Nowhere in the world does breakfast quite like we do here in Oz. In fact, breakfast fare might be as close as we come to having a national cuisine, and Perth certainly hasn’t missed the memo.
Whether it’s down at your local neighbourhood joint (every suburb has one) or somewhere new and inventive, Perthlings can be found sharing in their collective love of breakfast and brunch week-round. The only thing better? When it goes all day.
There’s nothing more disappointing than sitting down to order some hearty eggs or fruity bowls only to realise that breakfast ended at 11am—that’s why we’ve made it our business to find you these places serving the best all day breakfast in Perth.
If you don’t mind a slight wait, Hylin is almost unrivalled when it comes to a solid all day brekky. Not to be cliche, but the smashed avocado is insanely good. It comes drizzled in mild chilli oil, with a fresh rocket salad, a sprinkling of corn, and two perfect eggs. Other favourites: the green veg bowl, the croquettes and eggs, the slow cooked beef brisket… the list of favourites is, well, as long as the menu itself. And the leafy, suburban vibe is just as good as the food!
Mary Street Bakery
Highgate, West Leederville, Perth
We aren’t ones to make outrageous claims, but it has been said that Mary Street Bakery’s slow cooked eggs are the best in the city… and we tend to agree. With eggs made this well, it’s no wonder the MSB empire is basically taking over Perth with four, soon to be five, outposts. Obviously follow up your eggs with a good sweet fix: one of their infamous salted caramel doughnuts should do the trick.
May Street Larder
A true East Freo local, May Street Larder is as good for long, lingering brunches as it is for a quick takeaway. The crowds love the Cocowhip breakfast bowl, the chilaquiles (read: feta, fried egg and guac) and the sweetcorn fritters! Their all day menu is rounded out by some pretty serious brunch items; think crispy snapper tacos and prawn linguine. Counts as breakfast if you ask us.
George Street Quarters
Here’s a place that’s actually better known for its all day breakfast offering than anything else. If you can, take a massive group to George Street Quarters so you can order the whole menu and try everything. If not, settle for the (utterly delicious) açai bowl. Or the Croque Monsieur. Or the morning ramen. You can’t go wrong!
Ari & Esmay
A relative newbie to the Perth brekky scene, Ari & Esmay caught our attention with their colourful cakes but took our hearts with their Croque Madame. For those who don’t know, a Croque Madame is cheese, ham and fried egg layered on brioche, and they’re the melting saucy mess that brunch dreams are made of. The rest of their all day menu fills out with classics like grilled mushrooms with halloumi, smashed avo with tomato and dill, and a delicious Euro Breakfast made up of croissant, cheese, ham, preserves, orange juice and coffee.
Doric St Cafe + Kitchen
Is anyone else loving the Korean brunch trend that’s been sweeping Perth for a while now? Us too. Doric St is definitely in order when the craving for a Korean beef and kimchi burger or a good healthy serving of bibimbap hits. For those who aren’t so sure, don’t worry! There’s a bunch of classics rounding out the menu, including an excellent bircher, pancakes, creamy scrambled eggs, and delicious chorizo eggs!
We know, they don’t serve all day brekky every day. But they do on Sundays, and as a pioneer of the Perth breakfast scene, Sayers couldn’t be left out of the fold! A change in owners a few years back didn’t change a thing: these guys are dishing out one of Perth’s best breakfasts (until 2.30pm on Sundays!). Start with the chocolate banana bread with maple butter, ‘cos delicious, and then choose from a great list of lovingly-made favourites like potato rosti, bean tagine with a poached egg or the good ol’ full brekky!
If you want your brunch with a side of new Instagram content, head to tbsp. where the food is a thing of absolute beauty. There’s a good serving of classics like muesli and eggs, but basically everything else comes with an Asian twist. It’s hard to go past the pork omelette—spicy miso pork ragu folded lovingly into the egg—but the pandan french toast with maple syrup and the kimcheese burger are both delectable as well. For something a bit more daring, go for the chicken congee—it’s rice porridge, but with poached chicken and a slow-cooked egg thrown in, garnished with pickled cucumber.
Sprolo has become a local favourite south of the river, and with one look at their all day brekky menu it is not hard to see why. Feeling cosmopolitan? Go for the traditional Singaporean breakfast, made up of layered butter and kaya jam (basically coconut jam) on toast, with sous vide eggs and dark soy sauce. Or, maybe a pandan waffle or black rice pudding takes your fancy? Aussie brunch traditionalists need not fear though, they do delicious eggs on toast, too.
Dishing out brekky ’til 1pm on weekdays and 2pm on weekends, Boucla serves up Middle Eastern inspired food that’s hard to forget. The coconut bircher with poached pear is almost unparalleled in Perth, the roasted cherry tomato bruschetta is classic and delicious, and the street egg brioche is out of control (read: Sriracha mayo). Of course, the place is also famous for their shakshuka, which is a rich and spicy blend of tomatoes, capsicum and chorizo, topped with a coupla’ poached eggs that drizzle out perfectly into the sauce. Also, the coffee here (supplied by much-loved Perth roasters Leftfield) is sublime! Oh, and get cake to takeaway. Obviously. Fingers crossed for the chocolate ricotta!
