Rainy days don’t mean you need to stay cooped up in your house scraping together meals from the suspect ingredients in your fridge—armed with an umbrella and a woolly scarf you can take on the weather and the world while heading out to one of these awesome Perth cafes perfect for a rainy day.
Moore & Moore Cafe
While rainy days in Fremantle can sometimes make it a little more difficult to get around, what with so few awnings, once you’re cosied up on a big chair at Moore & Moore and tucking into a plate of pumpkin mash with poached eggs on Turkish toast and a spiced pumpkin latte (we like to double down on the pu’nkin over here) your cockles will be warm in no time at all. Once you’ve finished breakfast you can take a gander at the art while you wait for the next break in the rain to dash to your car.
Watching the weather roll in over the ocean while you’re in the warm confines of Yelo at Trigg waiting for your morning coffee is soothing for the soul. Be sure to grab a tasty muffin or some thick, organic fruit toast so you keep adding to your winter blubber (it keeps you warm, ok).
HangOut On 20 Preston
Where better to warm up on a cold, rainy day than by a fireplace with a big bowl of steaming curry laksa at HangOut on 20 Preston. And the best bit you can even bring your pooch friend on your little rainy day outing—don’t forget his raincoat though!
We love Sayers Sister any time of the year, but especially in winter. Their big cushy chairs almost swallow you whole and the food is hearty, warming and delicious. We love the cornbread with maple roasted ironbark pumpkin, baked ricotta, blackened corn salsa and poached eggs for breakfast and the coriander and cumin bean tagine with babaganoush, a poached egg and toasted linseed for lunch.
West End Deli
When it comes to food that melts your innards look no further than West End Deli. Cool and rainy days call for eats like their porridge with almond milk, honey and banana, black bean and pork rib cassoulet and French onion soup with chicken liver parfait
Bread In Common
After baking all of the delicious bread in their woodfired ovens from the wee hours in the morning, Bread In Common is one of the best Perth cafes to warm up on a cold day. Ask for a table towards the back, closer to the ovens and order up big on the bread and house-churned butter.
Il Lido in Cottesloe is definitely one of the best places in Perth to escape the rain. Warm up with a big ol’ bowl of spaghetti or gnocchi and take in the view as the rain batters the coast. Add a few glasses of vino and you’ll be warm until the end of winter…or at least the end of the day.
Hands down, one of Perth’s cosiest cafes (and best places to escape a rainy day), Cantina 663’s all day brunch is a thing of beauty. Think slow cooked beef croquettes, pan fried gnocchi and semolina vanilla porridge. Hot tip: this place fills up quick on weekends, even the rainy ones, best to call ahead and book!
Rustic and cosy, hiding out at Harvest Espresso in Victoria Park during winter is pretty much the best idea ever. Serving delicious seasonal dishes, we are itching to try the latest from their kitchen, which includes crumbed veal sweetbreads and a freakin’ amazing looking chicken ballotine stuffed with spinach, lemon and fetta.
Make like you’re escaping the blustery streets of New York and head to Hylin on the next rainy day in Perth where you’ll get to warm up from the combined body heat in this busy West Leederville cafe. The chilli cheese scramble with jamon and truffled mushrooms will not disappoint, neither will the slow-cooked spiced brisket served on patatas bravas with poached eggs and chipotle sauce. Yum!
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Sayers Sister | Image credit: Louise Coghill