The Cheesiest Bunch: 11 of Perth’s Best Spots For The Cheese Mad

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Are you one of those people who believes that sweet dreams are made of brie?

Well, you’re not alone, and we’ve got a list chocked full of gouda goodies, cheddar cheer and everything in between. Start from the top, prepare your bellies and make your way through this bliss list.

Toastface Grillah

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Hands up who else is obsessed with a good toasted sandwich!

We totally get and that’s why we fangirl hard for all things Toastface Grillah. With their crusty rosemary bread, and irresistible smell that has your mouth watering the moment you enter, you’ll be in cheese heaven.

Order their Trilla Cheese from one of their three central locations in Perth or Northbridge, and you’ll agree these guys are the experts when it comes to ched and bread.

Side Door BBQ

American goodness is easily accessed through the likes of Mary Street’s Side Door BBQ in Highgate.

Yes, yes, we know a visit there tends to be all about meat on meat adventures, but the side dishes have us sitting up and paying attention. In particular their mac and cheese, which is ooey, gooey and ultra-satisfying. You will regret not getting the larger serving if you err on the side of caution.

And while you’re at it, you may as well indulge in their other cheesy dishes like the barbecue eggplant with melted cheese, the mac and cheese bites and their jalapeno poppers.

Mr Chapple

The newly opened and sure to be a regular crowd pleasing joint, The Old Synanogue has brought zest and excitement to the Fremantle strip.

No matter which of the four venues you’re checking out inside, make sure you take a pit stop at  Mr Chapple to try their potato bravas covered in freshly grated manchego (hello potato and cheese yumminess) or their cheddar and leek croquettes that comes in serving of two with romesco and paprika.

Wash it down with a cocktail or beer while taking in the magnificent décor of this venue so steeped in history. 


Pan Pacific Hotel’s Peruvian restaurant Uma is a dark horse that is begging for you to discover it.


While the ceviches are on a whole other level, it’s the papa a la huancaina that is just so damn delicious we almost don’t want to tell you about them. Pillowy soft, these potato dumplings are covered in a spicy cheese sauce that is comfort food on a whole other level.

Once you pop one in your mouth, you will make yourself sick devouring the entire serve. And no judgement if you do, we’ve been there too.

Lulu La Delizia

There’s no denying it: one bite of a dish at Lulu La Delizia in Subiaco and you’ll be instantly transported to Italy. This charming little pasta bar has food of epic proportions, punching hard in the flavour, produce and technique department. And their burrata is definitely one of the star standouts. Ever-changing to suit seasonal produce, you’ll see it sometimes paired with pickled rhubarb or unripe nectarines or spring vegetables. No matter the combination, you’ll marvel at the creaminess and absolute addictiveness of this small plate.  

Canteen Pizza

Good food, good wine and a good view? We must be talking about Cottesloe’s Canteen Pizza.

The gang here are serious about their ‘za, letting the dough naturally rise for 48 hours, then cooking it with wonderful toppings the Neapolitan way in their wood-fired oven. And while we are all about their different options (burrata, nduja and more), it’s their quattro formaggi that we are screaming from the rooftops about.

What is it about four cheeses that makes pizza even more next level? The combo of fior di latte, asiago, gorgonzola, parmesan, fresh garlic and black pepper has us utterly reeling. Hell to the yes.

King Somm

Bayswater gem King Somm is the kind of place you can hole up in for hours in our opinion!

Whether it’s a cosy date, a casual catch up or a big group hang, there’s so much to love here. Sip away at one of their incredible wines on offer, and then tackle their bites. From small ones (say yes to provolone and polenta fritters with chilli mayo or their buffalo mozzarella with peppers) to large plates, you will want to wear the stretchiest of pants when visiting here.

Take your time, digest, then order even more.

Si Paradiso

Strap on your party shoes and head out for a night at Si Paradiso in Highgate.

The vibe is always funky fun and the cocktails shaken to perfection. But the food is not something to be forgotten either! Head with a group and share different dishes (the best way to eat) – but make sure you order the stracciatella with olive oil and pepper.


Best enjoyed with the Paradiso bread, it is a dreamy, creamy heaven-sent something.


Ever walked along William Street and smelled the heady scent of spices?

You can say your thanks to Sauma, which is a modern-day Indian offering that continues to impress with their diverse menu. For the carb lovers out there, this is right up your alley in the form of a three-cheese naan that they bake freshly on order, which also has chilli and coriander. Yes, oh yes.

Lot Twenty

If there’s one thing better than cheese, it’s melted cheese. And what better way to celebrate this humble dairy product than at one of Lot Twenty’s raclette nights? Held on Sundays at the Northbridge venue, here you can get your fix of melted cheese served on a plate of smoked leg ham, Serrano, Hungarian salami, pickled veggies, roasted potatoes and a baguette. Running seasonally to anyone from the public, you can also choose to book this event for a private function all year round. Ain’t no party like a cheese party.


Rounding out our list of cheese dishes you need to try in Perth is Bivouac on William Street in Northbridge.

Their grilled Haloumi thyme & pepper honey, nigella seed and guindilla is uber satisfying: squeaky, tasty and all round great. We could just sit out front of the venue and go through several of these in a row if we had the stomach room – but of course there’s so many other dishes to try too so we can’t be greedy.

Or can we?

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