For some of us, the day-time caffeine hit wears off and we need a little extra pick-me-up after work. In Perth, however, most cafés shut up shop around 3pm and it can be notoriously difficult to get your hands on a good cup of coffee. We’ve done some scouting and found the best late night cafes in Perth CBD doling out cups of that caffeinated good stuff long after the sun has gone down.
A grab and go specialty coffee joint located at the Wellington Street Entrance to Raine Square, Voodoo Café offers three locally-roasted blends and is open every day until 10pm – one of the latest open cafés in the CBD! A reliable option for an afterwork re-fuel, Voodoo Café’s house blends incorporate a range of flavours from milk chocolate and forest berries to darker tobacco notes. Whether you opt for a cold brew, a siphon or classic espresso, you will get the caffeine hit you were looking for. With limited indoor seating and a few alfresco tables, you can take a seat and watch the nightlife go by.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 6:00am- 10:00pm; Sat & Sun, 8:00am- 10:00pm.
10/300 Murray Street Mall
The Island – Elizabeth Quay
A family-owned waterfront garden bar and restaurant, The (aptly-named) Island sits on its own private island at Elizabeth Quay in the restored Florence Hummerston building. Open late throughout the week, their coffee is roasted by Five Senses, a speciality coffee roaster operating out of Northbridge, and then brewed using their Synesso hydra machine. So, if you’re needing a caffeine boost after a late night at the office, head over to The Island before your commute or afterwork commitment – it’s conveniently located within 5 minutes of the Elizabeth Quay train and bus station.
Opening hours: Mon- Thurs, 11:30am- 8:00pm; Fri, 11:30am- late; Sat, 11:00am- late; Sun, 11:00am- 6:00pm.
1 Valdura Place, Elizabeth Quay, Perth
Open deep into the twilight hours, The Moon is Northbridge’s most iconic after-dark café. With American diner-style booths and stools at the bar, it’s the perfect spot for a quick cup of joe or to satisfy the midnight munchies. If you’re just after a quick coffee, The Moon offers Noble Beast, a local coffee project by bean aficionado Tim Fraser, who freshly roasts the beans weekly. If you’re heading out of the city towards Mount Lawley, you can pop in on your way home from work for that much needed caffeine hit.
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs, 12:00pm-11:00pm; Fri & Sat, 12:00pm-12:00am.
Shop 2/323 William St, Northbridge
Gordon St Garage
Gordon St Garage are micro-roasters by day, restaurant and wine bar by night. The coffee, however, never stops flowing, so you can rest assured you’ll be able to fuel up no matter the hour. This café mixes its industrial inspired garage feel with a backyard garden to create its uniquely rustic feel. Their coffee is made using Mano a Mano and is ethically sourced in micro-loads from bean farms that share their dedication to quality. Located a little out of the city in West Perth, Gordon St Garage is just a quick walk from the main business strip and is perfect for an afterwork pick-me-up, or to fuel those late-night hustles.
Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday: 7am – 4pm, Wednesday – Friday: 7am – 10pm Saturday: 8am – 10pm Sunday: 8 am – 4pm
16 Gordon St, West Perth WA 6005
Image credits: Voodoo Cafe, The Island, The Moon