Leederville is the perfect spot for a casual day of shopping, eating and wandering. Easily accessible by train, spend the day popping into funky stores, watching an independent flick at the Luna Palace Cinemas and consuming way more delicious food than you probably should!
You’d need a month of eating out for every meal to try all the amazing food Leederville has to offer, but here are our top five picks to start you off!
1 – SAYERS
There’s no better way to start your day in Leederville than with a Sayers breakfast. If you’re visiting on a weekend, it’s likely you’ll have to line up for a table amidst the loyal regulars, but this is just an indication of how incredibly good the food and coffee is. Open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch, we haven’t had anything off the menu which wasn’t absolutely delicious. Also check out Sayers Sister – opened in 2012 by the original owners of Sayers (they sold in 2014) – you won’t be disappointed!
2 – LITTLE CAESARS PIZZERIA
Possibly the best pizza I’ve ever eaten (take into account I haven’t visited Italy yet), Little Caesars lives up to all of its world-wide recognised awards. With an extensive menu from the classic margherita to the not-so-traditional pork belly or cashew chicken, there’s a pizza to suit all tastebuds. If you’ve already had dinner it’s worth heading here just for dessert. The dessert pizzas are to die for, with anything from sticky date pudding to pecan pie to carrot cake being served up in pizza form. The original Little Caesars opened in Mundaring in 1996 and is still bustling with customers every night of the week – a great spot for dinner on your way back from visiting the Avon Valley!
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The Garden is somewhere you’ll go to for lunch, stay for afternoon drinks and end up not leaving until after dinner, dessert and more drinks. Fairly new in Leederville, having opened just in 2009, it is the perfect combination of outdoor and indoor, bar and restaurant with a laid-back atmosphere and overall cool vibe. A Leederville favourite.
4 – THE MEATBALL BAR
Exactly what it sounds like – The Meatball Bar is a relatively small restaurant with a menu full of different meatballs and the option of BYO. I went here on a girls night out, we chose a range of entrees, ‘finest balls’ and sides and shared them – the perfect way to try everything! My favourite? The Sicilian pork, red wine and fennel balls, and you can’t go past those waffle fries! If you’re up for it, take on the TMB Challenge – ‘Man vs Balls’ – $58 to eat a massive serving in less than 20 minutes – safe to say, we couldn’t see the wall of fame anywhere!
5 – GREENS & CO.
With the walls smothered in old band posters, more paper lanterns swinging from the ceiling than you can count and funky stools spilling out of the French doors onto the sidewalk, you can’t miss Greens & Co cafe, sitting in the heart of Leederville on Oxford Street. Serving cake and coffee and being open until midnight every night of the week, it’s the perfect spot to chill out after a day of shopping, catch up with friends (and beat them at a board game), or curl up in the corner of a couch with a good book. Although the service can leave a lot to be desired, the atmosphere of the place makes up for it. Whether you’re in the mood for a hunk of apple pie, rich chocolate cake, or creamy cheesecake, there’s no doubt that there will be something to satisfy your cravings.
Leederville is bursting with cafes, bars and restaurants and there is constantly new little gems opening their doors. We can only recommend what we’ve tried, but we’ve heard great things about Ria Malay Kitchen, Duende Tapas Bar and Cranked as well as Siena’s, San Churros and Jus Burgers being old favourites of ours!