Cafes

50 Perth Cafes To Get Around In 2024

By Claire Logan – who is always dreaming of her next meal and reckons a good martini solves most problems

Inside one of Perth's best cafes

At Urban List, we never say no to a coffee run. We’re always on the lookout for spots that have nailed the perfect combo of great coffee, tasty eats and good vibes. Thankfully Perth/Boorloo has plenty, with current frontrunners leaning more towards the casual takeaway experience with baked goods and epic sangas to go with your brew over the formal sit-down style cafe—although don’t worry, we’ve still got some stunning examples of those here if that’s more your style. 

To help you out, we’ve done the hard yards and narrowed it down to 50 of the best cafes in Perth to hit in 2024. Jump to:

Best New Cafes In Perth

Strollio's Luncheonette

68 Lawley St, Tuart Hill WA 6060

A few options from Strollio's Luncheonette cafe
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Strollio's is the charming little neighbourhood cafe and lunch bar that's just opened on Lawley Street in Tuart Hill. Headed up by baker Nathan Alexander (ex-Bagel O's, North Street, Little Loaf and Big Loaf) and designer Hannah Budge, the offering is equal parts new-age coffee bar and old-school deli. Think: cute branding and batch brew, retro bus-seat booths and abstract art paired with sandwich classics (roast beef and pickle, egg and lettuce and Japanese-style strawberry and cream sandos), toasties, homemade cinnamon and custard doughnuts, curated pantry staples and nostalgic treats that bring back memories of spending all your parents' spare change on lollies at the corner deli.

Wards Central Dining

Victoria House, 4 Thorburn Way, Shenton Park, WA 6008

Avo toast from Wards Central Dining cafe in Shenton Park
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The North Street Store guys know how to deliver a damn good cafe experience, and this newbie from the same crew is every bit as excellent. Compared to their other low-key coffee spots, Wards Central Dining feels more refined in its chic renovated character space and boasts a decent sitdown menu alongside the usual takeout baked delights. We can’t go past the selection of hollandaise delights, Mexican-inspired avo toast and a full Irish big breakfast in tribute to Wards’ General Manager, Paddy. 

Canteen Pizza

32 Ardross St, Applecross WA 6153

Yes, you read that right. Canteen Pizza has reopened in its new Applecross digs and for the first time ever, they’re also opening up early. Drop by from 7am, grab yourself one of their heavenly brekky pizzettas and your espresso of choice, take a seat outside in the breezy streetfront alfresco and enjoy. 

Runyeh Coffee 

11/99 Caridean St, Heathridge WA 6027

Runyeh Cafe in Heathridge, Perth
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Headed up by Josh McGinnity—the original owner behind local cafe institutions Hylin and Laika—Heathridge’s new Runyeh cafe and roastery is a clear win for the northern burbs. With house-roasted milk blends as well as blacks and single origins and bottomless batch, it’s an essential stop for serious coffee folk. While wallet-friendly bites like the Double Sausage English Muffin and Reuben But Different will keep everyone happy.

Bottega Deli

70 Bay View Terrace, Claremont WA 6010

Bottega Deli is the hottest new lunch spot in Claremont, slinging the finest paninis piled high with Italian goodness alongside homemade pastas, salads, Italian sweets and more. There’s plenty of pantry items here too if you’re keen to fill your basket, as well as Pascucci coffee to keep you caffeinated. 

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Perth CBD And Northbridge

Arrival Hall

162 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge WA 6003

A salmon breakfast dish at Dine By Arrival Hall cafe in Northbridge, Perth
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You can’t help but fall head over heels for Arrival Hall. The light, art-filled cafe slash interior design store is a treasure trove of cool, super chic homewares that will test your willpower every time you run in for your daily batch, iced oat latte or traditional flat white. Its gorg brunch plates are every bit as alluring too with everything from brekky pannacottas to scrambled eggs loaded with kimchi. When in doubt, though, the Smoked Salmon Smorrebrod is one of our forever faves. 

Hemingway

152/158 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Stepping into Hemingway Cafe feels like what I imagine cafes of the future to be; minimal, sleek and incredibly high-tech. With the best espresso machine in the biz (an under-counter Modbar, for those wondering), a series of automated pour-over coffee makers serving unique brews and some of the very best baristas in town, this is the spot for serious coffee nerds. 

