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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.