Aussie cafes are having a serious moment right now, bringing out the best in local food, incredible coffee, and of course, fabulous company. So why not to add 12 more hidden treasures to your list of amazing places to try?
We’ve combed through the best Perth has to offer to come up with a cracking bucket list of cafes you need to try pronto. Get your crew ready and lock in a Saturday brunch, these places are not to be missed.
445 Cambridge St
Cool by name and cool by nature, Someday Coffee Co. dishes up meals as pretty as a picture, so Instagrammers bring your cameras. From their artful Açai Bowls to the Chunky Banana Granola and Chia Pudding, this isn’t the kind of café you want to wait until, well, ‘someday’, to visit.
178 Whatley Crescent
This café claims to make the kind of food your granny loved, only a little more frisky and seasonal, so you know it’s not your average venue. The folks at Mrs S love to bake, so expect to find plenty of delightful treats, served with cups of tea and coffee.
And from their new brunch menu, enjoy dishes like the Trio of Mushroom & Chilli Scrambled Egg, while kicking back in their quirky corners or courtyard out the back.
629 Albany Hwy
Run by a husband and wife duo, Harvest Espresso dishes up fresh, seasonal produce, fab service and a comfortable dining setting. Whether you’re keen on the goodness of a Vittoria coffee, or you’re hungry for a Full Harvest breakfast – think eggs, tomato, mushroom, bacon, sausage and spinach – you won’t leave without a smile on your face.
507 Beaufort St
Some of the best steak sandwiches you’ll ever eat can be found at Mary Street Bakery, not to mention quirky combos like the beetroot, carrot, apple, lemon and ginger Red Juice. And of course you’ll find all the good stuff bakeries usually serve – only better – like Pumpkin Pie donuts, savoury muffins and freshly baked banana bread.
The Island, Elizabeth Quay
Located on ‘The Island’ at Elizabeth Quay, Isle of Voyage sits right on the cusp of the picturesque Swan River. And its setting makes the most of its surrounds, with big arched windows making the stunning view visible from every table in the café.
Open all day, every day, Isle of Voyage even has its own pizza oven and alfresco bar, plus every drink imaginable, from cold drip coffee to Old Fashioned cocktails.
9B 938 Hay Street
This slick café is all about seriously good food and coffee, minus the pretentiousness or price tag. Tiisch want every guest who walks through their door to experience uncomplicated but imaginative dishes, and they’re big on sourcing as much local produce as possible.
86 Brixton Street
You’ll find Fika on Brix nestled in the middle of Mills Park, meaning the kids can go and play while the parents enjoy some much-needed caffeine. The name comes from the Swedish concept “to have coffee” anytime you’re indulging in pastries, cookies or pies, so you know they take their mission seriously.
And if you’re peckish, tuck into a soul-warming bowl of porridge or some delectable brioche French toast with granola nut crumble. You won’t be disappointed.
150 Oxford St
It might be ‘short’ in name, but it sure isn’t short by nature, with a long and very drool-worthy menu featuring things like smashed avo on homemade crumpets and pulled pork omelettes.
The minimalist vibes leave plenty of space for you and all your friends to kick back and enjoy a freshly baked treat or some cold brew coffee.
187 Challenger Parade
With unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean, Odyssea brings a new coastal dining experience to Perth’s iconic City Beach. Sip on a ‘Sweet As’ cocktail – a combination of lychee, passionfruit, rum, lemon vodka, vanilla and cinnamon syrup – or tuck into some tacos, as you enjoy the breathtaking ocean views.
138 Canning Highway
Sprolo’s relaxed vibes, comfy couches, and stellar food make for the ultimate café experience. Whether you’re staying healthy with the Acai, Strawberry and Banana Jar, or slapping some hot sauce on their smoked brisket rolls, you’ll want to take some Sprolo servings home with you for later. It’s that damn tasty.
45 Ardross St
In this sleek, contemporary café, coffee is a sacred drink that’s taken very seriously. The fully licensed venue was designed locally by Mata Design Studio, and this sophisticated style is reflected in the plating of their buttermilk pancakes with caramel crème, or their reloaded Angus burger with fries served on a rustic wooden board.
14 Leighton Beach Boulevard
A dip in the ocean at North Fremantle, some French toast with strawberry and rhubarb compote and an open-air view of the water? Sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday. And The Orange Box is exactly where you’ll find it.
Considered one of the most underrated spots in Perth, its laidback atmosphere and counter service doesn’t change the fact that its food is very delicious and very on-trend, and that an ocean view is worth a thousand words.