Our Favourite Places To Eat In And Around Cockburn

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, Coogee Common
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Sure, we might have giggled as teens every time we went past a Cockburn sign – but when it comes to the food offerings in this great southern land? With so many quality eats, it’s no laughing matter. Here are just a few of our favourites in and around Cockburn.

Coogee Common

We’ll wax lyrical about Bread in Common all day long – so when they expanded their offerings to include Coogee Common, we couldn’t have been more pleased. The restaurant occupies the historic Coogee Hotel site; built in 1894, it includes extensive grounds which are now put to good use as veggie gardens for both restaurants – and are home to a resident hive of bees. This connection to produce is reflected in their menu, which is tangibly seasonal – a lot of it is grown on the Common’s doorstep, after all. Scallop ceviche, raw turnip and coastal herbs is just one feature of the springtime menu, while mushroom tagliatelle with ricotta makes use of the garden’s greens.

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, Coogee Common

371 Cockburn Road, Coogee

Loui Sushi

Tucked in between Cockburn’s shopping centre and the neighbouring train station, you’ll find Loui Sushi – a hidden gem dishing up some A-game Japanese fare. Lustrous and juicy teriyaki, lovingly prepared sushi, and – a real favourite of ours – seared aburi-style nigiri.

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, Loui Sushi

Shop 11/23 Junction Boulevard, Cockburn Central

Noot’s Thai

Just a few doors down from Loui’s, you’ll find another hidden gem: Noot’s. No, we’re not doing our best Pingu impression – but we’d certainly like to toot a horn or two for Noot’s. Fresh and packed with flavour, as well as reasonably priced? We’re pretty jealous it’s not at the end of our street.

Shop 7/ 23 Junction Boulevard, Cockburn Central

Congee House

It almost seems unfair how many ace eateries are along this one lil’ strip in Cockburn… As if the last two weren’t enough, it’s also the same place that you’ll find Congee House. This Asian fusion restaurant specialises in Filipino cuisine, serving up its namesake congee in a style that straddles both the Chinese and Filipino arroz caldo. You’ll also find plenty of other Filipino favourites on offer, like adobo, sisig, and kaldereta.

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, Congee House

Shop 9/ 23 Junction Boulevard, Cockburn Central

Io e Te Pizzeria e Ristorante

Cosy yet refined, authentic Italian? Sign us up, stat. With a combination of Neapolitan-style pizzas, luscious pastas and succulent meats, Io e Te is knocking it out of the park. Their name translates to “me and you”, which is what we’ll be seductively whispering to this rib eye steak.

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, Io e Te Pizzeria

8/660 Beeliar Drive, Success

Grind Reaper

We’re not hard to please: give us a jaffle and a quality coffee, and we’re happy. But when they’re as good as Grind Reaper‘s, we practically feel spoilt. Serving up excellent coffee out of the Port Coogee marina, they’ll also sort you out with a stellar iteration of the childhood-classic jaffle.

Chieftain Esplanade, Lot 1B/72 Pantheon Avenue, North Coogee

Coogee Continental Deli

Yet another gourmet haven we’re jealous isn’t on our street, Coogee Continental Deli is home to a truly enticing array of treats – from wholesome, family-friendly ready-made meals, to your morning coffee and chat, to those tempting, delicious Croatian doughnuts.

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, Coogee Continental Deli

Shop 8/237-241 Hamilton Road, Coogee

Electric Bean Co

Warm and welcoming, you’ll be making any excuse to visit Electric Bean Co – not just because of their killer coffee, but their friendly service and delicious Asian-inspired lunch menu. Weekly specials have included karaage bao, slow braised pork belly and greens, plus a beef bulgogi bowl.

11/1 Merino Entrance, Cockburn Central

Surfing Lizard

Adjoining the Coogee Beach SLC, Surfing Lizard might not have as insta-friendly a fit-out as some of the other beachfront cafes around Perth, but 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 location is top notch.

20 Poore Grove, Coogee

Bibra Lake Lunch Bar

We kept seeing these tantalising, enticing banh mi showing up on our stories, and had to investigate. The source? Bibra Lake Lunch Bar. As well as some A+ banh mi, these guys are grilling up a storm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, serving Vietnamese street food cooked over the coals – let your nose guide you.

1/40 Port Pirie Street, Bibra Lake

U N ME Coogee

In spite of only just opening in August of 2021, U N ME Coogee has already had a huge impact. Whatever the time of day, they’ve got you covered: their mouth-watering brunches will have you undoing a belt notch or two, or stop by for their Thursday burger nights. Friday and Saturday nights, they’ve got a rotating dinner menu that’s often accompanied by live music – perfect whether you’re heading out for a hot date or just skipping the washing up.

Our Favourite Places To Eat Around Cockburn, U N ME Coogee

2/180 Hamilton Road, Spearwood

Ready Eddie’s Cafe

Craving a Filipino feast? Hammy Hill’s Ready Eddie’s Cafe will fill the silog-sized hole in your heart. Freshly-made lumpia, pork adobo and grilled pork belly, fried tilapia and more are all on offer – though we find it hard to resist that crispy pork hock. Don’t worry – if pork’s not your vibe, there’s plenty of vegetarian options, too.

Shop 2, 337 Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill

Header image: Coogee Common, photo by @dan.bird92