With the Beaufort Street section of Mt Lawley roaring back to life in recent years, just a little further north Inglewood has continued becoming a bustling little hub in its own right.
Buzzing with great cafes and restaurants, there’s some cool and quirky shopping to be done plus heaps more. Get the lowdown below:
EAT & DRINK
Chubby Boy Breakfast & Bar
This café is an absolute must try and worthy of being added to your bucket list. Their iconic menu offers shokupan toasts, a soft Japanese milk bread toasted to produce a fluffy delight, served savoury or sweet with a delicious selection of toppings including crème brulee and espresso flavours as well as garlic or meatballs. They also offer some top notch sandos like their kewpie hash brown & egg creation which is sure to leave you satisfied. They’ve got plenty of seating indoors and out on the sidewalk if you’re wanting to dine in, or they’ve also got a takeaway window if you’re keen to grab a tasty treat to go.
3/861 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
For all the greenery lovers, this adorable café is providing delicious eats in a chill atmosphere with loads of plant décor to purchase. They’re pet friendly and serving up some next level coffee, bubble tea and toasties – including a dessert toastie. They’ve even got giftware and of course a collection of plants and pots for sale so you can take some of that greenery home with you.
974 Beaufort Street, 1 Nelson Street, Inglewood
Two Mad Tuscans Traditional Italian Pizzeria
This pizza restaurant is providing traditional and healthy Italian cuisine amid the hustle and bustle of Inglewood. They’ve got fresh homemade pasta, salads and some truly delicious garlic bread. Their mouth-watering pizzas are to die for, made with 50 years of family recipes passed down through generations. For everyone who’s gluten free, they even offer homemade gluten free bases so you can indulge in one of these unreal pizzas too.
1/957 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Sugar & Nice
Inspired by Magnolia Bakery in New York, Sugar & Nice is a one stop shop for all things sweet. From 6am you can grab yourself a quick coffee on the way to work from the coffee window open six days. Or if you’ve got more time on your hands, stop in for coffee and cake or brunch and try one of the delicious bagels or croissants. Whether you love a cheeky cupcake, cookie, brownie, cronut, blondie or macaron, this little spot has got it all with a huge variety of baked goods. There’s also some gluten-free options and the owner even makes cakes to order and wedding cakes on the side. You can even checkout the little shop at the back of the café while you wait for your order and peruse the accessories, gifts and homewares on offer.
Shop 1/882 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
This sandwich shop is supplying some of Perth’s finest Conti rolls, sandos, roman-style pizzas and more. Stop by in the morning for a fresh coffee and a toastie, or for a big lunch time feed be sure to try one of their heavenly conti rolls – we’d recommend the classico, meatball sub or the emperor, all phenomenal choices. They also offer some tasty cookies and a bunch of other house-baked goods.
861 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Flora on Tenth
This gorgeous little pet friendly coffee shop serves up freshly made sandwiches and baked goods daily. Take your pup for a walk and stop in to enjoy a coffee or artisan tea with a tasty brunch. Browse their selection of retail homewares and don’t forget to check out the super cute fairy garden courtyard, perfect for the kids to play while you and your pup soak up some sun.
905 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Saffron Indian Restaurant
If you love a wholesome Indian meal as much as we do, you have to try this spot tucked away in the heart of Inglewood. Saffron is sure to leave you with a very happy and full tummy, providing the authentic flavours of a traditional and regionally inspired Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers a polished dining experience in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere with a huge courtyard. The garlic naan is also insanely good.
907B Beaufort Street, Inglewood
General Public Food Co.
This is the perfect pet-friendly hangout spot for brekky, lunch, dinner or even just a cup of coffee or a cold one. Their renowned menu basically offers all things sourdough, from delicious pizzas with sourdough bases to sourdough folds and tacos, they’ve got it all. The pizzas are next level, with a bunch of funky flavours like tex mex, pumpkin and goats’ cheese and even cheeseburger. They also offer a ton of gluten free options, even for the sourdough folds and pizza bases. The dessert options are equally amazing, with fried custard bites and sticky date pudding on the menu, as well as a pupsicle for your doggo. Plus, they’ve always got an unreal collection of baked treats up for grabs including cinnamon rolls, donuts, vegemite scrolls and more that you can take home for later.
Cnr Beaufort St and Ninth Avenue, Inglewood
Local & Aesthetic
Alright so this is technically in Mount Lawley, but we feel like it’s right on the border enough that we can include it here (plus founders Dom and Liam live in Inglewood, so it’ll do). Local & Aesthetic is a mixed cafe x retail space that puts a big emphasis on local suppliers, local ingredients and basically local legends in general. Right now they’ve got a killer art gallery, Rhubarb Records slinging records, an Indigenous retail store and even Fort Remedial Massage & Pilates. But honestly just go there for a coffee and some eats, they’ll make you some numbat toast that’s so good it’ll even make ya mum blush (along with heaps of other awesome “bush-food” style offerings).
