The best cafes in Perth

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We’ve been poring through the recommendations, assessing, critiquing and delving deep into our hearts…

All in order to bring you our comprehensive guide to Perth’s best cafes! Read on below, helpfully arranged into regions for you:

PERTH CBD / CENTRAL

Cafe Guilty Pleasure

Those with a sweet tooth are well represented in Northbridge – especially at the aptly named Café Guilty Pleasure. This charming Korean café only opens in the afternoon, but you can stay into the evening and spend some quality time with plenty of adorable desserts, from cakes that go perfectly with a cosy cup of tea or some refreshing bingsu. It’s been earning a legion of fans for good reason, and at the end of 2021, expanded into a second Mount Lawley location that’s just as cute as the Northbridge OG.

1/222 James Street, Northbridge
634 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley


Cheerio

This itty-bitty coffee window may be small, but it’s certainly mighty. Owned by Courtney Gibb and his wife Simone, the former head baker for Mary Street Bakery manages to produce an impressive daily selection of freshly baked bread, pastries and other delicious treats from Cheerio’s pint-sized kitchen – along with coffees that are worth the stop alone.

50 Cleaver Street, West Perth


Community Coffee Co.

It’s been less than five years since opening their Subiaco flagship, but Community Coffee Co. has been going from strength to strength ever since. In the ensuing years, they’ve expanding into another three locations, two of which are in the Perth CBD – one a takeaway window, one a full cafe. Their latest has seen them venture south of the river into South Perth, with a brand spankin’ new Angelo Street location pumping out even more of their signature excellent coffees, plus a new Duncraig spot slinging diner-style brekkies.

Various locations


Deli Gabe

One of the openings that slid under the radar this year in spite of its CBD location, Deli Gabe transformed an old-school pastry shop into a stylish coffee haven. As well as top-tier brews, refresh yourself with Australian-made artisan bevvies Ordinary Soda and signature “GABE-O-CCINO” drinks (including a rather tempting Milo number). Feeling peckish? Treat yourself to a cookie or scone made by the folks at Wonder Bakehouse, a mortadella or kimchi tuna toastie, or one of those absolutely gorg bagels. Tucked below the European Hotel? Who’d have thought…

97 Murray Street, Perth


Dine by Arrival Hall

While the Dine by Arrival Hall menu isn’t extensive, it sure packs a punch. Always changing, you’ll see dishes like prawn rolls, smoked salmon smørrebrød, or a Black Angus tenderloin sandwich on offer, as well as toasties, baked treats and bowls. Normally, the fact that it’s inside a furniture store would be a detriment, except that Arrival Hall’s space is so stylish, so serene… We’re happy for an excuse to linger.

Perth's best cafes, Dine by Arrival Hall, Northbridge

162 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge


Flora & Fauna

It’s hard to believe that everything from Flora & Fauna comes from its itty bitty, teeny-tiny kitchen (although they’ve just expanded into the premises next door!). Vegan offerings run the gamut from banana bread (a huge wedge, served with a gigantic plate of fruit), to tropical waffles topped with mango and raw salted caramel, to savoury treats like Mexican mac n cheese, or a towering corn fritter stack. And not that gram-worthiness is the ultimate barometer of food, but we absolutely dare you to resist photographing these technicolour, blooming plates.

Perth's best cafes, Flora & Fauna, Northbridge

4/70 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge


Forklore

The little sibling of beloved Bayswater brunch favourite tbsp. (RIP), Forklore is bringing the same deliciousness to City West. An Japanese-leaning menu includes comforting dishes like tonkotsu porridge, mentaiko udon topped with a slow-cooked egg, temptingly golden curry pan and one of the best chicken katsu sandos we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying.

City West Centre, 102 Railway Street, West Perth


Giant Coffee

Tucked away down a Northbridge laneway, pint-sized Giant Coffee is well worth a bit of urban exploration. Helmed by an expert barista, the tiny spot is serving up some of Perth’s best coffee, with beans courtesy of local roasters Daylight (batch brews feature Twin Peaks single origin). If you’re feelin’ fancy, grab an einspanner – topped with whipped cream, it’s a pretty darn excellent way to get through a chilly morning.

