Top 5 Hidden Cafes in Perth

Image credit: Boo espresso Facebook Page
Image credit: Boo espresso Facebook Page

Sleepy Perth’s food and drink scene has exploded over the last few years with locals now being spoilt for choice! But as everyone knows, some of the best places are the hardest to find. Which is why we’ve created this list of the top hidden cafes around Perth. From top-notch coffee to tasty toasties, we’ve got your next brunch location sorted.

BOO Espresso

49 Stuart Street, Perth CBD, WA

You can’t get more ‘hole in the wall’ than Boo Espresso. With no space for indoor seating, or ever a door! Boo Espresso serves up thirst-quenching drinks and mouth-watering snacks from a small window on the side of a warehouse. Luckily, this cafe opens up to Robertson Park in Northbridge where you can lounge in the sun while you enjoy your goodies!

Whilst all cafes these days are trying to serve a broad variety of clientele, Boo Espresso takes it to another level with ‘pupachinos’ so that your furry friends can enjoy a tasty drink after their stroll in the nearby park. As well as coffees and ‘puppuccinos’ this cafe also serves fresh cold-pressed juices and cold brews.

“Good things come in small packages and this place delivers… coffee is one of the best in Northbridge, baristas are friendly and the BOObites are delicious” – Chris

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Alda’s Caffe E Panini

317 Murray St, Perth, WA

Just like the name suggests Alda’s Caffe E Panini is a coffee and panini hotspot –  that transforms into a small bar in the evenings! Tucked away down Wolf Lane behind Pierucci fashion store, this little cafe has a warehouse feel that makes it inherently cool.

Their menu consists of gourmet sandwiches, simple pastas and filling soups –  and of course, their raved-about coffees. If you’re coming in your lunch break be sure to get in ASAP as the queues are known to start early.

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Secret Garden Cafe & Patisserie

64 Angelo St, South Perth, WA

The Secret Garden may just look like an ordinary cafe and nursery from the front but the real magic happens out the back. Grab a seat in the lush gardens surrounded by winding, cobbled pathways, and hidden pagodas covered in overgrown vines.

Family owned and operated, this cafe presents a menu full of delicious old-school goodness boasting large portion sizes, reasonable prices and tasty food –  what else could you ask for!

Be sure to take a look at the cake and slice selections in the front of the cafe as you pass through!

“This is my hidden gem. I absolutely love this place! Starting with the beautiful name, romantic garden surrounded by plants and flowers and finishing up with the amazingly tasty food and wonderful staff!”  – anda2303

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Toastface Grillah

Grand Lane, Perth WA

This hip laneway cafe tucked down the end of Grand Lane is serving up some of the tastiest toasties Perth has ever seen. These wallet-friendly lunches range from the gourmet pulled pork toasties to the simple ham and cheese – and if you’re feeling especially naughty why not try their mac and cheese toasties, which is sure to satisfy all you cheese desires.

Get your toasties to go or chill out in the casual backyard-feel courtyard with a coffee or cold-pressed juice.

“Today we stumbled across it whilst walking along Wellington St. It’s down an alleyway and easily missed, but I’m so glad we saw it and decided to try it out.” – Alex & Michelle

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Hush Specialty Coffee

68 High Street, Fremantle, WA

Hidden down Atwell Arcade in Fremantle, Little Hush is sure to satisfy your caffeine needs. This hipster cafe only has space for limited seating with a few benches and crates to perch on while you enjoy your little cup of happiness.

Little Hush also provides some delicious snacks including banana bread, toasties, and muffins. It’s the perfect place for a pick-me-up while you explore the charming port town of Fremantle.

“Ace! These guys are fantastic. I never fail to get a warm welcome or smile from them whenever I go in for a coffee. Something that just adds that bit extra onto the superb coffee and my favourite blueberry bagel.” – Mumma_Dougs

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