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Best cafes near Karen Willis Holmes boutiques

Local Eats To Enhance Your Bridal Shopping Experience With KWH

Our picks for the best cafe’s near KAREN WILLIS HOLMES boutiques

Congratulations! You’ve found your gown, probably one of the biggest items to be ticked off your wedding list – oh and thank you for choosing KAREN WILLIS HOLMES – we can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle very soon in one of our wedding dresses!

Now, it is a cause for celebration after making such an important decision! If you are looking for a drink to celebrate the occasion or are finding yourself Googling ‘best brunch spots near me’, you’ve come to the right spot. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite local cafes and restaurants near our boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and NYC boutiques where you can celebrate after you’ve found your gown with your girls (or before wedding dress shopping if you are needing to fuel up!)

 

P.S. We might be a little bias as we frequent most of these cafes ourselves.

 

Enjoy!

Melbourne

Bruno & Co cafe and eatery on High Street in Armadale, Melbourne.

Bruno&Co

 

1007 High St, Armadale VIC 3143

 

Located straight across from the Melbourne boutique on High street Armadale, Bruno&Co has everything you need whether you need a coffee, food or if you want a cheeky espresso martini prior to, or after your appointment at KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.

Owned by Vito Bruno, the homely cafe provides a perfect calming atmosphere and lets you imagine that you’re in a small cafe somewhere in Italy. Not only do they provide exceptional food and service, but we also think they offer the best coffee in Melbourne. Making it the perfect cafe to unwind at after finding your dream dress at KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.

*Bruno & Co are re-opening their dine-in option from October 29 (yay!) and have introduced a new digital way of ordering and paying at your table – cool!

 

Bruno & Co cafe and eatery on High Street in Armadale, Melbourne.

The Kettle Black

50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne VIC 3205

 

The Kettle Black is located in South Melbourne and sources local produce for ingredients, making it the perfect spot for lunch after your appointments. It is light, bright, airy and totally inspiring.

The Kettle Black provides a truly distinctive dining experience as the cafe itself is situated in a heritage-listed 1880’s terrace house with a state of the art modern interior that has won Eat and Drink Design Awards, making it jump to the top of our list!

 

The Kettle Black cafe locally sourced ingredients in South Melbourne.
The Kettle Black cafe locally sourced ingredients in South Melbourne.
The Kettle Black cafe locally sourced ingredients in South Melbourne.
Two Birds One Stone Cafe South Yarra; pancakes and fruit.

Two Birds One Stone

 

12 Claremont St, South Yarra VIC 3141

 

After finding your wedding dress at KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, travel a short distance to South Yarra to celebrate in the cosy booths of Two Birds One Stone.

Choose something to eat from their seasonally changing menu and a delicious coffee to wind down and reward yourself.

Two Birds One Stone Cafe South Yarra.

Sydney

The Grounds of Alexandria

7A/2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

 

Only a short walk from the Sydney boutique, The Grounds of Alexandria has everything you need with places like – The Café, The Potting Shed and the Bakery & Patisserie, all producing local fresh wholesome meals.

Wherever you eat is completely up to you as you are spoilt for choice with additional stalls around the grounds.

The Grounds of Alexandria modern eatery, cafe and restaurant located in Sydney, garden surrounds.
The Grounds of Alexandria modern eatery, cafe and restaurant located in Sydney, garden surrounds.
The Grounds of Alexandria modern eatery, cafe and restaurant located in Sydney, garden surrounds.

5th Earl Rosebery

34 Morley Ave, Rosebery NSW 2018

 

Make your way to the 5th Earl Rosebery for a late breakfast or lunch and enjoy the relaxed, antique atmosphere that has been created by the owners.

Open early from 6:30am to 3:30pm, 5th Earl Rosebery gives you plenty of time to visit after the excitement of your appointment and finding your gown with us!

5th Earl Cafe Rosebery, modern eatery in Sydney; acai bowl with fruit and granola.
5th Earl Cafe Rosebery, modern eatery in Sydney; acai bowl with fruit and granola.
5th Earl Cafe Rosebery, modern eatery in Sydney; acai bowl with fruit and granola.
No 5. Restaurant & Bar Alexandria, cocktails and ameshu in Sydney.

No. 5 Restaurant and Bar

 

5 McCauley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

 

If you’re looking for a gourmet experience with delicious food after finding your gown, look no further than the No. 5 Restaurant and Bar.

With an array of cocktails, mocktails, sake & umeshu the restaurant provides the perfect setting to grab a quick drink with your entourage or sit down for a stunning dining experience.

Brisbane

Paddington Social cafe Paddington Brisbane

Paddington Social

 

167 Given Terrace, Paddington, 4064

 

If you’re after a charming bakery-cafe right in the heart of Paddington near our Brisbane boutique, then the Paddington Social is a must-try! This cute spot boasts casual seating inside the light-filled cafe as well as more formal dining with navy velvet banquette seating, plus al fresco dining on the verandah.

The all-day menu includes a scrumptious breakfast variety, from chia and oat porridge with house-baked granola, Moscato poached pear, blackberry compote, and coconut yogurt to the highly-recommended shakshuka – baked eggs in a rich tomato sauce with grilled peppers, chickpeas, eggplant, and chorizo topped with herbed feta and served with warm flatbread.

Lek’s Thai Kitchen comes alive after 5 pm at this venue, where authentic Thai, along with vegan options can be served alongside Singha beer, wine, and classic cocktails.

