The Best New Cafes in Perth

Updated 4 days ago


This is our edit of Perth’s best new cafes, updated monthly. Some are following the latest coffee trends – continuing the push away from espresso and towards batch-brew – while others are trying to become great neighbourhood catch-up spots.

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  • Get the three-cheese bourekas, cinnamon buns and a sourdough made with house-milled flour. And get here early. It’s all made by Mary Street Bakery’s former head baker.

  • This tiny bakery serves superb danishes, sausage rolls, sandwiches and cakes in a semi-industrial pocket of Perth. Plus, Basque cheesecake and one of the city’s finest croissants.

  • This buzzing chicken shop – from the founder of Short Order Burger Co – offers chicken tenders for both meat-eaters and vegans. Come early for the signature chicken skin sandwich – it sells out fast.

  • This family-run deli is by a hospitality veteran and two of his daughters. Experience the essence of Italy with authentic Neapolitan flavours, paninis, pastas, Pascucci coffee and, of course, traditional tiramisu and cannoli.

  • This suburban takeaway joint serves some of the city’s mightiest porchetta panini. Alongside that, it sells slabs of Roman-style pizza with house-made sausage, plus changing pasta and street-food specials.

  • This perky 50-seater is a love letter to Japan’s north – offering deeply flavoured curry (including vegan options) and rice, beer and wine from Hokkaido.

  • An all-day dining room and provedore from the North Street Store crew. Stop by the 140-person space for breakfast plates, sausage rolls, cinnamon scrolls and fresh local produce.

  • 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 fourth-generation baker runs this tiny shop, where sausage rolls and pies are made to 40-year-old family recipes. On the modern side, there are fluffy doughnuts, creative pastries and fudge slices.

  • The menu at this Middle Eastern kiosk might be small, but the flavours are big, robust and perfect for al fresco feasting. Come for chicken shawarma, verdant falafels and drinks from nearby Servo.

  • With spots all over the country (and one in Hong Kong), Sydney-born Messina is Australia’s biggest gelato success story. At its first Perth outpost, try its knockout scoops (think milk chocolate with peanut fudge) and creamy cakes.