A non-exhaustive, not exhausting, guide.

ThirdPlaces is written from the firsthand experiences of a small team. It is our attempt to highlight transparency and integrity in Perth’s food scene, free from advertising and sponsored posts.

We built ThirdPlaces not as a definitive guide to good food in Perth but as a reflection of our own values toward quality, sustainability, provenance, and traceability.

ThirdPlaces in particular seeks to highlight small owner-operators, especially those who are often too busy keeping their dream alive to be able to conduct their own high-level marketing.

Guiding principles


We are building the thing we wanted to exist, so we—and you—can use it.


Find what you’re looking for, then leave here and go there.

No ads

No ads, no bloat, no conflicts of interest.


From the site to the content, ThirdPlaces reflects our taste.

What is a ‘Third Place’

The Third Place is a term coined by Ray Oldenburg in 1989’s The Great Good Place. Oldenburg’s notion of the Third Place describes a place of easy access, welcome, and a place of level ground which does not qualify entry based on social class.

ThirdPlaces is a living list of venues which fit our definition of the third place within a food context. Great food is a necessity for our listing, but so too is a welcoming, unpretentious atmosphere. Third places in our list are places you can catch up with old friends, and discover with new ones.

Since third places must be social levellers, we have taken care to be transparent about the costs associated with the venues we've listed. We have endeavoured to highlight owner-operator, family-owned and small businesses, and we have taken strides to include great quality food and hospitality experiences at all price points.

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