Guide To The Best Cafes In Maylands

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Experience the casual and vibrant with the best cafes in Maylands.

You might be tempted to head straight to Mount Lawley for your regular food and coffee fix, but there’s a buzzing cafe scene just next door that’s every bit as fabulous.

Maylands is probably not on your radar at all when it comes to cafe hunting, but we’re here to change all of that. Over the last few years, the quiet suburb has really made its mark on the food and coffee scene, becoming a hot spot for eating, shopping and drinking.

With vintage cafes and bars, Asian-inspired tea shops, casual Italian joints and cupcake bakeries with a New York feel, there’s something for everyone.

So here you have it, the best cafes in Maylands for your next lunch, brunch and dinner stop.

Henry On Eighth

Nothing says cute little cafe we must visit quite like vintage, quirky interior complete with exposed brick. 

Henry On Eighth is a cosy, vibrant take on a traditional bar located in the heart of Maylands. By day it’s a bustling breakfast and brunch spot and by night it’s your neighbourhood bar with live music and plenty of booze. 

Food-wise, they’ve got the traditional pub grub covered with burgers etc, or you can go something a bit lighter and get your hands on their beef brisket tacos. 

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Source: @henryon8th

Mrs. S

Looking for brunch in Maylands? Look no further. 

Mrs. S is a charming corner cafe that is effortlessly cool. It’s the little touches here that make the difference with menus clipped to pre-loved books, fresh flowers dotted about and aprons adorning the walls.

If you’re a real sweet tooth you’ll feel right at home here with a counter full of freshly baked treats always well-stocked.

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Chapels On Whatley 

Chapels On Whatley is an eclectic Asian-inspired cafe that doubles into a fine tea and Asian antique shop.

It has a crazy number of tea blends on offer, and for just $5.50 a head you can sample as many as you like one pot at a time over two hours- challenge accepted!


They’ve also got you covered on the food front with exotic ingredients and Eurasian style dishes sure to impress.

Garden Cafe On Guildford

The perfect joint for a lazy Sunday feed, Garden Cafe On Guildford is an oasis of home-made food and gourmet coffee.

The secret garden corner cafe dishes up tasty lunch, breakfast and sweet treats in a simple and relaxing setting. We’re a big fan of their signature burgers (which include a smokey beef, buttermilk chicken and haloumi) that you can enjoy on their burger night every Friday and Saturday with BYO.

garden cafe on guildford- best cafes in maylands
Source: @gardencafeperth

Sherbet Cafe & Bakeshop 

Handcrafted pastries and cakes baked fresh every day? Yes please!

Sherbet Cafe & Bakeshop is inspired by the cupcake bakeries of New York City, and oh boy do the cupcakes know how to steal the show here. Fluffy and topped with soft icing in a range of flavours they practically melt in your mouth.

You also have to try their delightful cakes, either by the slice or as a whole cake (no judgments from us).

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Source: @sherbetbakeshop

Smoult’s Larder

Smoult’s Larder is a corner store and cafe where you can grab a breakfast bite and stock up on some fresh take home eats.

They’ve got a whole range of stuff with pies, hot and cold cut meats, sandwiches, cakes, tarts- you name it!

Our recommendation? You can’t go past trying one of their amazing salads- they’re totally delicious and the perfect healthy lunch option.

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Source: @smoultslarder

Steam Haus

This super popular local cafe is always busy serving up all-day breakfast, smooth blended cuppas and cakes.

Steam Haus is doggo friendly (big plus) and adored by families or mums and bubs dropping in due to their kid-friendly environment and toy room. The meals are simple and tasty, with things like mushroom bruschetta, eggs benny and Spanish omelettes.

M Coffee

M Coffee is the definition of hidden gem.

If you’re after good coffee in Maylands, you’ve found it. This bright little nook is just down Lyric Lane, roasting killer cups of coffee served up by super friendly staff.


If you’re feeling peckish they also do a range of sandwich and roll options with fresh-in-house bread that will have you coming back for more.

Noggos Kitchen and Coffee

A place for coffee addicts, dog lovers and foodies alike- Noggos Kitchen and Coffee are setting the cafe bar in Maylands.

A relaxing atmosphere and an adorable pup wall art piece will welcome you as you walk in and get settled for breakfast or lunch.

The menu is home to french toast with fried chicken, cookies and cream waffles, cheesy scrambled eggs and fried chicken burgers, so make sure you wear some loose pants.

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Source: @noggoskitchencoffee


You’ll never go hungry at Rifo’s, with $16 pizza lunch specials and generous portions in a low-key, funky setting.

Open all day every day they offer a fine balance of casual dining with modern Italian flavour that includes specialty gourmet pizzas, breakfast options and pasta.

If you’re heading in for breakfast make sure you give their benedict loves bacon or creamy ricotta french toast a try, and at lunch, the Tuscany pizza or Sunday at nonna’s will be sure to hit the spot- big thumbs up if you finish your whole plate here!

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Source: @rifoscafemaylands

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