Having grown up in the area, the Hills has forever reserved a place in my heart. It’s got all those lovely small-town vibes, yet is only 30 minutes from the city—making it the perfect location to get away from the hustle and bustle of Perth.
Thankfully, this tree-filled locale also has its fair share of great cafes serving delicious goodies for breakfast and lunch, as well as some killer coffee.
Here are 7 of the best Hills cafes to visit this weekend!
Jack & Jill
Hills folk know to head to Jack & Jill on Haynes Street in Kalamunda for their amazing coffee and tasty breakfast and lunch goodies. The brioche French toast with mandarin curd, vanilla bean cheesecake and fresh raspberries is a must try, as is the pulled pork eggs benedict.
Mason & Bird
The brain child of Print Hall's former head chef, Brad Johnston, his partner Jacklyn Noel and the ex-venue and bar manager of Rockpool, Matt Nguyen, Mason & Bird is one of our favourite openings of 2016. The vibe is less fine dining and more of a casual affair but with the same wow-worthy flavours you'd expect from these legends. Their all day menu is choc-full of brunch goodies like avo with charred corn salsa, savoury waffles and their own homemade cocoa pops to keep your inner child happy. There are also plenty of toasties and burgers but it's the mains like the braised lamb pappardelle and pan fried gnocchi that will get you excited.
Le Croissant Du Moulin
Head to this awesome French patisserie, boulangerie and cafe in Gooseberry Hill for their killer selection of pastries and tarts. Serving up authentic eats like croissants, baguettes and bowls of coffee, the locals know a walk up the Zig Zag Trail is mandatory before settling in for a calorific French feast at Le Croissant Du Moulin.
Haynes Street Larder
Keeping the hills folk healthy, caffeinated and satiated, Haynes Street Larder is a very welcome addition to the Kalamunda Haynes Street strip. Serving delicious salads, light and fluffy muffins, healthy treats and coffee of course. Grab a few take-away goodies, find a patch of grass in the nearby Stirk Park and enjoy a little slice of Hills life!
Fairbrossen Winery Cafe
This lovely little breakfast and lunch spot housed in a converted tractor shed overlooks the beautiful Fairbrossen vineyard. Serving seasonal dishes made with fresh and local produce, we’ll be back soon to try the Devonshire tea at Fairbrossen Winery Cafe—we hear it’s amazing!
Chatford & Co Cafe
There’s a reason Chatford & Co in Kalamunda has people raving. Rockpool’s ex-head pastry chef Gavin Chater opened the doors to this quaint little cafe and is wowing everyone with the delish food which ranges from bacon and egg doughnuts to date-night-worthy pork belly. If you find yourself here at breakfast, we recommend adding the oven roasted mushrooms to your order!
Genesis In The Hills
Serving amazing cakes and coffee, this lovely little cottage cafe is hidden away among the trees of Roleystone. Dishing out tasty vegetarian and vegan eats like smoothie bowls and shakshuka, you’ll definitely want to put Genesis in the Hills on your Hills hit-list!
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Image credit: Nancy Hanna at Jack & Jill