Perth's best cafes, Giant Coffee, Northbridge

109 James Street, Northbridge (entry via Nicks Lane)


Hemingway

All of the expertise, experience, and passion for coffee-making accrued through years of running six other cafe ventures is distilled into Hemingway. A love letter to coffee, from the father and son duo behind Mo Espresso Group, the CBD cafe is defined both by its excess, and its refinement. Extravagantly whizz-bang gear – like the hypnotic Poursteady, swirling and darting between pourovers, or the super-sleek Modbar espresso machine, keep the coffee centre-stage, while both the menu and fit-out are pared-back perfection. City slicker central!

Central Park, 2/152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Howard’s Groove

Just as groovy as its name would suggest, Howard’s Groove is hidden away down – you guessed it – Howard Street. The sultry space is a combined effort from the team behind another CBD favourite, Smooth Operator, as well as legendary local roasters Twin Peaks. With that in mind, the coffee is just as good as you’d expect – although you’ll definitely be tempted by a toastie.

22 Howard Street, Perth


Miller + Baker

We were pretty jazzed about Miller + Baker’s opening at the end of 2019, and our excitement hasn’t really abated since then. If you’re milling your own flour, you’ve got to be pretty committed to quality, right? Grab a sourdough loaf for later, plus a coffee and pastry for right now – if you can resist one of those gourmet sammies!

Perth's best cafes, Miller and Baker, Northbridge

6B/236 Lake Street, Perth


Mount Street Breakfast Bar

You arrive, panting, at the top of Jacob’s Ladder… you probably deserve a pretty good breakfast now, right? Luckily, Mount Street Breakfast Bar is just around the corner. A limited yet considered menu awaits – think crispy falafel with barley tabbouleh and poached eggs, or crushed avocado and roasted tomatoes with labneh and za’atar. You could almost forget that this is, technically, a hotel breakfast. We don’t know about you guys, but we’re ready for a staycation…

Best cafes Perth, Mount Street Breakfast Bar Perth

 42 Mount Street, Perth


Parkside Coffee

When the sun is a-shinin’ and the birds are a-chirpin’, this Northbridge park becomes the hottest destination in town – and with coffees this good, it’s no wonder why. Parkside opened up back in September of 2022 and they’ve been brewing up a storm ever since, becoming a community hub for locals and slinging some tasty treats from their neighbours at Miller + Baker.

2 Church Street, Perth


Smooth Operator

How could you resist those seductive eyes? Staring at you from Smooth Operator’s signature cups, you’ll be ordering another round before you know it. The super-stylish, pint-sized interior is a gem amongst the slightly dusty west end of the CBD, with a high-quality coffee game that draws a bustling crowd to Milligan Street every morning.

Shop 4/938 Hay Street (Enter on Milligan Street)


Telegram

We’ve said it before, but we’re a sucker for the opulent surrounds of the CBD’s State Buildings. We’d take any excuse to head there, but for Telegram? We’d head to the ends of the earth. This chic, timber-clad box is cranked open every morning to serve up some of Perth’s best coffee. Helmed by veteran barista Luke Arnold, the itty-bitty Telegram packs a punch, with a reputation for consistency and attention to detail – which now extends all the way to roasting their own beans out of East Vic Park’s shared roasting operation Modern Coffee.

State Buildings, 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth


Toffee Café

Tucked away down a CBD arcade, and barely big enough for the few tables it does have, teeny-tiny Toffee is a little slice of Germany in Perth’s city centre. Amongst the roster of home-style dishes you’ll find a bevy of baked goods, spätzle, potato salad, and of course, plenty of pork – whether it’s bratwurst, schnitzels, chops, rissoles or German-style meatloaf, leberkäse. Open from 6, they’ll also sort you out with coffee or a nourishing cold-pressed juice!

Equus Arcade, 200/580 Hay Street, Perth


NORTH

Abacus Espresso

Leederville’s new Electric Lane precinct is pretty darn exciting, and right at the centre of it is the rather excellent Abacus Espresso. It’s got a dreamy, Scandi-inspired, terracotta-y fit out and even better coffee, courtesy of a selection of local roasters like Double Double and Fiori.

