There’s more to Applecross than jacarandas – the picturesque suburb has plenty of great eating and drinking. Here are our favourite Applecross cafes to Applecross off your list!
Cioccolato’s botanical laneway is the perfect place to enjoy one of their lush hot chocolates – although under that jacaranda out the front is a close second. Tucked away under the ivy, it’s one of the nicest spots you can enjoy a rainy day. If you’re feeling extravagant, you can also try one of their tempting loaded croissants – sweet or savoury, they’re totally decadent.
31 Ardross Street, Applecross
After spending a few years as a pop-up coffee spot, Artem’s moved into a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Mount Pleasant. When a cafe is smoking their own meats, fermenting their own chilli sauce, and having their coffee beans roasted to their own recipe… you know they’re not kidding about quality. Stop in any time for their aforementioned A-grade coffee, or their small-yet-inspired brunch menu (think duck omelette, crab roll, chicken rendang salad), but those who are in the know will make sure to be there on the weekend for their signature Reuben toastie, leaving room for one of their donuts, of course.
2/39 Reynolds Road, Mount Pleasant
Little Horn Espresso
Even if you’re on the go, a pit stop at Little Horn is a must. Coffees are jaw-droppingly cheap, while the service and quality is priceless. Treat yourself to a bang-up toastie if you’re feeling peckish!
42 Kishorn Road, Applecross
Tucked away in a laneway behind Canning Highway, it’s understandable if you haven’t stumbled upon 2 Stroke Coffee Bar yet. As well as great takeaway coffee, you can also get a snack on the go – from iconic Aunty Barb’s sausage rolls, to some insane cinny scrolls, or some doughnuts that’ll fix any bad morning.
759A Canning Highway, Applecross
Small Farms Wholefoods
Just down the road from 2 Stroke, you’ll find another newbie; Small Farms Wholefoods. It might be Small Farms, but the coffee and the bagels are big, big vibes. Passionate about sustainability, these guys also stock heaps of goodies to help you minimise waste, as well as bulk staples for your next pantry restock.
769 Canning Highway, Applecross
Nic and Kolo
Whether you’re an Applecross local or you’re venturing further afield, once you’ve seen Nic and Kolo’s cinny scroll pancakes, you won’t be able to look away. These showstoppers are topped with a cheesecake glaze, and will fill the void in your life you didn’t even know you had. If you don’t have that much of a sweet tooth, their Benedict Brekkie Burger will always hit the spot.
45 Ardross Street, Applecross
You’d need a heart of stone to resist the dreamy pastel macarons and flaky croissants of Maison Saint Honore. Their Mount Pleasant outpost has the sweet treats on lock, as well as some brunch classics and of course, their signature crepes.
63 Kishorn Road, Mount Pleasant
We wouldn’t attempt a diet if we were anywhere near Applecross – there’s just too many great patisseries. Helmed by pastry chef Julia Buri (who trained at Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred Fat Duck), Crumbs‘ decadent treats taste even better than they look.
Shop 6/32 Ardross Street, Applecross
Header image: Artem