Subiaco will be buzzing this August with the Subi Coffee Series

Subi Coffee Series

Subiaco’s bustling café scene will get an extra shot of excitement this August 10 – 16 when local coffee shops and bars round up a selection of their best coffee experiences to keep caffeine levels high.

The Series is an initiative of See Subiaco, who have teamed up with the organisers of the much loved South West winter event Cabin Fever Festival, Ahoy Management, to bring coffee lovers a week-long series of events.

 “We’re extremely excited to be working with the See Subiaco team to bring the Subi Coffee Series to life this August. Subiaco has an incredible coffee culture and we’re looking forward to showcasing this with a line-up of unique events at some of Subi’s great venues,” said Ahoy Management Joint Director, Brianna Delaporte.

“Think an espresso martini town takeover, spiked coffee brunch, barista workshops, walking tours, pop up bars, food and coffee specials and more.”

Locals and visitors are invited to reacquaint themselves with Subiaco and indulge in a range of caffeinated experiences at some of Perth’s best coffee houses, such as Blacklist Coffee Roasters.

Htet Myint Aung, Business Development Manager for Blacklist Coffee Roasters said, “We cannot wait to be part of the Subi Coffee Series! What an amazing opportunity for us to showcase what we do here at our Subi Concept Store, as well as do something a little unusual by creating a range of unique coffee cocktails at our pop up event.” 

Read on for a taste of what to expect during the Subi Coffee Series, August 10 – 16, 2020.

A coffee cocktail takeover
Various venues | Friday 14 August | All evening

Nothing signals the start of a good night out like a couple of espresso martinis. And many bars are upping their cocktail game with their own unique take on the coffee cocktail. On Friday, 14 August, coffee cocktails will take over Subiaco, with drink specials, pop ups and more. Blacklist Coffee Roasters will be serving up their signature coffee cocktails out of their Hay Street Concept Store for one weekend only, Cupid Catering will be opening up their laneway bar for cocktails and live music, while Subi mainstays Refuge Small Bar, Subi Hotel and Hangout on Hay will be showcasing their coffee cocktail menu for the night. Your Friday arvo after-work drinks sorted.

A coffee themed dessert walking tour
Various venues | Saturday 15 August | 2pm – 5pm | Tickets on sale soon.

Take a tour of Subi with Perth’s highly awarded walking tour gurus, Two Feet and a Heartbeat, as they uncover some of Subi’s best coffee themed desserts. Wander the streets, sampling the City’s sweet delights, while getting some cool insights from your tour guide.

Coffee with a side of cat cuddles
The Cat Café Purrth | Thursday 13 August | 10am – 2pm| $15 + bf

Subi’s Cat Café ties animal welfare and human happiness for the ultimate coffee experience. Cats that have been rescued from the Cat Haven now reside as permanent residents in the Cat Lounge. During the Subi Coffee Series, the Cat Café will be offering an express ticket option, with 30 minutes of cat cuddles and a coffee of your choice for $15. Perfect for a lunch time de-stress or an alternative business meeting.

High Coffee
Eli and Matt | Mon 10 – Sat 15 August |  10am – 2pm (90min sitting) | $45 + bf

Think High Tea, but with a unique coffee twist. The team at Eli and Matt are renowned for their high tea, and during the Subi Coffee Series they’ll be lacing the dessert platter with coffee-filled treats instead. You’ll be sure to roll out of their buzzing with coffee and sugar.

Learn to make your own barista coffee at home
The Little Pantry | Thursday 13 August | 3pm – 5pm | Free

Now you can take a barista course without quitting your day job, thanks to the team at one of our favourite neighbourhood hangouts, The Little Pantry. At their coffee making masterclass, you’ll learn how to make the perfect silky milk, get the right grind and pour it perfectly into your cup for a delicious coffee at home.

Long Lunch in a laneway pop-up
Cupid’s Catering Hood St | Sun 16 August | 12pm – 3:30pm | $75 +bf

Cupid Catering have their headquarters nestled away in a cute little laneway off Hood Street in Subi. Usually reserved for private functions, this beautiful space will be transformed into a cosy, pop-up restaurant on 16 August for a long lunch of coffee dreams. Taste your way through coffee-inspired dishes while enjoying the relaxed company of our table companions, and enjoying a new space in Subiaco. 

Spiked Coffee Brunch
Hangout on Hay | Sat 15 & Sun 16 August | 8am – 12:30pm | Pay as you go

Nothing beats brunch on the weekend. Or does it? The team at Hangout on Hay are boosting your brunch and serving up spiked coffees over the weekend. Grab a tasty Breakky Burger or eggs, order your coffee and choose a cheeky tipple to add to your cuppa. Think Irish coffees and spiked espressos to kick-start your weekend. Call the restaurant directly to reserve a table.

Plus more to be announced.

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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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