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The A to Z of Breakfast in Perth

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by Shannon Meyerkort (subscribe)
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Published March 23rd 2012
Breakfast – it's the most important meal of the day. Many people say it's their favourite meal, and for me, the task of finding the best breakfast in Perth is one I take seriously.

Here is my A-Z of breakfasts in Perth, from all the places I visited in 2011. Click on the titles to be taken to a full review of each restaurant.
Smoked Salmon Brioche from Cafe Zamia

Amaretto – Located in Osborne Park, Amaretto is consistent and accessible. Its breakfast menu will not blow your mind, on the contrary it's really quite limited but it is one of the few places reviewed that offer a glass of champagne with breakfast, which certainly scores it some points. Prices are reasonable, service is friendly and serving sizes are generous.

Open daily from 8.00am at Shop 1, 221 Main Street Osborne Park.

Hobart Street Deli – Located in North Perth, the Hobart Street Deli is small but packs a punch. It has an intriguing and constantly changing menu with unusual offerings such as haloumi and potato cakes with beetroot pesto. Opposite a park, it is perfect for families.

Open daily at 45 Hobart Street, North Perth.

Pancakes at Carillon – Located in the heart of the Carillon Arcade in the city, Pancakes has been around forever. Some may consider it gimmiky, but if you love your pancakes, then this place is your ideal breakfast destination – it offers all the standard breakfast options – but with pancakes instead of toast.

Open daily from 9am at Level 1, Carillon Arcade (Hay Street Mall end) Perth.

The 'Bucket' of coffee at Wild Fig Cafe

Sayers – Sayers is one of those places people like to keep secret, but can't help bragging about. If you are lucky enough to get a table on a weekend (it is pretty small) you are guaranteed to be the envy of all the unlucky punters stuck waiting outside. The breakfast menu drips with unusual and appealing options such as coriander and cumin bean claypot with poached eggs, or ricotta and white chocolate hotcakes or perhaps baked polenta with truffle, feta and poached eggs. Who cares about price when the flavours are so good?

Open daily from 7am at 224 Carr Place, Leederville.

Zucchini and Corn Fritters at Walter's River Cafe

Stickybeaks – although the full breakfast menu is only in operation Thursday to Sundays, there is a massive cake cabinet full of calorific goodness always available at this ubiquitous café. Popular with parents due to the massive surrounding playgrounds, Stickybeaks offers good breakfasts, perhaps a tad pricey considering you inevitably bring the whole family. The omelettes are interesting and filling.

Open daily from 8am at the Ivey Watson Playground, Kings Park, off Kings Park Drive.

The playground at Stickybeaks Cafe

The Subiaco Hotel – Come along on a day when there isn't footy, and you will be treated to an extensive and interesting breakfast menu with items such as Moroccan brik pastry with duck egg and Turkish sausage or Subi donuts with chocolate sauce as well as the more standard brioche French toast or scrambled eggs with spinach and feta. The Subi Hotel is large, so you shouldn't have difficulties finding a table, though it is always popular especially on weekends.

Open daily from 7am at 365 Hay Street, Subiaco.

The Suite – another hidden gem, the Suite has just taken on a new chef, which means a new breakfast menu. It is still very reasonably priced, and even though the servings are nowhere near enormous, the food is very good quality. It is a small place, so bookings are recommended on weekends, but the choice is bewildering – chilli chocolate crepes or omelette with salmon and brie? Wild sausage medley with potato gratin or coriander egg roll with fish parcels and coconut rice?

Open from 7am Tuesdays to Fridays and from 8am on weekends at 210 Nicholson Rd, Subiaco/Shenton Park.

Toscaninis – Located near the sapphire waters of Hillarys Boat Harbour, Toscanini's is one of many dining options in the northern marina. Although the cake cabinet may prove more tempting, there are a number of standard breakfast options, including the pricey and probably heart-stopping Belly Buster full breakfast. A sweeter and cheaper option may be the variety of pancakes on offer, and if you arrive before 10am on weekends there are cheap breakfast specials at $10.90.

Open from 7am daily at Shop 53, 39 Southside Drive, Hillarys (south side of Marina).

North African eggs at Voyage

Voyage – Just south of the bustling Hillarys Marina, Voyage faces the open expanse of the Indian Ocean, although West Coast Highway and the coastal shrubbery prevents actual water views. It doesn't matter though, because the food is more than worthy of your attention. Inspired by exotic and far-flung destinations such as France, Africa and the Mediterranean, the breakfast menu has unusual offerings such as North African baked eggs with dukkah, although you can easily order a more standard breakfast by combining options from the 'extras' menu. Small and very popular with the locals, Voyage is worthy of being a destination of its own.

Open daily from 7.00am at 128 West Coast Drive, Sorrento.

Walter's River Café – Located close enough to Stirling Highway and Canning Highway to be accessible but far enough away to feel completely remote, Walter's River Café overlooks the River at Point Walter Reserve. The café is casual and relaxing and there is a kid-friendly playground immediately outside the window. Perfect. There is an interesting and reasonably priced menu, with options such as breakfast bruschetta and corn and zucchini fritters.

Open daily from 8am (7am on weekends) at Point Walter Reserve, Bicton.

Wild Fig Café – one of four 'Fig's the Wild Fig Café at Scarborough is a kooky place with artificial grass on the walls and lamp shades made out of old bean tins. Good thing the food is amazing. It may not have the most generous serving sizes but the quality is excellent and there are some out-of-left-field options such as Eggs on Fire with jalapeno chillis. Directly across from Scarborough Beach the Café is extremely popular on weekends, so utilising their online booking system may be prudent.

Open daily from 7am at Cnr Brighton Rd and The Esplanade, Scarborough.

The Mint Lemonade at Witches Cauldron

Witches Cauldron – Located in the heart of Subiaco, the Witches Cauldron is a constant – it is always open, always popular and relatively consistent. Their serving sizes are enormous, you won't go home hungry and their free mint lemonade is worthy of a visit. The Cauldron is a bit pricey but as mentioned, the servings are generous, and the menu is large enough to please almost everyone.

Open daily from 7.30am at 89 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco.

Zamia – If you can look past the cake cabinet brimming with some pretty decadent looking treats, Zamia has plenty more to offer – a large, breezy space, lake views, accessible parking and located right next to the Synergy playground. The menu is pricey, but the serving sizes are generous, the quality excellent and the free range eggs are the size of a dinner plate. Zamia is very child-friendly and has a dedicated kids menu, but it is not overrun with children. The breakfast menu includes old favourite such as Eggs Benedict plus newcomers such as homemade baked beans with chorizo, egg and feta.

Open daily from 8.30am on May Drive, Kings Park

Zanders – Located directly across from iconic Scarborough Beach, Zanders offers a good breakfast option, with decent serving sizes and reasonable prices. The range of items on the menu won't win any prizes for being overly inventive, but as long as the food is good quality it doesn't really matter. It's nice to see little people (and their parents) catered for with the inclusion of an old-school arcade video game and couches in the corner.

Open daily from 8am at 1 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough

Welsh Rarebit at The Suite
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Why? Because breakfast doesn't need to be boring
When: Breakfast time
Where: The Northern beaches and Western suburbs
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Your Comment
Hey, what about downtown Kelmscott area?
by rose (score: 0|2) 3366 days ago
Would like you to add Rustico's Tapas bar in Rockingham on the foreshore to your great breakfast list. Their food is always great and the coffee's good. They also have champagne on the menu and desserts! The tapas are to die for and the menu extensive and very tasty. Vanessa the host is very welcoming too.
by pfuit (score: 1|67) 3365 days ago
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