The Best Breakfast in Perth

Updated 6 months ago


Breakfast is the closest thing we have to a national cuisine. That’s clearest on the weekends. You’ll find Perth’s cafes abuzz with diners scraping their plates clean of smashed avo on sourdough, jazzed-up granola and more.

Here we pay tribute to Perth’s best – places shaping the very definition of the pre-midday meal. Others we’ve selected for consistent performance – they’ve nailed the classics and learnt how to handle the crowds that follow. Go on, get that morning started.

  • At this modern neighbourhood cafe, a former Vasse Felix chef tweaks brunch classics by way of his Burmese and Indian heritage. Think eggs benedict with a cardamom-spiked hollandaise, sided with coffee by Five Senses.

  • Modern Australian by the beach.

  • Nearly everything is made in-house - even the butter.

  • Nothing is off-limits here. Popcorn chicken could be on the menu.

  • A suburban cafe serving specialty coffee alongside great doughnuts and house-smoked barbeque meats.

  • Greek sweets and Mediterranean mains.

  • An all-day Balinese-leaning menu.

  • Fancy a kaya, coconut and almond croissant?

  • Korean flavours star on the all-day menu.

  • The locals’ cafe loved by all.

  • Its location might surprise you.

  • Vegetarian fare made from scratch.

  • A breezy cafe and retail space that champions handmade goods from the local community. Pull in for simple stuff like toast, open sandwiches and croissants. Then, stay and browse the colourful range of ceramics, kidswear and more.

  • In an unlikely former office space, the team behind Tbsp has installed yet another brunch destination worth travelling for. The pan-Asian-style menu includes scrambled eggs with XO bacon, duck udon and a chicken Katsu sando hefty enough to feed two.

  • Good times and breakfast served until late.

  • An unexpected and creative menu makes this a must-try.

  • This pitch-perfect homage to Japanese kissatens (coffee shops) serves homely curries, soups, hotpot and okonomiyaki, plus matcha cheesecakes, hojicha crème caramels, and – best of all – Japanese-style breakfasts.

  • Great breakfast and plenty of room for kids.

  • An airy cafe serving Five Senses coffee and lots of takeaway options.

  • The colourful street-side mural is a beacon for homely food and great coffee.

  • Sample a small slice of the Big Apple at this beautifully designed cafe.

  • The duck and waffle dish is well on its way to classic status.

  • All the coffee is roasted in-house at this vibrant, spacious cafe. But there’s just as much focus on the vibrant brunches, from a brisket eggs Benny to house-made crumpets.

  • Focusing on the flat white, takeaway options and classes for the domestic barista.

  • As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

  • It's all about those fried-chicken pancakes with chilli and maple. Also in multiple locations across Perth.

  • Hospitality high-flyers behind this Hills cafe.

  • The noted roaster’s colourful pro shop is a destination for serious coffee drinkers. Stop by for cold brew on tap, a robust retail selection and baked goods from local bakery, Big Loaf.

  • The brand has joined Boston Brewing Co in the Vic Quarter apartment complex, bringing Beaufort Street cool, expert coffee and elevated “stuff on toast” to Albany Highway.

  • This gallery’s cafe is a destination in itself.

  • Owned by a chef and patissier. Enough said.

  • Beautiful food and beautiful ocean views.

  • This airy sandwich spot in an 1890s heritage-listed space does cool remixes of classic sandwiches including conti rolls, chicken-schnitty subs and an ode to the Sausage McMuffin.

  • Every area needs a neighbourhood cafe, and this one is Leederville's.

  • The best breakfast in the CBD.

  • If you’re a jazz fan, you know Satchmo was Louis Armstrong’s nickname. This vinyl-toting, bagel-slinging cafe is just as cool.

  • Match your breakfast with champagne or a cocktail.

  • Cabin kitsch meets hearty, day-long brunch.

  • An inviting open-air cafe in a revamped precinct. The fit-out is breezy, there’s a deep focus on coffee, and the chef – an alum of Greenhouse – has a knack for resourceful cooking.

  • A cafe bringing life to the western end of Cambridge Street.

  • Get your fix of vegan and locally grown food.

  • Don’t believe the name: this retro cafe is as unpretentious as they come.

  • Stunning cakes are the hallmark of this not-for-profit cafe.

  • Middle Eastern flavours and strong community roots.

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  • An unpretentious, community-minded cafe in the west end.

  • Atypical in the best possible way.

  • Something for everyone.

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  • This bright and airy joint offers brunch classics with Filipino flair, as well as plenty of vegetarian dishes. Go for breakfast burritos stuffed with longganisa (sweet Filipino chorizo) and bright purple ube lattes.

  • Inside Como at the Treasury, this bright, all-day restaurant is serving upmarket breakfasts and crowd-pleasing Italian fare with plenty of twists. Also, an Italian-heavy wine list and classic cocktails.