Perth's Best Cafes, Abacus Espresso

10 Electric Lane, Leederville


Artem

After spending a few years as a pop-up coffee spot, Artem’s moved into a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Mount Pleasant. Stop in any time for their aforementioned A-grade coffee – those who know will make sure to be there on the weekend for their signature Reuben toastie, and leaving room for one of their donuts, of course.

2/39 Reynolds Road, Mount Pleasant
80 Bulwer Street, Highgate


Bossman

Nestled away down Arcade 669, it would be easy to forget about Bossman – if it wasn’t so damn good. Pocket sized, their focus is on delivering quality coffee; made using Leftfield beans, it’s worth going out of your way for. While the interior is dimly lit, the service is bright – sweetened by a locally-baked Greek treat to accompany your coffee, of course.

3/669 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley


Chu Bakery

The almost-constant line out the door will attest to the fact that Chu has been killing it since opening their William Street bakery in 2015. You need to be an early bird to be sure to get one of their amazing loaves of bread, but luckily, their picture-perfect pastries, loaded toasts and donuts are equally delish – not to mention their coffee. Our favourite is the chilli passionfruit donut – filled with tangy passionfruit custard and then rolled in a chilli-sugar mix, this donut caused us to exclaim to a friend, unironically and without shame, “This is a flavour sensation!” The things you do for love.

Perth's best cafes, Chu Bakery, Highgate

498 William Street, Highgate


Engine Room Espresso

North Perth’s amazing coffee per capita quota is almost getting out of hand – and Engine Room Espresso plays a big part. First opened in 2014 by a group of coffee-loving firefighters, Engine Room has maintained its commitment to quality coffee and friendly service through a change in ownership in 2018. Drop by for a brew and a Holy Bagel Co. bagel and schmear and soak up the NoPo vibes in their back laneway.

450c Fitzgerald Street, North Perth


Folk & Merchant

Taking over the former Mr Herbert’s site, Folk & Merchant have been keeping the community vibes going strong. Pop by the coffee window for a quick coffee (powered by local roasters Kaltiva), or head inside for some simple but delicious plates – or peruse the dreamy local wares on offer, including owner Laura Fletcher’s own kids clothing label, Lucie June.

4/243 Herbert Street, Doubleview


In Good Hands

In Good Hands may be one of the newer kids on the block, but we reckon it holds its own against some of Perth’s heaviest hitters. House milky brews are made with Community Coffee Co beans, plus a rotating roster of Double DoubleTwin Peaks and Daylight Coffee Roasters for batch brews and espresso. Owner Oli’s mum is behind much of the food on offer, as well as utilising cult baker Everyday Bread for cabinet goodies. While their offerings are straightforward, you really do feel like you’re In Good Hands.

Perth's best cafes, In Good Hands, Mount Hawthorn

1/186 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn


Local & Aesthetic

Local & Aesthetic is one of Mount Lawley’s newer additions; a combo cafe and retail space that puts a big emphasis on local suppliers, local ingredients and basicaly being local legends. It’s always a great vibe for coffee and some eats – they’ll make you a polony and sauce sanga that’ll even make ya mum blush, along with heaps of other awesome “bush-food” style offerings.

769 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley


Micrology Coffee Roasters

Supplying some of Perth’s best cafe’s for yonks, Micrology has built a reputation for being one of the best of the best. Luckily, the local roaster has made it even easier to get your hands on their delicious brews, with a schmick roastery, cafe and retail space in Osborne Park.

Best cafes Perth, Micrology Coffee Roasters, Osborne Park

58 Collingwood Street, Osborne Park 


Modus Coffee

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. Enter, their Vic Park outpost. All the things you love about Modus, in a bigger space, with even more delicious stuff on offer. As if that wasn’t enough, in 2021 they expanded to a third location in Wembley.

