Coffee with super cute styling.
I can’t remember much about the coffee (except it was pretty good) because Moana Chambers, the building that houses Moana Coffee, is so distractingly beautiful. With a warren of an entrance and a hike up a grand old dame of a staircase, Moana Coffee not only offers a break from the rush of the CBD but total seclusion from it. One floor above Hay Street Mall, it’s quiet and leafy, hushed in old wood and steeped in character.
The original listing of the chambers hangs in the entrance way.
Though a good coffee stop in its own right, it’s the balcony that’s the piece de resistance. With sunshine, architecture and cheap baked goods, as a people watching spot it’s unparalleled. Add in the best soy coffee I’ve seen in a long time and I’ll definitely be back.
As my genealogy obsessed bestie J tells it, Moana Chambers was formerly a hotel and some of the rooms still exist (though in decrepit condition – how spooky and exciting at the same time!). If you want to see more of Perth’s iconic, heritage or most interesting buildings, be sure to attend Open House Perth 2013 this coming weekend, November 2nd and 3rd! Don’t miss it!
618 Hay St, Perth WA 6000
Mon – Fri 7am – 4pm, Sat 12 noon – 5pm
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