West Perth has the perfect mix of nature and city all wrapped up into one. The pathways are shadowed by overhanging trees and outlined with rose bushes. Walking through the streets you will find a beautiful park or chill space on almost every corner. Despite being a major business district in the city, West Perth feels like a quiet suburban backyard, but don’t let the quiet vibe give you the idea that there’s not much going on, there are plenty of shopping, restaurants, bars and things to do, day and night.
EAT & DRINK
West End Deli
Running successfully for around a decade years, this suburban delight has become a staple on the West Perth brunch scene. Frequenters of the establishment need not even ask for their order, as the homely staff know it off by heart. Always focussing on providing top-notch dishes created from locally sourced produce, it’s a rare gem that certainly deserves a visit next time you’re in the area.
95 Carr St, West Perth
Basketball and tacos isn’t an obvious combination, but the legends at Donnie Taco have made it so and boy does it work! A slick basketball half court makes for excellent viewing (or playing) while stopping in for a coffee and one of their delicious taco options. You can also grab a lunch meeting beer (or Friday arvo post-work bevvies), and then work it off on the court later on. An inspired decision, one we never want to understand the basis of, just thoroughly enjoy any chance we can.
66 Kings Park Rd, West Perth
This pub is a mixture of taste and tradition, fancy and relaxed, professional and tongue-in-cheek. Sit out on the terrace in the sunshine, under the balcony overlooking the trees or inside the classic style bistro area, this multi-purpose seating plan has got it all. They have in impressive, award-winning wine list as well as a build-your-own cocktail section and a popular craft beer list.
72 Outram St, West Perth
Bagels & Beans
Exactly what it says on the tin, Bagels & Beans is the West Perth provider of coffee and our favourite carb-dense filling holders – bagels. Based on the busy Hay St strip, covered with posters of old and upcoming gigs, this little funky café has a great vibe. Choose from a range of pre-made bagels or invent your own, all bagels are made fresh on-site daily.
1271 Hay St, West Perth
Atlas Food + Coffee
One of the cutest cafes goin’ around, Atlas back up their friendly service with an even friendlier breakfast/lunch menu. The coffee is always on point and they’ve always got a bunch of healthy options and vegan smoothies to offset naughty things like their fried chicken & waffles.
1238 Hay St, West Perth
Gordon St Garage
This is one of the coolest coffee joints in town, utilising the flavoursome beans of Mano a Mano, you’ll never be disappointed picking up a brew. Fill yourself with goodness with their list of fresh juices and smoothies or go a little naughty and try their Espresso Milkshake or a Cold Drip Coffee Negroni! Yep, they serve out of tis world booze, and if you need to line your tum, they’ve got one of the best brekky menus in town.
16 Gordon St, West Perth
Eat. Drink. Raw
Initially beginning as a food delivery option, Eat. Drink. Raw now reside permanently on Hay St and West Perth, and has been doing its darndest to keep the West Perth worker bees as healthy as possible over the past few years. The plant-based lunch options will fill you right up, they pack some delicious little treats to treat yourself afterwards, and don’t charge extra for plant-based milks – win, win, win.
1224 Hay Street, West Perth
Raw + More
Just down the road from Eat. Drink. Raw lies another special little raw delight, Raw + More, specialising in plant-based brekky/lunch options to go with epic smoothies and coffees. It’s down a little alleyway off Hay St, and once you discover it you’ll be cold-pressed to leave.
1267 Hay Street, West Perth
Cherry & Grapes
Cherry & Grapes is where all the meetings go down in West Perth, not because it’s a serious spot though. It gets real busy but the staff are always accomodating and friendly, and the surrounds a beautiful. The menu is short and sweet, but that doesn’t mean it’s not packed with winners. Their breakfast options are great, but if you’re lunching it we strongly recommend the Gochujang Fried Chicken Burger – delish.
20 Emerald Terrace, West Perth
Perth isn’t exactly stuffed to the gills with fine dining experiences, although Zafferano has been flying the flag for years now. And while they’re no longer in their riverside locale, the Mediterranean-style menu hasn’t lost any of its class. Stacked with fresh seafood – the jumbo tiger prawns and Shark Bay scallops are delightful – they also know their way around a cocktail.
49 Outram St, West Perth
For burgers the size of your head and beers just as big to wash ’em down, set your chompers to Bar Bizu. The burgs are powered by Fat Boyz Burgers, and they’ll leave you feeling much like that afterwards – but in a the best possible way. West Perth is short on small bars, but Bar Bizu is flying the flag proudly with some nice tap selections, a chill vibe and friendly staff.
1303 Hay St, West Perth
If you’re a laksa lover we don’t need to tell you that Noodle Inn the spot to go for some of the best around town. Spicy as hell, it’ll put a kick up your backside for the afternoon shift. The whole menu is great – and super cheap too – the only trick is finding the dang place, but we can’t make things too easy for you now, can we?
1273 Hay St, West Perth
Not only is Tim’s the best Thai Restaurant in West Perth, it makes a legitimate case for being the best in all of Perth. Testament to this is the lunch rush that’ll put you in a long line if you get there any later than 12pm, the wait is worth it. Best bet is to book a table for a post-work dinner Tuesday-Friday, you won’t be disappointed.
1/1297 Hay St, West Perth
SEE & DO
We’re chucking Cavania up the top of this list as it definitely also deserves to be in the eat and drink department. The Cavania Cafe make a great coffee in the morning, but it’s their incredible toasty selection that’ll satisfy all work-related hunger cravings. Next door to the cafe though is a huge homewares and clothing store, perfect for that last minute gift on your way home from the office.
1218 Hay St, West Perth
Speaking of last minute gifts, Verbena Flowers are not only an excellent florist, they’ve got a fantastic selection of indoor plants and pots to choose from too. The secret weapon is their stunning terrariums of all shapes and sizes, and their friendly/helpful service.
1230 Hay Street, West Perth
The Yoga Space
West Perth is home to one of the few authentic Ashtanga yoga studios in Perth. The Yoga Space is run by Jean & Rob, two highly educated academic professionals who gained their yogi accreditation studying Ashtanga in Mysore, India. Learn this ancient practice from the very best as you breathe and bend your way into total mindful relaxation.
6/79 Colin St, West Perth
Picnic In A Park
There are so many parks for your choosing: Harold Boas Parks is frequently used as an outdoor wedding location, the small park wedged between William and Delhi Street is shaded by old trees, covered with flowers, two ponds and a waterfall. West Perth also obviously backs onto the iconic Kings Park, with plenty of beautiful patches to choose from, just back up some snacks and a blanket, and you’re set.
Photo via City of Perth.
It can’t be all fun and games on these lists, and Jacob’s Ladder is definitely neither. A gruelling, steep 242-step path up the hill just north of Kings Park, it’s where people go to really push themselves. There’s generally plenty of people there doing the same thing as you, so you won’t be short on motivation and you’ll be feeling the pinch quick enough.
1 Cliff St, West Perth
Spend a day massing your brain at Scietch and the Planetarium. There’s always something new to see and not always just for kids, you can learn all about our universe under the 180-degree mega screen. Keep an eye out for their adults only shows that usually involve a sneaky beverage or two.
City West Centre Corner Railway Street & Sutherland St, West Perth
Snag yourself some warehouse-priced bargains at this mega brand outlet centre. Shop brands like Peter Alexander, Adidas, Calvin Klein, House, Kathmandu and more. The enormous stock at heavily discounted prices can be pretty irresistible, so come prepared.
840 Wellington St, West Perth