With a new year comes new cravings, and luckily, new spots to satisfy them too! The Perth brekky scene has been proliferating lately, and we’re sure that 2018 is going to bring many a morning where the home cooked avo on rye just ain’t gonna cut it.
Whether it’s to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in forever, or to pop down for an easy bite with your regulars, here are the 18 breakfasts you need to try in 2018.
1. Chilli Eggs | Springs Kitchen
Never one to look past chilli eggs on the menu, Springs Kitchen will be an absolute 2018 go-to. Located riverside and with a chic fit out, the meals coming out around you won’t be the only thing you’ll salivate over. If chilli eggs with rocket, coriander, avocado, feta and a house-made chilli jam takes your fancy, be sure to check this place out. For something heavier, try the Skirt Steak with chimichurri, fried eggs and hand cut chips!
2. Blended Strawberry & Banana Bowl | Island Market
Ever been sat on the beach, craving a fruity smoothie bowl with some crunch? Well, now you can get it, beachside at Island Market in Trigg. The blended strawberry and banana bowl is served with chia coconut pudding and crunchy granola to boot, making brekky by the beach even more enjoyable (if that’s even possible).
3. Chilaquiles Rojas | La Vida Urbana
This Leederville newbie has been tickling our fancy lately, and their take on this traditional Mexican breakfast is no exception. La Vida Urbana's Chilaquiles Rojas features crispy tortilla bathed in spicy salsa, topped with a perfectly fried egg—this dish is simple deliciousness at it’s best. You know where to find us.
4. Beef, Bread & Egg | Syd & Phyllis
Setting up shop in the old Midland Railway Workshops, modern eatery Syd & Phylis is showcasing local produce and doing a damn good job of it. This dish packs in the taste with braised beef brisket, a perfect 63 degree egg topped with lashings of hollandaise, sitting pretty on a bed of southwest apple & fennel salad and wood fired toast. We hear you won’t be disappointed with your coffee, either!
5. Green Bowl | Regular Coffee Company
Here to ease you back into healthy eating in the new year is the Green Bowl at this new spot in Carine, Regular Coffee Company. Served up with roasted broccoli, pickled mushroom, crispy enoki, poached egg, quinoa, toasted grains, verde and charred lemon, this dish is the one to eat when you want to literally taste health.
6. Tirolese | Trio Cafe & Wine Bar
Anywhere that serves brekky until 3pm is ay-okay in our book, and Trio is one of those places. The Tirolese comes with potato, smoked bacon, scamorza cheese, sundried tomato and fried eggs, garnished with chive—delicious, different and definitely on our to-try list.You can also grab Italian style coffees, and maybe a cheeky takeaway homemade baked good… bombolinis, anyone?
7. Muesli Bowl | Mille on Beaufort
Mille has had a serious face-lift and so has it’s menu, with the breakfast options kept simple for your ease. The muesli bowl is served with puffed wild rice, pecan, cranberry clusters, cold pressed yoghurt and rhubarb compote, topped with crunchy granola—the perfect combo when you’re after something rejuvenating.
8. Scrambled Eggs | Frank
Frank is the place to hit up when you want your brekky with a side of culture—especially if you’re a late riser. Opening for morning eats from 10am only, suggest this in the group chat if you want a guaranteed sleep in for Saturday’s breakfast date. Scrambled eggs might sound simple, but this one comes with smearings of pumpkin and ricotta, a delicious bacon crumble and freshly grilled bread - yum.
9. Smashed Avo | ATLAS Food + Coffee
This place is doing speciality coffee, delicious brunches and vegan smoothies, and doing them well. ATLAS’s smashed avo comes with poached eggs, quinoa, seeds, nuts, fresh, sweet corn, pomegranate, and halloumi, topped with mojo verde and lemon on seeded ciabatta. It’s almost too much to fit into one sentence! You can also feast on things like hotcakes with Sichuan pepper caramel and warm peach, Nutella panna cotta with burnt fig granola or miso scrambled eggs. Get us there now!
10. Ginger Poached Pear Bircher | Lily Bean
Starting your day off right is made easy by this convenient little spot on a south-siders daily commute, Lily Bean. Their bircher muesli is not only delicious, but a decent size to keep you fuelled all morning, and comes with a beautiful big poached pear for extra flavour! Yes please.
11. Cocowhip Fruit Bowl | Monty's
A breakfast that is reminiscent of ice cream is always a good thing, and that's exactly what you'll get at Monty's. The Cocowhip fruit bowl is the perfect way to finish up a morning at the beach, but they also do a scrumptious French toast if you feel like indulging.
12. Sous Vide Eggs | Cafe DeBretton & Bennet
This beautifully designed and decorated cafe is a taste of France in Freo, and a new favourite. The team at Cafe DeBretton & Bennet is serving up sous vide eggs which are the definition of simply divine, coming out hot with charcoal bread and French butter. Add one of the yummy extras to flesh this dish out and you’ll be on to a winner my friends!
13. Honey Toast Bread | Brown Spoon Cafe
It’s safe to say this dish is already famous but if you haven’t tried it yet, Brown Spoon's Honey Toast Bread packed full of peanut and matcha butter, Nutella and chocolate will not disappoint for those craving a sweet breakfast. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also dig into a whole host of other Korean dessert favourites!
14. Açai Bowl | The Other Side
Recently taken over by the crew at Daisie’s Cottesloe, Swanbourne locals’ fav The Other Side is getting a bit of a fresh take. Venturing into the world of açai and smoothie bowls, this lil’ ray of sunshine is going to be a serious go-to and the Açai Bowl is going to be the ushe. Packing in the health with coconut chips, house-made gluten free granola, banana and strawberries, this one’s going to tick all of our ‘new year new me’ boxes. Keep your eyes peeled for their new menu coming soon!
15. Morning Ramen | George Street Quarters
The latest reason to peruse property listings in the illustrious East Freo precinct, George Street Quarters is dishing up all day brekky and the menu is out of control. Guys, we know morning ramen might sound risky, but this one is seriously good. Served up with chashu pork belly, wheat noodle, broccolini and an onsen egg in tonkotsu brothy goodness, this is a breakfast that is sure to wake up those taste buds. Btw - an ‘onsen’ is a Japanese hot spring, in which the ‘onsen egg’ was traditionally cooked - hence the name. Pretty cool huh?
16. Pancake Stack | Someday Coffee Co
This beautiful suburban cafe is inviting locals back into a forgotten pocket of Floreat with their smiling team, smooth coffee and drop-dead delicious menu. Someday Coffee Co.’s pancake stack is packed with everyone’s favourite, caramelised banana, plus summer berries, toasted seeds and nuts and cinnamon, dolloped with greek yoghurt and maple syrup, and it’s damn tasty.
17. Kimchi Burger | Doric Street Cafe + Kitchen
Is it just me, or is everyone loving this Korean-inspired breakfast trend that’s been sweeping Perth lately? Doric Street is arguably leading the way with Chef James Pack (hailing from fine-dining heavyweight Wildflower) serving up some true treats for the people of Scarborough and beyond. The Kimchi Burger is a best seller, and with the perfectly cooked stringy Korean beef, pickles, cheese and god-send sauce Sriracha mayo, we’re not surprised. What a way to start the day!
18. Red Velvet Waffles | The Little Resident
Tacked onto the front of one of our favourite bars in Nedlands, The Little Resident serves up casual brekky, brunch and coffee from morning til late (at least, later than most Perth cafes). These waffles are what brekky’s made of with chocolate brownie crumble and mascarpone, plus a healthy drizzling of maple syrup and fresh berries to bring it on home.
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Regular Coffee Co | Image credit: Louise Coghill