As the temperature starts to drop, collective cravings for hearty soup definitely begin to rise. Luckily, your favourite Perth cafe or restaurant is also rising—to the occasion, that is. ‘Tis the season when kitchens around Perth start bringing out the urns and chalking up daily soup specials.
If you're looking for ramen, pho or laksa, this is not the article for you. But if you're looking for soup like Grandma makes, read on.
Whether served with buttery bagels, grilled Turkish bread or cheesy brioche, with croutons or with a side salad, there are plenty of spots in Perth to get your soup fix. Here are the best soup spots in Perth for winter slurping.
The secret recipe pea and ham soup dished out by the team at Alfred’s Kitchen is about as iconic as soup gets. They’ve been making it for over 70 years, and there’s a reason people are still going back time after time to slurp this delicious soup by the fire pit.
Anywhere that serves complimentary soup with a main meal gets two ticks from us. Capri has been thriving since the 50s, providing the people of Fremantle with honest, hearty meals and quality service. We highly recommend the minestrone soup, and don’t be afraid to pack on the parmesan.
Perfect on those cool autumn days or even in the dead of winter, head straight to the team at Pasta Addiction who are always waiting to fill you up with comfort food. If you can look beyond the fresh pasta, they do a killer chicken soup that hits the spot every time.
Ladle + Press
If the words ‘fresh produce’ and ‘handmade daily on-site’ make you happy, you need to be getting your soup from Ladle + Press. These guys are all about providing wholesome, healthy food to customers using the best local produce they can find, on the daily. Their soups are just like grandma makes it, though probably slightly more experimental.
Livingstone’s Urban Jungle
If you’re looking for a moment of repose with a side of hot soup and crusty bagels, Livingtone’s Urban Jungle is calling you. Check the daily blackboard for all things soup, and take it up a notch with a cheesy toastie for dipping.
When you think about it, what better place to get your soup fix than at a bakery specialising in the crusty bread to accompany it? Lawley’s Bakery is running a pretty serious soup of the day program—pop into one of their many convenient locations for a liquid lunch.
The guys at Chez Pierre have one soup on the menu, and they do it oh so well. Their signature onion soup is extremely rich and completely covered with cheese. If that doesn’t have your mouth watering, we don’t know what will.
Cambridge Corner Store
We’re all for taking a trip to Floreat and tucking into a delicious soup from Cambridge Corner Store, especially if it means pairing that soup with bread from Jean Pierre Sancho. The pumpkin and leek soup will keep you warm all winter long.
Running what is potentially Perth’s best Soup of the Day program, the Re Store in Northbridge offers out gourmet soups spanning the beef and vegetable variety, to pea and ham, to pumpkin and tarragon, to minestrone. Teamed with one of their continental rolls or a maybe even some takeaway pasta, you can’t go wrong.
Moore & Moore
Soup spots don’t come more delightful than Moore & Moore Cafe, sitting pretty on Henry Street and home to a leafy laid-back courtyard. Check the specials board for soup offerings.
For a seriously delicious and authentic French onion soup made by an actual Michelin starred French Chef, go straight to P’tite Ardoise. Those croutons.
If you’re looking to splurge, make sure to add Friends Restaurant to your list. The soups here are far from basic and are extremely decedent, we guarantee your taste buds will be singing. Give the onion soup with truffle a go and thank us later.
You can never go wrong when ordering at il Ciao, especially when selecting the soup of the day. None of the meals here disappoint. The minestrone soup is made with fresh ingredients and goes beautifully with some crispy bread.
Slurp Soup And Salad
As the name suggests, Slurp Soup and Salad is exactly where to find a very serviceable winter lunch in the CBD. You’ll have to fight the crowds of loyal followers, but it’s worth it to get a slurp of their chicken veloute soup or the classic French onion. The seriously delicious toasted ham and cheese brioche fingers their soups come served with will seriously level up your lunch.
Genesis In The Hills
If you’re hunting down organic, vegetarian and vegan soups, make sure to check out Genesis in the Hills. We can’t wait for the renovations to be completed so we can get our hands on the seriously good soups on offer at this joint. 'Til then, we’ll keep daydreaming about the rustic tomato and rosemary soup, served hot with toasted sourdough.
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