With Perth renowned for its awesome beaches and ocean-front breakfast options, and summer in full swing, now is the time to take advantage of both.
There’s nothing quite like starting the day with a “good coffee”, hearty Perth breakfast (or brunch if you like a sleep in), and then hitting the beach.
Spoilt for choice for both, here’s five must-try places to have a delicious breakfast near Perth’s best beaches this summer.
Breakfast by the beach…
Yelo, Trigg Beach
Something of an institution, the bright yellow Yelo, overlooking Trigg Beach, is the perfect spot to start your summer day. A true local’s local, you’ll often see it spilling over with people chilling on its verandah. Its menu focuses on healthy, ethically sourced options, so if you’re keen for some fresh, wholesome goodness before you catch some waves, you’ll be sorted. Big on local produce and sugar-free, gluten-free, chemical-free and additive-free goodness, Yelo’s breakky and brunch options will give you the energy boost you need before you hit the beach.
Pooch-friendly, and with Trigg Beach’s dog beach nearby, you can of course bring your four-legged pal for a pre- or post-beach snack.
Open from 6am-6pm every day, you can order anything from the menu all day, so if you’re a late starter or prefer a late-arvo surf or beach walk, you can still tuck into their all-day breakky or brunch before or after some beach action.
Breakfast overlooking the sea…
Odyssea, City Beach
Overlooking City Beach, Odyssea offers sophisticated dine-in breakky and brunch options, as well as on-the-fly snacks from its SSEA Kiosk.
Using modern Australian produce – with a twist – its breakfast menu is to-die-for. Go healthy or naughty – because you can always walk it off later. If you want to burn off the calories before you eat them, hit one of the trails to nearby Reabold Hill beforehand. You’ll not only be rewarded with killer panoramic views of Perth’s CBD, Freo, Rotto and beyond, you’ll have absolutely zero guilt when you hook into Odyssea’s “banana bread, buffalo milk ricotta, caramelised banana, strawberries, honey and toasted oats” later!
And, if you’re feeling really naughty – or need a hair of the dog – Odyssea has “adult breakfast drinks”, like the “Hugo ‘the morning’ Spritz”. Did you say elderflower, prosecco, mint, lime and soda? Oh, yes please.
Odyssea offers indoor and outdoor seating options – and is also a great little spot for a lazy group Sunday session or girly brunch.
Perth breakfast with a view…
The Shorehouse, Swanbourne Beach, Perth
Oh, you know, just swanning around Swanbourne. The converted Swanbourne Beach Lifesaving Club has been an evolving crowd-pleaser over the last couple of years. Perched over Swanbourne Beach, you can’t miss its signature yellow-and-white-striped beach umbrellas gracing its deck. The Shorehouse is about as ‘on the beach’ as you can be without getting wet!
Pop in to The Deck for a casual bite before or after your morning jog or swim, or post-yoga bliss from Horizon Yoga, right next door. For something a bit more substantial, check into one of its booths inside, or prop yourself on one of its high tables and enjoy views for days…
Its killer views are matched only by its serious drinks menu, including creative cocktails (I see you, violet champagne!) and zesty summer jugs to share. As well as breakfast and brunch options, with five different types of Blood Marys on offer, if you want bacon in your breakfast and your drink, this could be your time to try the BBQ Smoked Mary – bacon-washed bourbon, liquid-smoke, bbq sauce and chilli!
It’s bookended by Swanbourne dog beach and the nudie – I mean, ‘clothing optional beach’ – so depending on your jam, you can take Fido for a run, or, get up close and personal with, er, nature-ists.
It has set breakfast, lunch and dinner times, so be sure to check the website and book if you have a set agenda, but The Deck accepts walk-ins and offers all-day snacks.
Eggs Florentine in Floreat…
The Kiosk, Floreat Beach, Perth
Smack bang on Floreat Beach, you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing breakfast or brunch date or post-workout fix at The Kiosk.
Its simple breakfast menu offers classic breakky fare, including smashed avo (we won’t tell Bernard) and breakfast bruschetta and burgers, and healthy fresh juices to start your day right.
But if you prefer a post-work, sunset beach walk, you can always enjoy an after-five Aperol Spritz on its deck, or wind down for the week and get stuck right in on its BYO Thursdays.
Oh, and it’s also dog-friendly because these views are best shared with (wo)man’s bestie.
Active Perth breakky…
Bib & Tucker, Leighton Beach, Fremantle
Owned by former Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan, Bib & Tucker stands tall over Leighton Beach, and, fittingly, is surrounded by multiple fitness-oriented opps. You can swim, surf or paddle at your leisure, or get serious with stand-up paddle lessons and board hire from Elemental Kite, Surf & SUP.
Once you’ve worked up a sweat – and a hunger – tuck into Bib & Tucker’s extensive menu, which includes the classics like Eggs Benny or hello, breakfast pizza – charred bacon, eggs, mushroom, spinach, and, ooh la la, flor de latte (that’s cheese!).
And, if you fancy undoing all that good with a naughty beverage, Bib & Tucker also has a sneaky alcoholic drinks menu. You’ve got your Bloody Mary and Mimosa options – or for something a little bit fancy, try their Hibiscus Prosecco – hello summer! Cin cin!
Where is your favourite breakky in Perth?
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