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How We Picked the Top-Rated Breakfast Spots in Perth
This criterion rates the Perth restaurants’ menu variety and food quality. We all have different ideas of what we want for breakfast, so it’s best to have a variety of high-quality food and drinks.
This measures the overall atmosphere of the restaurant, which includes the design, comfort, and feel of the place.
The friendliness of the servers and the restaurant staff can enhance your dinner experience, which is why we’ve added this as a criterion.
Everyone has a different idea of what’s affordable, but this is based on the value for money they provide through their menu items.
1. Toast Cafe
Specialties: Spanish scrambled eggs, freshly-squeezed juices, French toast, coffee
Address: 21/60 Royal St, Perth WA 6004
Contact Details: +61 8 9221 0771
Business Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursday – Sunday: 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM
What we like best about Toast Cafe is that they stay true to being a Perth breakfast spot by opening as early as 6:30 AM.
But don’t fret if you’re a late riser. They’re open until 2 PM if you’d like some brunch.
They’re a great place if you’re looking for a wide variety of breakfast dishes outside of the usual bread and omelettes. They have unique dishes such as Spanish scrambled eggs, avocado smash, and Filipino-style rice.
With their location right by the river, it’s the perfect spot to get some sunlight while you enjoy your brekky.
Other than their food, they’re also known for their beverages. They’ve got you covered regardless of whether you’re a coffee drinker or if you prefer freshly squeezed juices.
If there’s one thing we appreciate most about their menu, it’s how customisable it is. You can build your own omelette by choosing the meats, vegetables, and cheese in it.
However, their experimental menu has caused some complaints. Some customers have complained that the food quality isn’t consistent, with the fusion dishes getting poorer feedback.
Thus, if you want to ensure the quality of your food, it’s best to stick to their famous dishes or breakfast staples such as toast and crepes.
There were also some minor complaints about the service, especially regarding the wait time, and it’s likely that you may have to queue to be seated on some days.
That said, it’s best to reserve beforehand to ensure your spot, although they do entertain walk-ins.
2. Rubra on the Swan
Specialties: Coffee, pancakes
Address: 171 Birdiya Dr, Perth WA 6000
Contact Details: +61 8 6555 1844
Business Hours: Daily: 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Located in the West Australian Rowing Club, Rubra on the Swan is your breakfast pick after going rowing or if you’ve just enjoyed an early morning stroll by the Swan River.
They offer classic breakfast favourites such as eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes and a big Aussie breakfast. If you aren’t looking for a novel experience and want to stick to the basics, we’re sure you’re going to be satiated here.
Despite having a limited menu, however, we did hear complaints about the quality of their food, even with their crowd favourites like the pancakes.
This has led to customers complaining about the value for money of their dishes, which some diners have claimed weren’t worth their prices. On top of that, they also have a 15% surcharge on public holidays, thus adding to the price tag.
If there is a menu item that has received consistent good remarks, it’s their coffee. They’ve got a wide range on their coffee menu, including cappuccino, flat white, macchiato, and cold brew.
They’ve got other options if you’re not a coffee drinker as well. You can choose between their freshly squeezed juices or their collection of tea.
That said, we do recommend their beverages over their food items, but that doesn’t mean their food isn’t worth having.
However, we do recommend that you inform your server about how you’d like your eggs done or your preferred consistency for your pancakes.
3. Mount St Breakfast Bar
Specialties: Poached eggs, French toast
Address: 42 Mount St, West Perth WA 6005
Contact Details: +61 8 9213 9057
Business Hours: Daily: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Thursday – Friday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
It’s always five o’clock somewhere, so if you’re looking to have a refreshing cocktail with your breakfast or brunch in Perth, this is where you must go.
We were most impressed by the consistency of the quality of their food. We didn’t hear any complaints about any item on their menu!
However, the catch to this is that their menu items are on the expensive side, with one dish costing up to $28.
Of course, the extra price does guarantee the quality of their food, but if you’re on a tight budget, other options on this list may be better.
Furthermore, there were complaints regarding slow service, although these were rare and happened more often on the weekends or during holidays.
Should you dine here, we suggest that you go on weekdays to avoid the crowd and slow service.
We do recommend that you take your time in this restaurant to fully enjoy the dishes and the cosy ambience. It’s not every day that you get to experience a luxurious breakfast in Perth, and it’s best that you enjoy every moment of it.
On that note, we appreciate how all their dishes are served beautifully, making them even more appetising. It would definitely be a breakfast to remember, so if you want a nice treat as you start your day, this may just be the place for you.
4. Panda & Co
Specialties: Bao, ramen, Aussie big brekky
Address: 45/87 Bulwer St, Perth WA 6000
Contact Details: +61 8 9328 5935
Business Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Hear us out. We know this might not be what you expect a Perth breakfast restaurant to be, but there are no exact rules for what counts as breakfast anyway.
If you enjoy nontraditional breakfast dishes or want to try something new as you start your day, this is where you must go.
Panda & Co brands themselves as “proudly inauthentic” with their selection of Asian-Australian dishes, but based on customer feedback, their food is excellent.
While they may be unusual, we do suggest that you try any of their baos for breakfast. You can choose among their tofu bao, pork belly bao, crab bao, and brekky bao.
If you’d like a more traditional breakfast in Perth, they do offer eggs on toast, a chilli cheese scramble, or for a more Asian twist, a pork broth congee.
That said, they’re more known for their food than they are for their beverages. They do offer coffee, but it isn’t remarkable, which is important to know, especially if you’re particular about how you want to enjoy your coffee.
They also tend to be busy, especially by the brunch hour, so it’s best to go as early as possible to enjoy a peaceful breakfast. But if you’d like to enjoy your breakfast from the comfort of your own home, they offer delivery.
Specialties: Bagels, coffee, matcha latte, toast
Address: 313 Hay St, East Perth WA 6004
Contact Details: +61 422 199 444
Business Hours: Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Duotone is the place to go if you know how you like your coffee. In fact, while conducting our customer research, nearly everyone spoke about how much they enjoyed the coffee here.
You can enjoy your coffee black or choose a piccolo, latte, flat white, cappuccino, or macchiato with beans sourced from Brazil, Honduras, and Sumatra.
If you’re not a coffee drinker, they also offer other beverages such as matcha and chai. For a healthier option, you can go for their smoothies that are made with dairy-free milk.
We appreciate how affordable their menu items are, with no single item going over $15! Not only that, we think their servings are pretty generous, especially given their prices.
Their recommended menu items include bagels and toast, with a choice between ham and cheese or chilli chicken.
However, we have heard complaints about the quality of their food, with some customers reporting that their eggs didn’t arrive with the right consistency or their food arrived cold.
There were also other reports of service being slow. The most worrying report we heard, however, was regarding a customer being served dairy despite requesting otherwise for dietary restrictions.
Fortunately, these reports are rare, and the restaurant was keen on making up for them.