumplings, Authentic Bites have brought their fares to the heart of the CBD. Get on it!
Drinks at Perth’s newest bar, from that local legend Andy Freeman. The Queen Street venue is a taco hot spot with the best margaritas in town. Head in for pre-drinks (mind the skulls!) and enjoy the coolest new spot in town. Note the epic playlist, these guys know how to party. Just look for the cheeky winking horse neon and you have come to the right place.
PERTH THEATRE/ ARTS:
Top off your day with a night of contemporary performance! Now that you have had a cheeky pre-drink, make your way across to the Cultural Centre to check out one of the contemporary performance shows at either PICA, The State Theatre Centre or The Blue Room Theatre. There is so much to choose from, find each of their programs online. And, yes, I also give you permission to sneak in a Gelato at intermission from Chico’s!
Got a fun activity or location for us to check out in Perth? Please let us know all about it in the comments below! I love exploring this city, it doesn’t entirely feel like home to me, despite my having lived here for a few years, so I am always open to uncovering more.
What is on the must do list in your own town, if you are not from Perth? What do you get up to? I’d love to hear!!