Being vegan can often make going out for breakfast a little tricky, given it’s a time of day that typically lends itself to eggs and bacon, and one where hunting down something plant-based isn’t exactly the easiest of tasks. Which kind of sucks, because breakfast is the best.
The good news is, as the popularity of veganism continues to grow, more and more Perth cafes are coming to the party and serving up some very tasty vegan breakfast options.
Here’s where to find the best vegan breakfasts around Perth.
Flora and Fauna
It’s hard to go past Flora and Fauna if you’re after vegan options; this tiny little cafe’s menu is made up entirely of vegan and vegetarian dishes. We love the Superfood Muesli for something light, or the Breakfast Burrito for something a bit more on the substantial side. They’ve also got a huge range of cold pressed juices, and of course, coffee.
Pearth Organic Kitchen
Focusing on local, organic produce is never a bad thing, and the team at Pearth are all over it. Their fully vegan and vegetarian menu is truly unique, featuring dishes like the Beetroot and Coconut Pancake, Bali Breakfast (complete with vegan egg), and a classic Smashed Avocado with a twist; house-made tofetta.
Little Shop of Plenty
If you’re looking for a menu overflowing with energy-boosting superfoods, and completely lacking in gluten, dairy and refined sugar, you’ll find it at Little Shop of Plenty. Keep it super simple with organic salted cashew butter on toast or satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious Cocowhip parfait.
Little Raw Deli
Everything on the menu at Little Raw Deli is plant-based, and they like to keep things interesting with a selection of chia puddings, pancakes, porridge, toasts and raw treats that change daily. Pick and choose to create your own personalised brekky bowl, and wash it all down with a freshly made smoothie or superfood latte.
Sometimes bigger is better when it comes to breakfast (read: hungover), but as a vegan it can be a bit hard to fill the void. Not to worry; Chinta has you covered with their very generous Vegan Big Breakfast. Think potato hash, beans, tomato, avocado and spinach piled on seeded sourdough.
The team at Pear’fect Pantry take breakfast very seriously, and they make sure to cater for everyone with plenty of vegan options. Grab a vegan brekky wrap and coffee to go (it’s just a short stroll to Herdsman Lake), or enjoy a bite in their cute cafe garden. They’ve also got heaps of vegan cabinet treats should you hear your sweet tooth calling.
A good smashed avo is something we all know and love, and the Bruce P. Green at Bruce Town never fails to deliver. Not only is the portion size super generous, they’re always happy to offer more than one feta replacement for hungry vegans. We love making the swap for house-made beans and relish, but you can also ask for mushrooms or sautéed greens. If you’re not feeling toasty give the Bowlin’ Bruce brekky bowl a try and ramp up the health factor with a fresh smoothie or juice.
Swan Valley Cafe
If you’re out and about in the valley and find yourself feeling peckish, head on over to the Swan Valley Cafe. They’re slinging breakfast until 11am daily, with loads of vegan-friendly options. The Mushroom Bruschetta is a must-try, as is the Mexican Breakfast Beans (sans mozzarella, if you please).
In need of a filling feed? Source Foods is where you should be. We’re all about the Vegan Feast, featuring crispy falafel, house beans, carrot pesto, mushrooms; the whole damn works. They also do a mighty fine smashed avocado topped off with a sprinkle of Vegemite dust.
Nothing beats a good brekky after a morning swim, so do yourself a favour and pay a visit to Nature’s Harvest once you’ve dried off. Their menu is a vegan paradise, with a huge range of house muesli blends, superfood bowls, pancakes and porridge. Take your pick and pair it up with a fresh juice or smoothie.
Ready for lunch? Here’s where to find the best vegan and vegetarian burgers in Perth.
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