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The 9 Best Coffee Shops and Cafes in Perth 2021

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Need a pick-me-up? Then do it right with some of the best coffee shops around Perth!

Looking for Perth’s best coffee shops? Thankfully for all of the Perth coffee enthusiasts out there, you couldn’t be more spoilt for choice.

But what makes a good coffee shop? Is it the ambience? Is it the tasty pastries on offer? Or is the best coffee beans? Thankfully, with quality coffee shops, cafes and roasters throughout all regions of Perth, there is somewhere for everyone to get their daily dose of liquid gold. So wake up and smell the coffee at the nine best coffee shops in Perth of 2021:

Grouch & Co Coffee Roasters
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Grouch & Co Coffee Roasters

Tucked away in the industrial backstreets of Myaree lies Grouch & Co – a quaint, industrial-style coffee shop and roastery renowned for pumping out quality, ethically sourced coffee. Since opening their doors in 2015, Grouch & Co has awakened the senses of many Perth coffee enthusiasts thanks to their team of baristas using an array of state-of-the-art equipment for their quality brews. As well as that, guests also get a chance to view the coffee roasting process thanks to Grouch’s impressive Probat roaster.

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Unit 1/45 McCoy St, Myaree, WA 6154

Humblebee Coffee
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Humblebee Coffee

With two locations available – Mount Hawthorn and Riverdale – Humblebee Coffee is one of the top coffee shops in Perth’s coffee scene. The micro-roastery has all your coffee needs covered – from tasty espresso and filter coffee, freshly roasted beans (which you can take home), to high-end home barista equipment which their friendly staff will talk you through. Be warned, they are purists when it comes to using only full cream milk; regardless, every type of coffee brew on their menu is a standout – so you’re sure not to be disappointed.

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77 Coogee St, Mount Hawthorn, WA 6016 | Shop 1/25 Rowe Ave, Rivervale, WA 6103
The Tribute Coffee & Kitchen
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The Tribute Coffee & Kitchen

A godsend to the residents of Shelley, The Tribute Coffee & Kitchen serves up quality food and coffee to a quiet riverside suburb. Using beans from Perth-based Grand Central Coffee Roasters, the baristas are friendly, knowledgeable and will happily talk you through the various single origins they have on offer. For non-coffee drinkers, The Tribute also has a selection of organic specialty teas that are brewed at different temperatures, to best bring out their tasting notes. Always bustling, it may take some time to get seated but we can agree it’s worth the wait.

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19 Tribute St, West Shelley, WA 6148
Modus
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Modus

A minimalist cafe offering exceptional coffee, Modus is operated by two brothers who know a thing or two about brewing a top-notch cup of coffee. Sourcing single origins from all over the world, the brother duo at Modus pride themselves on using only ethically sourced beans that are able to be traced back to the farmers. The daily batch brew is always spot-on and is never under or over-extracted. Serving up a chilled and tranquil atmosphere throughout, Modus also offers takeaway coffees that don’t skip on quality either.

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Shop 35, 602 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Chu Bakery
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Chu Bakery

Located adjacent to the beautifully serene Hyde Park, Chu Bakery is perhaps one of the most Instagrammable and cult-like coffee shops in Perth thanks to their impressive selection of baked goods, grab-and-go desserts, savoury sandwiches, specialty toasts (that are made fresh daily) and, of course, their freshly brewed coffee. Their knowledgeable baristas use Melbourne-based Dukes speciality coffee, serving up a range of house blends and single origins, cold brew, as well as brewing a daily batch brew on their Moccamaster.

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498 William St, Highgate, WA 6003
Tiisch
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Tiisch

From the moment you step inside Tiisch, you know you’re in for a treat. The stunning yet simple interior of bright, white washed walls compliment the luscious indoor plants giving the cafe a sophisticated yet youthful feel. Using Melbourne-based Dukes coffee, Tiisch offers an impressive filter menu with cold brew, cold drip, batch brew and pour-overs. Although it is impossible to stop at just coffee when visiting Tiisch for breakfast, lunch or dinner; thankfully espresso drinkers have a choice of several single origins to choose from for their brew.

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9b/938 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000
Elixir
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Elixir

Functioning as a coffee shop, a cafe and as a small-batch coffee roaster, Elixir’s coffee is made with beans roasted in-house, available to take home in retail packs for the at-home baristas out there. While the cafe may give off the usual minimalist, industrial vibe, the staff remain warm and chatty. Their coffee menu doesn’t stop at espresso with V60, cold brew, iced coffee options and batch brew also on offer. And, for the non-caffeine drinkers out there, their famous hot chocolate is definitely worth a try.

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45A/145 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands, WA 6009
Sprolo
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Sprolo

Sprolo, also the home of Blacklist Coffee Roasters, is a vibrant, upbeat cafe, coffee roastery and coffee shop located in South Perth. Offering a chilled-out refuge from the bustling highway out front, Sprolo is all about giving their customers exactly what they want. Not only do the baristas at Sprolo let customers choose exactly which beans are used for their coffee, but they are also able to choose from a variety of brewing methods. Plus, let’s not forget their gastronomic Asian-inspired brunch menu that pairs perfectly with their extensive coffee options.

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138 Canning Hwy, South Perth, WA 6151
Lowdown
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Lowdown

Opening in 2010, Lowdown has maintained their high standard thanks to their impeccable service, stunning industrial interior and the ability of their skilled baristas to remember returning customers’ orders before they approach the counter. Found in the heart of Perth’s CBD, Lowdown is an easy five-minute walk from Elizabeth Quay Station and can be found filled with local regulars who flock over to sip on their Swan Valley-based Fiori espresso or their Melbourne-based Market Lane coffee for hot or iced batch brew.

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Shop 16A Cloisters Arcade, 865 Hay St, Perth, WA 6000

Love coffee? If you’re needing some guidance with home brewing, be your own barista with our tips on How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee At Home. And if you prefer coffee pods, sip your way to sustainability with Tripod Coffee’s Compostable Capsules.

This article was first published on September 02 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on September 27 2021.
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