The husband-and-wife duo behind CBD coffee spot Little SoHo open neighbourhood cafe SoHo Lane in Mount Lawley on November 23.

Since opening last year, Little SoHo has attracted a loyal fan base. The hole-in-the-wall cafe is a bustling meeting spot for city workers on St Georges Terrace’s west end. After a year in business, owners Matt Miller and Trindy Adler are now ready to create a home base for Little SoHo.

The perfect spot became available, a space neighbouring Fresh Provisions in the newly redeveloped Alexander Buildings on the corner of Beaufort and Walcott street. Alexander Buildings, originally built in 1929, has had a 4 million dollar refurbishment adding new retail and office space to the building.

“We saw potential in Mount Lawley. That side of Beaufort Street is in need of a neighbourhood cafe,” says co-owner Matt. “We felt like it was the right time for the community to have somewhere comfortable to enjoy a good meal.”

After living in New York for 12 years, Matt and Trindy approach Perth hospitality with a fresh perspective. It’s all about creating and
maintaining community connections by providing a comfortable space welcome to all.

“We’ve always dreamed of serving great coffee and delicious food and providing incredible service in a beautiful space,” says co-owner Trindy. “To open the doors to the community and welcome everyone inside is very exciting.”

SoHo Lane’s all-day brunch menu is about simple food done well. But there will be some twists. New York style dishes will punctuate the menu with classics like Pickle brined fried chicken and Mac ‘n’ cheese.

Chef Benjamin Ronaldson (Mary Street Bakery, Hylin, Greenhouse) is given free rein to play and invent his own standouts.

“We’re serving bright and colourful food. Simple dishes cooked perfectly with unexpected ingredients as the star,” says Trindy. “Our focus will always be on sustainable food and supporting local providers.”

Little SoHo take coffee seriously and their new venue will be no different. The cafe will be taking it up a notch, serving a Micrology Coffee Roasters x SoHo Lane unique blend and brewing it in a La Marzocco Linea PB 3-group AV.

Image: Danica Zuks