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​Brunch the afternoon away with Eat the Street Walking Tours


How good is brunch!?

You can have a bit of a sleep in, have the choice to order something breakfast-y or something a bit more lunch-y and no one batts an eye if you have a cheeky mimosa or bloody mary!

As you can guess, brunch is definitely my favourite meal! That’s why I was so excited to try Eat the Street Walking Tour’s ‘Brunch on Beaufort’ tour.

I met up with tour guide Jacqueline at the courtyard of Rochelle Adonis to begin what was set to be a great day of eating, drinking and exploring new brunch spots!



Having worked in tours for the last 4-ish years, Jacqueline and her partner Mark started Eat the Street Walking Tours in 2015, with the brunch tour being one of the first tours they offered, so I knew I was in good hands! Jacqueline is a great tour guide; she is funny, friendly, and incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about Perth restaurants, cafes and bars. She is full of knowledge about the places on her tour and you can tell from her interactions with the staff that she has a really great relationship with all of them. Each venue we get to, she tells you about the food, the owners and head chefs, and the history of the venue.

Rochelle Adonis was the perfect place to start, this gorgeous café located at a stunning heritage building on Beaufort street specialises in delectable sweet treats and is renowned for their high tea. As part of the tour, we had a choice of delicious loose-leaf tea from Artisan tea co, Vittoria espresso coffee, plunger coffee or hot chocolate made with specially blended chocolate and house-made marshmallows. Because there was just two of us on the tour (myself and tour guide Jacqueline) it meant we got extra food (winning!) so I had a soy cappuccino and a lavender and mint tea and Jacqueline had the plunger coffee with a hot chocolate. We started our food journey with a scrumptious Pea Fritter with Raita and a gorgeous Crème Brule filled choux pastry puff.



Our next stop was just down the road at Elmar’s Smallgoods for a good old-fashioned sausage in a bun. Except of course this wasn’t any old sausage, you have a choice of currywurst, traditional, kranski, cheese kranski just to name a few and they are served on a freshly baked crusty bun with a choice of sauerkraut and onions and tomato sauce and mustard. I had the kranski sausage and it was juicy and delicious, but had me a little worried as to how I was going to fit all this food in; we were only at the second stop and I was already getting a little full!



After we scoffed our sausages (may have had to throw some of the bread away I am ashamed to say!) we had a quick walk up the road to Clarences.

Clarences, as Jacqueline informed me was one of the first bars in Perth to be established after the reforms to the small bar licenses in 2007, but as I had never been there before, I was very excited to visit. Jacqueline had mentioned earlier in the tour something about “the best mac and cheese you will ever eat” so I knew I was in for a treat, Mac and cheese is a favourite of mine (yes, I have the palate of a 7 year old).



The mac n cheese with truffle oil was hands-down the best I have ever tasted in my life! To accompany them at this stop, you have a choice of red or white house wines, which have actually been specially created just for Clarence’s. I sampled both of them (don’t judge!) and normally you would also sample Clarence’s honey-soy chicken wings as well, but due to our steadily expanding stomachs, we passed on those!

Our fourth stop at Cantina 663 was the longest trek between venues, but it was a good way to work off all that mac n cheese (and wine) that we had just eaten. Located next to the iconic Astor theatre, Cantina has been a mainstay on the Beaufort strip for the last 10 years. We were quickly seated and with some sparkling water, we tried the polenta bites with parmesan, cheddar, Danish fetta and tomato chutney and the gnocchi with red pepper coulis, walnuts, goat cheese and sweet potato. As part of the tour you would normally also try the duck liver parfait but at this point we were both very full, but still we just couldn’t say no to the delicious offering that Cantina gave us, our plates were licked clean!



Our final stop was for dessert of course, at Perth’s only dessert bar, Measure. Measure opened in June of last year by Master Chef alumni Karmen Lu and is somewhere I have always wanted to try! We had the choice of a coffee or cocktail (I got an ice coffee) and we were soon presented with some delicious coconut beignets with salted Gula Melaka which is like a palm sugar salted caramel. These were absolutely delicious and even though I felt like I may burst, I couldn’t stop eating them!



We also ran into some previous customers of Jacqueline’s while we were there who had both been on her tours before, and told me what a great experience they had both found them, one of the ladies had been on every one of their tours, and the brunch tour was still her favourite!

Eat the Street Walking Brunch tours run on Thursday and Saturdays from 11am until 2pm and are $79.50 per person, inclusive of all meals and drinks. One thing I have to say about these tours is that they are incredible value – you will not leave hungry (but you might leave a little tipsy!)

If you are interested in booking their brunch tour or any of their other fabulous walking tours, visit: eatthestreet.com.au.

Would you like to give the tour a try? We have a special deal for you! $5 off all gift vouchers with the code PERTHHAPP

They also run a host of special tours and events throughout the year, so be sure to follow them on facebook to get all the news: https://www.facebook.com/EatTheStreetWalkingTours/

As always, if you check out Eat the Street Walking Tours or any of our recommendations, tag #perthhappenings in your brunch pics so we can drool all over our keyboards!

Leah Worthington‎

Hi! I’m a country girl at heart though having moved around a lot when I was young; I’ve lived in the Goldfields, the Wheatbelt and the Avon Valley, but I’ve spent most of my life in Busselton in the South West.

I love going to live gigs and events, and on weekends you’ll often find me in cafes embarrassing my boyfriend by taking terrible photos of our food #brunchclub or taking way too many selfies with Cleo.

I love discovering new things to do in Perth and trying new places, which is why I’m so excited to be writing for Perth Happenings, where I can do just that!