If you’re out exploring Perth’s hill areas, these cafes are great locations to visit, kick your feet up and relax – all while still being surrounded by nature.
Cafe Mojo, Mundaring
Located near central Mundaring, this tucked away hidden gem is something I’m definitely happy to have stumbled upon. Having converted an old house into a cafe, gallery and garden setting, this place is just oozing with good vibes. Not to mention they only sell the famed Antz in Ya Pantz coffee, meaning you won’t be lacking your daily caffeine kick. They serve all types of amazing food and drinks with options for all. It’s a wonderfully decorated space to kick back and relax – often with live music playing! There is also unlimited free wifi for all those needing a serene space to knock out some work.
Little Nook Cafe, Darlington
If you’re looking for great coffee with an amazing view, the Little Nook Cafe in Darlington has you covered. With elevated views over the Railway Reserve and bush below, this place is perfect for any nature get away. Not only that, it serves all day breakfasts, has vegetarian and soy options and is dog and cycle friendly. To top it all off, it also has free wifi, meaning you can get your work done – with a view!
Taylor’s Art & Coffee House, Middle Swan
Although not the bush, Taylor’s is located in the heart of the Swan Valley, a wonderful area to drive out to and an easy stop on the way out or in from an adventure in the nearby hills. Doubling as an op shop/art gallery and coffee house, this place oozes with rustic and artsy charm. Being in the Swan Valley, Taylor’s also locally sources their fruit and vegetables, giving their meals that added fresh edge. There is plenty of outdoor seating to sit back and relax while reviling in the nearby garden setting and outdoors.
The Packing Shed, Bickley
Located in the Bickley Valley on the Lawnbrook Estate, The Packing Shed offers a coffee and brunch like no other. With delicious food and also the opportunity for wine tasting, this place is a must visit for those touring around Kalamunda’s hills. They also offer free blankets to borrow so you can go and sit on their open grass area and unwind on this gorgeous estate.
Cafe on the Dam, Jarrahdale
After taking a drive out down to Serpentine, this is a great end of trip destination to relax, have a coffee, overlook the dam below and soak in nature. Also being used as a gallery, this space wonderfully melds into its surroundings. There is even a little area you can feed the local birds freely from seeds purchased from the cafe. Although a little rusty, it has a wonderful sense of homeliness and the food is quite the treat!
While you’re down here, make sure to check out the nearby Serpentine Falls!
Jack and Jill, Kalamunda
Located in the heart of Kalamunda’s main street, Jack and Jill offers quality brunch for those venturing out into the nearby hills. With a clean aesthetic and friendly staff, this is a great out of Perth cafe for you to check out before or after your hills adventure. Kalamunda has plenty of spaces to walk around after your meal and revel in the artistic and unique community the area has to offer.
Blue Wren Cafe, Dwellingup
Although the furthest on the list, it is an honourable mention because of just how good this place felt. Located in the small township of Dwellingup, this was a perfect destination after visiting the nearby Honeymoon Pools. Make sure to pop in, see the friendly staff and enjoy this small town gem.
About the author:
Reuben is an avid urban enthusiast and a sucker for quirky aesthetics. A well-travelled photographer, writer and self-proclaimed music connoisseur by trade, he’s always on the grind for new content. You’ll usually find him trekking around Perth’s vast bushland with his handy camera and trusty drone or in your local cafe sipping on a cappuccino! Find his photos at: instragram.com/hunkypanda
Cover photo of The Packing Shed in Bickley