Everybody loves banana bread. Even people who don’t like bananas still love banana bread. Why? Because it’s delicious, warming and makes you feel all cosy inside.
There are some people however who will tell you the reason it’s so tasty is because it’s so ‘full of sugar’ and is essentially just bread-shaped cake. (Yes, bad-mouthing banana bread. Some people just want to watch the world burn, don’t they?)
If you encounter one of those people, ignore them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. Plus, as far as we’re concerned, banana bread contains fruit, grains, dairy and perhaps cinnamon, which is apparently good for your immune system. So there.
Here are some of our fave spots dishing up Perth’s best banana bread.
A little cafe with a big heart, Emily's Corner will impress you with both its banana bread and its customer service. When your order is ready, you don’t get ‘banana bread and a long mac!’ yelled across the cafe by an eye-rolling hipster; oh no, at Emily’s Corner, the expert barista will come out from behind the counter and look you in the eye (gasp!) while personally handing you your breakfast and wishing you a great day. I beg your pardon? Have we stumbled in to the Twilight Zone? No, this is just what customer service is, Perth. Plus, the banana bread also happens to be a solid 10 out of 10.
Flora And Fauna
If you haven’t seen the amazing pictures of Flora and Fauna’s dishes floating around on Instagram, jump on there and have a look-see. Then once you’re done, go there and order their banana bread. It’s served with coconut jam, AND it also happens to be sugar-free, so you don’t even have to feel bad about eating the bread-shaped cake.
All the coeliacs and gluten-intolerant folks out there, stop what you’re doing and listen up right now. The Attic serves gluten-free banana bread with carob molasses and creme fraiche. That is all. As you were.
Just when you thought banana bread couldn’t get any better, Sayers Sister went right ahead and made chocolate banana bread served with maple butter. Yes please.
The banana bread at Voyage is beyond amazing—homemade, served with vanilla mascarpone, banana and maple syrup. Nom nom.
These guys don’t do anything by halves. When you order Tropico’s banana bread, you don’t just get bread on plate—oh no, you get organic banana bread with spiced bananas, honeycomb and coconut meringue. AND they do a gluten free option. Great work, guys! Just a real solid effort.
Pixel Coffee Brewers
The team at Pixel have delicious, warming banana bread ready for you on a daily basis. The perfect accompaniment to their expertly-brewed coffee.
Red Cherries Espresso Bar
Red Cherries is tucked away just off Freo’s famous cafe strip, but if you’re lucky enough to find it, you’ll be glad you did. They make their own banana bread on-site every day.
When a cafe is called ‘Toast’, it would be fair to assume that they specialise in, well, toast. And Toast Cafe definitely does. Their wide variety of cooked bread is rather impressive, and one of the delicious options is toasted banana bread. Mmm.
Red Man Cucina
Known for making great things with bread, it's no surprise that the legends at Red Man Cucina are also pumping out some crazy good banana bread. So enter carb heaven and grab a slice today!
Stimulatte has got all the bases covered when it comes to dietary requirements with their gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo banana bread. But what else is left to put in the bread once you take out gluten, dairy and non-paleo stuff, you ask? Plenty, apparently. Go find out for yourself and grab some of this delicious banana bread that comes served with fresh berries and tart coulis.
If you can order your coffee at Little Sisto without also walking out the door with some sort of baked good, then you should probably be studied. The clever people in the kitchen whip up a huge range of creative and original bread variations every day that sit at the counter staring at you and calling your name – and one of them is good old fashioned banana bread.
The guys at Lowdown mean business when it comes to coffee, and as it turns out, they are equally as skilled at making quality banana bread. Give it a whirl.
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Emily's Corner | Image credit: Elle Borgward