I spent my first week in Perth staying in an AirBnb in Northbridge which is the most happening neighbourhood in the centre. Every morning I’d walk to a new breakfast spot. Aussie breakfast cafes rule and the ones within walking distance were no exception. Here are a few of my favourites…
The Little Bird Cafe (Intermediate A), 100 Lake St, Northbridge, m.facebook.com/thelittlebirdcafe
This was my local spot which I visited a few times. Nice staff, pleasant outdoor seating, good coffee, great food.
I adore their Acai Bowl with seasonal fruit, ‘coastal crunch’ granola and coconut flakes overlaying an acai, orange and blueberry smoothie (A+). Such a great way to start the day.
The Bird Benedict with bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce on sourdough with fresh spinach was another good one (A).
The classic Brekky Brushcetta with fresh tomatoes, smashed lemon and mint avocado, bacon, poached egg and feta on sourdough can’t fail (A).
These were all around the $20 to $18 mark. If you’re staying in central Perth, my advice is to get a place near here!
Leederville, another central neighbourhood with a few good eateries and shops, is a thirty minute walk from Northbridge.
Sayers (Intermediate B+), 224 Carr Place, Leederville, www.sayersfood.com.au
I liked their Potato Rosti with poached eggs, bacon, onion jam and ‘lemon-scented’ wilted spinach (B+).
Their chocolate-banana bread with honey butter is also great for a bit of indulgence (B+).
While you’re in Leederville you should check out Restore at 231 Oxford Street m.facebook.com/ReStoreOxford. This deli is a treasure store of ingredients and wine. Dare say the cafe is good too.
West Perth is another central neighbourhood between Leederville and Northbridge…
West End Deli (Intermediate B+), 95 Carr St, West Perth, www.westenddeli.net.au
A nice neighbourhood spot. I had poached eggs with dukkah, smashed avocado with mint and peas, and seared kale. All very healthy and simple but totally delicioius (A).
Dukkah by the way is an Egyptian spice and nut mix that is used around the Arab middle east. It has really taken off in Australia due to immigration from the Lebanon and other Arab countries, and has been further popularised by cooking shows.
Wish I’d been here more than once to try the rest of the menu.
And in the CBD, a previously mentioned favourite…
Toastface Grillah (Elementary B+), on Grand Lane, a side alley off Wellington St near the corner with Barrack St, www.toastfacegrillah.com
Top marks for the name! They serve great cheese toasties and decent coffee. See my Perth CBD food post for more info.
Petition (Intermediate B), State Buildings, St Georges Terrace & Barrack St, petitionperth.com
A busy lawyers hangout in the CBD. I had their wonderful Poached Salmon, Smoked Egg Gribiche, Rocket and Ricotta Salata (B+).
I miss these breakfasts so much! They’re a major reason I to go to Australia!