Perth is finally getting on board the cold brew coffee train. For years we’ve been asking for cold brew to be met with blank stares and then sheepishly ordering an iced long black instead. Iced long blacks are not the worst thing in the world, but they aren’t the best either, especially once you have tasted the sweet nectar that is cold brew.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m on about, cold brew coffee looks fairly similar to a cold long black, but the coffee has been extracted using cold water over a reallyyyyyy long period of time, usually 12 hours but sometimes up to 18 when people are feeling really fancy.
The result is smooth, delicious icy cold coffee, because no one wants creamy hot (albeit still delicious) coffee on a 40-degree day. Here are 13 of our fave places to get cold brew coffee in Perth.
Spring were doing cold brew coffee in Perth before it was even a thing because they are so understatedly cool. For some extra fizz in your life get sparkling water and a slice of lemon, you won’t regret it.
The guys at Willie Wagtail are total coffee nerds and for that we love them. They do cold drip AND cold brew because they can. Get the Willie Tingle because the name is the best, it’s cold brew with sparkling and it’s awesome. If you’re ready to start making your own cold drip at home you can buy all the bits and bobs here.
Architects And Heroes
Architects and Heroes don’t do coffee by halves. That’s why they are pouring some of the most epic nitro cold brew ever. Nitro what? That’s coffee infused with nitrous oxide—similar-ish to cold brew with sparkling but super smooth for your drinking pleasure.
Felix & Co
Felix & Co do good coffee. It doesn’t matter if its black or white or hot or cold, you’re guaranteed goodness at this Nedlands coffee spot. So it comes as no surprise that they are pouring some of the best cold brew coffee in Perth.
Standing Room Only
Standing Room Only is one of our favourite take away coffee joints and they do a pretty delicious cold brew. Perfect to grab on your way to work.
Gordon St Garage
When the cold drip coffee press is what greets you at the door you know things are getting serious. And this is exactly what happens at West Perth’s Gordon St Garage. They’ve been in the cold drip business for years and it shows!
Antz Inya Pantz
Victoria Park and Fremantle
Antz Inya Pantz have got new digs in Freo because their Vic Park shop was just too dang popular. They use fresh Colombian Jacoba beans which are produced by an agricultural and social cooperative so you can rest easy knowing your beans are being grown ethically. They also bottle this goodness so you can stock up and take it to go!
Pixel Coffee in Leederville is another fave dishing out nitro brew. Remember that cold brew which is charged with nitrous oxide that we spoke about earlier? I’ll say it one more time, so smooth and dang delicious!
Uncle Joe’s Mess Hall
Gents, if you’re after some a cold brew while you’re getting your lid did we’ve found the place for you. One of Perth’s best barbers now comes with cold brew coffee next door and we couldn’t be happier.
Henry Saw have a custom built cold drip twin tower which is crazy impressive. They whip out orange infused cold drip which is probably the most refreshing drink ever.
Perth’s newest tiny coffee spot is cold dripping coffee like a boss. Grab this one to go so you can keep cool as you hit the streets of Mount Lawley.
Perth cafe La Veen knows the way to our summer-y hearts with iced teas and some of our favourite cold brew coffee in Perth. Icy drinks for the win.
Small Print do just about every kind of coffee you could dream of, so it’s not surprising they do some of the best cold brew in town. They bottle the stuff making it nice and easy to keep you cool as you walk the streets of Perth.
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Standby Espresso | Image credit: Nancy Hanna