Perth's worth

Unfortunately we didn’t have quite enough time during this whirlwind visit to make it down as far as the Little Creatures brewery in Fremantle, but valuable local knowledge (and Urban Spoon) led us to a number of other hotspots. Cantina 663 in Beaufort Street, Mt. Lawley, served up some delicious Spanish beans on toast for breakfast, coupled with seriously top-notch coffee, whilst Uncle Billy’s in Roe St, Northbridge yielded an amazing array of traditional Cantonese-style dishes including salt and pepper squid and chilli pepper-stuffed beancurd.

Those with a penchant for more gamey meats might like to try Good Fortune Duck House, also located in somewhat seedy Northbridge (William St). The real culinary surprise was a quick meal at Dome, which is chain of cafes perhaps best described as the love-child of Starbucks and TGI Fridays. Succulent burgers, fresh vegetarian wraps and an extensive selection of beverages were all winners, as were the comfy booths. Perfect for weary travelling musicians.

Adelaide revisited

Our fabulous Adelaide tour guide Miss Eloise Green, of Circus Oz fame, last night promised to take us to one of her favourite pockets of hidden hipness in the sleepy suburb of Croydon. She certainly delivered this morning, ensuring our post first gig-appetites were catered for at Queen St Cafe. The standout dish among five different orders had to be the Omelette with Blue Spinner Crab, as pictured (it's on the right).

The coffee was quite good, although an earlier soy flat white, procured at Phat Coffee in Hindley St was far more impressive.
Queen St Cafe is blessed with helpful but not overbearing staff, a quiet, cosy atmosphere and is also nestled among some excellent vintage stores. A nice place to spend a morning.