Miller & Baker

236 Lake St Perth WA 6000

Miller & Baker, Perth cafe
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Roll on through this mighty little urban bakery for some of the finest pastries and bready delights in town, all washed down with great espresso to go. Choosing between Miller & Baker’s cardamom buns, flakey pies and cheesy kimchi toasties may seem like a big ask, but trust us, you’ll never leave disappointed.

Howard’s Groove

22 Howard St, Perth WA 6000

If you're chasing a good batch brew with a side of lo-fi diner aesthetics, this specialty coffee house from the team behind Smooth Operator Coffee and Twin Peaks Coffee Roasters is for you. Howard's Groove always has something good on the go alongside the usual espresso options. Plus, you'll also find a mean range of toasties and some awesome wall art from local artists, designers and photographers.

Forklore

102 Railway St Suite 11-12, City West Centre, West Perth WA 6005

A katsu sandwich from Forklore
Image credit: Forklore | Elle Borgward

Brought to you by the crew behind tbsp., Forklore is attracting serious crowds and for good reason. The coffee is excellent and the Asian-inspired menu means this brunch spot needs to be added to your list. Think chicken katsu sandwiches, congee and udon noodles. The baked treats are something you’re gonna have to bring home too.

Cheerio’s Coffee

50 Cleaver St, West Perth WA 6005

They say good things come in small packages and boy does that ring true at this hole-in-the-wall coffee shop and bakehouse on Cleaver St in West Perth. Brought to you by a former Mary Street Bakery head baker, Cheerio Coffee is pumping out some seriously good freshly baked pastries that are too good to pass by.

Teeter Bakery

145a Claisebrook Rd, Perth WA 6000

Teeter Bakery goods
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Teeter Bakery is the first dedicated spot from talented local baker Natasha Brownfield—who has been quietly cranking out some of Perth's finest pastries for years from kitchens and pop-up spots around town. And what an adorable little bakery door it is. The Claisebrook corner shop is brimming with a rotating supply of cakes, croissants, the most insane salad sandwiches and plenty of other baked delights along with Twin Peaks coffee. No wonder it’s had lines out the door since it opened.  

North Of Perth

Chu Bakery

498 William St, Highgate WA 6003

Chu Bakery baguette and coffee in Highgate
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Coffee in hand, a sweet treat or three from Chu and a stroll around Hyde Park is what weekends are all about. We’re warning you—the lines can be long but it’s well worth the wait. 

Abacus Espresso

Electric La, Leederville WA 6007

Tucked away down the new Electric Lane in Leederville, Abacus is serving terracotta-hued Scandi vibes and a whole lot of crowd-pleasing cafe bites that’ll hit just the right spot when those mid-morning hunger pangs settle in. They’ve got everything from bagels and toasties to healthy wraps and salads, all of which you can wash down with a batch brew or two.

Satchmo

10 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA 6006

A table at Satchmo cafe in North Perth
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This retro-inspired cafe showcases traditional Jewish cuisine with a New Orleans flair. Think of it as soul food. They’re known for their mind blowing reubens, rooster rolls and meatball hoagies, but we’re also down with Mamma’s matzo ball chicken soup and their Louisiana gumbo.

Willing Coffee

181 Central Ave, Mount Lawley WA 6050 

This aesthetic Italian-inspired coffee bar serves up fabulous coffee and fresh croissants, pastries, homemade cakes and brekkies. Transforming into a wine bar at night, the interiors are seriously stunning, with plenty of burgundy-hued marble, luxe light fixtures and walls lined with jewel like wine bottles.  

Bagel O’s

627 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050

Bagel Os bagels and coffee
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Perfected bagels, Micrology Coffee and New-York style sandwiches have found their home at Mount Lawley’s Bagel O's. The produce is fresh and local and everything is made from scratch. House smoked pastrami with soft egg and American cheese, Nonna's meatballs and a Cubano with juicy roast pork are some of the most popular fillings.

Local & Aesthetic

769 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050

Local & Aesthetic remains top of the list. The chilled out vibes and West Aussie style menu paired with being home to Rhubarb Records vinyl and an Indigenous art gallery and retail outlet make this a destination worth visiting. There’s a lot to try including the stracciatella (think delicious soft cheese) and house made hot honey on sourdough or the sunny crumble with poached fruit and custard.

