The best cafes and restaurants around Mount Pleasant

Rowing Pavilion Mount Pleasant
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Smack bang in between the Perth CBD and Fremantle (only 17 minutes either way, if you were wondering), Mount Pleasant is a scenic, riverside suburb dotted with luxury homes and a collection of tantalising eateries to enjoy.

While the suburb remains unbeknown to the masses (north of the river folk, we are looking at you), there’s a bounty of eats and drinks well worthy of a gander. From quaint coffee shops to boutique pizza joints and the newest and trendiest riverside venue on the block, here are the best restaurants and cafes around Mount Pleasant:

The Rowing Pavilion

It was 1962 when Mount Pleasant’s iconic rowing sheds threw open their doors to host the city’s British Empire and Commonwealth Games. 60 years later, another significant chapter begun. After opening in late 2022, The Pav, as it’s fondly branded by locals, is the newest and coolest dining venue to grace the leafy shores of Mount Pleasant – and for good reason!

The expansive open-air terrace is the hero, coupled with striking contemporary designs, lofty ceilings and uninterrupted riverside views – the result of a transformation by three Perth hospitality entrepreneurs. When it comes to wine, the focus is on WA, while their native cocktail range takes inspiration from local flavours. Food wise, try the crispy tofu tacos, cauliflower popcorn and delicious range of pizzas.

Rowing Pavilion Mount Pleasant

4 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant

Coco Belle Espresso Bar

We can never say no to a good coffee, and this beloved Mount Pleasant pit stop does just that! Known for their smashed avo and poached eggies, granola bowl and selection of finger-licking homemade cakes, Coco Belle Espresso Bar is just as good for a feed as they are for a takeaway cuppa on your morning river walk. In terms of aesthetics, they’ve got it sorted with the whole exposed brick, black steel industrial vibe, sign us up!

21 Queens Road, Mount Pleasant


After it’s humble beginnings as a Vic Park pop-up, to opening its first brick and mortar premise at its current Mount Pleasant location, JBento has transformed into a casual, modern Japanese joint that specialises in bento boxes and izakaya style dishes. Their bento range marries the simplicity and authenticity of Japanese cuisine with premium fresh Australian produce, and each dish is cooked fresh upon ordering. Crowd favourites include the miso butter steak and sashimi grade teriyaki salmon.

JBento Mount Pleasant

Unit 4, 21-23 Queens Road, Mount Pleasant

Mastro Pizza

If you’re a partial to a slice of pizza (or the whole damn thing), then we boy do we have the place for you! The name of this nonchalant neighbourhood joint translates to “Pizza Master,” and for good reason. They are (specifically Kris, the owner and head pizza maker) experts in the traditional wood-fired game, while also extremely proficient in the art of pasta making. Choose between takeaway or restaurant dining and be sure to get your hands on the Tuscan Sun and the Diavola – our idea of heaven.

30A Gibson Street, Mount Pleasant

Riley’s Café

This cosy, unpretentious restaurant has been hidden away in Mount Pleasant for yonks. Flanked by a little village of shops, this neighbourhood joint is steadily frequented by locals and blow ins alike. Think Italian-inspired wood-fired pizzas, pastas and familiar bistro fare whipped up in an informal setting.

Riley's Cafe Mount Pleasant

68 Cranford Avenue, Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant Fish & Chips

If you want tradition and an authentic Mount Pleasant dining experience, roll in to Mount Pleasant Fish & Chips for a no-frills, classic F & C’s experience. Pick up a feed and ferry it down to the foreshore to be devoured. Crowd pleasers include the grilled fish with chips, squid rings and prawns, and the barramundi is a must-try. The establishment also offers a meal for two, which includes four decent sized pieces of fish, chips, crab sticks and squid rings.

89 Glenelg Street, Mount Pleasant

Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

This low-key Mount Pleasant eatery has flown under the radar for a while now – especially for how good it is. If you’re in the market for fresh, authentic Japanese, you’re in the right place. Hayashi boasts an impressive and extensive range of dishes worthy of a taste test, so make sure you don’t miss their smashing sushi rolls and dumplings!

Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

2/15 Ogilvie Road, Mount Pleasant

The Old Boy Café

Tucked behind a small shopping precinct, this quaint little café specialises in all thing’s jaffles, juices, smoothies and homemade treats. The space is cool and trendy, and the food is old fashioned and fun, brekky or lasagne jaffle anyone? They’ve also perfected their killer coffee and the staff are great. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

10/779 Canning Highway, Applecross

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Stonewater Restaurant

Founded by award-winning chef and restaurateur Elance Fernando, Stonewater is restaurant that will transport you to the heart of Italy. The atmosphere oozes all things opulence, elegance and sophistication, while dishes are prepared with the fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Biblical verses were the inspiration for the name, so it makes sense why the fare is so tasty it could be classified as holy! Whether you’re in the mood for classic pasta dishes, mouth-watering seafood or succulent meats, you won’t go wrong. Signature dishes include the skin barramundi, prawn ravioli and the seven-layer pistachio cake if you’re looking to finish on something a little sweet.

Stonewater Mount Pleasant

893 Canning Highway, Mount Pleasant

Thai Corner

Thai Corner is a well-established, multi-award winning restaurant that’s been belting out great Thai food and impeccable service for the best of 27 years. Think all the hits: green chicken curry, pad Thai chicken, Tom yum soup and killer wantons.

3/795 Canning Highway, Applecross

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