Commonly known as Subi, the inner city suburb of Subiaco is one of Perth’s most sophisticated precincts. From independent fashion boutiques and luxe homewares stores to trendy cafes and upscale restaurants, Hay Street and Rokeby Road are lined with the city’s most coveted places to splash a little cash.
By day, white collar workers descend on Subiaco’s agglomeration of office buildings. On weekends and evenings, the streets come to life with brunch goers, fashionistas and football fans making a beeline for Subiaco Oval. Tickets to a show at the Regal Theatre are a great way to experience Perth’s cultural scene, while Saturdays and Sundays see locals flock to the Subiaco Station Street Markets to snap up farm fresh produce.
Easily accessible by train, Subiaco is just 5-minutes west of Perth CBD. Public buses service the area, though it’s also possible to walk. Parking can be scarce and expensive, so arriving by public transport or taxi is the best bet.
Subiaco draws its name from the Italian Benedictine monks who settled the area in 1851. Feeling homesick, they named the area Subiaco, after the Italian town where Christian saint, Benedict of Nursia began his work.