Best Cafes in Perth
Perth cafes offer a huge range of coffees and teas, brunches and lunches and cakes and snacks from the city centre to a peaceful park.
Toast, East PerthToast is a retro-style café on the waterfront in East Perth and some of the regulars say it’s the view across Claisebrook Cove, with the Little Ferries plying their route, that makes their day. Add a cheeky menu that includes Avo Pea Smash and Pulled Pork Benedict and your day is probably not going to get much better. They even take care of your four-legged friend with dog treats. Toast caters for dietary limitations like vegan, dairy and gluten free and apart from good coffee, caters to tea drinkers with a fine selection of infusions. After brunch take a stroll on the Swan River foreshore, through Victoria Gardens or hop a Little Ferry yourself, up to Elizabeth Quay.
La Veen, Kings Street and Raine SquareWho can possibly resist buying their coffee from a café that describes itself with this much positivity: “Our coffee is for the doers, the go-getters, the adventurers, the risk takers and the innovators.” La Veen is at two locations in the city, Heritage on King Street for coffee, breakfast and lunch and Raine Square for grab-and-go coffee, classes to learn make your own at home like a ‘pro’ and retail for your beans and other coffee-related bits and bobs. Coffee connoisseurs rave not just about the best mocha in the world but also about its delicious breakfasts featuring Hash and Smash, Eggs Benny and a winter-warmer porridge like you’ve never seen it served before.
Gordon St. Garage, West PerthMano a Mano is the expert roaster behind the Garage’s oomphy espressos and the team there happily admit they are coffee obsessed. Maybe that’s part of the reason why Gordon St. Garage attracts the following it does, with devotees happy to queue, especially for weekend brunches. This is big venue in a beautifully converted garage workshop (are they old bus bench seats?) that will take you from breakfast to lunch and then all the way through to dinner, with scrumptious snacky nibbles in between, like chorizo and Manchego croquettes.
Zamia Café, Kings ParkIt’s all about the amazing location here at Zamia Café, which is perched on the edge of the May Drive Parklands in Kings Park, home to WA’s Botanic Gardens. Sit on the veranda and enjoy the serenity of the park; the lush rolling lawn spilling down to the children’s playground where ducks paddle in the pond, all surrounded by the big beautiful trees you expect of an iconic garden. Of course, greenery attracts birds aplenty and they add to a magical, relaxed dining experience. Zamia is a peaceful oasis in a bustling City, suitable for breakfasts and lunches and naturally for cakes and coffees, dine-in or take away.
Livingstone’s Urban Jungle, Perth Cultural CentreYou’ve just had a crowded commute to Perth by train or done a hard morning’s research in the State Library or perhaps on you’re just on your way to the Art Gallery; Livingstone’s Urban Jungle at 47 James Street is a quirky little quick-stop near the central train station for a top espresso or sticky chai and an over-the-top toasted sandwich. Décor is distinctly rustic and that’s part of its charm. Sit, sip your coffee and watch the fascinating people of Perth’s beautiful urban jungle go by.
Flora and Fauna, NorthbridgeA tiny kitchen but a big colourful menu and a vibrant personality, Flora and Fauna serves fresh vegan food with locally roasted coffee. Some say it has the prettiest food in Perth and the flavours to back it up. Favourites include apple crumble like you’ve never seen it before, loaded with fresh fruit, waffles of course and the ooey-gooey banana bread. This is a spacious, sunny setting for a healthy weekend breakfast or coffee-and-cake morning tea, where the triple choc cupcakes look amazing. Tea drinkers relax – they have a fine selection of blends for you too.
- 16 Feb '21