769 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley
After expanding out of their Northbridge test kitchen in 2019 to Inglewood, things have only gone from strength to strength for the Hoodburger crew. Not that we really need to convince you, but they’ve scored top spots on both of our best burgers and best fried chicken burgers list in recent times, and their delightful little wine bar next door is one of our faves.
848 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Chakra is the self-proclaimed “best Indian restaurant in Perth”, and to be straight up with you they’re probably not far off the mark! While the service is always excellent and super-friendly, the food really does shine with the excellent vegan, vegetarian and gluten free offerings an added bonus. You pay a little more than some Indian places, but trust us when we say it’s money well spent.
839D Beaufort St, Inglewood
Black Pig Deli & Co.
Having friends over for a drink, or maybe a special date night? Black Pig Deli & Co. owners Adam and Marissa have been making top shelf charcuterie for years under the Poach Pear label, and you can get their products – as well as other local artisan producers at the deli. While you’re impressed with their amazing service, your guests will be impressed by their delicious chicken pate or pork and sage rilette. For ultra cheese addicts, you can join their charcuterie and cheese club for a monthly dose of hand picked products.
4/890 Beaufort St, Inglewood
As if you needed an excuse to wrap up work early – Cecchi’s irresistible courtyard and fresh Italian dishes are a cut above the rest. Head down on a Wednesday to indulge in their $15 pizza e cozze specials. They’ve recently moved further down Beaufort Street so they’ve technically jumped across the border to Bedford, but they’ll always be Inglewood in our hearts.
1000 Beaufort Street, Bedford
Finlay & Sons
One of the stars of the Inglewood breakfast set, Finlay & Sons gets real busy but that’s the price you pay for excellent food! The menu offerings are simple and healthy, just done really bloody well, plus the locals swear by their coffee, and who are we to argue?
917 Beaufort St, Inglewood
The day we write one of these suburb guides and don’t shout out the humble corner pub is the day we die! “Your friendly local since 1936”, the Inglewood has a great beer garden, heaps of TVs cranking sport, more taps than you can poke a stick at a stacked menu of excellent Aussie pub fare. And as far as we’re concerned that’s all you need to know – see you there for a Sunday in the sun with an ice cold pint or two.
803 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
SEE, DO and SHOP
Inglewood Night Markets
The absolute best way to cure the Monday blues has to be the foodie mecca that is the Inglewood Night Markets. Running over the summer months, the markets feature not only the best food trucks Perth has to offer with cuisine from every corner of the globe, but amazing gifts and homewares too.
Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Favourite Daughter is a sustainably-minded activewear label based out of Perth and the brainchild of two Perth-based sisters. They offer a highly curated selection of sustainably-produced activewear, along with an awesome selection of gifts and big body positive vibes that you sometimes lose at activewear places.
908 Beaufort St, Inglewood
This is one to book in advance! Kustom Klaws will turn even the most neglected nails into a work of art. With award-winning nail artist and burlesque performer Kenjai at the helm, you can trust that you’ll go home with a truly boss set – from a basic mani to elaborate encapsulated acrylics.
1004 Beaufort St, Inglewood
An oasis of lush homewares, beauty and accessories, La Luna is the perfect destination for a gift for that friend-who-has-everything, or a treat yourself indulgence. My heart is set on their resin clutches, but if that’s not your style, a bottle of Salt by Hendrix Mermaid Oil will leave your face looking magical, and they have an amazing array of jewels at every price point.
879 Beaufort St, Inglewood
Miaflora Garden Centre
Looking to enable your plant addiction? Look no further than Miaflora. Packed to the brim with lush greenery for outdoors and indoors, whether you’re looking for a super popular pilea or starting up a new herb garden. If your green friends are looking a little underdressed, Miaflora has you sorted for planters and pots, from chic and minimal to quirky and cute.
905 Beaufort St, Inglewood
Inglewood Bowling & Sports Club
Perth’s not short on excellent bowlos and the Inglewood is up there with the best. Very cruisy and casual atmosphere (as you would hope), they often run barefoot bowls events if you wanna get amongst the greens, otherwise the bar is always filled with cheap beers and great yarns, plus there are regular pop up kitchens in the joint to fill your tum.
1 Stancliffe St, Mount Lawley
Owned and operated by a couple of unicorn-loving skater girls, Lucky Skates was established in 2013 and is the go to place for skates and inline gear in Perth. They’re open five days a week, are super friendly and helpful no matter what level of skating you’re at or looking to get into, and have a bunch of cool-as-hell gear that ain’t all just skates either.
839 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Clear Mind Studio
This Inglewood wellness centre is one of the best – head down for some intense relaxation or to clear your mind. You can try anything from floatation therapy to calm your nervous system, to the sauna or an ice bath. They offer an extensive range of yoga classes, meditation experiences and mat pilates where you’ll be guided to tranquillity by an experienced instructor. They also offer massages and even online life coaching – they’ve got something for everyone, and their classes cater for all experience levels so beginners need not worry.
835 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
Image Credit: General Public Food Co.