Start your day right with some of the best cafes around Perth to get a cup of coffee.
Looking for Perth’s best coffee shops? Thankfully for all of the Perth coffee bean enthusiasts out there you couldn’t be more spoilt for choice.
With quality coffee shops 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 we’ve found in Perth:
Grouch & Co
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.
With two locations available – Mount Hawthorn and Riverdale – Humblebee Coffee 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 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, standouts on their coffee menu are the Espresso Tonic a double shot of espresso on ice and tonic water; and the Iced Aeropress – a filter coffee brewed on the Aeropress by the cup on ice.
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 and 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, depending on the tea, 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.
A minimalist cafe offering exceptional coffee, Modus is run 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 offer takeaway coffees that don’t skip on quality.
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.
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 and give 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.
Functioning as a cafe and a small-batch Perth roasters, 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.
Sprolo, also the home of Blacklist Coffee Roasters, is a vibrant, upbeat cafe and coffee roastary 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.
Opened 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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