Get Ya Fix
Aaron Walsh of Get Ya Fix, the cafe-slash-bike-shop concept store he co-owns with Kevin O’Sullivan, wanted to bring a successful concept from elsewhere (London, Belgium, Amsterdam, the US, Japan, Melbourne) to Perth.
Found on the Perth-Highgate border, Get Ya Fix’s inconspicuous shopfront blends seamlessly into the industrial buildings around it: look for the chalkboard offering a witty pearl of wisdom each day. The sparse interiors are just as understated, with a couple of chairs and a communal table among the sleek fixies and cycling paraphernalia.
The menu changes regularly, not least because the owners enjoy experimenting (O’Sullivan: “You can pretty much turn any lunch or dinner idea into a jaffle”). Despite this adventurous streak, it’s The Standard – a combination of ham, cheese and tomato – that is the most popular. All toasted sandwiches come served with a side of corn chips and pickles.
Coffees are brewed using locally roasted Twin Peaks beans. The desserts and muffins are baked by Lena Lu and Mumma’s Sweet Lies. Local artists decorated and painted the walls. Regulars frequently drop by to chat. Seasoned riders come in to discuss all things cycling-related.