There’s no doubt that East Perth has quickly become one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods to live in. Seconds from the tranquil Swan River and the bustling CBD, this beautifully revamped historical area marries the best of modern living with the heritage of the past – giving residents and visitors an experience like no other.
Amongst all the highlights of the area is Garden Towers, a premiere spot to live, connecting people with food, retail, and cultural experiences all on your doorstep.
To spotlight the best on offer for future residents of Garden Towers, we’ve showcased all the best things to eat, see and do in East Perth.
There’s only one way to start your day strong – and that’s with a good cup of your favourite coffee. Luckily for us, East Perth is home to some of the best-kept secrets when it comes to cafes. There’s the ever-bustling Duotone – serving up coffee, smoothies, treats & sandwiches- it’s no surprise then that once you’ve discovered it, it’s hard to try anywhere else. Another local favourite is Higher Grounds, offering amazing service and local beans from Twin Peaks, a small craft coffee roastery based in Perth. For those days you want to enjoy the beautiful waterscape, venture into Claisebrook Cove and make a stop at Toast, serving up great coffee and fantastic breakfast with a waterfront view. Whether you need a 6am coffee after a morning run or you're catching up with a friend for a hearty weekend brunch, the East Perth cafe scene will never disappoint.
Or, if you’re looking to diversify, the Perth CBD is just a short trip away. Hemingway Cafe is tucked away in Central Park, bringing you your morning caffeine hit with style. For those keen on an exclusive taste, Hibernian Place is home to Offshoot which aims to source some of the most unique coffee beans around. Mary Street Bakery is also a cult favourite for those wanting brunch, baked goods and top-notch coffee.
Immerse Yourself in Culture
The real stand-out for East Perth though is the wide variety of activities on offer. Surrounded by the Swan River and Perth CBD, there are endless opportunities for entertainment – whether you’re a young professional looking for a way to pass the weekend, or in search of holiday activities to entertain the kids.
Follow the cricket this season at the WACA or sing along with your favourite band at Optus Stadium. Immerse yourself in cultural experiences at the WA Museum, WA Art Gallery and State Theatre Centre.
If the outdoors are more your scene, there is always the quiet greenery of Queens Gardens, Kings Park and serene walks along the Swan River to help you reconnect with nature. From the cool greenery of our native bushland to the breezy shores of the river, there’s no better time to get out and enjoy the fine weather with summer just around the corner.
Food, Glorious Food
Now, of course, there are options for foodies too – from fine dining to the fussiest of eaters, you can indulge your tastebuds with no problem. Feel like you’re in the heart of South America at UMA, which offers authentic, mouth-watering Peruvian food with fresh local ingredients.
For something more casual, enjoy an evening at the boardwalk bistro of The Royal on the Waterfront in Claisebrook Cove. With both indoor and outdoor dining, a vibrant sports bar, and the best in WA produce, this will be your home away from home.
For those of us who enjoy local breweries, both Long Neck brewery and Bright Tank Brewing Co are bringing West Aussie pride to traditional techniques. If whiskey is more your speed, stop in at Whipper Snapper distillery; Perth’s very first urban distillery, marrying hundreds of years of distilling experience with great Aussie ingredients.
Tried it all? Then head into the city for endless options at great convenience.
Shop Til You Drop
For those of us wanting some retail therapy, the Perth CBD is just a hop, skip and a jump away thanks to the robust public transport options – filled with department stores, luxury brands, unique boutiques and hidden treasures. No matter your needs (or wants!) – clothes, gifts, gourmet produce or wines – you can find it.
After fresh local produce? The brilliant Perth City Farm hosts a Saturday market filled with amazing produce from local growers and encourages shoppers to live sustainably and support small businesses.
Keen to make all of these places your new local? Well, now you can with Garden Towers, located in the heart of East Perth, directly across from the serene Queens Gardens.