The main action can be found on Rokeby Road – a bustling high street where beautiful heritage buildings are plentiful and you’ll find an eclectic mix of eateries, cafes and shops. As well as the big brands and usual suspects, Subi is chock full of independents so you can find something truly unique on your next outing. There’s even free parking after 5pm every evening and all weekend long to make your trip easy and stress-free.
Here are some hotspots that we think you should hit up on your next visit to Subi:
The shopping along Rokeby Road is diverse and genuinely unique. From beauty and fashion to books and beautiful homewares, there really is something for everyone.
- Linneys – this stunning shop showcases some of the state’s finest jewellery, including argyle pink diamonds from East Kimberly and pearls from Broome, complete with some of the prettiest window displays you ever did see.
- Table Culture – a long-standing independent that has a stunning collection of carefully curated homewares to transform your dinner parties and make your home the hottest thing on Pinterest.
- Simon Johnson – stocking premium local and imported goodies, this place is a mecca for foodies and a godsend for when you’re on the hunt for a special gift. There’s also an epic fromagerie.
A heaven for coffee lovers, Subiaco is full of cafes that take your daily fix very seriously, with many serving the good stuff alongside irresistible sweet treats.
- Blacklist Coffee Roaster – this local coffee roaster has a huge portfolio of beans to choose from and, if the decision gets too hard, they offer coffee degustation from just $7.
- Community Coffee Co. – a hidden gem, this espresso bar and coffee roastery serves up deliciously smooth drinks along amazing Greek treats (and it’s dog-friendly!).
- The Cat Café Purrth – cats, coffee and cake – need we say more?
Whether you’re after breakfast, lunch, dinner or something in between, Rokeby Road is home to a diverse range of eateries with everything on offer from burgers and Greek food to acai bowls and sushi.
- Lulu La Delizia – an award-winning Italian restaurant that will transport your taste buds straight to the motherland of pasta. Book ahead or come early though because the secret is out.
- Dilly Dally – this new kid on the block is already a local favourite thanks to its casual vibes and share-style menu. Perfect for an easy date night, an after-work drink or a meal with the family in tow (there’s even a play area for the little ones).
- Subiaco Hotel – Subiaco Hotel is an institution on Rokeby Road and a great example of the area’s vast heritage. It’s not your regular pub though; with three bar areas and a restaurant, there’s something for everyone and every occasion.
The arts and culture
Subiaco takes out the crown for the most concentrated collection of creative businesses in WA – and it really shows. If you’re after a show, want to check out some vibrant street art or get involved in a class or workshop, you’ll find it here.
- Regal Theatre – this stunning art deco theatre has been in the heart of Subiaco for more than 80 years now and is showing no signs of slowing down, with a year-round program bursting with great shows.
- Subiaco Arts Centre – home to Yirra Yakin Theatre Company, one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisation, the arts centre plays host to a number of art performances throughout the year, as well as special outdoor concerts and events throughout the year in its garden amphitheatre.
- The Painted Teapot – for something a little bit different, head to this well-loved boutique for a range of ceramics to paint and decorate.
Head to See Subiaco for more or to start planning your next visit.
- 05 Feb '20