The Leaky Tap


The name The Leaky Tap references the family business, Vivian’s & Sons Plumbing, that operated in the Western Suburbs for over 77 years.


Craig Vivian, father to The Leaky Tap owner and Australian Olympic gymnast Olivia Vivian, was a well-known plumber in the Mosman Park/Cottesloe community and this cafe is themed in honour and memory of his lifetime in the business. It also references the many factories and businesses that were for decades the lifeblood of this suburb.


Historically Mosman Park was a major industrial centre for the State with the General Motors car and truck assembly plant (sited over the road where Iona Primary School now sits), the Colonial Sugar Refinery, The Mt Lyell Farmers’ Fertilisers superphosphate works, the WA Rope and Twine Works and the Western Australian Brushware Co, factory. All were closed by the 1970s and most of Mosman Park is now residential.


The leaky Tap is decorated in a ‘Plumbing’ theme which still maintains the well-known class and high quality standards of the Mosman Park Community. Opposite the Iona Primary School ground, the cafe is a friendly, fun and humorous place to hang out, either before, during or after school hours. It also sits on the main street leading to Mosman Park Train station, making it the perfect take away joint for all those passing patrons and cyclists.


Come have a laugh, and enjoy the delicious breakfast and lunch cuisine and stand out coffee The leaky Tap has to offer. We are Dog, Kid and Big Kid friendly!