If you’re an early riser, chances are you’re a big fan of a good old-fashioned breakfast, and perhaps a cheeky coffee too. Whether sweet stuff is on your morning radar or something on the savoury side of things, there’s plenty of cafes in Perth with brilliant breakfasts. We asked your fellow West Aussies where their favourite brekkie joints are, and the people have spoken. Without further ado, here are the top 15 answers we received for the best breakfast in Perth.
1. Finlay & Sons, Inglewood
Think: Specialty coffee, plenty of gluten-free snacks, heaps of outdoor dining space, quick ‘n’ easy coffee window for when you’re on the go, eggs eggs eggs, breakfast rolls, thick hash browns, vegan options, guarenteed a good time.
Where: 917 Beaufort St, Inglewood
2. The Little Banksia, Kensington
Think: Rustic, exposed red brick, converted house, outdoor dining area, seasonal menu, locally inspired dishes, lots of greens and fresh fruits, big on smoothies, edible flower vibes, buttermilk pancakes are a must, as well as the massive buttermilk fried chicken burger.
Where: 78 Banksia Terrace, Kensington
3. Cleopatra, Scarborough
Think: Beachside, chic, inside the Rendezvous Hotel, good selection of seafood, morning cocktails, fresh bakery goods, coffee and donuts, all the breakfast classics, Mediterranean energy.
Where: Shop 8/9 The Esplanade, Scarborough
4. Hangout on Preston, Como
Think: Cosy, a local favourite, breakfast bao buns and all the essentials too, inventive fare, charcoal bun egg and bacon rolls, breakfast cocktails, modern fit-out, lots of brown tones, named in the Top 10 Restaurants in Western Australia 2021 by Fork.
Where: 20 Preston St, Como
5. Flora and Fauna, Northbridge
Think: Plant-based, all outdoor dining, laneway joint, heaps of freshly baked sweets and savouries, super vibrant foods, elite vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, edible flowers on the lot, always generous serving sizes, vegan high teas, small place with big flavours.
Where: 4/70 Aberdeen St, Northbridge
6. Padbury’s Cafe Restaurant, Guildford
Think: ‘The most amazing pancakes’, modern cuisine in a historic building, exposed-brick space, a step back in time, indoor and outdoor dining, freshly baked sweets to go, big selection of wine, sizzling prawns from 7am, but no shortage of breakfast classics too.
Where: 114 Terrace Rd, Guildford
7. Kailis Bros, Leederville
Think: Family owned and operated, serving since 1926, adjoins to a fish market, seafood-heavy fare, all the standard breakfast goods, shakshuka, spinach and feta scramble, fish ‘n’ chips, organic teas, breakfast bubbles, award-winning, modern fit-out.
Where: 101 Oxford St, Leederville
8. Duck Duck Bruce, Fremantle
Think: Super dog-friendly, local produce forward, converted cottage, lil’ garden dining space, real good coffee, good balance of sweet and savouries, freshly squeezed juices, fun menu items like ‘there’s always money in the banana stand’ and ‘rhubarbra Streisand’, quirky dishes.
Where: 18 Collie St, Fremantle
9. Mister Walker, South Perth
Think: Right on the waterfront, quite literally located on the Mends Street Jetty, city views, supreme sunrise spot, both indoor and outdoor seating, global fare, heaps of eggy options, plenty of vegetarian options, grab-and-go muffins for your morning walk.
Where: 80 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth
10. Gusto Food, South Perth
Think: ‘I could eat their crumpet stack everyday’, hearty, Mediterranean flare, Greek specialty sweets, house-made baked treats, buzzing weekend hive, lovely bay windows, keep it simple with scones and jam, or go all out with a big brekkie, seasonal specials.
Where: 86 Angelo St, South Perth
11. Blake Hill, North Perth
Think: Family owned and operated, Italian-esque, rustic fit-out, exposed red brick, upscale, early morning vino up for grabs, the chef previously worked in a Michelin star restaurant, pretty decent-sized menu, everything from breakfast burritos and vegan big breakfasts to chilli crab scarmble.
Where: 4 B&C, Blake St, North Perth
12. Chinta Cafe, North Perth
Think: Converted garage, South-East Asian flavours, high tea, local produce, rendang eggs benny, chicken congee, maple chicken waffles, vegan-friendly, classics with a twist.
Where: 29 Scarborough Beach Rd, North Perth
13. The Oarhouse, Bayswater
Think: Quite literally in an old rowing club, Riverside seating, open grassy space, locally roasted coffee by Leftfield, gelato by Pietro Gelataria, breads by Loafers Artisan, freshly-made cakes and slices, all the classics, dine with the swans, but keep an eye on your snacks.
Where: 130 Milne St, Bayswater
14. North Beach Deli, North Beach
Think: Ocean views, terrace dining, the usual menu offenders but refined, pulled pork eggs benny, vanilla bean porridge, cold-pressed juices, puppachinos, maxo relaxo by the sea.
Where: 251 W Coast Dr, North Beach
15. Nic and Kolo, Applecross
Think: Asian fusion, contemporary, specialty coffee, all day brunch, leafy sun-lit nook, sleek fit-out, all the classics, but also Son In Law Eggs with tempura soft shell crab and fried boiled eggs, mac ‘n’ cheese eggs benny, chicken parmi bao buns, dogs very welcome too.
Where: 45 Ardross St, Applecross