Searching for the Best Cafes
I’m on a mission to discover the best cafes in Australia. This time, I’m in beautiful Western Australia, visiting fabulous cafes at Scarborough.
After a really hard couple of years. Cafes are doing it tough. You can walk through any town in Australia and see cafes who’ve had to close their doors.
I want to help in any way I can. I’ve decided to dedicate my blog, to finding the best Cafes in Australia and shine a light on them. It’s time to get out and support these wonderful cafes. I’ve already uncovered fabulous cafes in Fremantle, amazing cafes in Perth and brilliant cafes in North Sydney. Now, I’m in picturesque Scarborough.
There is nothing worse than getting a bad brekky or a cold coffee. So, I’ve done the hard yards. I’ve visited cafes all over Scarborough. From the lively spots to the more hidden gems. After so many lattes, bacon and egg rolls and avo on toasts, I’ve narrowed it down to the five best cafes at Scarborough.
I’m so excited to share. Let’s get going.
Cafes in Scarborough
Located at 190 the Esplanade Scarborough. The Wild Fig is known for serving responsibly sourced produce. It is a trendy, airy café with lounge seating and a relaxed feel. In a prime position right on the beach, the Wild Fig has panoramic views of the beautiful blue Indian Ocean. It's one of my favourite Scarborough cafes.
The kitchen at Wild Fig, serves so many amazing dishes. On the all-day breakfast menu there are classics like Eggs Benny, Mushroom on Toast and an Acai Granola Bowl. If you are feeling hungry, order the Big Fig Breakfast. It comes loaded with a fennel sausage, eggs, free range smoked bacon, thick cut sourdough toast, hash brown, roast mushroom and spicy baked beans.
On the lunch menu the Pesto Arancini with spiced mayonnaise, pecorino or vegan cheese is a delicious entrée. There is also Crispy Pork Belly Beats and Salt and Pepper Squid. For mains there is a Vegan Chickpea Curry served with saffron rice, raita and papadum. There is also a Chicken Salad which is fabulous. It comes loaded with marinated chicken, slaw, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion and diced capsicum served with crispy noodles and toasted pistachios.
The Coffee here is next level amazing. Its such a great spot to sit-and-sip and take in the breath-taking view.
There is also a selection of teas, freshly squeezed juices, shakes and smoothies. I had the Breakfast Smoothie with blueberries, oats, almond milk, vanilla, cinnamon and lavender. It was fabulous.
Located at 41 Edgehill Street Scarborough. Lady Latte is known all over town for its mouth-watering gourmet jaffles and great coffee. Tucked away in the hilly streets of suburban Scarborough, this funky little café has great décor and such a welcoming atmosphere. During the week, the café is full of young mums with prams in active wear, tradies and passers-by. On the weekend, the café explodes with local families looking for a delicious breakfast and quality coffee.
Lady Latte has created an absolutely mouth-watering menu that’s made using only the best locally sourced ingredients. There is a delicious Smashed Avo with cherry tomatoes and Danish feta, served with fresh lemon, rocket, jalapeños and balsamic on 2 pieces of fresh ciabatta. The Bircher Muesli and the Breakfast Burrito are also fabulous.
But you can’t go to Lady Latte and not sample their gourmet jaffles. They have the best names ever. Expect to be greeted by names like Mr Bean, Bollywood, Porky’s and the Jalapeno Popper. The Italian Job is so yummy. It comes loaded with grilled chicken, sundried tomatoes, red onion, aioli, feta cheese, mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar. The Ocean 11 is also delicious. It comes with smoked salmon, cream cheese, spinach, capers, mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar.
The coffee at Lady Latte is also amazing. There is also a great selection of teas, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.
Located at Shop 12/148 the Esplanade Scarborough. Monty’s Café serves up some of the best coffee and freshest eats on the beach. This cosy café, in an idyllic beachside setting, has a passion for healthy, fresh and delicious foods. The menu is spectacular. It’s an all-day brunch menu with healthy options. If you are vegan, vegetarian, paleo or gluten free, you won’t be disappointed with the selection. Monty’s truly caters for all.
On the menu there is Brioche French Toast with vanilla yoghurt, banana, berry compote and maple syrup. A Sweet Potato and Zucchini Pattie dish, which comes loaded with poached eggs, halloumi, red pepper relish and baby spinach. But my favourite dish at Monty’s Cafe is the Chicken Poke Bowl. It is so delicious. It comes with grilled chicken breast, avocado, seasonal greens, edamame, cucumber, slaw, brown rice, toasted seeds, raspberry vinaigrette and Japanese mayonnaise.
There is also a fabulous selection of coffee and tea, freshly squeezed juices and smoothies.
Located at 4/11 Doric Street Scarborough. Doric Street Cafe and Kitchen is a fantastic cafe in Scarborough. It's such a great place to unwind and enjoy amazing coffee, fantastic food, and fabulous service.
With a Korean influence, there are so many delicious dishes on the menu. The Doric Street Scramble with aged cheddar, creamy scrambled eggs and chives is lovely. The Chorizo Eggs with Spanish chorizo, spinach, avocado and poached egg on toasted ciabatta is one of their best. But the Smashed Avocado is outstanding. It comes loaded with avocado, feta whip, herb salad, lemon, peas, pickled onions and poached egg, served on sourdough.
If you’re just after something quick, there is a display cabinet with a mouth-watering selection of fresh baked muffins, cakes, toasties and wraps.
In terms of coffee, they source their delicious blends from Northbridge Coffee Roasters. A range of different single-origin blends are available each week. A healthy selection of teas and freshly squeezed juices are also available.
Located at 16a Calais Rd Scarborough. Drift Kitchen is a friendly neighbourhood café in beautiful Scarborough. I love to sit in the courtyard and take it all in. It’s a Scandi inspired cafe which offers relaxed feels, great coffee, delicious take away meals and mouth-watering eats. It's a favourite Scarborough cafe. At Drift Café, a key aim is to provide the local community with healthy, delicious and value-for-money meals. Whether it’s from their takeaway café or their sit-down breakfast or lunch menu, their food philosophy focuses on creating delicious, fresh food with a modern twist.
Their awesome coffee is roasted fresh from Leftfield Coffee Roasters and their menu is to die for. The Topped Hummus is fabulous. It is house made hummus with two slices of sourdough, pickled carrot, cucumber ribbons and smoked salmon. The Toasted Brekkie Sandwich is delicious. It comes loaded with bacon, fried egg, cheese, fresh tomato, green tomato relish, bbq and hollandaise sauce on sourdough, with a side of thick cut chips.
If you are craving something sweeter, the fresh homemade fluffy pancakes with berry compote, caramelised banana, maple syrup, vanilla mascarpone and seasonal fruit is amazing. There is also a great kids menu with bacon and eggs, muesli and pancakes. If coffee is not your thing don’t worry, Drift Kitchen has you covered. There is a wonderful selection of teas, fresh pressed juices, smoothies, milkshakes and kombucha.