Perth. It’s such a charming city, where the people are so relaxed and down to earth, and the place just buzzes at night with amazing food, drinks and laughter on every corner. It’s a perfect part of Australia to escape to for a few days if you feel like vibing with another crowd and experiencing something a little different. Or if you live there, you’ve got it pretty good!
We were out and about in Perth this past weekend in collaboration with American Express, where we ate, drank, and shopped at some unique local finds. Why? For a sneak peek of the Urban Weekender presented by Shop Small which is coming up this weekend in Perth and across Australia where Amex Card Members can nab some pretty sweet deals – I’ll be sharing some of the deals we experienced below.
Bathers Beach House
Located thirty minutes from Perth City, in Fremantle, Bather’s Beach House is the perfect place for your little nautical escape. Here, you can sip cocktails beachside under gorgeous brightly coloured umbrellas, or dine inside where the decor is super chic but also family friendly. We ordered the $15 Ruby Rose Cocktails, an exclusive offer as part of the Urban Weekender. We also enjoyed some of their great menu items to complement our drinks including the salt and pepper squid & sardines. If you like cocktails on the sweeter side, this one is for you.
Deal: Ruby Rose Cocktail for $15 as part of the Urban Weekender
Ivy & Jess
After lunch we needed some retail therapy. So we headed over to Ivy & Jess, a super cute boutique, ten minutes drive or thirty minutes walk from the heart of Perth City. Ivy & Jess stocks some awesome Australian local brands including Arnhem, Lilya, Rue Stiic, Kivari the Label, and a bunch more. They also stock some amazing homewares, including pots from Pop & Scott (see how cute they are below!). When you shop Ivy & Jess with the Urban Weekender & Amex, you’ll get a free indoor plant included with your pot.
Deal: Free indoor plant with every Pop & Scott purchase as part of the Urban Weekender
Five minutes down the road from Ivy & Jess is Satchmo, because shopping is tiring, and you’ll definitely need to have a snack after, right? I would say yes to that – Hehe!
Satchmo is a funky cafe located in North Perth. Fun fact: Satchmo was Louis Armstrong’s nickname. The cafe takes you back in time to a mix of the 60s through to the 90s, and really
oozes the coolest vibes. The staff are also incredibly friendly! and the Shrimp Cocktail Po You Bagel has been brought back onto the menu for this sweet deal. Thanks to American Express & the Urban weekender you can get a super generous lunch for only $16. We had to share because it was a very decent serving size. I don’t usually order bagels, but this was a goody! The shrimp & crispy potatoes complement each other perfectly, and the peri peri mayo served on the side completes this dish in my opinion. So glad they decided to bring this back for this deal!
Deal: Shrimp Cocktail Po You Bagel with Iceberg Lettuce served with a side of Crispy Rosemary Spuds for $16 as part of the Urban Weekender
If you’re feeling fancy, but don’t want to burn through your wallet, Rochelle Adonis is perfect for a weekend brunch. Located in Highgate, the cafe’s interiors are intricately detailed, giving you that Parisian feel, and is a great place to meet your girlfriends for a catch up coffee.
For $35, you can receive the brunch set menu, which includes a mix of sweet and savoury appetisers, brioche scones with lemon curd, and a small pot of muesli, yoghurt and fruits. The corn fritter & salmon appetisers were my personal favourites. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone. For this deal, thanks to the Urban Weekender, you can get unlimited tea & coffee with your brunch booking over this weekend.
Deal: Unlimited tea & coffee with your brunch booking. Available on Saturday or Sunday from 9am. Bookings essential. Mention this offer to receive this deal as part of the Urban Weekender.*
*Tarts pictured cost extra, not included in brunch menu
American Express is accepted at all these vendors, and so many more all around Perth. Click here if you’d like to find out more about how you can Shop Small with American Express and help support small businesses.
This blog post has been sponsored by American Express. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Great post, and some awesome tips that even I (a WA local) didn’t know about!