Best Cafes in Perth

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Perth wakes up early, so it makes sense that it boasts some excellent cafes. Whether you’re looking for a languorous weekend brunch, a quick coffee and pastry, or a delicious falafel to-go – these are the best cafes to visit across the city.

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

  • No grumpy baristas allowed.

  • Modern Australian by the beach.

  • Take shelter in this understated restaurant and bar, which punches well above its weight.

  • Come for the good coffee, but don’t leave without a sweet galaktobureko.

  • Greek heritage means everything at this charming cafe.

  • There are only two things to buy at this little bakery: coffee and picture-perfect Portuguese custard tarts, baked fresh every 15 minutes throughout the day.

  • A bakery bringing you French-style baked goods with an Asian twist.

  • Coffee with a side of street art and live music.

  • This former pop-up now has a permanent deli serving benchmark conti rolls, doorstopper focaccias and takeaway sauces and conserva. Rolls are baked to order daily, filled with care and are worthy of the hype.

  • Takeaway coffee with bagels, crumpets and breakfast cups.

  • Ethos' kitchen only cooks West Australian ingredients, all the soft drinks are house-made, and the no-waste menu – focusing on secondary cuts of meat, by-catches and imperfect produce – leans hard into Eastern European food culture.

  • A suburban bakery making fast friends with outstanding baguettes, imaginative sourdoughs and community spirit.

  • Enjoy outstanding Middle Eastern flavours in an unlikely location. The falafels are fried to order based on a recipe from the founder’s Yemeni grandmother and made in-house, just like the hummus and tahini.

  • For those who value diversity of both origin and roaster. There are several guest seasonal blends each week, plus espresso and cold-brew offerings.

  • Edible flowers beautify every dish at this vegetarian cafe.

  • 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.

  • An all-Italian coffee roaster named after the most venerated of beans.

  • A tiny laneway coffee shop with a big heart. Go for standout single-origin coffee from Twin Peaks and Daylight Coffee Roasters, or try the Viennese “einspanner” coffee. Plus, flaky croissants and Holy Bagel’s perfectly doughy bagels.

  • A natural collection point for dog walkers, parents on school drop offs and staff from the surrounding businesses.

  • Good times and breakfast served until late.

  • For the love of coffee and all things handmade. Everything is roasted in-house and pulled through custom-built Slayers.

  • 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.

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

  • The owners of this bright suburban cafe have a clear mission – to showcase WA’s strong coffee roasting scene and bring better coffee into people’s homes. You’ll also coffee tasting flights, delicate desserts and Taiwanese-inspired snacks.

  • Inside a former Brumby's store, this community bread shop brings outstanding sourdough and baked goods to the south-western suburbs. Stop in for chewy, 24-hour-fermented sourdough by a former Iggy’s Bread baker, alongside daily cakes and good filter coffee to take away.

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

  • This Melbourne-born chocolate chain may have conquered Australia and New Zealand, but it hasn't compromised its methods one jot.

  • A cafe and coffee roastery serving light breakfasts.

  • House-baked sweets and all-day breakfast in a cosy corner-shop setting.

  • An all-day bar and diner that genuinely cares about your allergies and intolerances.

  • A vegetarian favourite even meat lovers can enjoy.

  • Breakfast at its best, from grab-and-go to stay-a-while.

  • The vast headquarters of Perth’s most popular cafe, which now has multiple locations.

  • At this sibling cafe to Mo Espresso, coffee comes from a wide range of renowned roasters. Food ranges from the simple (blueberry bagels) to the extravagant (gelato doughnut burgers).

  • Introducing Eamon Sullivan's friendly neighbourhood 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.

  • This is one of the few Australian bakeries milling its own flour. Come for single-origin loaves, sweet pastries and vegemite scrolls, sandwiches, and coffee by Five senses.

  • Coffee, doughnuts and more by the founders of Max + Sons.

  • 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.

  • Nan’s recipes and mum’s hospitality combine at this takeaway-focused cafe.

  • 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.

  • One stop for caffeine and a curated collection of fashion labels.

  • House made is the way to go at this neighbourhood favourite.

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  • 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.

  • An innovative espresso bar with a refreshing sense of quiet.

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

  • Anything goes at this breakfast-to-dinner eatery.

  • Fresh cakes from a traditional, old-hand baker.

  • Cabin kitsch meets hearty, day-long brunch.

  • Gastronomique baguettes and toasties for less than a tenner.

  • Middle Eastern flavours and strong community roots.

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  • A family owned restaurant and neighbourhood institution.

  • Sourdough devotees, assemble.

  • An Italian-inspired specialty-coffee bar. Go for its in-house coffee blend, or buy a bag from the featured roasters on regular rotation. Plus, find fresh croissants, pastries, granola and toasties.

  • This hole-in-the-wall cafe is open every day of the year and serves wonderful baked goods from Miller & Baker and specialty coffee, with zero pretentiousness.

  • This cafe is far more welcoming than the infamously low bridge it’s named after. Come for souped-up breakfasts (including grab-and-go options), hot house-blend coffee, house-made sweets and community vibes.

  • This dedicated bagel deli has captivated Perth’s carb lovers. Expect bagels that are perfectly chewy on the outside and soft on the inside. They might be stacked with juicy hand-made meatballs, crispy chicken parm or elevated curried egg.

  • Grab an Aperol Spritz, watch the waves and pretend you're on the Amalfi coast.

  • Swanbourne's flashest dining room with a view.

  • A petite sandwich cafe serving made-to-order Reubens, chicken katsu sandos and eggplant parmies. Take them across the road to eat at picturesque Jackadder Lake Reserve, along with coffee by up-and-coming Perth roaster, Timely Coffees.