660 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
35/602–610 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
1/184 Harborne Street, Wembley


Nogi Lane

Nogi Lane has become a smash (avo) hit with Dianella locals thanks to an all-day brunch menu that’s bristling with all the classics, along with some very naughty extra offerings. The baked sticky date pancakes with caramel popcorn will just about ruin any sweet tooth out there, but we’re eyeing off that pork belly potato hash: crispy, juicy, tangy and a truly stunning way to start off your day.

Perth breakfast Nogi Lane Dianella

308 The Strand, Dianella


Plant Playground

Plant Playground‘s colourful, plant-filled warehouse is a funky delight amongst the industrial surrounds of Osborne Park. The crew are experts at all things plants – from hydroponic gardening to ready-to-gift books and accessories – but they’ll also sort you out with a damn good coffee or kombucha while you’re there. (Plus, they’re dog-friendly!)

Perth's Best Cafes, Plant Playground, Osborne Park

1/11 Guthrie Street, Osborne Park


Queen of Leeds

Since opening in 2018, Queen of Leeds has been quietly amassing a fervent following. With great coffee (via Proud Mary and Loaded), excellent sammies and some next-level cake action, it’s no wonder – plus the friendly service that’s just as sweet.

114 Oxford Street Leederville


Runyeh Coffee

Long-time hospo hero Josh McGinnity (Micrology Coffee Roasters, Laika, Hylin to name just a few of his previous projects) has head north! Now open, his latest venture is Runyeh Coffee – a light, bright and pared-back space bringing excellent brews and brunch to Heathridge. Micrology beans (of course) take care of the former, while lunch offerings include stellar made-to-order sandwiches: a Runyeh twist on a Reuben, a chicken schnitty, a truffle mushroom melt on buttery slices of milk loaf.

Runyeh Coffee Heathridge

11/99 Caridean Street, Heathridge


Satchmo Cafe

If you could see just how many Satchmo bagels we’ve tallied on our delivery apps, you might feel a degree of concern. You know, when you’re laying in bed on Sunday morning, not quite ready to face the day… you gotta do what you gotta do. But a freshly made bagel, a mug of batch brew Twin Peaks coffee, a slice of babka and a side of live jazz? That’s enough to get anyone out of bed.

Satchmo Cafe North Perth

2/410 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth


Stomp Coffee

Neighbourhood oasis Stomp Coffee is the perfect balm to a rocky morning. Pull up a chair in the picturesque courtyard, order a coffee made with beans from an impressive roster of featured roasters, and check out their menu, which has grown from hangover-curing breakfast bagels to include more elaborate offerings – think pan fried mushrooms and feta, sumac scrambled eggs or quinoa porridge topped with fresh fruit.

Best cafes North Perth, Stomp

39 Angove Street, North Perth


Strollio’s Luncheonette

We can’t get enough of this new nostalgic luncheonette that just opened in Tuart Hill. Inspired by the corner delis of our childhoods, Strollio’s blends its old-school vibe with a new-wave approach thanks to owners Nathan Alexander (a baker) and Hannah Budge (a designer) – think completely house-made lunch classics from around the globe like strawberry and cream sandos, corned beef and an old-school salad sandwich that reminds us of the summer picnics of our youth. Make sure to leave some room for a delish Twin Peaks coffee and a freshly fried donut – plus a jelly cup for the road! Check out our full write up here.

Perth's best cafes, Strollio's Luncheonette, Tuart Hill

68 Lawley Street, Tuart Hill


The Little Bay

The Little Bay really is pretty-as-a-picture. Whether you’re an aspiring influencer or simply want a good view with your brunch, The Little Bay’s layout and location is almost impossible to beat. While you can still get your classics like big breakfast and eggs benny, the menu ups the ante with breakfast gnocchi and Turkish eggs… which would go really well with a Bloody Mary, just saying.

33 West Coast Drive, Watermans Bay


Willing Coffee

An espresso bar started by a property developer? It hardly fills you with inspiration… but Willing proves to be the exception. 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. Following their success in Guildford, they expanded to Mount Lawley with a second cafe on the corner of Central Avenue and Clifton Crescent, which transforms after dark into sultry Euro wine haven Bar Vino.

