It can be easy to forget about little ol’ Wembley – but in between the city and the sea is a treasure trove of good eating and drinking, with restaurants and cafés a-plenty.
It would be easy to over-complicate things, but put quite simply: Monsterella gets a lot of things just right. Those bases? Naturally risen for 48 hours, light as air, crispy, chewy, perfetto. That sauce? San Marzano tomatoes, ovviamente. A selection of pasta that will tempt even the most fanatic pizza fiend? Buon appetito!
46 Grantham Street, Wembley
Down the road sibling to Monsterella, Mummucc’s sparse layout, friendly atmosphere and elegantly simple menu all set the scene for you to really indulge in your love of wine. Their wine list is extensive yet curated – and the all-knowing staff are always happy to thoughtfully guide you.
6/46-56 Grantham Street, Wembley
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of a pancake stack, any day of the week. Luckily, so is Mellow Coffee! Taking over the space that used to be Yellow Pancake (RIP), they’ve wasted no time in drawing crowds eager for their impressive list of indulgent brunch items including fluffy buttermilk pancakes, crunchy chicken waffles and a Greek bowl featuring a yoghurt stuffed tomato.
38a Grantham Street, Wembley
Since opening the doors to their Mount Lawley store at the tail end of 2016, Modus have really set the standard to what exciting things a teeny tiny coffee shop can do. From their steadfast commitment to quality coffee, their ethical roasting operation, their sustainable practices, to their refined food offerings, to their collaborations with other top local producers… it was only a matter of time before they had to take it to another level. Now, not only do they have a Vic Park store, but a Wembley outpost, too.
1/184 Harborne Street, Wembley
Albert’s Respite and Refreshments
There’s something about the Bread and Circuses gang that just knows how to nail a homey neighbourhood spot. As well as Doubleview’s neighbourhood favourite St Brigid, they’ve also taken over what used to be the Stanley, transforming it into Albert’s Respite and Refreshments. It’s still got some of that living-room feel, but a little bit sleeker, a little bit more refined – maybe the living room of your bougie friend. Plus, they’ve got that enticing courtyard just begging for a couple of glasses of wine!
294 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Little Magic Momos
Perth has been blessed with a wave of Nepalese eateries, and one of the highlights has been the proliferation of momos – a delicious Himalayan dumpling. Available across Perth these days, Little Magic Momo serves up some of the best. Chicken, veg or buff, the dumplings are served with a tangy tomato pickle and homemade chilli sauce.
286B Cambridge Street, Wembley
Cambridge International Food Court
We really get on board with a food court – who wouldn’t? Cambridge International Food Court has been keeping us well fed since 1998, with –(as you would expect from the name) cuisines from around the globe. Whether you’ve got a hankering for Penang-style laksa, Hong Kong style roast pork, charcoal-grilled satay or some nourishing phở – you’ll find it at here.
350 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Dedicated gluten-free bakery, GlutenFree4U offers an impressive array of baked goods – from bread and pastries to donuts, cakes, cookies and savoury snacks. As well as baked goods, you can also safely indulge in pastas, dumplings and other ready meals.
Plus, gluten-free isn’t the only dietary looked after – there is also plenty on offer for those looking for soy free, nut free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, fructose friendly and yeast free! (Phew!)
RoyAl’s Chicken & Burgers
If it’s feastin’ you’re after, you can’t go past RoyAl’s. The burger kings opened their Wembley outpost back in 2017, and its since moved down the block into a bigger and better space for even more juicy burgs, crispy fried chicken and decadent croffles.
353 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Flipside have been around for yonks, and their old-school burgers always go down a treat. While we can certainly get around our fair share of greasy smashburgers, these nourishing burgers won’t induce any guilt – although we can’t make any guarantees if you’re enjoying them at neighbouring bar Albert’s with a couple of pints (and some of those thick cut chips, hoo-boy)!
294 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Little Baguette Co
Lunchtime means Little Baguette Co. This Cambridge Street spot specialises in all things sandwich – particularly, as the name would suggest, baguettes! Traversing the world’s cuisines, you’ll find made-to-order bánh mì, smoked beef or Caesar salad ficelles, plus contis that are practically bursting at the seams.
342 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Friendship Vietnamese Delights
Speaking of bánh mì, just up the road you’ll find a reliable roll at Friendship – although we’re particularly keen to dive into some restorative bowls of beef phở or crab-filled bánh canh cua.
352A Cambridge Street, Wembley
Header image: Albert’s Respite and Refreshment