The city of Perth is coming of age. From Freemantle to Leederville, and the friendly suburbs in between, hip cafes are opening their doors faster than you can say ‘cronut to go’. Here you will find a handful of old favourites and new kids on the block, all of whom offer impressive breakfast or brunch options.
At the Beaufort Street Merchant you will find a bar, brasserie, providore and wine store all at the one address. Many a gourmand is lured here, if not for the dishes turned out of its rustic kitchen, then for the gourmet products you can take home to fill your own pantry. The breakfast menu is innovative and the drinks even more so. Opt for a morning pick-me up cocktail such as the mega bloody mary.
Located in an old Fremantle warehouse space, Bread and Common is a restaurant and bakery that is all about communal dining. House-made, locally sourced food and bread is made to be shared and enjoyed with friends and family. The wood-fired bread including an organic fruit loaf, wholemeal sourdough and others are celebrated on the menu and can be eaten at any time of the day. Breakfast here is really brunch and kicks off at 10am.
Cantina 663 is a European inspired canteen located at the top end of Beaufort Street in Mt. Lawley. It serves a top notch brew in the morning and a fine selection of homemade pastries. The food reflects what’s best in season and the creative dishes can be enjoyed all day.
Nestled in the quiet, leafy backstreets of Mount Lawley, Coode Street Café is famous for its breakfast menu and hip clientèle. This popular weekend eatery is bright and airy, and boasts a beautiful patio. At breakfast opt for a Fiori coffee, loose leaf tea or freshly squeezed juice, paired with the house speciality - traditional Eggs Benedict.
Day time at Gordon St. Garage is all about the hip coffee bar and Mano a Mano coffee roaster. Mano a Mano offers a house blend as well as single estate coffees, which can come as espresso, cold drip or filter. There is a good offering of sweet and savoury selections at breakfast, and on weekends there is a kick-ass all day brunch menu.
Uniquely housed within the Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery in downtown Fremantle, Moore and Moore Café is an artistically inspiring environment with cute chandeliers, vintage furniture and cosy nooks. The heritage listed building opens out onto a large courtyard with communal tables. The all day breakfast is good value and can be enjoyed in the foyer of the adjacent gallery if the weather is miserable.
At Leederville's Sayers local artisans and producers provide the ingredients and inspiration for this fresh modern Australian menu with French and Italian accents. Breakfast is their forte and is served until 2pm on Sundays. Be sure to arrive early if you want to nab a table, as it can get quite busy.
Taking over from the iconic cafe 130, Foam is a cute Leederville coffee bar inspired by contemporary Swedish design. They offer Five Senses coffee, with 'Dark Horse' as the house blend. We hear the Portuguese custard tarts are a must-try or opt for the French chocolate cake, which is a family recipe.
Hylin is a quirky little cafe in West Leederville offering ‘coffee, chow and cheer’. The hip industrial-chic space boasts wooden trimmings, black plate pendant lights and pot-plant studded nooks. The cafe fashions some great bagels as well as nutella filled cronuts, which are gaining a legendary status in the neighbourhood.
Catering for office crowds and inner city dwellers, La Veen Coffee and Kitchen is a Perth CBD gem that pumps out a seriously good Five Senses brew. They are open every day of the week for breakfast and lunch and the homemade bread and pastries are a knock-out. Yes, we just found you a CBD eatery open on a Sunday.