Now that we’ve turned the corner into sunshine season, it’s time to hit up some of our favourite beachside cafes.
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, this sister cafe to Duncraig’s popular Little h lives up to its good looks. While you can still get your 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
Adjoining the Coogee Beach SLC, Surfing Lizard might not have as insta-friendly a fit-out as some of the other spots on this list, nevertheless: it’s what’s inside (or rather, on the plate) that counts. Classic breakfast plates, seaside lunch staples as well as Vietnamese specials will fill your belly, while their coffee – and the view – is top notch.
20 Poore Grove, Coogee
This cruisy hole in the wall coffee shop is a buzzing surfies spot. Only a stone’s throw from North Cott beach, you can even pick up a surf or paddle board from Ocean Merchants while you’re there. I can practically taste the salty air just thinking about it.
4/1 Eric Street, Cottesloe
This super cute, very Freo cafe is like if your most chill friend opened up a cafe in their backyard. Attached to South Beach Cycles, Third Wheel’s verandah is the perfect spot to down one of their house-made nut milk lattes or one of their tofu sarnies.
408 South Terrace, South Fremantle
When it comes to food, Nigella Lawson knows what she’s talking about. So when she Instagrammed her meal at The Shorehouse this year, it confirmed that it was one of Perth’s best beachside eateries. More of a restaurant than a cafe, it’s still way high up on the list of where to get brunch with an ocean view.
278 Marine Parade, Swanbourne
Bib and Tucker
I mean, this one goes without saying. Bib and Tucker is a heavyweight when it comes to beachside dining in Perth. There’s no better place to watch the sunset or treat yourself to the huevos rancheros or a cheeky breakfast martini.
18 Leighton Beach Boulevard, North Fremantle
One of Perth’s best restaurants, period – this one’s gotta be at the high on the agenda for beachside eats. Right on Cott beach’s doorstep, this is a perfect place for a post swim coffee (using locally roasted Mano e Mano beans) or a rustic Italian lunch with pals.
88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
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Cover photo of The Shorehouse in Swanbourne