Best Cafes In South Perth

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South Perth cafes you need to add to your must visit list

Best Cafes In South Perth

South Perth cafes you need to add to your must visit list
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Just a little past the city, it’s time to head to South Perth for your next brunch destination.

With views of the city skyline and walking paths along the foreshore, it’s one not to skip. Explore artisan breakfast, fresh flavours, seasonal dishes, and delicious coffee in the peaceful suburb.

Here are some South Perth cafe gems to add to your list.

1. Gusto Food

We obviously had to kick off this list with the much-loved Gusto Food.

Famous for massive portion sizes (I’m talking unbutton your pants massive) and their stacked homemade crumpets, you’ll have to make a beeline for any spare seat here when it’s packed out, but it’s totally worth it. They don’t skimp on the coffee either, and the service is always fabulous. 

Source: @gustofoodsouthperth
  • Location: 86 Angelo St, South Perth
  • Price: $$$
  • Options: Dine-in, takeaway
  • Website: @gustofoodsouthperth

2. Secret Garden Cafe & Patisserie

If not for the coffee and food, pop into Secret Garden Cafe & Patisserie for the location. 

Don’t be fooled by your average-looking cafe on the outside, as soon as you step in you’ll be transported into a zen oasis with shady trees and plenty of greenery to sit amongst. They do fresh breakfast and lunch dishes along with cakes and slices complimented by Five Senses coffee.

3. The Little Banksia

We’re looking past the fact that The Little Banksia is technically in Kensington because it’s too good not to be included. 

The all-day menu here is just superb- one bite of their fluffy, grammable buttermilk pancakes and you’ll never look back. They’ve got all the classic brekky options with a few twists, plus a seriously good fried chicken burger. 

the little banksia- best cafes in south perth
Source: @thelittlebanksia

4. Halo Espresso

In the heart of South Perth sits Halo Espresso, a first-class coffee destination with some tasty bites to match.

Their seasonal menu is always changing, and the dishes are packed with fresh flavours to kickstart your morning. If you’re in the mood for a treat, check out their cabinets for a selection of sweet treats. 

halo espresso- best cafes in south perth
Source: @haloespresso
  • Location: 82 Angelo St, South Perth
  • Price: $$$
  • Options: Dine-in, takeaway
  • Website:

5. The Acai Corner

A food truck on the South Perth foreshore specialising in healthy natural acai bowls – say hello to The Acai Corner.

Make a guilt-free stop here after taking a walk along the edge of the Swan River. Choose from a variety of fresh flavours and toppings or grab a coffee or smoothie with picnic mats and beach chairs set out so you can take in the city views. 

the acai corner- best cafes in south perth
Source: @theacaicorner

6. Atomic Espresso

Atomic Espresso is here to welcome you with a trendy, modern setting serving up quality coffee and breakfast eats. 

The perfect spot for your next sit-down brunch catch-up, they have a variety of dishes to choose from and perfectly roasted coffee to get your morning started right. 

7. Viaje Coffee

Simple and elegant, Viaje Coffee is focused on specialty cups of coffee and Korean-style street toasties. 

The bright ambience will draw you in, and the creamy roast caffeine goodness will keep your attention. They also freshly grind their decaf if you’re after something like that. 

viaje coffee- best cafes in south perth
Source: @viajecoffee.sp

8. Millpoint Caffe Bookshop

Coffee + Books. Is there a better match?

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop is unmissable in its purple building exterior on Mill Point Road. Take a seat amongst the bookshelves and get lost in the pages as you sip on a coffee and enjoy a slice of cake on the side. 

9. Frish and Barc

Frish and Barc are all about community. You’ll feel right at home among french toast, BBQ benny, banana crepes, stir-fried mushrooms, and specialty coffee. 

Grab a quick coffee on your daily commute or organise a catch-up with friends for a brunch that will knock your socks off. 

frish and barc- best cafes in south perth
Source: @frischandbarc

10. Exile Coffee

Not just your ordinary drive-thru coffee shop, Exile Coffee is setting the bar for takeaway coffees everywhere. 

Stop through on your way to work and you’ll be greeted by smiling faces (even at 6am in the morning) that will kickstart your day in the right way, plus their coffee is exceptional. 

11. Our Ruby Girl 

Venture just a hop and skip outside of South Perth for this absolute gem.

We absolutely heart anywhere that promotes ethical and sustainable practices, so she’s an automatic winner in our eyes. Our Ruby Girl is a Como cafe dedicated to zero waste and the best local produce, while also being an Equal Opportunity Employer and hiring people with a disability. 

The interior boasts colourful, local Australian flora and warm woods throughout. The seasonal menu has so many goodies we can’t possibly pick a fave- think focaccia with native thyme, house-cured salmon, pan-fried gnocchi and juniper berry salsa. 

our ruby girl- best cafes in south perth
Source: @ourrubygirl
  • Location: 2/61 Ley St, Como
  • Price: $$$
  • Options: Dine-in, takeaway
  • Website:

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