Cafes, Restaurants and Dining in Perth, Western Australia.

About Us

This site has been in operation since 2000 through both quiet times and busy times. Through it all the team have attempted to bring you up to date industry news, useful reviews and great tips on the cafe and restaurant industry. We have spawned Menu Magazine – a biannual magazine, and we published a recipe book to celebrate our tenth birthday and a second one to celebrate 15 years of the website and ten years of the magazine. We rest comfortably under the umbrella of Eyers Rocket – and are a sister-site to the Sydney Cafes website – and also bring our vision to South Australia.

Who makes it happen?

A list of the people involved with short bio. Read on to find out more about where we come from and what we do:

Scott Arnold-Eyers (Lord of the Site)

Originally from Adelaide, Scott has now resided in Perth since 1991. He has worked in the media since 1985 for various health, entertainment and local publications. He has also dabbled in a bit of TV, radio and has considerable internet experience. In a past life Scott also had a successful music career with 10 CDs under his belt and several national tours. Scott has a degree equivalent in Advertising and Marketing from his studies at Adelaide University and The Institute of Advertising.

Stewart Dawes (Co-Founder)

Based in Sydney where he runs our sister website Sydney Cafes as well as an SEO Sydney agency and delivers social media training for business & government, Stewart is a Perth lad who worked for X-Press magazine in the mid-1990s before meeting Scott when they worked for Conscious Living mag before the turn of the millennium. To contact Stewart email

Georgina Goss (Web Administrator, Sub-Editor & Snr. Writer)

A true rocker. Spent the majority of her life in the music industry as a musician and booking agent writing reviews and press releases. She loves to eat out, but likes nothing more than the taste of words. Georgina has been doing reviews for Menu Magazine ever since its first issue. She joined the office team from 2013 to 2018 as Editorial Assistant and Office Manager, stepping back in 2019 to concentrate on her own business, while still doing the occasional review and overseeing the website as well.


Dr. Kayt Davies (Snr. Writer)

Kayt has an extensive successful journalistic background. She has done almost everything, and is currently a senior lecturer in journalism at ECU. She has been doing reviews for Menu Magazine for many years now.

Ingrid Rickersey (Snr. Writer)

Ingrid has a degree in journalism and is a former nurse who likes to cook up a storm with her husband Jeff, who is a chef. When they’re not cooking at home, Ingrid and Jeff are out on the town, wining and dining. Ingrid writes her own blog and has been writing for Menu Magazine for 10 years now. She also teaches journalism at Bunbury TAFE and runs the Bunbury Writers Club.

Frances Myshell (Snr. Writer)

Frances has been writing since 1997. In 2006 she won a prize in Shorelines Writing for Performance Competition for her poetry. Frances has worked in waitressing and function management and done some catering. Her favourite food is chocolate and she is known to check out the dessert menu before anything else at restaurants! She has been writing for Menu Magazine for the past 10 years, and also runs the Fremantle Writers Club and writes the blog for The Creative Shed Cockburn.

Kate Malkovic (Guest Writer)

Kate has been involved in the food industry since she was a child. Growing up with a Le Cordon Bleu chef father, her understanding and love of good food is paramount. Since those days, Kate has become an award-winning journalist, written food columns, and proof reads our Menu Magazine. Practically having her finger in every pie, she is a great asset to West Coast Cafes.

Floyd Holmes (Snr. Writer)

Floyd loves nothing better than a beer or a wine with a bite to eat, and loves to write about food, wine and beer. Our youngest writer, he gives us the young person’s perspective, and has been writing reviews for Menu Magazine since 2010.

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Katherine Pagano (Writer)

A previous contestant on 2015 My Kitchen Rules, Kat’s flamboyant style and keen interest in food and wine make her an entertaining writer of restaurant reviews. She does some writing for The Sunday Times and is now also writing for Menu Magazine

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Lorraine Sindel (Writer)

Being a lover of good food and wine, Lorraine enjoys going out and experiencing the culinary delights that Perth has to offer. A new writer for Menu Magazine, writing food reviews allows her to share her experiences, and make recommendations to others on the best places to go for a foodie fix.



Tina McLennan (Writer)

Having grown up in a big Italian family, Tina enjoys sharing a meal with family and friends, home-cooked or dining out. She loves to travel, has a penchant for Champagne, sparkling wines and Piña Coladas, and has worked in civil engineering, retail, and been an avid home renovator. She has a Bachelor of Arts (in English and Indigenous Studies) and is currently completing a Diploma of Education.


Past Writers Include: Lauren Norton (2008 – 2010), Chef Bonny Sulistyo (2010 & 2014), Georgia Leaker (2009 – 2010), Louie Anna Coen (2009-2010), Kim Kirkman (2010), Belinda Cipriano (2008 – 2009), Katy Scott (2008), Tiffany Wertheimer (2007 – 2008), Lauren Kelly, Lea Satie, Chef Mark Chisholm, Nic Ingram, Sophie Budd, Wade Drummond.

Other Writers / Web Administrators: Alastair McKay (Co-Founder in 2000), Tegan Read, Sarah Woolley, Sheena McGorlick, Lucy Brown, Caroline Boyer, Mariel Chow, Li Wern, Chloe Starick, Danielle Hanrahan, Tellisha Dunlop, Fahira Hidayah, Juliana Stanko, Justin Wong, Pia Conway, Tracey Bridges, Jasmine York, Jason Cook, Elieuda Queiroz, Glenn Thomas, Janus Char,

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