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5 of the Best Coffee Shops in Perth

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If when planning a trip to Australia, you automatically think of Sydney and the east coast…well then, where have you been for the last two years?!

Roughly around that long ago, a big airline made a big move and launched the first direct flight from the UK to Australia. To Sydney? Good god, No. Qantas chose the first city on the map when flying from the UK, and yep, you guessed it, it’s Perth, the capital of the west coast.

This direct route has sown a seed for Perth as a city to blossom. A beacon of rejuvenation for the state, it’s been undergoing huge changes and it’s about time its lesser known areas got some of that limelight. And what better way to explore the city than to discover five of the best coffee shops in Perth. You can thank us later!

Coffee in Perth

Coffee in Perth

Small Print - Perth CBD

Ok, ok. So a trip to Small Print doesn’t exactly mean venturing out into the lesser known areas of Perth (it’s located smack bang in the city centre) and you’re not exactly going far to get your coffee, but it’s a 17 hour flight right?! Caffeine is needed and stat! The little brother of the larger Printworks bar upstairs, this ground floor establishment has built a reputation in the city as the go-to for your caffeine fix.

Foam, Perth - Image: Adam Vanstone

Foam, Perth

Image: Adam Vanstone

Foam - Leederville

Whilst the face of the city centre is changing by the minute with bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels, Leederville has been rising above the ranks as the trendiest suburb around, and Foam is the beating heart of it. Expect outdoor sofas (something of an unusual treat if you’re British) a great high street location, and perfect people watching opportunities, all with an outstanding cup of beans in hand.


Pixel, Perth - Image: Adam Vanstone

Pixel, Perth

Image: Adam Vanstone

Pixel - Mount Hawthorn/Leederville

Just up the road from Foam, as you get to the top of Oxford road you merge into Mount Hawthorn, and Pixel makes for a great coffee centre point in the area. If you’re of the rare breed that enjoys chocolate in your coffee, the mocha here is particularly good.

Scarborough, Perth - Image: Adam Vanstone

Scarborough, Perth

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C-Breeze - Scarborough

Despite being unable to get on board with the seaside pun in the name of this one, it’s that reason exactly that this place delivers. It’s not often you can take your cappuccino literally onto the beach. The coffee is still great make no mistake, but the location is hard to beat. Scarborough makes my list for one the top beach spots in Perth but Brighton Beach in particular is sheltered by sand dunes and away from the maddening crowd. Perfect for sitting, chilling, and watching the sun rise or set with a brew in hand.

Telegram Coffee, Perth - Image: Adam Vanstone

Telegram Coffee, Perth

Image: Adam Vanstone

Telegram - Perth CBD

Telegram serves until 4pm, giving coffee addicts around the city centre an extra hour for their hit. This quaint coffee stop sits within the city’s state buildings. Joined in company by Petition; a craft beer bar and wine tasting store, and multiple restaurants dishing out Asian cuisine, these stately buildings are the perfect frame for experiencing modern culture in historic settings.

Written by Adam Vanstone

Whether it’s a new chain of islands to hop or a new line to ski, I’ve known since backpacking at 18 years old that new places, people and experiences are essential in my life and haven’t looked back since…

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