Coffee – whether it’s to get you through the day or to sip over a good book, it’s one of the most popular drinks in Perth. So there’s no wonder there are so many cafes and coffee houses to drink it in. To find the best coffee in Perth, head to one (or all) of these establishments and get your caffeine fix just the way you want it.
1905 Coffee on Newcastle
One of the most popular cafes in Northbridge, 1905 is known for its classy alfresco area, friendly staff, rich-flavoured coffee beans, and being a social enterprise – providing work opportunities and experiences for people with physical and mental disabilities. Take a seat, order a cup of chai latte, and let yourself relax in the cafe’s spacious interior. If you have a bit of work to do, bring along your laptop and make use of the cafe’s convenient WIFI and power plugs. Fancy a read with your cup of coffee? Grab a book or magazine from the available shelf, on which there are plenty to keep you hooked.
231 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Blink Coffee Bar
As the name suggests, don’t blink when you stroll along High Street in Fremantle or you’ll miss what is often considered the harbour town’s best coffee shop. With views of Fremantle’s colonial-era buildings, Blink Coffee Bar is a favourite stop for folks to start their day with good quality caffeine. The cafe prides itself on their great beans and excellent service – the staff are quick to remember your name and order and will make you feel at home (no crazy spelling mistakes written on a paper cup here). Decorated with quirky everyday items that make for great ornaments, the atmosphere guarantees that you’ll find it impossible not to come back!
19 High Street, Fremantle
Located at the heart of the city, Lowdown is a cafe that nearly never sleeps – it’s a favourite for those looking for a great start to the day, needing a quick dose of caffeine during lunch, or wanting to relax in a pleasant atmosphere. Despite being constantly busy, you can expect fast and satisfying service from the cafe’s passionate staff. A popular item among the cafe’s freshly grinded coffee selections is their flat white. And you can’t beat the muffins, highly regarded by many as one of Perth’s best sweet treats.
16a Cloisters Arcade, Parmelia House, 865 Hay Street, Perth
Standing Room Only
Coffee is not just a drink at Standing Room Only – it’s an art form. Pouring what can only be described as smooth, sumptuous, sexy coffee, you can get iced lattes, batch brew and cold drip with fancy names in a small cafe overflowing with character and aroma. Baristas of the highest calibre take their work seriously, and are more than willing to talk all things coffee with you if you pop in to try their handiwork.
Piccadilly Arcade, Perth
By Mentari Sandiastri