16 Best Cafes & Coffee Shops In Perth That Are So Worth Visiting

Perth Best Cafes

Prior to our recent trip to Perth, we noticed the lack of online recommendations for bakeries and cafes in this wonderful Western Australian city. So we took it upon ourselves and harassed our Perth-based friends for their favourite haunts.

Bear in mind that most establishments stop operating by the late afternoon in true-blue Aussie style, so wake up early or risk missing out!

There are more cafes in Perth than you think. And Australia really has the best cafes in the world. Here’s our guide to 16 Cafes & Coffee Shops in Perth That Are So Worth Visiting.

Addison & Steele


One cafe in the North Bridge neighbourhood that we really loved is Addison & Steele. It is an open space with funky interior—an huge, open concept coffee bar with sleek coffee machines and pendant lamps, monochrome tiles and patterns all over the cafe, mismatched furniture and window-sill seats…

Addison & Steele Coffee

Addison & Steele has a simple menu of breakfast and brunch staples, and a whole list of regular coffee as well as seasonal specials (on the blackboard). And while you might be distracted by the caffeine options, do also give the Strawberry & Thyme Lemonade a try!

Addison & Steele
1/448 Fitzgerald St, North Perth, WA 6006, Australia
Tel: +61 432 938 322
Daily: 7am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Mt Lawley

Architects And Heroes


If you are in the Subiaco ‘hood, Architects And Heroes is one cafe that is highly recommended by the locals. It may be a simple and unassuming-looking cafe, but it has honest coffee, tea and fruit juices.

Architects And Heroes Coffee

It has a relatively big menu of breakfast items and toasties options and a very interesting menu of artisanal tea selections from specialist growers from all over the world.

Architects And Heroes
25 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
Mon to Fri: 6.30am – 4pm
Sat: 7am – 4pm
Sun: 7am – 3pm
Nearest Station: Subiaco

Bread in Common

Bread in Common Perth


Bread in Common is one of the most stunning cafes in Fremantle. Just a short walk from Esplanade Park, Bread In Common boasts a large indoor seating area with a distinct industrial look, hanging lights, numerous bottles of pickles and something that everyone comes here for—the A$2 free-flow bread.

Yes, you’ve heard that right. For just A$2, you get to have a go of the daily selection of house breads—as much as you can eat.

Bread in Common Cafe

Apart from that, Bread In Common also has a menu of regular bakes, brunch mains and lots of fresh juice options.

Bread In Common
43 Pakenham St, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
Tel: +61 893 361 032
Sun to Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri & Sat: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Fremantle

Chu Bakery


Chu Bakery is arguably among the top bakeries in Perth. Strategically located opposite Hyde Park, the takeaway-only bakery spots long queues every day.

Chu Bakery Pastry

The display of daily fresh bakes are visually arresting, to say the least. There are Asian nuances on the menu, as well as some French flair. What you must try is its signature Chu Puff—a choux pastry well made, topped with luscious and a surprise jelly in the middle. And if you are lucky, grab yourself a Kaya Coconut Croissant. 

Chu Bakery
498 William St, Highgate, WA 6003, Australia
Tel: +61 893 284 740
Tues to Sun: 7am – 4pm
Nearest Station: East Perth / Claisebrook Station



DuoTone is an independent specialty coffee cafe that serves all-day gourmet brekkie till 2pm. The gluten-free Sweet Potato Stack (A$18.50) is one of their bestselling breakfast items and it consists of avocado mash, egg, maple bacon, rocket leaves, quinoa and tomato chutney.

Patrons are entitled to A$1 coffee on Mondays and Tuesdays with every breakfast/lunch purchased.

313 Hay St, East Perth, WA 6004, Australia
Tel: +61 893 259 396
Mon to Fri: 6.30am – 3pm
Nearest Station: Moiver Station


Hylin Cafe Perth


This is arguably our favourite cafe in Perth. Hylin may be a bit off the grid, but this neighbourhood cafe in West Leederville is totally worth travelling for. Its modern architecture and decor make the cafe a very cosy space to retreat to for breakfast.

Hylin Brunch

Its menu is well put-together, with a great variety of brunch items (our favourite is the Grilled Chorizo, Fried Egg & Creamed Corn), bagels, lots of coffee options, smoothies and juices.

178 Railway Parade, West Leederville, WA 6007, Australia
Tel: +61 401 815 804
Mon to Sat: 6.30am – 3pm
Nearest Station: Leederville Station

Koko Black

Koko Black Chocolate


Koko Black is a chocolate institution, and one that all serious chocolate lovers must visit. Its outlet sits in the CBD area, and the huge space is as family friendly as it is romantic for a date.

Koko Black Desserts

We went for the degustation menu, and that is pretty much what everyone goes there for. At A$29.50, it comes with 5 sampler servings of Koko Black’s signature desserts and it is good for two to share. Our favourite has to be the Chocolate & Salted Caramel Tart!

Koko Black
140 William St, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61 892 263 929
Mon to Wed: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thurs: 9.30am – 7pm
Fri: 9.30am – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Sun: 12pm – 5.30pm
Nearest Station: Perth

La Veen Cafe


La Veen is where we had one of the best Avocado Smash in our lives. We are not even exaggerating! Its vegan Avocado Smash (A$18) comprises La Veen style avo creme slathered on sourdough bread, topped with fresh heirloom tomatoes, Danish feta, watercress and truffle oil. The seemingly complex flavours blended so well together, and every bite was memorable, with a lingering fragrance of the truffle oil.

