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

Cafe

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

Shop 1 228 Carr Place, Leederville

Doric St Cafe + Kitchen

Cafe

Korean flavours star on the all-day menu.

2 11 Doric Street, Scarborough

Architects and Heroes

Cafe

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

25 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Il Lido

Restaurant

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

88 Marine Parade, Cottesloe

La Veen Coffee

Cafe

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

90 King Street, Perth

Sayers

Cafe

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

224 Carr Place, Leederville

Sayers Sister

Cafe

Match your breakfast with champagne or a cocktail.

236 Lake Street, Northbridge

Mary Street Bakery Highgate

Cafe

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

507 Beaufort Street, Highgate

Mary Street Bakery West Leederville

Cafe

Pushes all the same buttons as the original MSB.

272 Railway Parade, West Leederville

Bread in Common

Cafe

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

43 Pakenham Street, Fremantle

Chu Bakery

Shop

Fancy a kaya, coconut and almond croissant?

498 William Street, Highgate

tbsp.

Cafe

Savoury breakfasts with a South East Asian bent.

10 King William Street, Bayswater

Odyssea Beach Cafe

Cafe

Beautiful food and beautiful ocean views.

187 Challenger Parade, City Beach

May Street Larder

Cafe

As healthy or unhealthy as you need it to be.

23/115 Canning Highway, East Fremantle

Mrs S Maylands

Cafe

Owned by a chef and patissier. Enough said.

178 Whatley Crescent, Maylands

Petition Kitchen

Restaurant

The best breakfast in the CBD.

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

Boucla

Cafe

Greek sweets and Mediterranean mains.

349 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Propeller

Restaurant

Inventive dishes that move beyond eggs and toast.

222 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle

Small Print

Cafe

Stay all day.

Brookfield Place 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Canvas

Cafe

Featuring a cool, leafy courtyard.

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Flora & Fauna

Cafe

Vegetarian fare made from scratch.

4 70 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge

Hobart Deli

Cafe

Great breakfast and plenty of room for kids.

45 Hobart Street, North Perth

West End Deli

Cafe

Something for everyone.

95 Carr Street, West Perth