Owned by husband and wife team Paolo & Aimee Butto, who have been chefs for 37 and 20 years respectively, Urban Soul Foods has earned a name for itself in Subi’s foodie scene since opening as a gourmet deli in Crossways in March 2019.
The second, larger store on Rokeby Road means they can now offer more in terms of a dine-in experience, with breakfast available Mon-Sat (with all day brunch on Saturday). Check out the menu here.
Offering only the best of local ingredients, you can expect high quality cheeses, such as WA-made raclette, as well as gourmet pâté, homemade jam and a smörgåsbord of meats.
The new space has allowed them to expand their selection, with the top picks being the watermelon jerky and smoked eggs, the latter of which are smoked in-shell and perfect for a carbonara. Other notable offerings are the Halls Suzette artisan cheese that comes from Australia’s only French Normandy cows, as well as the Swan Valley’s Michael Brothers Juices. Their cold-pressed juices are so fresh, they only last 7 days as opposed to other cold-pressed juices that typically last a month. Loyal customers can still pick up popular classics such as their famous homemade shortbread and olives marinated with lemon, chilli, thyme, rosemary, bay leaves and garlic.
With an open kitchen, you’ll also be able to watch the chefs at work. True to their commitment to only offer the finest products, Paolo told us;
“We only stock stuff that we know, have tried and can explain”
A historically significant store, the space was once the site of the Hiddlestone Electrics company building which the Hiddlestones still own to this day, 100 years on. In fact, the Hiddlestone’s even helped to give new life to the building by re-painting the inside of the store.