An exciting bar in the heart of Rokeby Road, a trendy coffee spot complete with irresistible baked goods and sandwiches, and Australia’s first location of a New York founded boxing-inspired fitness studio are just some of the new businesses that have landed in Subiaco in recent months.
The former Bistro Felix restaurant has new owners who have turned the prime location into Bar Amelie – a friendly neighbourhood bar with some familiar names behind it, including Kim Knight (General Manager, The Regal Theatre) and London hospitality pro, Kat Dehavilland.
Yours Truly (284 Hay Street) is an unassuming hole-in-the-wall cafe that’s supplying locals with smooth coffee and tasty baked goods from Shenton Park’s Raisin’ Bakery seven days a week.
A few doors down you’ll find Crimped Blo Bar (298A Hay Street), who promise no bad hair days with their blowdry and drystyling services.
Further west on Hay Street, New York-founded Rumble Boxing has set up its first Australian location right here in Subiaco. It’s group fitness with a difference and will get your blood pumping whether you’re a boxing newbie or pro.
The owners of Subiaco favourite, Bark Bar, have branched out with an exciting new venture – Lums Wine Bar. A welcome addition to Subiaco’s vibrant small bar scene, Lums is aiming to remove any pretentious overtones surrounding wine and allow everyone to enjoy some great grapes in a friendly setting. Set in a century old heritage building, the relaxed neighbourhood bar oozes character with a menu to match – you’ll find everything from Swan Valley Pet Nat to a classic Italian Nebbiolo. Owner Mitchell Jenkin said Subiaco was the natural choice for Lums.
“We’re setting up in Subi again as we’re really excited about where it is going to go over the next few years – there’s a lot of new exciting developments”.
You can find them at 433 Hay Street (due to open early winter).