Perth may be the world’s most isolated city but that doesn’t stop people flocking west side for a culinary adventure. Take it from a Perth girl this city has a lot to offer on the bar and restaurant front. In the past decade Perth has become renowned for more than just it’s mining culture. There’s a new cafe, bar or restaurant opening weekly. If you’re heading over to Perth anytime soon here are five cafes you need to try.
Recognisable by the colourful zebra mural on the side of the building, Ootong and Lincoln is the go to for Fremantle locals. Inside lights dangle from the ceiling, pieces of local art cover the walls and an eclectic collection of tricycles live above the entrance. Popular brunch dishes include the smashed avocado and feta with quinoa or the potato cake served with smoked salmon. Order this with a coffee or DIY juice.
258 South Terrace, South Fremantle
This once inner city garage is now a bustling cafe. Situated in West Perth’s business district you’ll find businessmen and women enjoying lunch meetings during the week. Then on the weekend casual diners emerge for hangover cures and long, lazy brunches. Try the BLT with avocado and tomato relish or one of their pizzas. We particularly like the pumpkin, feta and sage pizza best served with a glass of red.
16 Gordon Street, West Perth
The suburb of Claremont is known for style and affluence and this artisan roaster located in the heart is no different. Located in a large warehouse style space the design is simple and stylish. They roast their own coffee beans on site in full view of those sipping their long black. Their all day menu includes both breakfast and lunch dishes so you can order your eggs any style even at 2pm.
331 Stirling Hwy, Claremont
Take a 10-minute drive north of Fremantle and discover this quirky little corner café. This suburban gem is always busy with yummy mummies sharing baby horror stories, grandmas sipping on chamomile and best friends catching up over soy lattes. The walls are covered in family photos. Pictures of the owner’s grandparents and relatives add a homely touch. Little Stove Cafe are coffee connoisseurs offering plenty of choice. Order a single origin or house blend, stovetop coffee, Turkish coffee or cold drip. If you’re hungry give the lamb burger a try or the pulled pork with homemade slaw.
97/103 Harris Street, Bicton
If Perth does one thing right, it’s beach culture. Visit Yelo for uninterrupted ocean views. Order a coffee, organic juice or selection of gourmet wraps and bagels. Everything can be eaten at the cafe or taken away so you can enjoy your food on the shore.
331 West Coast Drive, Trigg