If you’re looking for an emergency decorative skull on short notice, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Leederville. It’s that trendy that it was hipster before the term was ever uttered, making it one of the coolest places in Perth. Standing the test of trends and time are staples such as Black Plastic, Luna Cinema and Oxford Street Books.
Leederville is best known for its high concentration of coffee shops within a small distance from each other. This means you can buy your skull, grab a coffee and take in a flick, all within 50 metres.
I’ve spent many a lunchtime wandering throughout Leederville, so I hope the below list will introduce you to a new treasure or have you thinking about revisiting an old faithful.
Like a diamond in the rough, Francois is nestled in the car park across from the Hippie club. For those starting work before 8am, drop in at Francois for a discounted coffee. You’d be a champion to resist the delicious cakes staring back at you whilst you place your order with their welcoming staff.
This is the place to find that emergency decorative skull on short notice, browse through the latest and greatest on vinyl, or find some new threads. This Leederville mainstay is open every day until late, making it the perfect place to shop for gifts, last-minute outfit essentials or just a casual browse.
Luna Lounge provides patrons of Luna Cinema a place to have a drink and soak up the atmosphere before or after a session. Completed in 1927, Luna Cinema is an institution to Leederville, showing a fine selection of indie and international flicks. Luna Outdoor also runs during the warm and balmy nights of summer, showing new and old flicks under the stars.
Boasting a mix of local and international brands, Varga Girl is the place to go if you’re looking for something a little different. Don’t forget their gorgeous bric-a-brac table, carefully laid out with an eclectic mix of jewellery, books, vases, scarves and more; perfect for that last minute gift.
Decked out in a mix of Asian decor, Kitsch is popular for their delicious Asian fare, eccentric cocktails and fantastic service. Their most notable special is the Pad Thai and Beer Tuesday’s, which have become something of a cult hit.
Head to this gorgeous little cafe on the corner of Oxford and Bourke Street, where the sweet blue and chocolate decor is only a taste of the Parisian themed goodies that await. Their toasted panini’s and coffee will only be a warm-up to the delectable cupcakes they offer, which come served in individual bell jars. Tip: try the lemon meringue or salted caramel cupcake. Or both.