We’ve given you the lowdown on what to do in Inglewood, but what about its riverside neighbour?
Here’s some of our favourite things to do around Maylands.
EAT & DRINK
The closure of Maylands’ Swallow Bar left a huge hole in our hearts, but our heartbreak did finally come to an end with the introduction of Volare, bringing the Euro-holiday, aperitivo vibes to the burbs. They’ve also managed to keep the Art Deco delightfulness of the previous tenants, and you can expect to find a hefty collection of aperitivo and digestivo, amaro and of course, plenty of vino to imbibe in. It’s run by a team of Perth hospo legends, so you know you’re in safe hands.
198 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Brixton Yard has got you covered for a refreshing afternoon beer, an easy-breezy dinner, or a sneaky brunch/late date. Little ones are more than welcome with a dedicated kids area, plus you can even bring the pooch to hang out with you in the beer garden.
217 Railway Parade, Maylands
Seasonal Brewing Co.
Seasonal Brewing Co. fills the hole in our heart we didn’t even know we had. Beer, sunshine, good food… if that’s not what Perth is about, I don’t know what is. Occupying a hundred-year-old building that was once a mechanic’s garage, Seasonal manages to balance the casual, neighbourhood spirit with a commitment to quality. Brewing on-site, the bar offers over 18 taps of craft beer, plus plenty of natural wine and spirits for those more inclined. An aptly seasonal menu veers towards well-executed comfort and pub favourites – think Reuben croquettes, pies braised in house ale, or a crowd-pleasing steak sandwich.
175 Guildford Road, Maylands
Noggos Kitchen & Coffee
Noggos might just have Maylands’ brunch game on lock. Venture away from the hustle and bustle of Guildford Road, and you’ll find Noggos tucked away in a small row of shops on Peninsula Road. French toast and fried chicken, cookies and cream waffles? Smashed avo on rye? Whether you’re hoping for a decadent weekend brunch or a light brekkie after your walk along the river, Noggos has got you sorted.
38 Peninsula Road, Maylands
We could talk for days about Perth’s pizza offerings, but almost every time, we’ll end up back at Rossonero. Tucked away in Mayland’s Lyric Lane, the garage-turned-pizzeria balances classical simplicity with crowd-pleasing modernity. We’re a sucker for the sweet ‘n spicy Honey Boy, but traditionalists may go for the Ol’ School. With the ultimate welcoming vibes, and the newfound home base of 2021’s most talked about conti roll, Rossonero certainly has a lot to offer.
18 Lyric Lane, Maylands
Next door neighbour to Rossonero, Lyric Lane is the cafe-bar-music venue hybrid we’ve all been waiting for. Burger breakfasts on the weekend, basement gigs in the evenings – you couldn’t ask for more.
22 Lyric Lane, Maylands
Henry on Eighth
We’re big fans of a special, any night of the week. Luckily, so is Henry on Eighth. This neighbourhood bar plays host to an impressive assortment of kitchen specials, as well as a crowd-pleasing array of regular burgers, share plates and bar snacks. Pair this with their live art and music, and you have no excuse not to get there ASAP.
49 Eighth Avenue
As we’ve driven past Amore Mio, we’ve often thought to ourselves, “That looks like it could be a hidden gem…” It turns out, while it isn’t really all that hidden – it is an absolute gem, balancing between traditional and accessible, with plenty of family-friendly options. No frills and unpretentious, Amore Mio nails crowd-pleasing (yes, we’ve seen all your comments!) without skimping on quality.
279 Guildford Road, Maylands
The Woodfired Baker
The Woodfired Baker specialises in all things sourdough and woodfired – but they also whip up some pretty killer pastries and sweets. Baking from a restored century-old oven, their offerings change daily, but whatever you take home will put a smile on your face. Sourdough’s good for us, right?
194 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Up your cheese board game with a trip to Smoult’s, where you can stock up on an amazing selection of cheese, charcuterie and artisan pantry items (think olive oil, marinades, sauces and more). Definitely make sure to go on an empty stomach, so you can take advantage of their ready to go lunches – not to mention their selection of sweets.
