Food & Wine

WA coffee chain sold to Qld franchise

The ownership of a Perth-founded coffee chain has moved east after Queensland company Zarraffa's Franchising acquired One for the Road.

Brownes adds Casa Dairy to growing stable

Western Australia's largest dairy, Brownes, has announced the acquisition of Canning Vale-based Casa Dairy for an undisclosed sum.

National Hotel to become Carnegie's Freo

Fremantle's National Hotel has been sold for an undisclosed sum, with the historic building set to be converted into a Carnegie's Bar and Restaurant and boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and caf.

Feral opens Bassendean brewhouse

Feral Brewery has opened a new brewhouse in Bassendean which will allow it to increase its yearly brewing capacity to 2.5 million litres, grow its range of handcrafted beers and increase its footho

Lion bids $380m for Little World

Shares in Little World Beverages have soared on the Australian Securities Exchange, after national beverages giant Lion launched a $380 million cash takeover bid for the Fremantle-based boutique br

Wild west beer the best in Australia

The Swan Valley's Feral Brewing has been named Australia's best brewery, beating out a competitive field of international and Australian beer makers.

Lapa carves niche in Subi

David McAuliffe reckons the endless feast offered at Lapa Brazillian Restaurant is good enough to turn vegetarians back to meat. Emily Morgan reports.

Winning with the Flipside

A family cafe, new bar and burger combo and cocktail lounge are on the cards for the owners of Flipside. Emily Morgan reports.

Small is beautiful on the water's edge

The team at revamped In Contro on the South Perth foreshore are hoping to make the best of the 'rock-star' location and a piccolo-style menu. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Winning with the Flipside

A family cafe, new bar and burger combo and cocktail lounge are on the cards for the owners of Flipside. Emily Morgan reports.

Great location, just add Salt

Ian Hutchinson reckons any foodie worth their salt should be down at his beachfront restaurant and microbrewery at North Fremantle. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Coffee & alcohol sorted, bytes next

Michael Cheang is sticking to the plan at Frisk Espresso, which transforms from a coffee shop by day into an intimate bar and lounge by night. Carolyn Herbert reports.

A Sentinel of good taste

Hospitality veteran Steve Scaffidi has stayed true to his convictions of what it takes to operate a successful bistro in the CBD. Emily Morgan reports.

Boutique coffee & the perfect blend

Dian Aristia wanted a job with plenty of human interaction ... and found it with her sister at Infusion Coffee & Tea. Catie Low reports.

Beer and steak sandwiches among WA's finest

Brews from the north and a Subiaco steak sandwich were among the winners at the state's Australian Hotels Association Hotel and Hospitality awards this week.

Not your average Tuck Shop

A new cafe on Newcastle Street in the city is creating a niche with its painstakingly prepared food and service focus. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Fine-tuning the art of slow food

Kim Gamble has put his heart and soul into Kim's Food Bar, his latest venture in Cottesloe, which pays his biggest homage yet to slow food. Emily Morgan reports.

Best Aussie beer is Feral

The Swan Valley's Feral Brewing has been judged to have produced Australia's best beer in 2011, while Fremantle's Sail and Anchor Hotel also took out two top gongs at this year's Beer & Brewer

Coffee’s king at Louis Baxters

Running a cafe has been a very steep learning curve for Laki Baker and Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan. Carolyn Herbert reports.

Unwrapping top fish and chips

The friends and partners behind Sweetlips are always looking at how to improve their restaurants. Emily Morgan reports.