Micrology Coffee Roasters

1/58 Collingwood St, Osborne Park WA 6017

Micrology Coffee Roaster in Osborne Park
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If coffee is your jam, Micrology Coffee Roasters is where it’s at. This is the first cafe brought to you by the wholesale coffee roasters behind some of Perth’s best coffee spots. The interiors are stunning and the little food menu is on point. There’s gourmet baked goodies, sandos and conti rolls.  

Stomp Coffee

39 Angove St, North Perth WA 6006

Sitting back in Stomp’s leafy little hidden courtyard while their live Sunday jazz trio soundtracks your coffee moment has to be one of life’s purest joys. Throw on a tasty treat so you can stretch out the enjoyment then head next door to browse the most aesthetic homewares at Angove Street Collective.

The Little Bay 

33 W Coast Dr, Watermans Bay WA 6020

The Little Bay cafe in Watermans Bay
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If you love spending days by the beach, you’ll no doubt have heard of The Little Bay. The beachfront space has some serious coastal vibes and decor to match and the food is just as good. We love the breakfast gnocchi. Italian for breakfast? Don’t mind if we do.

Livid Skate Cafe 

Unit 4a/6 Scarborough Beach Rd, Scarborough WA 6019

If you're chasing a good spot to haul up with the laptop and an iced latte, head to Livid. The cafe slash skate shop and gallery has a solid community around it and a legendary coffee crew to keep you fueled all day. When you get hungry, don't sleep on the vegan brekky wraps.

Little Sisto

145 Sackville Terrace, Doubleview WA 6018

Forever coming up with the goods, a weekend visit to Little Sisto sets you up for a day full of great things. The smoothie bowls are next level (ahem, choc peanut butter) and the topped toasts are a winner—almond and peanut butter, chia and strawberry homemade jam, fresh fruit and pistachio powder is just one example. 

Soho Lane

Alexander, Buildings, 13/649 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050

Soho Lane cafe in Mount Lawley
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Soho Lane is a pretty, pink-hued brunch paradise serving up top-tier coffee and a cracking mix of brekky faves (hello smashed avo and Turkish eggs) alongside NYC-inspired lunch options like their Brisket Pastrami Bagel and Fried Chicken Burger.

Mary Street Bakery

507 Beaufort St, Highgate WA 6003

Is there anything better than sitting at the OG Mary Street in Highgate with a coffee and delicious doughnut in hand? The choice of flavour struggle is real. If you can do past the pastries and baked goods, the brunch options are sure to knock your socks off.  

East Of Perth

Finlay & Sons

917 Beaufort St, Inglewood WA 6052

Finlay & Sons has earnt some serious street cred for their eggs benny and we can guarantee its worth the visit. Hash browns loaded with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, spinach and thick cut bacon. The smashed avo and goodness bowl also look damn fine.

Peninsula Farm Cafe 

2C Johnson Rd, Maylands WA 6051

Peninsular Farm Cafe in Maylands
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This beautifully renovated cafe sitting on the Swan River is where you’ll want to while away your weekends. Expect fresh dishes like granola and panacotta or lemon myrtle chicken salad alongside excellent pastries and coffee. 

Modus Victoria Park

5/660 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park WA 6100

With a few locations across Perth now, Modus is forever impressing us with its first class coffee lineup, talented baristas and simple bakery delights. The reuben toastie is iconic, but if you’re sitting in we’re big fans of the eggs benny, which is only available at the Vic Park outpost.

Nogi Lane

308 The Strand, Dianella WA 6059

A baked pancake from Nogi Lane cafe in Dianella, Perth
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Dianella locals scored big time when this neighbourhood cafe opened its doors. The menu has something for sweet tooths and savoury fiends alike, including one of the most beautifully decadent baked pancake dish we’ve ever come across in Perth, loaded with raspberries, honeycomb, meringue, crumble, condensed milk custard and vanilla ice cream. Drool.

Willing Coffee 

Guildford

We’ve already given Willing Coffee a shout out for its Mount Lawley cafe slash wine bar, but we’d be remiss to ignore the original Guildford location. Headed up by Australian track cycling champ, Tim Willing, this warm and inviting coffee house is a fave amongst Perth’s cycling community, with bike repair kits on hand if anyone needs a quick fix in between knocking back a coffee and croissant.

