Alright, we like to bang on a fair bit about where to go in Perth for just about everything… But when it comes down to the crunch, where do we actually find ourselves, again and again? We’ve surveyed the Perth Is OK! offices for everyone’s favourite spots to grab their daily brew.
Troy Mutton, Editor-in-Chief
After recently having to leave Northbridge and my beloved Miller + Baker, the coffee situation is still great thanks to being close to the legends at Good Things. Their Double Double beans + Happy Happy Soy Boy combo makes me a happy happy boy most mornings. And being able to text ahead for someone perennially running late is a lifesaver.
128 Wellington Street, Mosman Park
Sally Hall, Cultural Editor
Provided I’m not running late (spoiler: I usually am), Howard’s Groove has become a favourite morning coffee stop. It’s a team effort from the crews at Smooth Operator and craft roasters Twin Peaks, so the brews are top-notch. Although it’s only metres away from the hustle and bustle of the Terrace, it feels almost subterranean and rather tucked away, plus the vibe inside is appropriately groovy.
22 Howard Street, Perth
Blake Kelleway, Creative Director/Founder
Get Ya Fix in Northbridge is my favourite coffee spot in Perth, not only because it’s the cafe closest in proximity to my house but also because it’s the cafe closest in proximity to…my…heart (sorry, not sorry). They serve up some of the best bagels around town (the Little Italy is my go-to), the service is always friendly and the coffee is so good it makes you want to leave your fiancé, abandon your cat, take up cycling and join the lycra army that hangs out the front of their cafe most weekends.
Drink at your own risk.
1/471 William Street, Perth
Luke Whelan, Business Development/Founder
Anyone that has treated themselves to a short jaunt in God’s country, aka Fremantle, will know that not only is the air rarefied with a rich tapestry and people and culture but that it’s WA’s spiritual home of that addictive bean.
For those in the know, a short journey down the aptly named Cappuccino Strip will bring you to Wray Avenue – the demilitarised zone between the opposing territories of Fremantle city and the evermore trendy and promiscuous cousin below – South Fremantle. Geo-politics aside, it is here that you will find the little known, but much loved, cafe called TLC.
A superior coffee is a given but it’s the intangible attributes that make this place home. A certain je ne sais quoi if you will. I can’t put my finger on whether it’s the catwalk of weird and wonderful pooches, the soft echoes of The Doors or whatever trendy backing album is playing that morning or the fact that the friendly staff know my order before needing encouragement, but if you’re in need of a little tender lovin’ coffee care then TLC is where you need to be.
7 Wray Avenue, Fremantle
Casey Edmonds, Accounts Manager
It’s gotta be Toast in East Perth. Any coffee shop that can provide me with a creamy Milklab coconut milk latte with views of the river is a winner for me!
21/60 Royal Street, East Perth
Ebony Lane, Social Media Manager (+ Non-Caffeinated Queen)
I love a post-yoga smoothie from Hylin on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The vibes are chill and the service always friendly. I recommend trying the Refresher Smoothie or a cold pressed juice while you pull up a chair under the lush trees out front. If you have a little extra time on your hands, stick around for a bite. When it comes to creative brunch items these guys can do no wrong.
178 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Header image: Good Things