It was high time I took Mamma Feltoe out for a lazy Friday afternoon.
If you know me, I love a good coffee, and when it came to coffee o’clock, we headed to the greatly raved about State Buildings in the centre of Perth. They were renovated and amalgamated into a sleek, classy, cultural foodie precinct that’s highly talked about and mentioned in all the ‘must go-to’ lists of Perth. With fantastic service in each restaurant and bar, it’s always popular with the businessmen, holidaymakers and the keen Perth locals like myself.
This time though, instead of heading to the general eateries like we’d normally do, we snuck into Como The Treasury instead. Like its name suggests, it was once the old Treasury of Perth, but is now a quiet luxury hotel, with all the amenities you could wish for.
Even downstairs, where the public are free to roam, exudes an exclusive, private feel.
It has a modern, eclectic design that is incredibly classy and bright, with light flooding in from the shutter framed windows.
Also, velvet chairs are a plenty! (A total winner in my books!)
And a fantastic view of St Georges Cathedral opposite.
Drink and food service is available throughout the entire seating area and its ambience is perfect for business meetings, or coffee catch ups, where you don’t need to compete with crowds, or noise.
But instead of getting comfy here, we headed into the Treasury Lounge and Bar, tucked away from passers-by.
Just as I was hoping for, we had the place entirely to ourselves.
In here, there are more velvet chairs a plenty and I made myself quite at home.
Top – Zara // Pink Jeans – Orsay // Shoes – Wittner
Bag – Charles and Keith // Watch – Welly Merck
We ordered our round of coffee. The staff remembered me from last time, which was a great touch to the experience.
The coffee came out and didn’t disappoint. A smooth blend and not a single hint of bitterness, which is what a good Australian cup is known for.
It went down like a treat and Mamma Feltoe was in total agreement too.
But our fun didn’t stop there.
Something a little stronger was on our mind…
It is a bar after all! The bar has an extensive choice and the cocktail range is interesting and exciting to say the least.
We were recommended the pina colada – a mix of Bacardi Carta Blanca, Coco Lopez and fresh-pressed pineapple juice shaken with ice. It was everything this classic should be.
And from the the signature cocktail range, we were recommended the ‘Kings Park’.
It was utterly divine! Inspired by the iconic 1000 acre park in the centre of our city, the cocktail is an incredible blend of jasmine tea-infused gin (did you hear that, infused gin…yummm!), shaken with Jarrah honeywater, finger lime sherbet and eucalyptus essence. It was truly the flavour of ‘gardens and woodland’ like promised, and our only complaint was that it wasn’t big enough!
Enjoying our early happy hour a little too much, we soon realised it was time to head off and get something a little more constructive and productive done with the last few hours left of the day.
I look forward to heading back there soon. I hear there’s a Gin and Jazz night on Wednesday nights and I’ll take any opportunity to visit again and try another cocktail!
Find them on the corner of Cathedral Avenue and St Georges Terrace.