International design and trend bible Monocle has sets up shop in up-and-coming neighbourhood, Star Street. We took a stroll around the leafy streets of the ever-expanding area to list our favourite finds.
Amical Coffee : A relaxed home-from-home hideout. 1/F, 1 Sun Street
Architectz Factory : Vintage charm abounds in this Aladdin’s cave of finds from antique cameras to retro home accessories. G/F, 27 Sau Wa Fong, St Francis Street
Galerie Huit : Tiny, Parisian-style showroom showcasing unique artwork, sculpture, ceramics and handmade jewellery. 8 St Francis Street
Kapok : A treasure trove of everything from books, music, records, crockery, beauty products, shoes, clothes, bags and stationery to an impressive selection of teas. G/F, 5 St Francis Yard
Manks : Scandinavian modern design is showcased in this out-of-the-way store on leafy and pedestrianized Sau Wa Fong (number 36).
Margaret River Plus : Wine lovers rave about this store specializing in the best wines of this region of Western Australia. G/F, 3 St Francis Street
Plaza Mayor : Reputed to serve one of the best and most authentic Spanish paella in town. G/F, 9 Moon Street
Sonjia : The brainchild of former lawyer Sonjia Norman, her newly expanded atelier offers a carefully curated collection of one-of-a-kind clothes from indie to non-high-street designer labels and unique home décor. 2 Sun Street
Ted’s Lookout : This tiny hidden watering hole is quirky, unique and well worth a visit for its brunches and weekend deal of $198 for food and free-flow Champagne or Bloody Mary. G/F, Moonful Court, 17A Moon Street