While the name might suggest that this place is all about coffee, Roasting Warehouse is dishing up some extremely good breakfast alongside their smooth brews. For a start, the breakfast is all day, and if that’s not enough to make you happy, we’re willing to bet that their Eggs Benny Chan will be. Don’t forget to grab a house-made doughnut for the road.
After spending more than a decade living in New York, Soho Lane owners Matt Miller and Trindy Adler are all about building inviting community spaces where everyone feels right at home, and this stunning pink-hued laneway spot delivers just that. In the kitchen they’re also providing a nod to New York, offering hangover-friendly dishes like fried chicken and waffles alongside all-day brunch classics.
Follow the coffee snobs to this industrial-chic coffee house on King Street. Exposed brick and lashings of wood create a relaxing urban atmosphere for the savvy King Street crowd. Five Senses coffee and a delectable breakfast menu are further proof that Perth cafe, La Veen, knows its inner-city audience well. So well in fact that they’ve opened up a second store in Raine Square too, but it’s the heritage beauty of the OG that has our heart. Our tip: just get the potato rosti.
It’s as if the corner location of Hylin almost predetermined its ambience: the bustle of Railway Parade matches the hustle it takes to get a table here on weekends, but quickly gives way to the quiet of Abbotsford Street once you’re sat among the draping greenery, awaiting your smashed avo. Micrology coffee and a bang-on, satisfying breakfast offering bring this place home for the win.
If you haven’t been to Little h in Duncraig yet, you need to sort that out ASAP. Here you’ll find hearty feeds, amazing coffee and delicious smoothies which can be enjoyed every day of the week. Take a seat inside among the crisp white interior and hanging plants, or find a table outside and watch the world go by as you treat yourself to a drool-worthy brunch. Top picks include the eggs benedict which can be done three ways—with housemade hashbrowns and bacon, smoked salmon and spinach or spicy fried chicken and avo smash—and the avo with housemade hummus on toasted ciabatta. Make sure you check out the cabinet full of freshly-baked sweet treats inside for some post-brekky goodness.
By now, you probably should have heard of The Little Bay—the beachfront sibling of Little h in Duncraig. The space is decked out in the coolest coastal cool decor to match the stunning views. Foodwise, their fluffy pancakes are all the rage, but we reckon you also need to try their classic smashed avo or chorizo scrambled eggs.
We’ve got you covered from north to south, east to west with the best breakfasts in Perth.
The Little Bay
In case you missed it, this popular Mount Lawley coffee joint expanded into a bigger and brighter space over in Vic Park. And with the move, Modus has cemented its position as not just one of Perth’s best coffee spots, but also as a leader in the bread game. With a load of great “on toast” options, it’s the perfect spot for a casual brekkie. They’ve also got a location in Wembley now too.
Go for a stroll along the suburban streets of South Perth and you might find yourself on the doorstep of The Little Banksia. Here, the coffee is mighty fine and the brekky offerings are next-level. We recommend the nasi goreng, smashed avo and pancakes or anything and everything on their menu! Plus, their pastries and cakes are to die for if you're looking for something small to nibble on as you enjoy the tasty coffee or tea.
Perfect for the first meal of the day and the last, Gordon Street Garage cafe offers house-roasted coffee and the likes of salted caramel pancakes in the morning as well as wine-and-dine vibes by night. It’s a surprisingly large, two-storied space, decorated with upholstered bus seats, distressed floors and fun wall scribbles – definitely an eclectic spot, and very industrial-chic. They’ve got the best eggs benedict in town, and have nailed handling the throngs of people that come in to indulge. Definitely a great place to kick off your daily tasks, especially if you can nab a spot in the backyard garden.
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Ah, brunch. A necessary food group and every Aussie’s favourite meal of the day. The make-or-break of any city is the quality of its brunch spots, and that’s just science. Luckily, Perth has the breakfast game on lock, with all kinds of cafes and offerings in and around the city that aren’t just your run-of-the-mill smashed avo. Focusing on the city centre – because that’s where all the Perth hubbub is, and you shouldn’t have to travel far to have your morning cravings satisfied – here are our top picks for breakfast in Perth CBD.
Who said the vegan and vegetarian options had no flavour? You might be a meat-eater, but you may consider making the switch after trying some of the delectable dishes at Flora and Fauna. The café is tiny with hole-in-the-wall vibes, so be sure not to miss it – they serve some of the most Instagrammable meals we’ve ever seen, so pretty you almost don’t want to ruin it by eating it, but you won’t be able to help yourself. Edible flower-topped banana bread served with peanut butter, tropical waffles, and pumpkin spice chia pudding are just a few of the items you can order, and the portion sizes give you enough bang for your buck. This is definitely a favourite of ours, so bring your camera and your vegan, vegetarian and paleo brunch pals.
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Right near the courts and in the restored State Buildings, Petition Kitchen is headed by renowned chef Sean Bentley and offers a familiar breakfast menu because hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! There’s takeaway options like muesli, pastries, smoothies and sandwiches, as well as some fancier picks like slow-cooked octopus with kimchi or coconut ceviche if you’re more in the mood for some fine-dining. It’s a super elegant space with exposed brickwork, so it’s no wonder it’s so popular with all the nearby legal workers.
Small Print has a different menu for each mealtime to introduce that variety and food diversity. They have your typical bircher muesli, eggs on toast and waffles for breakfast, but by the time lunch rolls around from 11.30am-3pm there’s brisket burgers and prawns on artisan sourdough bread. Yum. Another must for coffee lovers, Small Print prides themselves on their history in the Perth micro-roast scene and gives high priority to the quality of their pour-overs, espressos, batch brews and so on. Small Print is just one of the food venues in Print Hall, so for different times of the day you can pop in to ‘Main Bar,’ for a drink, ‘Gazette,’ for the Italian restaurant or ‘The Apple Daily’ for South-East Asian dining.
Perth is winning the breakfast and brunch game, and you can find some of the best eggs, pancakes, waffles and coffees right in the CBD. Here are our favourite Perth brunch spots!
Flora & Fauna
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Tiisch’s hanging vines and windowsill herb gardens are super aesthetic, and their bottomless brunch options is just, ugh *chef’s kiss*. The selection of meals at Tiisch leans more towards the savory – think bacon and sausages, but still vego-friendly! And even if you’re not flocking here for the free-flowing bevs over boozy breakfast, Tiisch is still a great spot to kick off your day with their awesome, uncomplicated brunch fare. Keep an eye out for the matcha pancakes – they’re scrumptious.