Directly opposite the front gates of the Perth Mint on the sleepy side of town, Duotone is breathing fresh air into staid East Perth. The café on Hay Street is serving up healthy eats and superfood smoothies to add a little spark to your system.
Ranging from a bright yellow ‘Natalie’ to vivid green ‘Lulu’, their smoothies are packed with all the good stuff you need to balance out that chocolate croissant you scarfed on your way to work this morning. The ‘Scarlet’ two-tone smoothie is a tart, tasty combo of raspberry, beets, acai, strawberry, pomegranate, lemon and mint. A creamy beige layer sits atop an eye-popping scarlet tone in the glass bottle.
When it comes to eats, we’ve recently seen a bunch of new places focus on one food and max it out with endless variations and experiments. Get Ya Fix has jaffles, Jack Rabbit Slim’s has fries, and now Duotone has toast.
Their toast menu here offers a world of sweet and savoury choices generously loaded with toppings. Avocado toast, for example, is a Middle Eastern treat, layering ripe avocado slices with a spread of hummus, chilli flakes and dukkah.
Beyond the toast menu, there’s a case of gluten-free and dairy-free sweets on rotation, plus granola jars for the breakfast crowd. Caffeine-seekers will find a decent brew waiting with carefully curated beans on hand (including Zest Coffee).
Duotone’s minimalist design showcases a shared, low table at the front of the shop, topped with a big vase filled to the brim with sunflowers, white petals and green leaves. A counter houses a haphazard collection of plants, chocolate, coffee beans and cacti.
Between the decor, music and friendly staff, Duotone’s a top spot to drop by when you’re in the quiet end of town. Grab a slice of toast to go, or spend some extra time caffeinating, downing delicious treats and musing on your day. As for their namesake smoothies: protein’s never looked so pretty before.