Bar Vino Willing Coffee Mount Lawley

110 Terrace Road, Guildford
181 Central Avenue, Mount Lawley


SOUTH

Artem

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 know will make sure to be there on the weekend for their signature Reuben toastie, and leaving room for one of their donuts, of course.

2/39 Reynolds Road, Mount Pleasant
80 Bulwer Street, Highgate


Best Wishes

Killer coffee? Holy Bagel Co bagels? Best Wishes keeps things simple, but boy does it pay off. Since opening their doors in 2017, this crew has built up a reputation as the best place in Freo to pick up your daily coffee – and in spite of their super-cool branding and merch, you’ll find no pretension here. Genuine smiles, and genuinely good coffee. What’s not to love?

Perth's best cafes, Best Wishes, Fremantle

Shop 9, 2 Cantonment Street, Fremantle


Big Loaf Factory Bakery

The wholesale, big boy bakery of the Hot Bread crew (North Street Store, Little Loaf Lunch Bar, Wards Central Dining), Big Loaf is the epicentre of all things baked. While the industrial setting may not scream “sit here and enjoy a leisurely breakfast”, it has the same humble charm as a must-visit country roadhouse bakery, transplanted into the big smoke. Plus, with treats this delicious… The setting doesn’t really matter.

Perth's best cafes, Big Loaf Factory Bakery, O'Connor

7 Zeta Crescent, O’Connor


Community Coffee Co.

It’s been less than five years since opening their Subiaco flagship, but Community Coffee Co. has been going from strength to strength ever since. Their latest has seen them venture into South Perth, with a brand spankin’ new Angelo Street location pumping out even more of their signature excellent coffees.

Various locations


Ethos Deli + Dining Room

The team from Young George has ventured down the road to open up Ethos – a zero-waste, Eastern European-leaning neighbourhood deli and dining room. House made charcuterie and small goods and killer sarnies are just the tip of the iceberg, with the bar’s offerings just as exciting a prospect if you’re there later in the day (or earlier, who are we to judge?).

88 George Street, East Fremantle


Good Things

Mosman Park cafe Good Things really manages to live up to its name. The menu truly is full of, well, good things. This light-filled, minimalist cafe (and its newer outpost in Freo) is home to some of our favourite smashed avo, as well as plenty of other tantalising options – like their good vibes bowl, chilli scrambled eggs or fried chicken and waffles, to name just a few. Rest assured, local Double Double beans make for an excellent coffee, too.

128 Wellington Street, Mosman Park
16 Bannister Street, Fremantle


Grouch & Co.

As coffee roasters, Grouch & Co. are committed to a high standard of quality, inclusivity and ethical supply chains, roasting in small batches and curating seasonal blends that are sure to delight. It’s no wonder that the cafe side of things reflects the same approach. Tip top customer service takes the experience from great, all the way to stellar.

Unit 1/45 McCoy Street, Myaree


Hinata Café

Absolutely adorable. That’s the first thing that comes to mind stepping into Fremantle’s Hinata Café. The plant-filled, rustic space serves up cosy Japanese home-style plates – with the main star their monthly rotating brunch sets: a plate of nourishing goodness straight out of a Studio Ghibli film.

Perth's Best New Cafes of 2022, Hinata Cafe, Fremantle

19 Blinco Street, Fremantle


Kokomo’s by Livid

The excellent Livid Skate Cafe has practically become a part of the Scabs furniture, and the crew have now expanded their easy-breezy empire with another cafe in Freo’s new FOMO precinct, Kokomo’s. The new location continues the celebration of skate culture and great coffee, with the added inspiration of Japanese architecture and the friendly vibes of the Port City.

Kokomo's By Livid Fremantle

FOMO Freo, 46 William Street, Fremantle


Little French Nest

Get a petit taste of Paris at Little French Nest. The charming café opened at the start of the year, and has earned legions of fans already with its decadent crêpes, croque monsieurs, home baked pastries and other French treats that will have you saying “ooh la la!” in no time.

