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All-day breakfast. There are few things in life that will bring as much joy as those three little words. Particularly when you crack open your eyes on a Saturday morning, roll over to look at the clock and realise you have just had the mother of all sleep-ins. Maybe you had one too many Friday drinks the night before. Or stayed up way too late because one episode of Suits turned into a whole season (let’s face it, it always does). Or maybe you just really deserved a few extra hours of sleep this week. Whatever the reason, it is a glorious feeling knowing that you can oversleep AND still be able to enjoy poached eggs and a long mac.
Keep hitting snooze, folks, here are Perth’s best all-day breakfasts.
Moore & Moore
Not only does this little gem offer delicious all-day breakfast dishes like sage and pumpkin mash with poached eggs, spinach and walnuts—it also offers meal deals. Now don’t go thinking this gets you a soggy hash brown and a watered down orange juice on the side, oh no—the good people at Moore & Moore have decided when you order your dish of choice, you can save a few bucks and make it a ‘meal deal’ by adding a freshly squeezed juice and one of Moore & Moore’s delectable coffees. Well-played, guys.
Little Bird Cafe
With a delightfully healthy food menu, outstanding coffee and a juice and smoothie bar to boot, Little Bird Cafe is the perfect place to start your weekend right. The zucchini and sweetcorn fritters are a highlight, as is the assortment of not-so-naughty treats they have staring up at you and calling your name from their cabinets.
The Roasting Warehouse
What’s not to love about The Roasting Warehouse? It’s a bright, open, ambient, dog-friendly spot dishing up some of Perth’s best brekky (and any gluten intolerant folks out there, take note—this is the best gluten-free bread I have ever experienced.) As the name suggests, this place is a cafe as well as a coffee roasting warehouse for DiBella coffee. The result? Fantastic food, even better coffee and passionate staff. If you’re lucky enough to have a coffee machine at home, you can buy their coffee beans to recreate the magic in your own kitchen—and will probably even get a free tasting from the delightfully friendly guy behind the coffee bean counter. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Typika Artisan Roasters
Yes, you guessed it—this place is a coffee roasting house as well as a great all-day breakfast spot. Their menu is full of so many exciting items you may struggle to decide on what to order—between the spiced beef benedict, the ‘green scram’ (pesto scrambled eggs) with smoked salmon, and the golden French toast with bacon and salted caramel, you may have to plan more than one trip for optimum menu sampling.
Across The Road
This place has changed hands a few times, but boy are we glad the people behind Across The Road have got their hands on it now. The fact that their website and menu are peppered with witty comments and puns is reason enough to head to this spot on South Terrace. Dishes that are sure to impress are the ‘magic mushrooms’ (field, oyster and enoki mushrooms on top of a quinoa rösti with mushroom pannacotta and hazelnut gremolata) and Moroccan-inspired shakshuka with olives and dukkah. They also happily cater for gluten intolerant, vegetarian and vegan diners. The whole place oozes laid-back charm, so if you’re looking to kick off your day on a relaxing note, this is the place to do it.
Chinta, this little treasure in the middle of suburban Doubleview, serves up delicious smoothies, juices and breakfasts. And, due to Balinese inspiration, you can even grab yourself a traditional Indonesian breakfast of nasi goreng. Yum.
The Little Stove
The Little Stove is a gem tucked away in suburban Bicton. While I want to tell you how good it is, there is also part of me that wants to keep it a secret. You’ll arrive for your brekky and immediately be taken by the cool, quirky interior. Next, you’ll be impressed with the attentive and friendly staff. After that, you’ll be blown away by the coffee, which they get from the talented people at Grouch & Co. And then finally, you’ll be overwhelmed by the quality of the fresh produce they use in their dishes, which they source from their very own kitchen garden. Go there immediately, if not sooner—just don’t tell too many people.
Hylin has got it goin on. The breakfast bruschetta and the acai bowl are highlights—as is the selection of breakfast burritos and bagels. Be warned though—you may be waiting for a table, as Hylin’s reputation certainly precedes it. The silver lining though is that they have a large dog-friendly patch right out the front, so you can entertain yourself with other people’s puppies while you wait. Because dogs make everything better, don’t they?
Aliment gets a firm 10 out of 10 for originality. Its all-day brunch menu has some dishes so unique you’ll wonder how they make them work—but rest assured, they do. Examples include the pulled pork eggs benedict, the 12-hour beans with chorizo and fried egg, and the silverside and kale rosti served with poached eggs, spinach and balsamic. However for those after something a little more traditional for their first meal of the day, you can’t go past the ‘toast and toppings’—sourdough topped with smashed avocado, tomato, feta, poached eggs, fresh herbs and balsamic glaze.
Mary Street Bakery
Mount Lawley + West Leederville
Mary Street Bakery is a Mount Lawley institution—and for good reason. While they’re not ‘technically’ serving an all-day breakfast, they do serve brekky right up until 3pm, which is an hour before they shut up shop for the day. So we feel that earns them the right to slide in to our top 10 all-day brekky locations. The Mary Street Bakery menu is full of delights, such as the veggie baked eggs with tomato, chilli and chickpea yoghurt, or the fried chicken buttermilk pancakes. However, make sure you leave room to grab one of their delicious baked goods on your way out. The cherry on top of the cake (yes, bakery pun) is that there is now a second Mary Street in West Leederville with the same exceptional food and fantastic, friendly baristas churning out some seriously amazing coffee to start your day right.
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