Along the winding, bustling Albany Highway strip in the town of Vic Park you’ll find some of Perth’s best eating, drinking and shopping. And now with the days getting cooler – we’re hunting down the cosiest comfort foods around the buzzing suburb to warm you up this winter.
Nothing says winter like getting cosy around the fire… But if you can’t get to a campfire any time soon, some smokey Korean barbecue will certainly do the trick! While there’s plenty of K-BBQ competition across Perth, SSAM sets itself apart with a mouth-watering selection of premium meats – or a steaming pot of kimchi-jigae will cure any winter woes.
313 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
Stay warm with one of Perth’s best coffee slingers. Modus have been making a name for themselves as where to get Perth’s finest brew since opening their Mount Lawley store in 2016. 2020 saw them expand their coffee empire to include a Vic Park store, with more of all the good stuff on offer: good coffee, good eats and good vibes.
5/660 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
What’s better in winter than diving into a big hot bowl of ramen? Hakata Gensuke’s signature tonkotsu broth is packed with flavour (and their house-made, perfectly chewy noodles), or you can choose from black sesame, shio, shoyu or miso broths. If you’re feeling adventurous, the ultra-spicy “God Fire” option will really warm you up!
850 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park WA
You can’t have an article about cosy Vic Park spots missing Cosy Del’s! Perfect for date nights, this neighbourhood restaurant is cosy by name and by nature, serving up comforting modern Italian fare (as well as a steak we’ve thought about pretty much non-stop for a whole year).
13 Lathlain Place, Lathlain
We’ll be honest: we’d actually take any excuse to visit the Prophet, rain or shine. The Lebanese restaurant has been operating out of their Vic Park location since 2001, building a cult following ever since. Succulent skewers, the lightest, crispiest falafel, and some dips that are just darn-tootin’ delicious.
907A Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
Decanter’s world-class range of whiskies is the perfect way to warm up your Perth winter, complemented by a selection of smoked meats and other deep-fried delights. If you’re feeling cheesy, indulge in their DIY mac and cheese options (check it below), topped with an array of options like cauliflower wings, fried chicken or garlic prawns. Finish things off with a cosy bowl of sticky date pud (always room for some pud), or if you’re an early riser, check out their now-iconic brunchtime soufflé pancakes.
279 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
It’s never been easier to go plant-based, particularly when you have restaurants like Vego Delish. The cosy neighbourhood spot’s menu is filled with Vietnamese favourites, pan-Asian starters and even a couple of burgers to cover all the bases. But for this time of year it’s hard to go past their Phở Noodle soup – it’ll knock your fluffy winter socks right off.
25D Gallipoli Street, Lathlain
Kanpai Yakiniku Japanese Style BBQ
We didn’t get enough of the BBQ deliciousness of SSAM, so we’re hopping over to Japan for some more premium wagyu. Ultra tender cuts of meat make this a next-level BBQ experience, as does the high-tech extraction fan – meaning you won’t leave smelling like a piece of grilled wagyu yourself. Make sure to book ahead, this spot is often packed to the rafters!
280 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
If you’re more of a sweet tooth, there’s still plenty in Vic Park to tempt you – doubly so if you’re a coffee fiend. Hop Café is one of Perth’s newest additions, but it’s quickly been making fans with their cellar-door style coffee tastings, featuring a rotating roster of local roasters, as well as their decadent dessert pairings that are all made in-house.
2/366 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
Explore more of Vic Park via the Town Of Victoria Park Website.
Header image: Hakata Gensuke
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