Perth and healthy living go hand in hand, with the Western Australian capital basking in more sunny days (and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets) than any other Australian city. If it’s not blue skies that get you going than it’s also close to lush bushland, large public parks, miles of unspoilt coastline and an increasingly sophisticated dining and entertainment scene to get people moving around. Naturally, Perth also houses some noteworthy cafes and eateries serving up super healthy dishes to keep the laid back west coasters in great shape! Here’s a few that have caught the eye of the True Local team:
8/257 Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview
More than just a great place for a catch up coffee and healthy bite with friends, Dunn & Walton also doubles as an organic store selling goodies ranging from antipasto, decadent cacao and chocolate to tea & coffee. In keeping with their organic ethos, the owners of the café are careful to prepare all their food from scratch, using the very same ingredients stocked on their shelves. They also offer a home delivery service for those lucky to live nearby!
“Come here all the time, the food always taste good and is healthy. The food is fresh and flavourful, the raw vegan cheesecakes are always the best and the salads are delightful to eat. There’s also a grocery which is perfect, and all organic”.
100 Lake St, Perth
Taking up a street corner in the popular Northbridge entertainment precinct, Little Bird Café is a cosy space in a heritage listed building. Serving up a delicious blend of beautifully presented brunches – such as their green brekky bowl ($17.50), super smoothies – such as their green smoothies ($8.00) and coco frappe’s ($8.00), this café caters to both the busy corporate crowd and casual lunchers who have time to spare.
“I had one of the best Benedicts ever. The other dish was the Green Brekky Bowl. All round super tasty and well presented and creative. Very good Paleo type options for those who are into it. Atmosphere is great and the place is clean. Will def be going back several times to work all the way down the menu.”
217 Railway Pde, Maylands
A cute standalone café conveniently located across the road from Maylands railway station in Perth’s northern suburbs, The Little Shop of Plenty is the creation of clean living, husband and wife team Kim Bourne and Mark Abbott whose mission is to help people achieve better health by eating better food. Sounds super simple doesn’t it? Well their menu is as close to nature as you can get and includes goodies like living buckwheat granola for breakfast ($12.50), paleo plate for lunch ($21.50) and a super smooth cocowhip lassi ($8.50) to finish it off.
“The new kid on the block and the little house of plenty is different so a great addition to the tastes and cuisine of Maylands. Their development of the site is well done. Lunch on Monday was quite busy but you could certainly spend time there catching up”.
20 Napoleon St, Cottesloe
Spurred into action by a life changing illness in his family, Nature’s Harvest founder Hament and his wife Sonal founded this health food shop/café in Perth’s ritzy Cottesloe in 2013 with the mission of brining to light “the magnificence in people”. Magnificent it is, with their huge menu covering everything from the sweet (almond oat pancakes for $14.95) to the spicy (red lentil dahl for $14.95) and all number of things in between!
“A great little health food cafe/shop in Cottesloe that caters for all your dietary needs! There is a cafe with take away meals, juices, smoothies and coffee along with salads and hot food! The acai bowl for breaky is a must get there for a fresh healthy breakfast out! Service is great and the food is delicious! Expensive pricing but can be expected due to the health aspect of the shop!”
5/567 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley
Sitting on a high traffic street in the inner Perth neighbourhood of Mount Lawley, Veggie Mama as the name suggests, is a casual dining restaurant dedicated to serving delicious vegan and gluten-free food. Veggie Mama also offers a take away option for their meals, which includes crowd pleasers like coconut curry ($13.95), Thai green curry ($13.95), salad burgers ($15.95) and decadent treats such as their green smoothie ($8.50).
“Salads are quite tasty, lots of variety. Depending on who you get serving you though the salads are all dumped on top of each other and it all tastes the same. Filo pastries are amazing”.