It might be an outrageously big call, but we’re making it. Cantina 663, one of the grandmothers of the iconic Beaufort Street coffee strip, makes the best scrambled eggs in town. Seriously. They are creamy, laden with herbs, and served upon the most perfect piece of buttery ciabatta toast you’ve ever tasted. Plus, they. are. huge, and you can get ‘em all day. Exactly what you want when you’re rolling into breakfast around midday and you're slightly dusty. If this doesn’t appeal to you (i.e. if you’re crazy), other favourites include the buckwheat and quinoa granola and the almond meal pancakes, or take it into the arvo with their delicious polenta bites and a serve of the duck liver parfait with onion jam—it’ll blow ya’ mind.
Mason & Bird
If you haven’t noticed, the culinary scene in the hills is going crazy—and Mason & Bird is leading the way.The brainchild of Print Hall’s former head chef and Rockpool’s former venue manager, the place really promises the goods. And it delivers them, in the form of all day brekky deliciousness like roasted sobrassada with fresh tomato and fried eggs, or the speck and egg burger layered with cheese and house-made BBQ sauce.
Port City Roasters
Occupying the spot that once was Roasting Warehouse, Port City Roasters’ all day brekky game is as strong as that of its predecessors. For the perfect combination of savoury and sweet, try the Tres Leches French Toast, which combines passionfruit labneh with mandarin gel, ginger milk crumb and seasonal fruit. Otherwise, the crab omelette and the Asian-inspired Eggs Benny Chan are both downright delicious. Oh, and the beef brisket brioche roll with Asian slaw and pickled pumpkin will put a real zing in your morning—or afternoon!
Another O.G. of the Perth breakfast scene, Typika has a pretty inventive all day menu that has served them (and all of us) pretty well thus far—think crispy fried chicken with guacamole, spiced beef Benedict and black sticky rice with mango and coconut yoghurt! But the real hero here are the Huevos Rancheros; a small pot of grilled chorizo and perfectly seasoned tomato, topped with a sous vide egg and soft goat’s feta that you stir through to create a deliciously creamy consistency. Eat up!
Flora & Fauna
The numero uno option for those wanting an all vegetarian, all day breakfast in Perth, Flora & Fauna is where it’s at. At only 18sqm, with half of it taken up by the kitchen, you can imagine most seating spills onto the street. From here, seated at one of their mismatched chairs, you can enjoy their perfectly moist banana bread, delicious smashed avo or pumpkin on rye, or one of their fully-loaded vegan bowls if you’re really looking to feel smug.
West End Deli
For Perth brekky-lovers, a visit to West End Deli is rudimentary. The sort of sophisticated yet relaxed bistro that everyone wishes was their local, West End Deli serves up a much-loved all day menu that hosts simple favourites like waffles, porridge, granola and eggs, but throws a few curve balls for good measure: stretched curds, anyone? The thing to do here is order a serve of eggs and choose from the imaginative list of extras to go with (think mushroom terrine with blue cheese butter or corn and cheese croquettes!). Our vote—get the thick cut double smoked bacon. You won’t regret it.
Gill Street Cafe
Perched on an otherwise quiet, leafy suburban street is bustling Gill Street Cafe, where the only thing harder than deciding what to choose off the tantalising all day menu is fighting off the school drop-off crowd for a park. Of course, if you roll in at midday, that’s not an issue. Three words here guys: pulled beef chimichanga. In a few more words, that’s crispy, oozing fried eggs with avocado and chipotle wrapped up in a toasted tortilla with queso blanco and coriander, and it’s seriously good. For something slightly less, er, indulgent, try the Gill St Poke, the delicious coriander and sweet corn fritters—they’re topped with mouth-watering chilli jam, or the pancakes.
Another joint saving the best form of breakfast (all day) for the last day of the week (Sunday, no matter what your calendar tells you), Petition’s Sunday Brunch is all day menu magic. It’s the finest brekky in town, with refined options like roasted field mushrooms and ricotta, poached salmon and smoked egg gribiche and (seriously delicious) baked slow eggs with ham hock, beans, sausage and brioche!
A Cottesloe locals’ fave, Vans is one of those places you can just rely on for a good feast any time of day, no matter your penchant. Their all day brekky is a thing of beauty—the whole crushed avocado will redefine your smashed avo obsession, and the Indo-inspired spicy fried eggs are mind blowing!
Hampton & Maley
The brainchild of the fine dining heavyweights behind Restaurant Amuse, Hampton & Maley is breakfast done right—and we don’t just mean because its offered all day. Menu heroes include the soft eggs with crispy chicken skins and sourdough (Amuse was basically famous for this dish, and it’s back!), the white anchovies on toast, and the blue swimmer crab omelette.
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A true gem on the south of the river, Tribute whips up some of the most insta-worthy brekkies in Perth. Their smashed avo toast with dukkah-crusted feta is so good that you probably wouldn’t even miss those bacon and eggs. But if you do, they do a bangin’ eggs benny and hollandaise served with either bacon, smoked salmon or spinach. If you’re leaning towards a healthier way to start the day, don’t look away yet. They do some amazing breakfast bowls, including a nourish bowl filled with a wicked medley of quinoa with sweet roasted potato, fried spiced cauli, hummus, pickled radish, and much more to get the vegan in you jumping with joy.
Vans | Image credit: Elle Borgward at Vans, Typika, Gill St Cafe and May Street Larder, Emma Bryant at Cantina 663, Nancy Hanna at Doric St Cafe + Kitchen