Sitting on the outskirts of the Perth CBD lies North Perth, which boasts a truly vibrant cafe culture drawing in locals far and wide. The Angove Street hub is full of delicious options, plus there’s a few equally awesome options around the suburb’s outskirts you should definitely seek out. Here’s a few of our faves.
Tucked away on Angove Street, Stomp Coffee is the perfect morning-after cure following a night out. With the adjoining wonders of Angove Street Collective and a hefty dose of dog-spotting available, you can’t go past their leafy green courtyard – easily one of the best in town. Their Sunday live jazz sessions are an absolute treat.
39 Angove St, North Perth
There’s no denying, Chinta is a feast for both your tastebuds and your eyes. Apart from its incredulously beautiful and zen setting, this cafe stands out with its incredible Asian fusion dishes. If you feel like kicking it up a notch, their exquisite high tea caters to all with vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan selections on the menu. If you’re looking to fulfil your tea party dreams while impressing your fellow brunch-goers, we recommend this as the perfect solution.
29 Scarborough Beach Road, North Perth
milkd & CO.
Featuring a variety of mouth-watering dishes and brilliant coffee to match, milkd & CO is a must-try if you’re in the area. Be welcomed in by their modern, industrial interior and simply go to town with their many food options. Buttermilk pancakes, sweet pastries, shakshuka, eggs benedict and salads – you name it, and they’ve got it.
32 Angove Street, North Perth
Possibly the most charming of the lot, Satchmo is the pride of North Perth. Fitted out with decor reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film set, this cute little cafe serves up unique Jewish and New Orleans flavours, along with some of the best bagels in Perth. One simple glance of their menu is quick to reveal this as their specialty; we recommend The Cheeseburger Bagel and The Mississippi Special for fried chicken lovers. Even when packed out, this highly aesthetic spot still holds a greatly relaxing atmosphere.
1/400 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
Open Plan Coffee Co.
As esteemed local coffee roasters, Open Plan Coffee Co. has been providing the much-needed caffeine fix to the people of North Perth. As if their freshly roasted coffee wasn’t stellar enough, this trendy and cosy establishment offers a creative menu and laidback open plan layout (as its name suggests). For those who prioritise their sleep, you can saunter anytime to enjoy their all-day breakfast. For starters, a classic combination would be their smashed avo to pair with your brew!
408 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
One of those best kept local secrets that’s always busy, Hobart Deli has been doing breakfast right a little away from the main Angove drag for just on 10 years now. What their menu lacks in size it more than makes up in freshness, organic produce and healthiness – just watch out for that Brioche French Toast, it’ll get ya.
45 Hobart St, North Perth
Engine Room Espresso
If you’re chasing a quick and easy brekky that’ll rev you right up, drive straight into Engine Room Espresso. Featuring a delicious array of bagels courtesy of The Holy Bagel Co, along with some tempting toasties, no one does the bread and beans combo like Engine Room. While it’s not a big “dine-in” place per se, there’s still plenty of space to pull up and read the paper while you wait, with a little doggo chill area out the back.
450C Fitzgerald St, North Perth
Prodigal Son Cafe
Keep an eye out for this little hole in the wall cafe and be rewarded with delicious food, creamy coffees and a relaxed atmosphere with lovely staff always down for a chinwag. Prodigal Son is very doggo-friendly, a great little alfresco area to watch the world go by while indulging in some sneaky off-the-menu options you should really, definitely enquire about.
23A Leake St, North Perth
Vietnomese Cafe & Kitchen
A relatively new addition to the North Perth set, Vietnomese will have you nom nomming on their delicious array of Vietnamese meals. Think banh mi, spring rolls and pho, street food style and served with a smile. It’s a popular lunch and dinner spot, but the breakfast banh mi will tempt you in much earlier…
Shop 1/299 Charles St, North Perth
Sweet tooths we haven’t forgotten about you, and will round this list out with a couple of the finest patisseries around Perth, let alone just the north. Dolcetto is one of Perth’s go-tos when it comes to catering desserts, and a slice of one of their beautiful cakes will leave you no question as to why. Traditional Italian pastries, best enjoyed with equal care-given coffees – their giant canolis have no rival!
3/400 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
Dolce & Salato
Not to be discounted in the sweet treats department, nearby Dolce & Salato have their dessert and cake game equally on lock, but also double as a beaut spot to pop in for breakfast or lunch, with a stacked all day menu. Their secret weapon here is the tasty, traditional Italian style pizzas, with maybeeee a sneaky gelato to top it off?
Unit 8/1 Scarborough Beach Rd, North
Article written in collaboration with Rachel Yeo – a full-time tea addict and freelance copywriter, whose most notable trait is rating chai lattes with a passion. Wherever possible, she will try to convert you into being an op shop enthusiast. She also feels strongly about her rescue dog (or dogs in general), and is likely to claw her way to the front at your local gig.
Header Image: Hobart Deli by Jillian McHugh.