Searching for the Best Cafes
I’m on a mission to discover the best cafes in Australia. This time, I’m in beautiful Perth, visiting fabulous cafes in Vic Park.
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 Scarborough. Now, I’m in brunch heaven, discovering wonderful cafes in Victoria Park.
There’s nothing worse than having a bad brunch or a cold coffee. So, I’ve done the hard yards. I’ve visited cafes all over Victoria Park, from the lively spots to the hidden gems. After so many lattes, bacon and egg rolls, pastries and avo on toasts, I’ve narrowed it down to the 5 best cafes in Victoria Park.
I’m so excited to share. Let’s get going.
Vic Park Cafes
Located at 629 Albany Hwy Victoria Park. Harvest Cafe serves up some of the prettiest food in Perth. If they actually took bookings, they would be constantly booked out as it’s a firm favourite with Perth locals. The cafe was designed with homeliness in mind, with an attention to mood lighting and customer comfort, soaring ceilings and rustic pendant lights. They are passionate of natural features and this influence echoes throughout the dining experience.
With a strong passion for Modern Australian cuisine. Harvest Espresso specialises in an ever-changing seasonal menu. They strive to create exquisite dishes with only the freshest ingredients. They serve up all the classic breakfasts like omelettes, eggs on toast, eggs benedict and pancakes. But they also serve some really special dishes like the Brekky Surf and Turf which comes loaded with battered prawns, fried chicken, mashed potato, sweet gochujang, broccoli, onion, capsicum, coriander and dukkah. There is also the wonderfully named Smashing Pumpkin, with poached egg, smashed pumpkin, rocket, cherry tomato, pepitas, broccoli puree, onion, radish, feta crumble, apple balsamic and olive oil on sourdough.
The coffee is amazing at Harvest Espresso as well. It is a Harvest Espresso custom blend by the Northbridge Coffee Roasters.
If you are not feeling like coffee, there is also teas, matcha lattes, red espresso, chai, hot chocolate, and fresh pressed juices.
Located at 414 Albany Hwy Victoria Park. Sage is one of my favourite cafes in Victoria Park. This casual, vibrant cafe is a great place for breakfast or a long lunch. With a modern Australian cuisine, Sage is housed in a building that was once an old post office. It’s typically quieter during the week and you can find space under the lovely covered alfresco area. The weekends get quite busy so it’s a great idea to book ahead.
The menu may be small, but it doesn’t matter when it’s so tasty. There are delicious fluffy pancakes with ricotta, berry coulis, honeycomb, and biscuit crumble. The freshest broccoli salad with pepitas, goji berries, freekeh, pickled onions, pistachios, and cashew cream. But my favourite dish at Sage, has to be the Full Breakfast with berkshire bacon, two free range eggs, a pork and fennel sausage, mushrooms, roast tomatoes, and potato croquettes on sourdough.
Their fresh pressed juices are delicious, and their coffee is always on point. But you have to try the Nutella Milkshake. It comes loaded with Nutella, vanilla malt, choc mint, peanut caramel, and chocolate. It is so good. The super friendly service at Sage, makes it a really great all-round destination.
Located at 257 Albany Hwy Victoria Park. Sixteen Ounces is a cosy little café with great atmosphere. I love to relax in their beautiful outdoor area and soak up the sun. If I had to sum Sixteen Ounces up in a few words, it would be friendly staff, delicious food and quality coffee. Sixteen Ounces is definitely a hit in my book. My tip is to get in early because they fill up fast.
There are so many delicious dishes on the menu it is hard to only name a few. The Crunchy Granola is special, it comes with Granola, Greek yoghurt, seasonal fruits and honey maple drizzle. The Smashing Avocado, loaded with slow roasted cherry tomato, goat feta, basil pesto and mixed leaf on sourdough is a standout.
But I can rarely go past the Loaded Hash. It is a hash brown stacked with spicy pulled beef, tomato salsa, chipotle mayonnaise, cheese and a sunny side egg.
With a single origin and the delicious Batch 20 as the house blend, plus cold drip during the warmer months, staying caffeinated isn’t a problem at Sixteen Ounces.
The cafe also stocks tasty raw treats which you can grab on the way out, along with a cheeky takeaway coffee.
Located at 59 Albany Hwy Victoria Park. Hampton and Marley is a relaxed neighbourhood eatery in Victoria Park that serves excellent coffee and even better food. It is designed to be the sort of place you might visit once a week rather than once a year. With a focus on wholesome and delicious modern food, the menu is relatively simple. It’s perfectly executed though, with delicious takeaway toasties and sandwiches and plenty of delicious options if you want to sit down and stay a while.
Take a break from your regular brekky options and try their Mushrooms and Miso butter with scrambled eggs, pesto, ricotta and crispy chicken skins on toast.
There are also comforting pasta dishes and sandwiches that are a cut above the rest. Sweet treats include baked goods such as choc cookies, a cinnamon morning bun with orange glaze and a caramelised egg tart.
To drink, there is delicious coffee blends, cold brew, teas, fresh pressed juices and smoothies.
Located at 863 Albany Hwy Perth. The Imp is a very popular Victoria Park Cafe that consistently receives rave reviews from locals and visitors to the area. This funky café has an industrial feel with exposed brickwork and raw concrete throughout. The diverse menu highlights the best seasonal produce and has some amazing dishes that keep people coming back for more.
Their all-day menu is packed with delights like the chilli scrambled eggs with chorizo crumb, parmesan and fried shallots, and the Strawberry Coconut & Vanilla Bircher. It comes packed with yogurt, strawberry, compote, caramelised white chocolate, maple, almonds, sesame and coconut.
The Breakfast Burrito is also outstanding. It comes loaded with scrambled eggs, avocado, black beans, chipotle aioli, jalapeno, cheese and spiced tomato salsa
Fiori is their brew of choice, and their freshly baked cakes are next level. Try their amazing carrot cakes!