Cafe Bema; a tropical garden cafe located in Paddington, Brisbane

Cafe Bema

 

24 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064

 

Café Bema is a cool tropical garden café nestled out front of a Paddington cottage, serving out-of-the-ordinary breakfast and lunches prepared by an award-winning chef. Most importantly tho, this joint is dog friendly!

Indulge in a unique, high variety breakfast and lunch menu whilst treating yourself to one of the place’s iconic drinks, such as a Charco Choc (chocolate ice-cream, crispy Charco slice, crushed Oreos, fudge sauce, whipped cream and topped with black sesame snow).

Cafe Bema; a tropical garden cafe located in Paddington, Brisbane
Cafe Bema; a tropical garden cafe located in Paddington, Brisbane
Cafe Bema; a tropical garden cafe located in Paddington, Brisbane
Cocktails at restaurant 5 Boroughs in Paddington, Brisbane

5 Boroughs, Rosalie

 

155 Baroona Rd, Paddington QLD 4064

 

Known for its delicious American-inspired eats and well-priced drinks, 5 Boroughs, Rosalie, has been a popular spot since it’s opening, quickly becoming a place of relaxation for families, friends, and fur babies.

Experience Manhattan brought to life at this NYC inspired restaurant in Paddington.

American burgers at restaurant 5 Boroughs in Paddington, Brisbane
American burgers at restaurant 5 Boroughs in Paddington, Brisbane
American burgers at restaurant 5 Boroughs in Paddington, Brisbane

Perth

Flora & Fauna Cafe Northbridge Perth

Flora & Fauna

 

Shop 4, 70 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Perth

 

An eclectic gem tucked away in an alley, Flora & Fauna serves the yummiest vegan and vegetarian options in such a stylish manner. Feast on breakfast items such as the Goji Superfood Muesli, Creamy Cashew Mac N Cheese, or indulge in one of their fresh cold-pressed juices.

Flora & Fauna Cafe Northbridge Perth
Flora & Fauna Cafe Northbridge Perth
Flora & Fauna Cafe Northbridge Perth
Hylin street art cafe Perth

Hylin

 

178 Railway Parade, West Leederville WA 6007

 

Located in West Leederville, this architecturally designed space offers a contemporary outlook, great coffee, and mouth-watering eats. With a secret bar out the back, Hylin is the perfect spot for you and your ladies after you visit KWH Perth!

This trendy, modern space has alluring street-art murals and an industrial vibe, and offers aesthetically pleasing, creative cafe meals.

Hylin street art cafe Perth
Hylin street art cafe Perth
Hylin street art cafe Perth
Sayers Sister cafe Perth

Sayers Sisters

 

236 Lake St, Perth WA 6000

 

Run by siblings Mark and Stephanie Sayers, Sayers Sisters is filled with a whole lot of love. There are lolly jars and cakes spread out on the communal table, comfy chairs, and an abundance of eclectic decorating touches.

Ladies who are after a unique dining experience, look no further! Breakfast includes kedgeree croquettes in turmeric and coconut sauce with eggs, and quinoa and oat granola with rosewater-poached pears and yogurt (yum!). And dare we say that champagne, cocktails, and even sangria are available with breakfast.

New York City

Eats by Chloe, soho, NYC

By CHLOE.

 

240 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012

 

This trendy, fully vegan cafe should most definitely be on your list when it comes to SoHo bites.  A hot spot for local celebs, this joint has divine house-made burgers, pasta, delicious raw breakfast options, smoothies, and healthy desserts, among an array of other options.

The atmosphere at By CHLOE. is unmatched, trust us when we say you need to pop by!

 

Eats by Chloe, soho, NYC
Eats by Chloe, soho, NYC
Eats by Chloe, soho, NYC
Maman cafe and bakery, Soho, NYC

Maman

 

239 Centre St, New York, NY 10013, United States

 

Maman welcomes sleepy New Yorkers, local celebrities, moms-on-the-go, and business partners into their SoHo location. Customers step into a whole experience, with the rustic decor, cuisines inspired by family traditions, and the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. Menu items reflect the earliest childhood experiences of the owners in the kitchen.

Open seven days a week, Maman offers a selection of delicious baked goods, coffee, fresh breakfast, and lunch options, ranging from hearty farm-fresh salads, quiches, sandwiches, and of course pastries and sweets. Stop by for a quick bite after your appointment at KWH New York.

Maman cafe and bakery, Soho, NYC
Maman cafe and bakery, Soho, NYC
Maman cafe and bakery, Soho, NYC
Balthazar French restaurant, NYC

Balthazar

 

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012, United States

 

Balthazar is a French brasserie restaurant with great service and the standard French food fare, a lovely spot for a more sit-down style meal, also within walking distance from the boutique! Open from breakfast to dinner every day, with brunch served on the weekends.

With an award-winning owner, this spot has some of the best French bites in NYC, a perfect, elegant end to a bridal appointment with us!

Balthazar French restaurant, NYC
Balthazar French restaurant, NYC
Balthazar French restaurant, NYC

Suppliers:

MELBOURNE

Bruno&Co / The Kettle Black / Two Birds One Stone

 

SYDNEY

The Grounds of Alexandria / 5th Earl Rosebery / No. 5 Restaurant & Bar

 

BRISBANE

Paddington Social / Cafe Bema / 5 Boroughs, Rosalie

 

PERTH

Flora & Fauna / Hylin / Sayers Sister

 

NYC

By CHLOE. / Maman / Balthazar

 

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