Best of the Scarborough Esplanade

Scarborough is the perfect beachside resort-style suburb, just 15 minutes from the CBD. With a fantastic beach, water-based activities, restaurants, cafes, bars, shopping, events and accommodation, it's no wonder the locals love it!

Dining

Wild Fig Cafe
Quirky cafe Wild Fig sits just back from the beach along the Scarborough Esplanade. It is well-known for great breakfasts - offering up all the classics, often with a twist. Locals love the eggs on Fire (eggs your way, bacon, spinach, corn relish and a spicy tomato relish potato cake) as well as juices like the 'morning glory' (apple, ginger, watermelon) and 'pink panther' (grapefruit, strawberry, watermelon). They also do great lunch and dinner!

It doesn't get much better than this as a marketing meeting at The Wild Fig Cafe in Scarborough! Delicious fresh juice, superb lunch and innovative ideas! I had Eggs on Fire and Sam had the Barramundi. Both meals were really very good. I would recommend the Eggs on Fire and most of the meal was paleo so I was happy. My eggs were cooked to perfection. Thanks so much to The Wild Fig... I think we may return in the future to do a full feature! 😄 #perthhappenings #perthlife #westernaustralia #wa #perthisok #perthisawesome #perthtodo #perthcity #sceneinperth #perthlyf #okperth #perthinspired #perthfun #paleoperth #perthfood #perthfoodies #pertheats #igperth #perthigers #perthbloggers #girlbossperth #perthect #perthstagram

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Straits Cafe
Watch the sun go down over the beach from the floor to ceiling glass windows while you enjoy dinner at Straits Cafe, inside Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough. The restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine with brilliant ocean views. Full buffet and a la carte breakfast is available to hotel guests and walk-ins, as well as lunch and dinner menus featuring some of the freshest Western Australian seafood and produce.

The Hardware Store Cafe
This spot was once an actual Hardware store, so the owners decided to pay homage to the site - and the decor does it so well - with old tools mounted as artwork around the space, tool boxes to hold cutlery and glass-topped pallets as table tops. Fresh juices and local produce feature on the breakfast, brunch and lunch menus and the food does not disappoint.

🍳🍃Green Balance Bowl 📸 @thehardwarestorecafe

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Matisse Beach Club
Take your beach vacation to the next level with a day (or night) at Matisse Beach Club, located on the Scarborough Esplanade. Lounge around the pool under a private cabana while you sip cocktails and graze on delicious share plates of food. You can also book a table in the alfresco dining area to enjoy a beautiful meal ocean-side.

 

Things to do

Walk along the beach
There is not much better than the feeling of warm sand between your toes and gentle waves rolling up to your ankles. Walk along Scarborough and even head up to Trigg Beach if you have the time. Stop in at a cafe for a coffee half way or jump into the waves for a quick dip to cool off.

Learn to surf
The Scarborough Surf School is the oldest Surf School in the world, having opened in 1986. The passionate and fun team of instructors make learning to surf a breeze for anyone. You can do a simple introductory class, then have a go yourself, or if you're around for a while, book in a few days of lessons to really perfect your skills on the water.

Great morning learning to surf with #scarboroughsurfschool #surf #surfing #scarborough #beach #sea

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The Yoga Garage
Need to centre yourself a little? The Yoga Garage offers five types of yoga so you can choose the best suited to you. From Bikram hot yoga to Yin yoga and meditation, there is something here for any experience level or style.

Travel secret: If you're around Scarborough for even just a few days and want to make the most of your yoga time, buy a $49 introductory pass giving you 30 days unlimited yoga studio access.

Day trip to Hillary's Boat Harbour
Take a short drive to Hillary's Boat Harbour and explore for the day. Sample locally-made ice cream, sip a coffee or local wine overlooking the water then wander the wharf to see million dollar yachts and luxury catamarans moored there. Hillary's is also home to the Aquarium of Western Australia where you can explore marine life from 12,000 km's of WA's coastline.

 

Looking to stay in Scarborough? Rendezvous Hotel Perth, Scarborough is located right on the water along the Esplanade, in the heart of the action. Offering excellent rooms, a Club Lounge, resort-style pool and facilities and great dining options, book your next stay now!

By TFE Hotels team

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