186 Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Sherbet Bake Shop
Inspired by the cupcake bakeries of New York, Sherbet crafts their delectable baked goods in small batches in store. Pick up a celebration cake for your next birthday (or just because), or stop by the vintage-inspired cafe for a cupcake and coffee… cake is appropriate breakfast food, right?
206B Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Commune Wine Store
After a long – and expensive – duel with the Department of Racing, Gaming & Liquor, Commune Wine Store has very quickly become a local favourite. The “neighbourhood wine store championing small, independent producers from home and abroad” is lush with delicious and delightful drops focusing on local and minimal intervention wines. Regular tastings abound, the owners are friendly-as-heck and they’ll even slip you a sneaky card to get rid of corkage fees at neighbouring Rossonero if you’re headed that way.
209 Railway Parade, Maylands
SEE, DO and SHOP
Rabble Books and Games
Since opening in 2018, Rabble have created a truly impressively inclusive bookshop, particularly when it comes to their children’s range – which includes books with with racial and ethnic diversity, rainbow families and characters with disabilities. Rabble is also host to some amazing in-store events, like their excellent Drag Queen Story Hours and conversations with authors. Always sticking their necks out to support the community, we can’t give enough credit and love to Rabble.
2/46 Eighth Avenue
Daisy & Rowe
After your cheese haul from Smoult’s, you won’t be able to resist popping in next door to the super cute Daisy & Rowe. Filled to the brim with gifts and homewares, it’s the perfect one- stop shop for all your gifting needs – whether you’re looking for a book on cocktails or indoor plants, jewellery, ceramics or some lush skincare. You might just find a present for yourself in there, too…
188 Whatley Crescent
Lula and Sasha
It’s hard, y’know – trying to stay all “hip”, and “with it”, as the kids say. Thankfully, Lula and Sasha are here to take the reins. With heaps of new styles arriving every day, the boutique has heaps on offer to keep you looking fresh. From party frocks to casual tops, plus accessories and gifts, these guys will have you kitted out in some beaut looks that won’t break the bank.
204 Whatley Crescent
20th Century Vintage
One of the retailers within Vintage Emporium, 20th Century Vintage is making all our retro interior dreams come true. The store offers a highly curated collection of mid-century and vintage furniture, plus a selection of homewares, lighting and collectibles. Looking for the perfect Danish sideboard, rattan chairs or drop-leaf table? Just call into 20th Century Vintage, and just call us Don Draper.
216 Whatley Crescent
Self Care Studio
Self Care Studio gets that sometimes a facial is more than just skin deep. Taking time for yourself and feeling pampered is important, and you should feel great on the inside and out no matter your age, gender, race, size or sexuality. Book in for a facial, tan, wax or massage and feel confident enough to take on the world!
61 Eighth Avenue
Open House Yoga
So you’re feeling pampered and relaxed after your visit to Self Care Studio… how about an invigorating yoga session? Open House Yoga have a variety of classes on offer, from Dynamic Flow to the soothing and gentle Mellow sessions – and everything in between. Most importantly, Open House are committed to an inclusive approach to their yoga practice, whether it’s body positivity, financial and physical accessibility or trauma-sensitive teaching.
281 Guildford Road
Maylands Peninsula Golf Course
Set against epic views of Perth City and Optus Stadium, Maylands golf course is another central gem. Nice and flat, with gentle undulations and a bunch of lakes, don’t let the lack of hills fool you into thinking it’s a cakewalk. Their green fees are also fantastically priced.
Swan Bank Rd, Maylands
Located on the banks of the Swan River, Peninsula Farm is one of the earliest Perth metro residences that’s still standing. It’s also open to public, available for short tours where you can explore the house, wander the grounds, and experience life in the early days of the Swan River Colony. The Peninsula Farm Cafe is also a stunning little spot for a coffee and bite to eat.
2C Johnson Road, Maylands