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The Wild Fig Cafe
Perth, I have fallen in love with your charm, creativity and your desire to do good for mother earth after all the good she has given us.
When it comes to 'me' time I really love hanging out at cafes on my own and sitting back with a cup of tea, soy latte or a sparkling mineral water watching the world go by or reading a book. And I love hunting for cafes that have unique and creative decor, and Perth just ticks all the boxes with several more gold stars.
On arrival to Perth for a wedding, hubby was off to take part in bridal party activities soI took a stroll down the Esplanade at Scarborough (aka 'Scabs' by the locals) and found The Wild Fig Cafe. My eyes were immediately drawn to the chairs lined with fake turf and the chairs made out of stacks of old tires, I was compelled to go in.
At first glance the Fig is like an op shop that only ever received the awesome goods... but then after a double take some things were probably unloved items that someone with creativity and a love for upcycling turned into fabulous pieces of decor.
Teacups, whisks, potato mashers, old food tins and car headlights are turned into fabulous chandeliers that create individual spaces within the restaurant. And then there is the fake grass lined walls that turn an area into a local art exhibition. But my favourite items at the Fig would have to be the crates used for shelving above the cake display and kitchen and the old road sign used for a table at the cosy couches.
Aside from the awesome location across from the beach and the interior filled with an amazing array of colour, textures and objects, the menu here is divine. Eating out when you are gluten free is hard and then I am in love with vegetarian food so that makes the mix quite complex. The menu at Fig caters for everyone and they are able to cater for people with several dietary requirements by making slight adjustments to the selected meal. The menu is extensive and filled with unique food that is so very tempting and a lot of organic and local produce is used. I ended up having dinner there that night and taking Hubby there on our last Scabs day for tapas. So for me I went on my dream date with food; plenty of options, gluten free options for everything and delicious wholesome ingredients. It was the meal you crave when you’re on holidays, homely and healthy, the kind of meal that makes you me feel like your Mum cooked you dinner (only she went to culinary school just hours before and developed super chef skills...).
So if I ever get the chance to visit my darling Perth again, I’ll be visiting The Wild Fig Cafe and ordering the gluten free bread and delicious dips and watching Perth dwellers pass by whilst watching the sun set over the beautiful ocean. BLISS.
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