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Hylin café
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Best cafés in Perth

These are the places with the best coffee and café food in Perth

By Peta Brady
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Café culture in Perth has officially reached new heights, and these days we’re more than spoiled for choice when it comes to brunches and barista brews that are anything but basic. Narrowing it down to a list of ten has been no easy feat, but that’s what we’re here for, so that’s what we’ve done.

Whether you’re on the hunt for quick caffeination on the way to work or in search of something slightly more substantial, Perth’s ever-expanding café scene has you well and truly covered. Here’s ten of our favourite cafés around Perth.

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Hylin
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Hylin, West Leederville

Restaurants Cafés Northlands

Hylin pops up on many a best breakfast list, and there’s a good reason for it. This mainstay on the Perth café scene has their breakfast game well and truly locked down, offering generous portions and delicious flavour combos – think slow-cooked brisket eggs benny and crisp fried chicken croissants. You can expect to wait for a table on the weekend in this ultra-hip hangout, but trust us, it’s worth it.

Paper Avenue slider
Photograph: Martin Eade

Paper Avenue Café

With a light and airy fitout, beautifully plated dishes and smooth artisan coffee, Paper Avenue is one of those cafés that can easily entice you to stay all day. The team here work closely with Melbourne roaster Locale Espresso, bringing east coast-quality coffee to the northern suburbs of Perth to complement their seasonal, modern Australian menu.

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Hampton & Maley café
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Hampton & Maley, Victoria Park

Whether you’re after a quick bite, a leisurely Sunday brekky, or just a place to set up your laptop for a few hours, Hampton & Maley has you covered. This relaxed, doggo-friendly café serves up a serious brunch menu – turns out there is such a thing as breakfast gnocchi – and one of the best Bloody Marys in town.

Pixel Coffee Brewers
Photograph: Martin Eade

Pixel Coffee Brewers, Claremont

Bars Northlands

Conveniently located next to Claremont Quarter, Pixel Coffee Brewers is the perfect spot for delicious brekky or brunch before hitting the shops. The team here is all about specialty coffee brewed to perfection, served alongside a vibrant vegan and gluten free-friendly menu featuring the likes of classic avo smash, French toast, and everything in between.

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Open by Duotone café
Photograph: Martin Eade

Open by Duotone, Northbridge

Duotone is an old favourite for many CBD-based coffee lovers, but there’s just one catch: they don’t open on weekends. Which, in the past, has left us craving their east-meets-west inspired dishes until Monday comes around again – but thankfully those days are behind us now we have Duo’s sister café Open, conveniently located in Northbridge. This weekend-friendly venue serves an all-day breakfast menu with the same nod to owner David Yeo’s Korean heritage, showcasing traditional flavour profiles in dishes like the crab meat scramble and bulgogi breakfast hash.

Timber Café
Photograph: Martin Eade

Timber Café, Harrisdale

Perth’s southeastern suburbs are not exactly known for their culinary fare, which makes Timber a standout in the area, and well worth a trip. The menu changes seasonally, and typically features dishes you won’t come across anywhere else – a delightfully sweet and savoury peanut butter pumpkin smash on local sourdough, for example. There’s also well-stocked cabinet of takeaway treats to accompany your morning coffee if you’re on the go.

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The Attic
Photograph: Martin Eade

The Attic, Fremantle

Tucked quietly away from the bustle of Fremantle’s café strip, the Attic is the perfect hideaway for a relaxing breakfast or brunch, complete with cosy, rustic interior and all the friendly Freo vibes. The menu is compact but packs a punch, using bold flavour combinations that pair perfectly with rich single-origin brews. We’re currently loving their robust beetroot salad, crispy duck hash, and chilli eggs with prawn sambal.

Artem Coffee Mount Pleasant
Photograph: Martin Eade

Artem Coffee, Mount Pleasant

Going from pop-up to permanent, it’s clear Artem Coffee has made its mark on Perth and is here to stay. We love their spicy take on breakfast – in particular the chilli scramble, which has to be one of Perth’s best – and the fact that they make almost everything from scratch. Coffee aficionados will have no complaints either: the blends here are loved by locals and visitors alike. 

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Good Things café
Photograph: Martin Eade

Good Things, Mosman Park

Good Things in Mosman Park really is all about the good things in life: good food, good coffee, good times. The crew and their vibe is bold to match the coffee – be prepared for some slap-in-the-face tunes on arrival (they like it loud) and a menu that will slap you about some more. Want a burger for breakfast? You can get it here.

Shorehouse
Photograph: Jessica Wyld

Shorehouse

Restaurants Cottesloe

It wouldn’t be breakfast in Perth without at least one beachside mention, and the Shorehouse is more than worthy. With just the right amount of fancy to impress without being pretentious, the freshness of the menu is rivalled only by the stunning ocean views. Get comfy under an umbrella and settle in with a breakfast cocktail – you’ll definitely want to stay a while.

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