La Veen

This photogenic cafe sits in a heritage listed building, and the warm interior is inviting, cosy and very gorgeous. Red brick walls, long windows, relaxing music. Can we just say how much we love its Synesso coffee machine too?! Of course, while you are at it, have yourself a cuppa. La Veen does good coffee.

La Veen
90 King St, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61 893 211 188
Mon to Sat: 7am – 3pm
Sun: 8am – 1pm
Nearest Station: Perth

Layup Cafe


Layup is a cafe in Northbridge and is really a popular option in the ‘hood for its laid back vibes. The cafe is split into three parts—two rooms for indoor seating, and tables in the outdoor.

Layup Cafe Acai Bowl

Plants and coffee aroma fill the space, and everyone loves their Acai Bowl (A$17). Other brunch items include Eggs on Toast (A$12), Lemongrass & Coconut Poached Salmon (A$24) and Deep Fried Hash (A$19).

Layup Cafe
197-199 Brisbane St, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61 481 064 166
Tues to Sun: 7am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Perth

mary street bakery perth


Mary Street Bakery is renowned for their baked treats. Feast on their exciting selection of pastries, namely Rosewater & Pistachio Doughnuts (A$4.50 each), Lemon Maple Pecan Doughnuts (A$4.50 each) and Cinnamon Doughnuts (A$4). The bakery-cum-cafe also serves a hearty variety of savouries such as Cured Salmon (A$23) and Pork Schnitzel (A$20) till 3pm.

Mary Street Bakery
507-509 Beaufort St, Highgate, WA 6003, Australia
Tel: +61 499 509 300
Daily: 7am – 4pm
Nearest Station: East Perth / Mt Lawley Station

Sayers Sister


Set foot into Sayers Sister and you would feel like you have just entered someone’s living room. The cosy cafe is exceptionally popular in Perth and it is not hard to understand why after sampling their glorious food. Go there for breakfast as they have really outstanding breakfast items, such as the Leek & Parmesan Croquettes (A$19.50) and Pancette Wrapped Asparagus (A$19.50).

sayers sister cafe

Sayers Sister Perth

Choose your coffees from two premium in-house blends, namely chocolate blend and floral blend. The former is characterised by creamy caramel notes and a lingering cocoa aftertaste, while the latter has a distinctive candied peach aroma and a lingering dark chocolate finish.

Sayers Sister
236 Lake St, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61 892 277 506
Daily: 7am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Perth

print hall perth


Coffee is serious business at Small Print Baker & Coffee Maker. From pourovers to cold brews, the specialty coffee shop’s professionally trained baristas would be happy to take you through the available seasonal coffees.

A comprehensive menu of artisanal breads, handcrafted cakes and scrumptious breakfast/lunch mains await too.

Small Print Baker & Coffee Maker
125 St Geroges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61 862 820 022
Mon to Fri: 6.30m – 4pm
Nearest Station: Elizabeth Quay

toast perth


Toast is a scenic riverside cafe that oversees the Claisebrook Clove—an inlet of the picturesque Swan River—and serves nourishing all-day breakfast items.

Free-range eggs are sourced from Baldivis Farms, while free-range bacon and chicken come from Mondo Butchers. Bestsellers include Bacon & Maple Syrup Corn Fritters (A$16.90) and the classic Eggs Benedict (A$16.50).

21/60 Royal St, East Perth, WA 6004, Australia
Tel: +61 892 210 771
Daily: 7am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Claisebrook Station / East Perth

tuckshop pancakes


While there is clearly nothing fancy about Tuck Shop Cafe, what won the Northbridge cafe a loyal fanbase is its simple but delicious food offerings.

Sink your teeth into Handmade Pies (A$12.95 each), Mixed Berry Pancakes (A$19.50) complemented with maple syrup and vanilla mascarpone or Bruschetta (A$18.50) with grilled bacon, goat’s curd, avocado and basil salad.

Tuck Shop Cafe
1/180 Newcastle St, Perth, WA 6000, Australia
Tel: +61 892 271 659
Tues to Sun: 7am – 4pm
Nearest Station: Perth

typika french toast


Warehouse-like cafe Typika boasts an on-site coffee roastery where patrons get to witness all the roasting actions firsthand. Their signature Golden French Toast (A$19.50) is a must-order; fluffy french toasts served with banana slices, maple candied bacon and generous amounts of gooey salted caramel.

Typika’s Spiced Beef Benedict (A$21.50) is equally impressive too! The savoury delight is served with two soft poached eggs, harissa hollandaise and slow cooked beef on toast. Gluten-free options are available for most of Typika’s dishes upon request.

Typika Artisan Roasters
331 Stirling Hwy, Claremont, WA 6010, Australia
Tel: +61 892 846 088
Daily: 6.390am – 3.30pm
Nearest Station: Claremont Station

whisk creamery


Whisk Creamery is truly a paradise for those who have a sweet tooth. Throngs of eager customers are seen lining up at virtually any hour of the day to get their dessert fix.

Order the Tom & Berry’s (A$15.40) – a choux puff filled with berry compote, vanilla gelato, rhubarb sorbet, fresh cream and a homemade strawberry-chocolate macaron. Or customise your own!

Whisk Creamery
151 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
Tel: +61 861 622 948
Sun to Thurs: 11am – 9.30pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Subiaco