No doubt there’s heaps of coffee spots in Perth. While some excel for coffee connoisseurs with a focus on the speed beans, they lack in aesthetics – which is more than A-okay for some guzzlers. But others may be looking for the whole shabang – the visuals, if you will. And blessed be, Perth has a number of Instagrammable cafes where you can snap and sip amongst the likes of old-world charm or green gardens. So without further ado, here are ten of Perth’s post-worthy cafes.
1. Gordon Street Garage
Gordon Street Garage in West Perth truly is an epic space, accommodating a micro-roastery by day, as well as their restaurant and wine bar by night in a former garage, complete with a vast backyard garden. The cafe pays homage to its garage past with a rustic interior set with comfy rows of old-fashioned bus seats in the huge indoor dining area. Step outside where you’ll be greeted by a broad open space greened with olive trees and fresh garden produce, along with olde worlde industrial buckets and cans turned pot plants, and graffiti art upon the exposed brick walls.
Where: 16 Gordon St, West Perth
2. Smooth Operator Coffee
Surrounded by the modernity of Perth City, Smooth Operator Coffee manages to give yesteryear New York with its warm tones of amber and deep blue along with a mid-century fit-out. Teeny terrazzo tables are set for your retro espresso vessels and sassy coffee cups, lit by wall orbs and rays of natural light. A sneaky bright orange landline phone is pinned to the paneled wall is surefire set to confuse the Gen Z-ers.
Where: Shop 4/938 Hay St, Perth
3. Stomp Coffee
Located in North Perth, Stomp Coffee is a city escape with a leafy courtyard which feels like your grandma’s backyard. The homey, corner cafe is heavy on the outdoor dining with little nooks where you might hear a few things through the grapevine; but more-so citrus trees instead. The interior of Stomp oozes with sunlight and super laid-back energy where they ‘keep the coffee grounded’.
Where: 39 Angove St, North Perth
Stackwood itself is a big old plant store and community space where creative workshops take place, as well as the occasional market, plant-care lessons, and painting classes – to name a few Stackwood happenings in Fremantle. But as well as the creative venue housed in the former diesel factory, Stackwood is quarters to a cafe and coffee shop where glorious, sweet pies sit on the countertop amongst the foliage.
Where: 10 Stack St, Fremantle
5. Bread In Common
Located in the historic town of Fremantle, Bread In Common is situated in a beautifully restored, heritage-listed building that once housed a pharmaceutical factory in 1898. The warehouse-style space is architecturally award-winning, boasting exposed red brick walls, grand wooden beams, and low hanging lights which are a tangled mess which just works, visually. Watch the magic happen via Bread In Common’s open-kitchen from the vast dining room, people-watch from the mezzanine seating area above, or enjoy the great outdoors with their lovely benched area around a number of raised garden beds.
Where: 43 Pakenham St, Fremantle
6. Little Bay Bar & Eatery
Open from a crisp 6am daily, Little Bay Bar & Eatery offers magnificent seaside views over the Indian Ocean in the wee hours of the morn until the late arvo in their coastal Watermans Bay locale. The cafe is reminiscent of an elegant summery eatery you’d find in Bali with its light, minimalistic decor and its bright and airy ambience. Enjoy sunshine on the patio beneath the shade of a beach umbrella, lounge in the cushioned courtyard, or dine indoors on those breezy days at Little Bay Bar & Eatery.
Where: 33 W Coast Dr, Watermans Bay
7. Zamia Cafe
Located in the western end of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Zamia Cafe offers stunning views of the luscious surrounds just a hop, skip and a jump from Perth’s city centre. Their earthy fit-out is humble, with the focus on the greenery and native Australian flowers which can be viewed through the glass-walls, or from the al fresco deck. The relaxed vibe of Zamia Cafe makes for a home amongst the gum trees. “Come for the view, stay for the food,” as their motto states.
Where: 50 May Dr, West Perth
8. La Lune
La Lune has the ability to transport any old Joe from Perth to Paris from simply gaze upon the neighbourhood bistro. The all-day cafe, restaurant and wine bar exudes a French charm with a dash of mild retro funk. Iconic Bentwood chairs line the street with outward facing rotation to elevate the Parisian-cross-Manhattan ambiance. Although old-timey, modern touches are scattered across the bright eatery along with beauty black and white tiling.
Where: 73 George St, East Fremantle
At a glance upon the facade, you might lookover the plain white shopfront of Mother in Fremantle; but once inside, you’ll be met by a mammoth warehouse-turned-restaurant space encapsulated with exposed rafters and red brick walls. The retro-esque room is fitted with mid-century bus seats where you’ll dine in comfort while indulging in mighty fine, highly creative, plant-based dishes. An eco store adjoins Mother where you can find everything from natural deodorants and hand-crafted kitchenware to nifty baby products.
Where: 181A High St, Fremantle
10. Micrology Coffee Roasters
The unsuspecting suburb of Osborne Park is home to the extremely swanky cafe, Micrology Coffee Roasters where they’ve got all the funky gadgets to elevate your cafe experience. The sunlit space is licked with pastel tones and a sky-blue flare which makes you feel afloat as you sip your cup o’ Joe. Terrazzo tables for two line the windowsills while slick silver coffee machines that look like a tap’s bougie cousin sit atop the concrete counter tops. And as Micrology Coffee Roasters’ name suggests, they do indeed roast their own coffee beans. They even host a DJ on their super cool inbuilt decks every Friday morning too.
Where: 1/58 Collingwood St, Osborne Park