All of our favourites from the 6053, all wrapped up in a nice little list, just for you.
We first wrote about King Somm way back in 2019, but years later, and we’re still pretty obsessed. Part bar, part bottle shop, part neighbourhood pizza place… to be honest, we can’t even adequately express our enthusiasm. Trust us when we say we’re keen beans – but we’re not alone, so you’ll want to get there nice and early to get a spot (or grab five of your mates and book a table).
13 King William Street, Bayswater
Fancy a tipple to take home? Baysie is home to one of Perth’s best distilleries, Alligator Labs, who make small batch spirits and liqueurs from Aussie-grown fruit – and reduce food waste along the way! Every Saturday morning they open up their cellar door from 10 to 3, so you can grab some of their goodies in person.
4/70 Clavering Road, Bayswater
A coffee van parked up at a suburban oval? It doesn’t exactly inspire high expectations… until you chance upon Cosmo Coffee. This gleaming, polished, beacon of caffeine surpasses expectations and then some, with ace coffee served up by friendly barista Amos. Grab a pastry as well, and while you’re there, make sure to pat some pups.
Wymond Park, Coode Street
The closure of longtime favourite tbsp. left a huge void in Bayswater’s coffee offerings – but the opening of 3.8 Baysie (albeit on the literal other side of the tracks) is beginning to heal that wound. Friendly and unpretentious while injecting an element of inventiveness, brunch dishes range from classic brekkie burgers to a restorative bacon and miso broth with noodles, or slow cooked beef mince topped with a slow-cooked egg and green pea salsa verde.
19 Beechboro Road S, Bayswater
While we can’t necessarily condone the use of “expresso”, we can condone Drip’s warm and welcoming vibes and unpretentious throwback cafe favourites. Pop in for an old school big brekkie, steak sandwich or a comforting shakshuka amongst the rustic, mismatched furniture.
3 King William Street, Bayswater
Right on the border of Bayswater, Porkies is not for the faint of heart. You could almost believe you were deep in the heart of Texas, if not for the Australian chatter that fills the room, or the familiar faces across the many TV screens – but this is no place for highfalutin airs. It’s a place for greasy-fingered goodness, free soft drink refills and definitely for an elastic waistband. We’re still dreaming about the sticky, sweet, smoky 16-hour burnt ends and garlicky stadium fries.
208 Railway Parade, Bayswater
Little Picture Café
Just down the road from Meltham station, the Little Picture Café makes use of a heritage-listed former corner store, which was run by the current owner’s father up until 1989. Drop past for an on-the-go coffee or watch the world go by from a seat on the footpath – just make sure to grab a lamington while you’re there.
2 Cox Street, Bayswater
Goldie’s Lunch Bar
Locals will tell you: for Baysie’s best eats, you’ve got to drop into Goldie’s. The low-key lunch bar is as unpretentious as they come, but they make a damn fine burger!
15 Raymond Avenue, Bayswater
Bayswater Twilight Markets
Feast your way across the world at Bayswater’s Twilight Markets. Held monthly, the Friday evening markets are the perfect way to send off the work week (and avoid any washing up), with some of Perth’s best food trucks and entertainment for the whole family.
When it comes to good coffee, Timely knows what’s up. They also know about trying to be good in other ways, too: they’re committed to operating ethically and sustainably in all arms of their business. As well as their nifty coffee subscriptions and eco-friendly, 100% compostable coffee pods, you can get the goods in person at their Bayswater roaster and coffee shop.
5/4 Bassendean Road, Bayswater
King William Antiques
Before heading into King Somm for your arvo vino and pizza, pop next door for a peruse of King William Antiques. Packed to the brim with delightful vintage and antique wares, you’re sure to find something special – from gorgeous Art Deco light fittings or mid-century sculptures to Victorian-era servingware.
15 King William Street, Bayswater
Focus & Be Martial Arts and Yoga Centre
Now that your eyebrows are done and you’re feeling all glamorous, perhaps it’s time to work on feeling just as good on the inside? Enter Focus & Be. Offering a varied selection of classes with a team of twelve instructors, Focus & Be are all about creating a positive, welcoming space. Classes at the centre include Iyengar, Yin and beginner’s yoga, t’ai chi, plus a variety of martial arts, so you’ll feel centred and strong.
91 Whatley Crescent, Bayswater
Miss out on a new bike in the great iso-bicycle shortage of 2020? Current bike needing some TLC? Cycles Bespoke will sort you out. This independent bicycle specialist boast a unique and eclectic range of gear, plus next-level knowledge for repairs and mechanical support. With a cycle shop like this, you’ll be getting into head-to-toe lycra in no time.
6/516 Guildford Road, Bayswater
This is WA’s Premier Indoor Aquatic Playground, offering a range of facilities that provide everything from fun to fitness and relaxation. Bayswater Waves is one of the biggest aquatic centres in the metropolitan area and boasts heated indoor and outdoor pools so you can enjoy a swim all year round. With something for the whole family, you’ll also find Perth’s only wave pool, an indoor waterslide, a toddler pool, a lazy river and the perfect fixes for relaxation with the hydrotherapy pool, spa, sauna & steam room.
Corner Broun Avenue and, Priestley Street, Embleton
One of Perth’s best, Bayswater skatepark has a huge metal vert ramp, a few stairs, rails and a small bowl. But it’s the vert ramp that sorts out the pros from the pretenders, and makes for exciting viewing if you happen to fall under the latter category.
Wotton Reserve, Embleton
Header Image: King Somm