Freelance writer, from Perth WA.
Published July 17th 2012
[ADVERT]We've all experienced the early morning munchies, the need for something more filling than coffee on the run and a little more substantial than Maccas. Well, here's three great breakfasts that Perth's south has to offer the early bird, for under $30 for two people.
The full breakfast experience is rated - the food is always found fresh, of accurate temperature and good variety, the locations and interior settings are accessible and appealing to the public at large and, most importantly, the service must be personable and professional.
These cafes should be visited more than once, to make a fair decision.
Benny's Bar and Café 10 South Terrace Fremantle WA 6160 08) 9433 1333
Accessible/modern atmosphere/bar/breakfast menu/coffee and tea
We always make time to stop by Benny's, on the main café strip, when in Fremantle. The manageress makes a point to greet us as regular customers and make us feel comfortable. The bar/café is well ventilated and has heaters warming in the colder monthsand there is a wide screen television to view there. We usually share eggs benedict or a large breakfast, which tastes great and leaves us fulfilled.
Benny's street view, photo from Benny's Bar and Cafe website
The Merchant Tea & Coffee Co Shop 7/16 Riseley St, Booragoon, WA 6153 08) 9316 1388
Open 7 days 7am-6pm
Soothing decor/civilised/breakfast menu/coffee and tea
There's nothing nicer than having a good coffee to start the day! The ambiance at the Merchant is always of class, with no screaming children, nor loud-mouths to ruin a pleasant morning atmosphere. The service from the staff isn't personable, though the breakfast, tea and coffee quality is excellent. We usually take advantage and read the morning paper there.
Merchant Applecross, photo from Merchant Tea and Coffee website
Rifo's Café 933 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park
Open 7 days 7am - late
Comfortable seating/open kitchen/extensive breakfast menu/coffee and tea/desserts
As we live closer to Rifo's Café, we're very much regulars there. I was initially impressed with the open kitchen, nice fresh aromas, staff quietly working away and lack of clutter. All walks of life are welcome here, though in the early morning we find mainly bike riders and businessmen. The staff provides warm service.
In the colder months the heating is well controlled, and autumn and winter months is when a good breakfast means all the more. My partner and I usually share eggs benedict and the bagel on which it rests - delectable! We usually stop for that second coffee also.
Rifo's East Vic Park Cafe and kitchen, photo from Rifo Cafe website