Waking up is hard. Let's face it, it's always when your alarm begins to sound that you realise just how comfortable your bed is. Sleep-ins on weekends are always longed for after five long working days, but with the amazing breakfast options available in Perth, you've got less reasons to stay in bed and more reasons to set a mid-morning date with friends. Here are five foodie reasons (in no particular order) to wake yourself up from slumber.
Toast is the epitome of casual and laid back dining, gardened by a blissful and colourful backdrop of houses and apartments in East Perth. Nestled along the waterfront, Toast provides quick and easy brunch options, some of which include french toast with blueberries, ricotta and maple syrup as well as the usual suspects - characterised by cheesy scrambled eggs on rye, eggs Florentine, Norwegian and Benedict. You might even find yourself crouching down near the counter to view the cakes and crumbles available for you to eat if you feel for something a little sweet in the morning. Service is fast and friendly and when coupled with its 1940's furniture and modern outdoor setting, it's more than enough reason to go out for Toast.
Shop 21/60 Royal Street, East Perth.
Monday - Sunday 7am - 7pm.
Although small in space, their experimental breakfasts and lunches know no bounds. With their wholesome and rustic menu that changes with the season, Harvest is a top contender for the most popular place in Victoria Park, with a never-failing queue of hungry locals waiting for a seat. It's the only place in Perth that I can acquire matcha lattes just the way I like them (full of creamy green tea goodness where flavour is definitely not compromised) and somewhere where the service is as lovely as the setting.
629 Albany Highway, Victoria Park.
Tuesday - Sunday 7am - 4pm.
Ever since my introduction to Mrs.S three years ago I have been a loyal patron. With its chic and cute window seats, inside communal and individual seating, Mrs.S provides not only a homely and aesthetically pleasing place to eat at, but a fantastic range of options for breakfast and lunch. Pretty flowers adorn homemade pannacottas and granolas, in addition to multiple cakes up at the counter. The Peter Rabbit inspired chalkboard drink menu and the Little Golden Book menus scattered around the cafe add to childhood nostalgia. The cafe delivers a high standard of simple and fresh flavours that will definitely get you out of bed for.
178 Whatley Crescent, Maylands.
Tuesday - Friday 7am - 4pm.
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 4pm.
A little corner cafe shop with a lot to give. There are two outside areas (one of which resembles a mismatched garden haven) and the other area is where the wall side tables stretch just a little around and under the Coffee-to-go window. The smashed avocado, much like many of the other dishes available on their menu, is simple but satisfying. What will draw you in is their kitsch decor. It's a mixture of modern and classic, with many of their teapots looking like items you'd either find in an op-shop or your grandmother's showcase cabinet. Either way, the cafe is full of character and always buzzing. Be prepared to wait at least half an hour before food is brought out to you on blue and white china plates, but I guess in that time you can sip away at a mango and almond smoothie while peering into people's gardens past their white picket fences.
58 St Leonards Avenue, West Leederville.
Tuesday - Friday 7am - 5pm.
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 2pm.
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