Top 5 Breakfasts South Of The River

Only 3km out of Perth’s CBD, South Perth pays homeage to some of the best foodie destinations that Instagrammers are going #hashtag crazy over.

Gusto Food

If you’ve ever driven down Angelo street on a Saturday morning, you’d have seen the line of people waiting impatiently for a seat at a South Perth café favourite, Gusto (and for a good reason). Every dish on their menu is as good as it sounds, from their potato hot cake with avo smash, to their goats cheese scrambled eggs. But they don’t take bookings here, so you may want to get in early to avoid getting’ hangry’.

TRY: House made crumpets with berry compote, peanut gravel and yoghurt

86 Angelo Street South Perth


Sitting pretty on Canning Highway, Sprolo are best known for their smooth coffee brewed by Blacklist Coffee Roasters (as well as their epic menu). The café takes it’s name from a mash up of the term ‘yolo’, and ‘spro’ (a fancy barista term for espresso). But don’t expect freshly pressed juice served in mason jars here, because this fancy café is kicking it up a notch. They’ve even got a bunch of house-made spreads you’ve probably never heard of – bacon chutney, coriander cream cheese and salted gula-melaka caramel just to name a few.

TRY: Traditional Singaporean Breakfast – house-made Kaya jam on toast with soft sous vide eggs, white pepper and a dash of dark soy sauce

138 Canning Highway South Perth

Manic Espresso

Manic Espresso is easily one of Como’s favourite cafes. Not only do they serve up some of the best coffee in the precinct, their food is pretty good too. They’re all about using locally sourced and organic produce, so you can eat your food feeling 100% guilt free. And if you’re an Instagram addict, you’ll snap up one of the most intagrammable breakkies around Perth.

TRY: Golden Glory – corn and bell pepper fritters with smoked salmon, wilted spinach, poached eggs and mango chilli dressing

Halo Espresso

At Halo Espresso you can have your coffee and feel good about it too, because all of the profits made here are invested in helping fund the owners’ charity organisation, Sonlife International. While the coffee here is of course the star of this little espresso bar, the food menu is on until around 2PM, so the Sunday sleep-in isn’t off the cards.

TRY: Huevos Rancheros – spiced beans, avocado, chorizo, tortilla chips and poached eggs

82 Angelo St, South Perth

Millpoint Caffe Bookshop

Millpoint Caffee is providing literature lovers with a side of bacon every day of the week. Once you’ve chosen a book from their huge library, snap up a table, order yourself something to eat and get lost in the story. Their menu is just as good as their book collection, with everything from eggs to pancakes, muesli and French toast. And they serve up some of the finest Fiore coffee, so you’ll have no problem wasting the day away at this book café.

TRY: Breakfast Bruschetta – Tomato bruschetta with grilled minted haloumi and green pesto, served on a toasted bagel and topper with a soft poached egg

254 Mill Point Rd, South Perth

Eat Your Way Through Fremantle

With weekend markets and hidden laneways, it’s easy to see why Fremantle is one of Perth’s most treasured assets. Throw in some of the best chow around Perth and you’re in for a treat. So here’s my A-List of what’s worth eating around Fremantle.

Bib & Tucker

Bib & Tucker is almost always a crowd favourite. And with amazing views and even better food, how could it not be. If you happen to miss out on Brunch here, the dinner menu is just as good, and the best part about it is being able to watch the sun set over the ocean.

TRY: Huevos rancheros. fried eggs, tortillas, smashed beans, avocado, feta, chorizo crumb, chipotle salsa, pickled jalapeño


Propeller is the perfect place for an early morning breakfast, or a lazy mid-week meal. After undergoing some renovations, this former bus garage is looking pretty fresh. The food here is a mix of Spanish and modern Australian, and the bar is fully licensed so you’re guaranteed a good time.

TRY: Za’tar flatbread with pumpkin, feta and dukkah egg

The Attic

If you manage to find this hidden gem then you’re in luck, because they serve up some of the best treats around Fremantle. Grab a nice hot cup of coffee with a large slice of cake, and watch the day pass you by. You’ll feel right at home in this cosy little cafe.

TRY: Kale, brussel sprouts, charred broccolini, sugar snaps, beet hummus, avo, seeds, poached egg

Moore & Moore

Nestled in the Heritage Moores building, this cute cafe serves up everything from eggs to smashed avo and freshly squeezed juice in between. After you’ve checked out the artwork in the building, kick back in the sun-drenched courtyard, with a coffee (or two).

TRY: Sage pumpkin mash, burnt butter, spinach, poached eggs, turkish toast and walnuts

Duck Duck Bruce

If the names of their menu items aren’t enticing enough, I don’t know what is. Duck Duck Bruce serves up some of the best brunch combinations you could ask for. And if you’re passing by around lunch time make sure you grab one of their salty pretzels that are sure to make anyone thirsty.

TRY: Vanilla pancake stack, sour cherry,  orange maple cream, pecan praline, gingerbread crumb

Bread In Common

No visit to Fremantle would be complete without checking out Bread In Common, unless you suffer from carb-o-phobia. The open kitchen sits alongside diners so you can watch the professionals carefully construct your brunch. The menu is designed to be shared and paired with their freshly baked artisan bread. #carbloading

TRY: Ricotta, broad beans, lemon, nutmeg, mint

Stacked Cafe

Lined with greenery, Stacked Cafe will have you in terrarium heaven from the moment you step through those warehouse doors. This massive space functions as a creative studio, event space, concept store and cafe all in one. Good luck trying to leave without a new indoor plant.

TRY: Any of their baguette’s or doughnuts are sure to fill that hunger gap in your tummy