Broadsheet: Artful Dishes and a DIY Focus at Perth’s Buzzy New Cafe, The Humble Onion

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After a soft opening in January for takeaway breakfast only, The Humble Onion was due to open on February 1. Then Perth went into lockdown. Two weeks and much anticipation later, Chris Howard and Caitlin Johnston (both ex-North Bird) finally opened their cafe for dine-in service.

The St Georges Terrace site (most recently home to 100 Cups by Fiori) is the former digs of influential restaurant Greenhouse, where a young Howard worked as apprentice chef. “It’s such a unique venue; the floor is 10 years old. It’s really lasted, which is amazing,” says Howard. “You couldn’t ask for anything better.”

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Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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