15 Point Street, Fremantle


Little Loaf Lunch Bar

Yet another Hot Bread hot spot, Little Loaf is a lovely little spot for South Freo locals, slinging the classic North Street faves alongside some truly tempting just-for-Little-Loaf specials. While they were once a tiny hole-in-the-wall just for takeaways and kerbside perching, they’ve since expanded into the dining space next door – making it the perfect spot for cosy sit-down brunches as well.

Perth's best cafes, Little Loaf Lunch Bar, South Fremantle

2/390 South Terrace, South Fremantle


Ooh Coffee

There’s something about North Freo… the sun always seems to be shining, everyone’s just a bit more beautiful and carefree… and there, in the middle of it all, is Ooh Coffee. This petite espresso bar is pairing great coffee with easy breezy service that is perfectly suited to its chilled out surrounds.

Perth's best cafes, Ooh Coffee, North Fremantle

255 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle


Our Ruby Girl

Where to even begin with Our Ruby Girl?! Not only is this charming little spot a zero waste cafe, it’s also got an epically-stocked little providore filled with all kinds of goodies and gifts and they’re an Equal Opportunity Employer hiring people with disabilities and also offering training programs. And while this will all nourish your soul, their delicious meals centred around healthy and locally-sourced produce will nourish your tummy. It’s a vibrant and welcoming place for all, the coffee’s great, and if you’re looking for a hot tip menu-wise: get the breakfast gnocchil!

2/61 Ley Street, Como


Peggy’s

This Market Street sandwich bar has been a fast favourite, drawing fans from north and south for their next-level sandwiches and batch coffee that’s almost as good. A must-visit anytime you’re in the south, Peggy’s just do it all so well!

The best cafes in Fremantle, Peggy's

35 Market Street, Fremantle


Preston Street Coffee

This Preston Street space has seen a number of (beloved) iterations over the years, including Little Matcha Girl and more recently, Kopi Seru. Opening in December as Preston Street Coffee, they’re taking things back to basics: great coffee, great eats. The former is thanks to Blacklist Coffee Roasters, and the latter focuses on well-executed toasties, coated in a delicious snowfall of cheese.

4/10 Preston Street, Como


The Neighbourhood

Attadale’s The Neighbourhood has become a firm favourite for locals, with their consistently stellar coffee and delicious brunches – which are as delicious as they are Instagrammable. Beans are courtesy of bi-coastal roasters Dukes, and the addition of a lush, plant-filled bottle shop makes this one you can’t miss.

88 Moreing Road, Attadale


The Tribute

Fine dining meets brunch? We reckon that’s the best of both worlds. Add in a dash of Middle Eastern influences and a partnership with burger hotshots Juicy Buns, and you’re onto a winner. Even better than all these great elements though, is the community-building and philanthropic approach they’ve fostered since day one.

19 Tribute Street West, Shelley


Wild Bakery

One of our favourite bakeries, Wild is hitting home runs on more than just their funky, fermenty sourdough. Head into their South Freo bakery and feast your eyes on their cabinet of treats – from tarts and pastries, babka, macarons and biscuits, to freshly baked pretzels, sausage rolls, pies and slices of pizza bigger than your head… We know where we’re heading this Sunday for lunch.

346 South Terrace, South Fremantle


WEST

Bottega Deli

Sisters Victoria and Annabella La Pegna have put their continental twist on a Claremont corner store, just around the corner from where they grew up and their family’s landmark eatery Bellissimo. Stop by Bottega Deli for crowd-drawing panini, filled with blushing slices of coppa, prosciutto or mortadella and overflowing with stracciatella, cucina povera-inspired rotating pastas or perch out the front with an espresso and sfogliatella and watch the world go by.

70 Bay View Terrace, Claremont


Boucla

One of Perth’s cafe stalwarts, Boucla has become a Subi institution over the two decades it’s been open. The Moroccan-inspired decor (and petite, leafy courtyard out the back!) is super cozy for your next coffee date, but their cakes are the real star of the show – with a daily roster that includes a sweet soufra that keeps us up at night.