Duncan Street Store

41 Duncan Street, Victoria Park

Open from 6.30am til 2pm Monday to Friday, Duncan Street Store has you weekday brekky, lunches and arvo coffee run covered. Food truck legend, Soul Provider, is on the eats, so you’ll find flavourful bites inspired by Caribbean, Southern American and New Orleans cuisine. The pies are next level. They also do Soul Nights from 5pm to 8pm Wednesday if you want to come back for round two.

3.8 Baysie 

19 Beechboro Rd S, Bayswater WA 6053

3.8 Baysie cafe in Bayswater
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This adorable lil Baysie cafe offers up some brilliantly unique breakfasts, with menus that change with the season. Right now, we’re drolling over the Spicy Baby—a brekky burger filled with chilli peanut scrambled egg, fried shallots and kewpie mayo—but no doubt they’ll be back with something even better soon enough. It’s also got some stellar options for the kids and a nice alfresco area outback too.

Laika

Lathlain

House roasted coffee and damn good brekkies are all the menu at Laika Coffee, along with plenty of space for kids and doggos to play in the backyard. The dishes change with the season, but some of our faves include their homemade crumpets and brekky gnocchi. 

South Of Perth

Good Things

16 Bannister St, Fremantle WA 6160

The cool little loft upstairs at Good Things Freo has to be one of our favourite cafes to work from in Fremantle. Not only is the space super cool, but the coffee is on point, with filter and espresso covered, plus their eats are some of the best around. Just wait til you see one of their bulgogi benedicts leave the kitchen—you’ll be ordering second breakfast in no time.

Peggy’s

35 Market St, Fremantle WA 6160

Sandwiches and coffee at Peggy's in Fremantle
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Is there anything better in life than a good sando? Clearly not. Peggy's are so spectacular we've kept them on our best cafe list despite the fact they got rid of the espresso machine to make room for more kitchen equipment (priorities). Don’t worry, you can still pick up some killer batch and filter coffee here to wash down your sausage and egg muffin, eggplant parm focaccia or roast beef roll. 

Ooh Coffee

55 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA 6159

This little espresso bar is loved by locals who appreciate all things coffee. Stroll by Ooh Coffee, grab a latte and chow down on a hand made croissant. Day sorted. 

Little French Nest

15 Point St, Fremantle WA 6160

A toasted sandwich at Little French Nest cafe in Fremantle
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If you’re in the mood to spoil yourself with some French fare, you’ll need to take a visit to Little French Nest. Want something sweet? How about French toast with pear compote, almond tuille and chantilly cream. If savoury is your style, the mouth-watering sweet potato and feta galette with caramelised onions and a fried egg will be sure to hit the spot. When all else fails, the incredibly cheesy croque monsieur will sort you out—it's gotta be one of the best in Perth.

Hush Specialty Coffee

68 High St, Fremantle WA 6160

Breakfast with Hush Specialty Coffee is always a special affair. Not only is the coffee breathtakingly good, the menu will send you rushing here at first glance. Jaffa French toast with Hush’s own espresso Jaffa soil, a blood orange gel, whipped Nutella and Frangelico caramel has us weak at the knees. The panna cotta granola, truffle mushroom and beef brisket benny are all top notch. 

Hinata 

19 Blinco St, Fremantle WA 6160

Hinata brunch plate in Fremantle
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We love this gorgeous Japanese cafe serving up all sorts of delectable eats. There’s sweet matcha pancakes topped with seasonal fruits and brown sugar syrups as well as the Hinata brunch set. The set is changed monthly and features miso soup, brown rice, protein and veg dishes. 

Artem Coffee

Unit 2/39 Reynolds Rd, Mount Pleasant WA 6153

There’s a lot going on at Artem that you need to know about. House smoked meats, their own fermented chilli sauce and some of Perth’s best doughnuts make this a destination in its own right. It kind of goes without saying—a smoked meat sandwich followed by a fresh ball of dough is a must. 

Little Loaf Lunch Bar

2/390 South Terrace, South Fremantle WA 6162

Little Lunch brunch dishes in South Fremantle
Image credit: Little Loaf | Elle Borgward

If you love North Street Store, the recently expanded Little Loaf Lunch Bar is just the ticket for a brunch by the beach. After years of serving takeaway only, the expanded digs are finally offering you a chance to sit down and tuck in without worrying about messing all over yourself on the way back to the car. They're serving up all the usual goods—think banh mis, rolls, pastries and avo toasts—through to eggs on toast and cheeseburgers with crispy hot chips. The chicken and gravy roll though is an absolute must.

