Sunday, September 18, 2011

A touch of Sweden in the heart of Perth.....

After traveling the world Miss Maud (Maud Edmiston) landed in Perth, fell in love with the people, weather, beaches and never left, but there were certain things she missed about her homeland, Sweden, and thus the first Miss Maud's cafe in Perth was opened in 1971 and following on it's success with the Perth public, Miss Maud's Smorgasbord Restaurant on the corner of Pier and Murray Street in the heart of the City was established (now with a Miss Maud's Boutique Hotel next door) . Since those early days there are now 15 Miss Maud's at different shopping centres around Perth. Who would have thought Perthites would fall 'hook, line and Gravlax' for Swedish food, mind you the pastries and cakes are pretty special. I'd say Miss Maud definitely picked the right place to fall in love with and the mutual admiration is still going strong.....!! Very wet and blustery here in Perth this morning.....

23 comments:

  1. Love this story! Has so many wonderful elements to it: ethnic diversity, entrepreneurship, appreciation of good food, acceptance of immigrants, romance of a new country...the list goes on!!

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  2. Great shot Grace. Met an English couple on Friday who were staying here and they said the location and food was fantastic. We are getting blown away on the coast - Elvis' dog house is now in two pieces. Hope that you survive a blustery Sunday!

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  3. Cake!


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  4. Beautiful building. I love that color.

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  5. That building really stands out. It is a great story you told. It illustrates the American Dream. Er . . . the Aussie Dream.

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  6. Great post Grace! Beautiful image as well!

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  7. Interesting design on the older building.

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  8. What a juxtaposition! I wouldn't associate Swedes and Perth, but then Australia is a country of immigrants like the U.S.

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  9. I think the farther people are form home, the more they want to decorate or design with a touch of the homeland.

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  10. Miss Maud is someone I don't know and haven't been exposed to. Given the popularity there, I'm regretting it right now. What a great building.

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  11. Keep Miss Maud's and knock down the other buildings!

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  12. Enjoyed this post so much! I have never heard of Miss Maud's, so this post was fascinating! Her building is certainly impressive and stylish! And we've had a gorgeous Spring day today!

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  13. If and when I visit Perth I will have to visit all the places Miss Maud opened.

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  14. Not only the building is wonderful, but also the contrast to the one in the back is just fantastic.

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  15. I'd like to have a Miss Maud here, i'm very fond of swedish culture and food! I like the building, the architecture is very interesting and beautyful!

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  16. I will visit the place with joy!

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  17. I'm an ex-pat Brit living in Sweden and have never seen such a delicious pink building! And guess what, my sister lives in Perth! I'll have to ask her if she's been here.

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  18. Is it a cake, is it a tart? Or maybe a gateau?

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  19. Is it a cake, is it a tarte tatin? Or maybe a gateau?

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  20. Haven't been here either, looks nice.
    What a lovely day it was, all that wind and rain, I was one happy person!

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  21. What joy for the senses ! Please have a good new week.

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