Subiaco's Best Cafes, Boucla

349 Rokeby Road, Subiaco


Cambridge Corner Store

Well-loved western suburbs spot the Cambridge Corner Store changed hands back in March of 2023, with Michelin-starred husband and wife chef-duo Sean Marshall and Kristina Jensen taking the reins. Since then, they’ve been tweaking things to make them their own while maintaining all the things that make the Corner Store so beloved (read: the rendang beef pie, blessedly, remains!), with plans to eventually expand operations and open in the evenings.

Hailing from New Zealand and Copenhagen respectively, you’ll also see a Scandi lilt to some of the menu’s offerings – including a very Scandi plate of smoked salmon, dark rye bread, cheese and pickles.

Cambridge Corner Store Scandi Plate

442 Cambridge Street, Floreat


The Coffee Thief

West Leederville bottle shop The Wine Thief boasts a lovingly curated collection of wine, beer, cider and spirits – but if it’s a bit early in the day to crack open the vino, their attached café The Coffee Thief is well worth a visit. While their stellar coffee will certainly steal your heart, you can also ward off hunger with some tasty cabinet bites and if you’re lucky, pick up some locally-baked focaccia for later.

67 McCourt Street, West Leederville


Community Coffee Co.

It’s been less than five years since opening their Subiaco flagship, but Community Coffee Co. has been going from strength to strength ever since. 2022 also saw the addition of a food truck at the front of their Subi espresso bar, helmed by Daniel Lim (formerly of the excellent Dine By Arrival Hall) and Frankie Dawson (formerly of Besk).

Perth's best cafes, Community Coffee Co, Subiaco

Various locations


The Glyde Cafe

Opening in the middle of 2023, Glyde has been quietly establishing itself as a Mossie Park must-visit. Settle in out the front for top-rate coffees in the sunshine, or grab one of the seats inside the bright and airy cafe and dive into a classic brekkie plate: smashed avo, bagels, açai, or nasi goreng topped with an enticingly gooey fried egg.

38 Glyde Street, Mosman Park


Good Things

Mosman Park cafe Good Things really manages to live up to its name. The menu truly is full of, well, good things. This light-filled, minimalist cafe is home to some of our favourite smashed avo, as well as plenty of other tantalising options – like their good vibes bowl, chilli scrambled eggs or fried chicken and waffles, to name just a few. Rest assured, local Double Double beans make for an excellent coffee, too – as does a new, second café in Freo.

128 Wellington Street, Mosman Park
16 Bannister Street, Fremantle


Goods Bakery

It should come as no surprise that Goods would make its way onto this list. Arguably our current obsession, the new spot has been cooked up by the crew at Modus – it serves as the central bakery for the group’s three other cafes, as well as a stellar destination of its own. Pastries are next level, and a sweet, restrained retro fitout completes the vibe. Make sure to grab a homemade chutney for the road.

Goods Bakery West Leederville

11 Oxford Close, West Leederville


Hylin

Brunch favourite Hylin has gotta be your next Sunday morning destination. Pull up a chair under the trees out the front and take in their lush menu – whether you’re after a quick bagel or their impressive smashed avo. If you’re there later in the day, the bar out the back (appropriately called…Back Bar) is a leafy oasis with great bar eats, and a nifty $12 burger deal on Thursdays.

178 Railway Parade, West Leederville


Mellow Coffee

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


Modus Coffee

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, and in 2021 they expanded to a third location in Wembley.

660 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
35/602–610 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
1/184 Harborne Street, Wembley


Myrtle Ivy

Across the road from Mary Street’s West Leedererville outpost, super cute Myrtle Ivy is serving up ace coffee out of their hole in the wall cafe. With a focus on nutritious feeds made out of their teeny tiny kitchen – think soul bowls, raw sweet treats and other plant-based goodness – you’ll leave Myrtle Ivy feeling good inside and out.

