Header image: Hoodburger by Dion Robeson via Design Theory.
The Beaufort Street section of Mt Lawley may be roaring back to life in recent times, but while it’s gone through some ups and downs a little further north Inglewood has been up and about. Buzzing with great cafes and restaurants, there’s some cool and quirky shopping to be done plus heaps more. Get the lowdown below:
EAT & DRINK
Local & Aesthetic
Alright so this is technically in Mount Lawley, but we feel like it’s right on the border enough that we can include it here (plus founders Dom and Liam live in Inglewood, so it’ll do). Local & Aesthetic is a new mixed cafe x retail space that puts a big emphasis on local suppliers, local ingredients and basically local legends in general. Right now they’ve got a killer art gallery, Rhubarb Records slinging records and even Fort Remedial Massage & Pilates. But honestly just go there for a coffee and some eats, they’ll make you a polony and sauce sanga that’ll even make ya mum blush (along with heaps of other awesome “bush-food” style offerings).
769 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
After expanding out of their Northbridge test kitchen in 2019 to Inglewood, things have only gone from strength to strength for the Hoodburger crew. Not that we really need to convince you, but they’ve scored top spots on both of our best burgers and best fried chicken burgers list in recent times.
848 Beaufort St, Inglewood
Kasama’s Thai Kitchen
Night Market favourites Kasama’s Thai Kitchen were so good they had to take up a new permanent location on Beaufort Street and have been thriving ever since now that you’re able to satisfy those green curry cravings without waiting all week for Mondays to roll around.
850A Beaufort St, Inglewood
Chakra is the self-proclaimed “best Indian restaurant in Perth”, and to be straight up with you their probably not far off the mark! While the service is always excellent and super-friendly, the food really does shine with the excellent vegan, vegetarian and gluten free offerings an added bonus. You pay a little more than some Indian places, but trust us when we say it’s money well spent.
839D Beaufort St, Inglewood
Black Pig Deli & Co.
Having friends over for a drink, or maybe a special date night? Black Pig Deli & Co. owners Adam and Marissa have been making top shelf charcuterie for years under the Poach Pear label, and you can get their products – as well as other local artisan producers at the deli. While you’re impressed with their amazing service, your guests will be impressed by their delicious chicken pate or pork and sage rilette. For ultra cheese addicts, you can join their charcuterie and cheese club for a monthly dose of hand picked products.
4/890 Beaufort St, Inglewood
As if you needed an excuse to wrap up work early – Cecchi’s irresistible courtyard and fresh Italian dishes are a cut above the rest. Head down on a Wednesday to indulge in their $15 pizza and pasta specials.
965 Beaufort St, Inglewood
TRIO Cafe & Wine Bar
Another great little spot on the Mt Lawley-Inglewood border, TRIO Cafe & Wine Bar slips under the radar a little when it comes small bars around Perth but as they say in the biz, “if you know you know.” They do great little breakfasts during the week, and their lunch and dinner menu is equally luminous. The Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi with Shark Bay crab is delish, while their limited dinner servings are worth it for the wagyu carpaccio alone. Get there between 5 and 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays for Aperitvo!
12/760 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
Chef & Co
Another borderlands location, in light of probably not going on a deep dive into Bedford any time soon we figure here’s the place to shoutout Chef & Co. A catering company-cum-restaurant, the size of their epic menu is only matched by their extensive wine list and warm service. Pop in on Friday between 4 and 7pm for $10 cocktails.
1000 Beaufort St, Bedford
Finlay & Sons
One of the stars of the Inglewood breakfast set, Finlay & Sons gets real busy but that’s the price you pay for excellent food! The menu offerings are simple and healthy, just done really bloody well, plus the locals swear by their coffee, and who are we to argue?
917 Beaufort St, Inglewood
The day we write one of these suburb guides and don’t shout out the humble corner pub is the day we die! “Your friendly local since 1936”, the Inglewood has a great beer garden, heaps of TVs cranking sport, more taps than you can poke a stick at a stacked menu of excellent Aussie pub fare. And as far as we’re concerned that’s all you need to know – see you there for a Sunday in the sun with an ice cold pint or two.
803 Beaufort St, Inglewood
SEE, DO, SHOP
Inglewood Night Markets
The absolute best way to cure the Monday blues has to be the foodie mecca that is the Inglewood Night Markets. Running over the summer months, the markets feature not only the best food trucks Perth has to offer with cuisine from every corner of the globe, but amazing gifts and homewares too.
Beaufort St, Inglewood
Favourite Daughter is a sustainably-minded activewear label based out of Perth and the brainchild of two Perth-based sisters. They offer a highly curated selection of sustainably-produced activewear, along with an awesome selection of gifts and big body positive vibes that you sometimes lose at activewear places. Head to their WEBSITE for more the lowdown.
908 Beaufort St, Inglewood
This is one to book in advance! Kustom Klaws will turn even the most neglected nails into a work of art. With award-winning nail artist and burlesque performer Kenjai at the helm, you can trust that you’ll go home with a truly boss set – from a basic mani to elaborate encapsulated acrylics.
1004 Beaufort St, Inglewood
An oasis of lush homewares, beauty and accessories, La Luna is the perfect destination for a gift for that friend-who-has-everything, or a treat yourself indulgence. My heart is set on their resin clutches, but if that’s not your style, a bottle of Salt by Hendrix Mermaid Oil will leave your face looking magical, and they have an amazing array of jewels at every price point.
879 Beaufort St, Inglewood
Miaflora Garden Centre
Looking to enable your plant addiction? Look no further than Miaflora. Packed to the brim with lush greenery for outdoors and indoors, whether you’re looking for a super popular pilea or starting up a new herb garden. If your green friends are looking a little underdressed, Miaflora has you sorted for planters and pots, from chic and minimal to quirky and cute.
905 Beaufort St, Inglewood
Inglewood Bowling & Sports Club
Perth’s not short on excellent bowlos and the Inglewood is up there with the best. Very cruisy and casual atmosphere (as you would hope), they often run barefoot bowls events if you wanna get amongst the greens, otherwise the bar is always filled with cheap beers and great yarns.
1 Stancliffe St, Mount Lawley
Owned and operated by a couple of unicorn loving skater girls, Lucky Skates was established in 2013 and is the go to place for skates and inline gear in Perth. They’re open six days a week, are super friendly and helpful no matter what level of skating you’re at or looking to get into, and have a bunch of cool-as-hell gear that ain’t all just skates either – check ’em HERE.
839 Beaufort St, Inglewood
This article was written in collaboration with Sally AKA @smallfry.stitches, who is a designer, artist and fried chicken aficionado. When she’s not working, you can find her obsessing over her houseplants or at the movies.