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.
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!
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.
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.
Bringing us a very slurpable soup of the day deal every winter is local fave Daisies Cottesloe, with offerings ranging from rich tomato to creamy pumpkin and everything in between. You know how busy this place gets though, so get in on time or miss out!
Perfect on those cool autumn days or even in the dead of winter, head straight to the team at Pasta Addiction who are just waiting to fill you up with comfort food. If you can look beyond the fresh pasta, they do a killer minestrone 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. Don’t mind if we do.
Mount Lawley, Wembley, Nedlands
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.
If you just want to stock your fridge full of delicious home-style soup that you didn’t have to make yourself, or you’re in search of a quick and easy lunch on a cold day, Joe’s Grocers has go you sorted with their diverse soup offering at the very friendly price of just $3.99 for 500mls. Get in quick peeps!
Jean Pierre Sancho
For a soup in the city, head straight to Jean Pierre Sancho where you can take advantage of their soup of the day situation and team whatever it is with some fresh, crunchy baguette! Yes please.
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!
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Moore & Moore | Image credit: Elle Borgward