Grouch and Co

1/45 McCoy St, Myaree WA 6154

If you want to up your coffee game, there’s no better place to visit than Grouch and Co. The peeps here are micro-roasters of the finest coffee beans from around the world and are keen to share their passion. There’s a take-away window to grab a snack from or you can sit down and enjoy some of the meals on offer.

West Of Perth

Community Coffee Co

292a Barker Rd, Subiaco WA 6008

Egg Sando at Community Coffee Co in Subiaco
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It's hard to talk Perth coffee, without mentioning Community. Spilling out into an unassuming carpark, the hidden (but by no means secret) gem has long been our go-to cafe in Subi and with the expanded food offering, we're finding ourselves there more and more often. The egg sando is a life-changing experience, preferably with an added hashbrown and fermented chilli sauce.

Boucla

Subiaco

If you haven’t hit Boucla yet, you need to get there now. This buzzy little Middle Eastern-inspired cafe is maxed out on cosy vibes, killer shakshuka and great coffee. The hardest part is choosing whether to grab a sweet or savoury souffra for the ride home.

Goods Bakery

11 Oxford Cl, West Leederville WA 6007

Goods Bakery in West Leederville
Image credit: Goods Bakery | Tristan McKenzie

Brought to us from the same legendary crew behind Modus Coffee, quality coffee and tasty treats are kind of a given at Goods. But we're also big fans of its terracotta-hued checkered tiles, sunny window seats and cool minimal aesthetic. In the cabinet, you've got elevated pastries, fat focaccias, pies and more—our fave though has to be the everything escargot, which features everything bagel flavours wrapped in flakey pastry and topped with a generous dollop of cream cheese. Heaven.

Myrtle Ivy 

3 Northwood St, West Leederville WA 6007

This cosy little coffee shop dishes up the most amazing ready-made vegan eats from its front cabinet and some more elaborate vegan breakfasts from the dine-in menu, so it’s the perfect place to grab brekky to-go or to have a feast with your vegan mates. The cabinet is always stocked with guilt-free goodies like vegan cinnamon scrolls, scones, muffins, chia puddings and an incredible pulled jackfruit burrito (which works wonders for breakfast or lunch), and the dine-in menu is just as impressive. 

Hylin

78 Railway Parade, West Leederville WA 6007

A scrambled egg dish at Hylin cafe in West Leederville
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You’ll have to be quick to grab a table at this bustling cafe smack bang on Railway Parade. The architecturally designed cafe is all sorts of cool and dishes out a great brunch. The streetx chicken croissant or cinnamon doughnut french toast are spot on for a bit of weekend indulgence and the classics like mushrooms on toast and smashed avo are just as good too.

Obi Coffee

Shop 2, Ground Floor/500 Hay St, Subiaco WA 6008

With a former Micrology crew member behind this new Subi coffee shop, we're not one bit surprised Obi Coffee has risen to the top of our list. They always have a coupla good batch brews on the go, plus, damn good barista made coffees and a pretty fine looking cabinet loaded with sangas, bagels and sweet treats. 

Daisies

305 Marmion St, Cottesloe WA 6011

Daisies cafe in Cottesloe
Image credit: Daisies | Instagram

This cult fave is the ideal spot to park yourself on a sunny morning in Perth. Treat yourself to a morning coffee and sweet treat or grab something to go and park yourself up at the beach. A visit to Daisies means you’re likely to snag a pooch cuddle or two. We couldn’t be happier about that.

Someday Coffee Co

445 Cambridge St, Floreat WA 6014 

A fave to Floreat locals, Someday continues to dish out seriously smooth coffee and epic brekkies you just can’t go past. The crunchy corn fritters or Insta-worthy pancakes all deserve a spot at the table. Not to mention the ambience of this place—natural light, pink accents, bright whites and pale wood. It’s the definition of pretty.

North Street Store

16 North St, Cottesloe WA 6011

Living under a rock is the only excuse you could have for missing the news about North Street Store. Everything is ridiculously good—the coffee, bread, baked goods (oh the sausage roll), rolls and salads. But the real hero is the cinny scroll. There are no words.

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