3 Northwood StreetWest Leederville


North Street Store

We can’t shut up about North Street Store – not that anyone really needs telling at this point. In spite of a few particularly vocal locals when they first got going, these legends are still going strong, baking some of the best loaves in town. With the addition of an ever-increasing roster of sister stores (Little Loaf Bakery in South Freo, Big Loaf Factory Bakery in O’Connor, and Wards in Shenton Park) these guys are pumping out even more of the good stuff. Not just the famous cinnamon buns, but the conti rolls, the vanilla slices, the quiches, the sausage rolls…

Perth's best cafes, North Street Store, Cottesloe

16 North Street, Cottesloe


Obi Coffee

Subi pop-up Obi has been the talk of the town, becoming one of Perth’s most well-loved coffee spots even in its earliest iterations. They kept things simple while they worked on a more permanent iteration, with top notch Micrology brews and Toastface sammies to cure any rumbling tummies – and their expanded café is now open, with extra bites on offer and the same great vibes.

Obi Coffee Subiaco

Shop 2, 500 Hay Street, Subiaco


Wards Central Dining

OK, perhaps this is cheating given that we’ve already, technically, included North Street Store. But having just enjoyed a delightful full Irish brekkie and some “Hollandaise Delights” over the weekend, we can’t keep quiet! The latest from the Hot Bread crew, Wards are taking a slightly fancier approach to their solid-gold food offerings, with table service, a charming historical setting and all the deliciousness we already know and love.

Perth's best cafes, Wards Central Dining, Shenton Park

Victoria House, 4 Thorburn Way, Shenton Park


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3.8 Baysie

Charming and unpretentious, 3.8 Baysie exudes community, neighbourhood vibes. Named after the hungriest gal of all (the Bayswater Bridge, may she rest in piece), you can look forward to tucking into hearty and wholesome fare from a seasonally rotating menu – think crab omelettes with crispy garlic and chilli dressing, charred ciabatta topped with whipped ricotta and tomato, or crispy, ancho-spiced fried potatoes with slow cooked beef mince, a fried egg and green goddess. No guilty pleasures here – just plates you can feel very good about.

19 Beechboro Road South, Bayswater


Duncan Street Store

Helmed by legendary food truck Soul Provider’s Vital Syverin, it follows that Vic Park’s Duncan Street Store does things a little differently. While you can get your hands on some classic café staples, the flair for soul food is imbued throughout – from the house made Jamaican beef patties, to the weekly West Indian Wednesday dinners. An absolute must-visit.

Perth's best cafes, Duncan Street Store, Vic Park

41 Duncan Street, Victoria Park


Hop Café

Sweet tooths and coffee fiends are well looked after with this new addition. Hop Café has quickly been making fans with their cellar-door style coffee tastings, featuring a rotating roster of local roasters, as well as their decadent dessert pairings that are all made in-house.

2/366 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park


Modus Coffee

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. Their Vic Park outpost has all the things you love about Modus, in a bigger space, with even more delicious stuff on offer.

660 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
35/602–610 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
1/184 Harborne Street, Wembley


Sonder Coffee

Bringing coastal vibes to Albany Highway, grabbing a coffee from Sonder is like a ray of sunshine in your morning. As well as cheerful vibes, you can expect excellent coffees (brewed with Five Senses beans) – which, along with their bagels and açai bowls, can be happily enjoyed lounging in the sun in the neighbouring park.

Perth's best cafes, Sonder Coffee Vic Park

484 Albany Highway, Victoria Park

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The Little Banksia

Tucked away down a suburban street in Kensington, the Little Banksia is a delightful hidden gem. This cosy cafe is plating up some truly impressive fare, whether it’s some of our favourite pancakes in Perth, or a truly breathtaking fried chicken burger. It feels like the sun’s always shining at the Little Banksia – due in no small part to their always smiling, attentive staff.

78 Banksia Terrace, Kensington


Willing Coffee

An espresso bar started by a property developer? It hardly fills you with inspiration… but Willing proves to be the exception. 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. Following their success in Guildford, they expanded to Mount Lawley with a second cafe on the corner of Central Avenue and Clifton Crescent, which transforms after dark into sultry Euro wine haven Bar Vino.

110 Terrace Road, Guildford
181 Central Avenue, Mount Lawley

Cover image: Strollio’s Luncheonette (Perth is OK! / Sally Hall)

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