Breakfast might even be the closest thing we have to a national cuisine. 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.

La Vida Urbana

A Leederville cafe from team El Publico serving modern, playful Mexican food.

Shop 1 228 Carr Place, Leederville

Doric St Cafe + Kitchen

Korean flavours star on the all-day menu.

2 11 Doric Street, Scarborough

Architects and Heroes

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

25 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Il Lido

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

88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe

La Veen Coffee

It’s more than a cafe, but it’s not quite a restaurant, either.

90 King Street, Perth


A change in owners hasn't dulled the kitchen's spirit.

224 Carr Place, Leederville

Sayers Sister

Match your breakfast with champagne or a cocktail.

236 Lake Street, Northbridge

Mary Street Bakery Highgate

It's all about those fried-chicken pancakes with chilli and maple.

507 Beaufort Street, Highgate

Mary Street Bakery West Leederville

Pushes all the same buttons as the original MSB.

272 Railway Parade, West Leederville

Bread in Common

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

43 Pakenham Street, Fremantle

Chu Bakery

Fancy a kaya, coconut and almond croissant?

498 William Street, Highgate


Savoury breakfasts with a South East Asian bent.

10 King William Street, Bayswater

Odyssea Beach Cafe

Beautiful food and beautiful ocean views.

187 Challenger Parade, City Beach

May Street Larder

As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

23/115 Canning Highway, East Fremantle

Mrs S Maylands

Owned by a chef and patissier. Enough said.

178 Whatley Crescent, Maylands

Petition Kitchen

The best breakfast in the CBD.

Cathedral Square Corner of St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth


Greek sweets and Mediterranean mains.

349 Rokeby Road, Subiaco


Inventive dishes that move beyond eggs and toast.

222 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle

Small Print

Stay all day.

Brookfield Place 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Featuring a cool, leafy courtyard.

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Flora & Fauna

Vegetarian fare made from scratch.

4 70 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge

Hobart Deli

Great breakfast and plenty of room for kids.

45 Hobart Street, North Perth

West End Deli

Something for everyone.

95 Carr Street, West Perth