Our guide to the five best beachside cafes in Perth

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2023
Localista Team

Perth is home to more than 30 beachside cafes. We’ve profiled 5 of Perth’s most noteworthy coastal cafes for your next beach-brunch venture, plus check out our list below of other beachside cafes to try.

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The Shorehouse

The Shorehouse, Swanbourne

Tucked into the dunes at the end of Marine Parade sits Perth’s beachside dining icon, The Shorehouse. Its modern Australian menu, specialty coffee and signature yellow striped umbrellas pair nicely with the captivating view of the Swanbourne waters. Choose from one of five Bloody Marys on the breakfast menu including the Howling Mary - mixed with jalapeño vodka, death sauce, chilli salt and habanero vinegar - it’s the hangover cure that's not for the faint-hearted. If that isn’t quite up your alley grab a mimosa or bubbles to wash down your blue swimmer crab omelette or house smoked salmon. The Shorehouse's contemporary vibe makes it the perfect brunch spot for summer.

The Shorehouse is open daily from 7am until late.

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Swell, Mullaloo

Enjoy exquisite dining and extraordinary views and grab a bite at the family-friendly venue, Swell. In this incredible location visitors can enjoy coffee, cake, food and cocktails to go all year round. Husband and wife team Olivier and Cassandra Letrone are committed to serving simple and clean meals using fresh local produce to create a seasonal menu.

Breakfast is served every day from 7am to 11.15am.

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The Beach House

The Beach House, Jindalee

The Beach House is a family-friendly venue with a short but tight breakfast menu providing vegan and kids options comprised of locally sourced ingredients. A standout item has to be the buttermilk hotcakes with banana, drizzled with miso butterscotch and served with ice cream. If the view of the crystal blue Jindalee shoreline isn’t enticing enough the costal contemporary interior may persuade you. Hardwood floors, tall windows, retro rattan chairs and leafy indoor plants give the venue a cool and breezy atmosphere.

Open from 8am to late, Wednesday to Sunday

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Canteen Trigg

Canteen Trigg, Trigg

Watch the swell roll in from the deck and grab a tray for brunch at Canteen Trigg. Take-away from 6.30am or enjoy the alfresco dining under the shade of the umbrellas after a surf. This dog-friendly café serves up a diverse array of brekkie options such as the grilled banana bread with coconut butter and mango chutney or the charred mushrooms with poached eggs, mixed grains, and kale on top of sourdough toast.

Grab a tray every day of the week as they're open from 6.30am to 8pm

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The Little Bay

The Little Bay, Watermans Bay

Husband and wife duo Mark and Liz Ahearn (Meelup Farmhouse) have brought one of Perth’s most Instagrammable cafes to northern shorelines with The Little Bay. Select from their tropical all day brunch menu, offering chilli sambal scrambled eggs, roasted broccoli and cauliflower filo and house made tiramisu pancakes. Or hang around a little for when they start serving cocktails at 12pm. The minimalist coastal interior is a must see - clad with fresh white walls, light timber accents, swinging chairs and tasselled umbrellas - you’ll definitely want to get snaps on your next visit.

The Little Bay is open from 6am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday, extending to 4pm on Fridays and 5pm at the weekend.

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