spanish flavours – mt hawthorn
Spanish Flavours has finally made the move to Mt Hawthorn! I have to admit, I sort of lost hope when I couldn’t find Spanish Flavours in Wembley or in the new Mt Hawthorn location. Turns out, I was a little bit too eager and we were a few weeks too early for the opening.
Thanks to a reader, Sarah, we found out Rosa had opened up her new store and adjacent cafe just in the last couple of weeks. So we popped in to have a sticky beak and some churros. So good – fluffy on the inside, piping hot and crispy on the outside. The churros are just like the ones we had in Madrid – though the chocolate here is sweeter and more drinkable. The cafe also sells light meals and coffees.
In the fridge, there’s jamon, serrano ham, chorizo (both spicy and mild – go spicy!) and manchego cheese, all sliced to order. If you’ve ever wondered where jamon in Perth restaurants came from – it’s probably from here. Rosa’s chorizo is second to none and is fabulous on its own or in stews, with beans, in omelettes, whatever. The paprika laced oil that oozes out of the spicy sausage is quite addictive.
On the shelves there’s everything needed to stockpile the pantry for some spanish inspiration – calasparra rice, smoked paprika, tiger nut powder (for horchata), tinned fish to name a few. There are also products from Brazil, Columbia and Mexico. If you are searching for a particular sized paella pan, there’s quite a selection here too.
If the pata negra doesn’t charm you, then Rosa will do the rest. She’s curious, chatty and her absolute charisma brings people back for more.
413 Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn WA 6016
T: (08) 9444 6183
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