This village-like suburb features some of Perth’s best eating and drinking, alongside several noteworthy independent retailers.

Leederville is one of Perth’s oldest suburbs, but its population didn’t really begin to take off until the early 20th century, when an influx of immigrants (from China in particular) settled in the area. Some beautiful art-deco buildings from that period – including the Luna Cinemas on the corner of Oxford and Vincent Streets – are still standing today.

Near Luna, especially along Carr Place, you’ll find a concentration of some of Perth’s best cafes and casual diners, plus record stores, independent bookshops and boutiques. Everything is clustered within walking distance, giving Leederville a tight-knit village-y feel that’s rare in Australian cities.

This is one of our favourite places to while away an afternoon, often concluding with a stroll around nearby Lake Monger with a gelato in hand.


  • Accomplished tapas on the Leederville main drag.

  • Chef Will Meyrick’s Leederville restaurant is all about the bold flavours of Southeast Asia, with a focus on Thai cuisine. It also slings spice-friendly wines and cocktails, plus a signature rice lager and gin by Fremantle brewery, Running with Thieves.

  • Try gloriously stacked double-beef burgers and Philly cheesesteaks at this Leederville diner. Bad Love Burger Co is the bricks-and-mortar residence of pop-up eatery Smashburger BBQ.

  • A hip-hop-themed fried-chicken joint.

  • An all-day tapas and wine bar, that's all about dropping in for jamon and a glass of sherry.

  • Here, the East embraces the West with exceptional results.

  • It started the gourmet burger invasion, and it’s still leading the charge.


  • 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.

  • When two of the three owners are former state champion baristas, you know you're in safe hands.

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  • A quirky cafe that's open all day (until 10pm, to be precise), every day.

  • Artisanal, small-batch gelato.

  • A leafy coffee oasis.


  • This licensed fromagerie, run by a mother-daughter duo, was a first for Perth. Expect a classy array of cheese, snack and wine pairings. Plus, good times via the conversation cards on the back of your coaster.

  • A breezy all-day diner at the redeveloped Leederville Hotel. Fuel up on grilled shish-style skewers, cuisine-crossing share plates, and wines from a free-wheeling list of fun and approachable drops.

  • A cavernous house-party-like space.

  • This pastiche Asian cuisines succeeds with sheer flair, whether you're eating a fiery salad or sipping a ginger-spiked cocktail.