With a window seat onto iconic Cottesloe beach, this whitewashed canteen scores with simple, seasonal food delivered with finesse. Handmade pasta is a speciality—spaghetti ribboned around sweet Shark Bay crab meat, flecked with baby capers and chilli is a dish to die for. The house favorite, seared slices of pork and fennel seed sausage strewn on roasted cauliflower, is made from the owner’s family recipe, as the knowledgeable staff attest. The wine list favors local
producers and pleasingly, offers quarts as well as bottles. Communal tables are de rigueur; the convivial alfresco area looks out to a coastal conga line of walkers, joggers, and cyclists. By night candles and '50s films projected silently on the wall deliver a romantic feel.