Although Guildford’s less than 15km from the city centre, it feels like a world away – with quaint antique shops and historic pubs, as well as plenty of charming cafés. Here are seven of our favourites!
An espresso bar started by a property developer? It hardly fills you with inspiration… unless that developer is Tim Willing. Joining forces with expert baristas, Willing is inspired by 1950s, family-run Italian coffee shops, with coffee firmly the focus – although there’s still room for some cycling paraphernalia, of course.
110 Terrace Road, Guildford
Padbury’s Cafe has you covered for every meal of the day, and you won’t be disappointed with any of them. From their legitimately famous Meringue Munro pancakes, to battered soft shell crabs sliders or tiger prawn linguine, there’s a delicious reason this place is a fave dining spot for locals and visitors alike. For an extra special treat, try one of their much-loved High Teas.
114 Terrace Road, Guildford
Guildford Town Bakery
Sometimes all of that antique store exploring requires a freshly-baked roll or pie to keep you going, and luckily for you the fantastic Guild Town Bakery is smack bang in the middle of ’em all. Enjoy a little treat on the alfresco area as you watch the world go by.
175-179, James Street, Guildford
Guildford Milk Bar
The best coffee on the strip comes from this busy little gem. Honestly, once you try a Guildford Milk Bar creamy cappuccino, you’ll be raving about it to everyone. Pick up a takeaway in-between antique perusing, or if you’re a bit peckish the all-day breakfast menu is outstanding.
197-199 James Street, Guildford
Café Poste & Garden Design Centre
Hidden in the historic former Guildford Post Office, Café Poste is a little slice of France, right here in Perth. Also a nursery, you can sit amongst the well-maintained plants and enjoy your café au lait and croque monsieur. Très bon!
24 Stirling Street, Guildford
Cop your takeaway coffee for community-minded and family-fun Courtney’s Café, who are slinging not only killer coffees but some truly delectable sweet treats that are baked in-house.
Shop 2/152 Queens Road, South Guildford
Mimmo’s Gourmet Gelato
Made fresh each day in small batches, Mimmo’s gelato has been turning heads with plenty of awards over the years. – in fact, six consecutive Royal Show wins. While this gelato is good enough to enjoy all on it’s own, take things up a notch or two with gelato-filled cannoli, or even enjoy it with some house-baked Sicilian brioche!
Unit 9, 121 James Street, Guildford
Header image: Padbury’s