The Locals-Only Guide to Breakfast in Perth

Delicia Smith
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Home to some of the world’s best beaches, Perth provides the perfect blend of casual, urban cool and raw, natural beauty—and the City of Lights also offers up an abundance of breakfast spots that are ripe for the tasting. From inner city Northbridge to beachside Cottesloe, each area presents its own flavour while staying true to the laid-back WA vibe.  

We’ve hand-picked 11 breakfast options that the locals love­—and they are definitely worth getting out of bed for. Keep scrolling to see our mouth-watering selection.

Leederville

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Pixel Coffee Brewers

A top spot for a cup of java, Pixel Coffee Brewers is all about speciality coffees, and what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in character. This cute and retro café serves up delicious, healthy breakfasts (think Avocado Smash and Poached Eggs) alongside some unbelievably pretty cakes and pastries that guarantee a sugar high. Fancy something different? Try the Bircher Muesli with Coconut Yoghurt and Fresh Fruit – it’s an absolute delight.

Sayers

Right in the heart of Leederville, Sayers offers locally sourced, organic produce in a hip yet unpretentious hub. An inventive use of top quality ingredients underscores the menu. Kick back with a coffee and Potato Rosti, Poached Eggs, Bacon, Onion Jam and Lemon Scented Spinach. Oh, and did I mention the Chocolate Banana Bread? So delicious!

North Perth

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Miss Watson’s Garden

Hidden away behind the Angove Street Collective homewares store, Miss Watson’s Garden is the perfect spot to rest up after wandering the boutiques on this fashionable strip in North Perth. The café is housed in what used to be a Post Office, and is named after the Post Mistress, Miss Watson, who used the outside space as her garden. Secluded and calm, linger over a latte in the shady courtyard out the back while tucking into delicious, healthy produce. A little gem.

The Old Laundry

Housed on buzzing Angove Street in what used to be an old laundry, this light, airy and spacious bar covers all bases, from sunrise to sunset. For breakfast, score a seat in the sunlit courtyard, or pull up a pew inside and politely request a hangover-curing Bloody Mary, if you’re having one of those weekends… Breakfast offerings are delicious. Feeling decadent? Try the Honey Spiced Panacotta.

Fremantle

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The Shipping Lane

Right opposite Leighton Beach in North Fremantle, The Shipping Lane is the perfect spot to enjoy the exceptional food and fresh juices while taking in the beautiful beach view. And because it’s right by the ocean, you won’t look out of place in bathers and thongs or your Saturday morning activewear. Coffees are roasted in house and the menu offers up some unusual breakfast choices, such as Mushroom Crepes and Slow Poached Salmon.

Red Cherries Coffee Bar

Al fresco dining is the hallmark of Freo and central South Terrace is fondly known as the Cappuchino Strip. This bustling stretch of street is packed with party-goers each night, and coffee drinkers every morning. Tucked away just off the strip, Red Cherries Coffee Bar is well worth the detour for corn fritters and a cup of their own Darkstar Coffee blend. Service is quick and the barristers know their beans.

Kate and Abel

This café-cum-cool-homewares store serves locally roasted coffee from Big Brew, homemade sandwiches made with freshly baked bread from Bread In Common, and did we mention the delicious cakes?

The Attic

A stylish little red-brick café, The Attic has earned a solid reputation for its robust coffees and mouth-watering breakfasts. Décor is retro-relaxed (think: vintage couches, exposed bricks and wooden beams), and it’s a cosy spot to visit come wintertime. Our breakfast pick? They had us at the Green Chilli Eggs.

Cottesloe

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Daisies Cottesloe

Nestled among the pine trees, take a seat on the verrandah outside at one of Cott’s most iconic spots. Kick back after a swim and grab a bite and a coffee – or try a Pressed Earth juice or nut milk drink for a serious health hit or the Avo, Pea and Mint on Sourdough is a dream.

Vans

Perfectly positioned on a bright and breezy corner of the Cottesloe strip, Vans is as relaxed as its beachside suburb location would suggest and touts a menu that changes with the seasons and uses fresh, local produce. If you’ve got the staying power, try a Breakfast Martini or the Super Grain Porridge with Honey Spiced Figs if you’re looking for a warming, health hit.

Northbridge

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Little Bird Café

Pancakes and a Dirty Chai for breakfast? Oh, go on then. Little Bird Café also serves up some clean-eating treats too. We’re looking at you, vegan and paleo-approved Green Brekky Bowl. Stop off at this large but homely place – a must for any Perth breakfast fan.  

Feeling hungry? Pick up a copy of Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward ($30) and cook up your own breakfast masterpiece at home. 

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