Perth is home to more than 30 beachside cafes. We’ve profiled 5 of Perth’s most noteworthy coastal cafes for your next beach-brunch venture, plus check out our list below of other beachside cafes to try.
The Shorehouse, Swanbourne
Tucked into the dunes at the end of Marine Parade sits Perth’s beachside dining icon, The Shorehouse. Its modern Australian menu, specialty coffee and signature yellow striped umbrellas pair nicely with the captivating view of the Swanbourne waters. Choose from one of five Bloody Mary’s on the breakfast menu, including the Howling Mary mixed with jalapeño vodka, death sauce, chilli silt and habanero vinegar – it’s the hangover cure not for the faint-hearted. If that isn’t quite up your ally grab a mimosa and bubbles to wash down your smoked salmon or rock lobster omelette. After renovations this year, the Shorehouse has taken on a more contemporary vibe with a new grey colour scheme, additional dining area and refurbished kitchen ready for Summer.
The Shorehouse’s breakfast menu runs daily from 7am to 11am.
Ol’ Buoy, Cottesloe
After being empty for 18 months, Ol’ Buoy has brought back life to Indiana Teahouse, serving coffees and food to go all summer long. Daisies and Someday veterans Sam, Courtney, Joel and David have taken on the beachside kiosk but added a twist, serving your classic fish and chips and ice cream alongside acai bowls and avo toast. Coffee is brewing daily from 6am, so grab and go after a swim or enjoy your post-beach treat in the courtyard under the shade of the Norfolk pines.
Open from 6am to 4pm all week.
The Beach House, Jindalee
The Beach House is a family-friendly venue with a short but tight breakfast menu, providing vegan and kids options comprised of locally sourced ingredients. A standout item is the pork benedict drizzled with koji hollandaise served with Chinese broccoli and mustard on toast. If the view of the crystal blue Jindalee shoreline isn’t enticing enough, the costal contemporary interior may persuade you. Hardwood floors, tall windows, retro rattan chairs and leafy indoor plants give the venue a breezy, cool atmosphere.
Open from 8am to late, Tuesday to Sunday
Canteen Trigg, Trigg
Watch the swell roll in from the deck and grab a tray for brunch at Canteen Trigg. Take-away from 6.30am or enjoy the alfresco dining under the shade of the umbrellas after a surf. This dog friendly café serves up a diverse array of brekkie options, such as the fish tacos topped with guacamole, cilantro slaw and lime yoghurt, and the charred mushrooms with poached eggs, seasoned with mixed grains and kale, on top of sourdough toast.
Grab a tray from 6.30am to 8pm any day of the week.
The Little Bay, Watermans Bay
Husband-and-wife duo Mark and Liz Ahearn (Meelup Farmhouse) have brought one of Perth’s most Instagrammable cafes to northern shorelines with The Little Bay. Select from their tropical all day brunch menu, offering tempeh nourish bowls, orange and poppyseed rice puddings and apple and rhubarb pancakes, or hang around a little for when they start serving cocktails at 12pm. The minimalist coastal interior is a must see, clad with fresh white walls, light timber accents, swinging chairs and tasselled umbrellas, you’ll definitely want to get snaps on your next visit.
The Little Bay is open daily from 6am to 4pm.