10 Best Coffee Shops in Perth
For all the Perth based coffee enthusiasts out there, you couldn’t be more spoilt for choice.
With quality coffee shops throughout all regions of Perth, there is somewhere for everyone to get their daily dose of liquid gold.
1. Grouch & Co - Myaree
Tucked away in the industrial backstreets of Myaree lies Grouch & Co – a quaint, industrial style coffee shop/roastery renowned for pumping out quality, ethically sourced spro’s (barista slang for espresso). Opened in 2015, Grouch & Co has made a well-deserved mark on the Perth coffee scene. Baristas work on state-of-the-art equipment, notably the two stunning Slayer espresso machines that guarantee a perfect, balanced cup every time.
More often than not, the guys at Grouch & Co have their impressive Probat roaster in action, so customers are able to see the process that goes into roasting their high-quality beans. Grouch & Co offer a variety of filter coffee options, such as V60, AeroPress, batch brew, Syphon, Chemex and cold brew. [Image via Grouch & Co Facebook].
2. Humblebee Coffee Roasters - Mt Hawthorn & Rivervale
Humblebee is a heavy-weight in Perth’s coffee scene, and for good reason. The micro-roastery has all your coffee needs covered – from tasty espresso and filter coffee, freshly roasted beans (which they will willingly grind for you to take home), to high-end home barista equipment which their friendly staff will talk you through. Standouts on their coffee menu are their iced drinks options, notably the ‘Espresso Tonic’ – a double shot of espresso on ice and tonic water and the ‘Iced Aeropress’ – filter coffee brewed on the Aeropress by the cup on ice. It is worth mentioning that these guys are purists when it comes to using only full cream milk, so if you’re into your milk alternatives like skim/soy/almond, this might not be the place for you. A second Humblebee has recently opened in Rivervale, making their coffee more accessible to the southern suburbs. [Image via Shutterstock].
3. The Tribute Coffee & Kitchen - Shelley
This place is a godsend to the residents of Shelley, bringing quality food and coffee to a quiet riverside suburb. Using beans from Perth based Grand Central Coffee Roasters, the baristas are friendly and knowledgeable, and will happily talk you through the various single origins they have on offer. The presentation of both their food and coffee is excellent – particularly the batch brew (served hot or iced), that comes in a delicate glass jug that is very insta-grammable. For non-coffee drinkers, The Tribute have a selection of organic specialty teas that are brewed at different temperatures, depending on the tea, to best bring out their tasting notes. Pretty nifty, eh?
This place is always bustling, and finding a parking spot on the weekend can be a challenge. It can also take some time to get seated, however it totally is worth the wait. [Image via The Tribute Instagram].
4. Modus - Mt Lawley
A minimalist cafe offering exceptional coffee, Modus is run by two brothers who know a thing or two about brewing a top-notch cuppa Joe. Sourcing single origins from all over the world, the guys 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, which explains why is goes so quickly.
Seating is limited, however if you’re lucky enough to snag a table, it’s a chilled and tranquil place to sit. If you miss out on a seat – fear not, they’re renowned for being super speedy with take-away coffees, whilst not skipping on quality. [Image via Modus Coffee Facebook].
5. Chu Bakery - Highgate
Perhaps one of the most insta-grammable joints in Perth, Chu Bakery not only brews a mean cup, but also has an impressive selection of baked goods, grab-and-go desserts, sangas, and specialty toasts that are made fresh daily. 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.
Chu Bakery has gained a cult-like following, with the people of Perth willing to travel far and wide to get their hands on an iconic Chu coffee & dessert. Located opposite the beautifully serene Hyde Park, Chu Bakery is ideal for a fairly priced, easy weekend brunch spot. [Image via Chu Bakery Instagram].
6. Tiisch - Perth CBD
From the moment you step inside Tiisch, you know you’re in for a treat. The stunning yet simple interior of bright, clean white walls compliment the luscious indoor plants and give the cafe/bistro a sophisticated yet youthful feel. Tiisch use Melbourne based Dukes coffee, offering an impressive filter menu with cold brew, cold drip, batch brew and pour-over’s on offer. Espresso drinkers have a choice of several single origins to choose for their brew. It’s virtually impossible to stop at just a coffee when visiting Tiisch – their breakfast, lunch AND dinner menus are outstanding.
Tiisch stock many milk and caffeine alternatives, as well as an extensive list of artisan tea’s, juices and kombucha which makes it a satisfying visit for everyone. [Image via Tiisch.Perth Instagram].
7. Elixir Coffee - Nedlands
Functioning as a cafe and a small-batch roastary, Elixir’s coffee is made with beans roasted in house, available to take home in retail packs for the 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. For non-caffeine drinkers, their famous hot chocolate is definitely worth a try.
With ample parking and convenient opening hours, there’s no excuse for not paying a visit to this exceptional cafe. [Image via Elixir Coffee Specialists Instagram].
8. Sprolo - South Perth
Sprolo, also the home of Blacklist Coffee Roasters, is a vibrant, upbeat cafe/roastary located on the busy South Perth end of Canning Highway. 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 which beans are used for their coffee, customers are also able to choose from a variety of brewing methods (with barista recommendations), to ensure they are getting exactly what they want. Their extensive coffee menu is accompanied by an Asian-inspired brunch menu, which offers a refreshing change from the standard Perth brunch scene.
There are a few couches by the windows, as well as a large communal table. Their takeaway coffee is made with just as much love if shared seating isn’t your thing. [Image via Sprolo Instagram].
9. Lowdown - Perth CBD
Opened in 2010, Lowdown has maintained a high standard over the years despite being an extremely busy cafe. Lowdown is a clear standout due to their impeccable service, stunning industrial interior, and the ability of their skilled baristas to know their customers’ orders and names before they approach the counter. The majority of their customer base are regulars working in surrounding businesses, so there is a real sense of community. Baristas use Swan Valley based Fiori coffee for espresso, and Melbourne based Market Lane coffee for their batch brew (served hot or iced).
Due to being located right in the CBD, parking is limited; however Lowdown is a 5 minute walk from Elizabeth Quay Station. [Image via Lowdown.Espresso Instagram].
10. Ari & Esmay - East Fremantle
Opened December last year, Ari & Esmay is a Parisian inspired cafe that specialises in bespoke cakes made on site, delicious brunches, and specialty coffee to match. Baristas work on a stunning under-counter Mavam coffee machine (pictured), which enhances face-to-face barista & customer interaction. The decor of the cafe is a pastel pink dream; with high ceilings, wooden floorboards and large windows that let in natural light – this place is not only pleasing on the taste buds, but also on the eye.
Ari & Esmay use Grouch & Co beans, choosing their famous Sparky blend for milk based coffees. They also offer a range of single origins, white or black cold brews, as well as offering a daily batch brew. Pair your coffee with a piece of their famous ‘Unicorn Barc’ to really satisfy your taste buds. [Image via Ari & Esmay Instagram].