Northbridge is a vibrant area of Perth, an easy 1km from the city centre, has long been known as the place to go after dark, with its dizzying array of bars and clubs. If you’re staying at a hostel in Northbridge, Perth, crawl out of bed before midday and you’ll also find some excellent choices for a tasty breakfast. With or without that Bloody Mary.
Flora and Fauna
The perfect place to head if you’re feeling in need of something hearty and healthy. This tiny and popular vegan and vegetarian spot serves up an excellent selection of healthy, and tasty, treats such as pink humous (a beetroot is involved), chilli dukkah, corn fritter stacks and superfood muesli along with homemade muffins and pancakes, glorious fruit plates and everything topped with fresh flowers in all hues. You will literally feel like you’re eating nature. Wash everything down with a freshly ground coffee and feel the glow that only comes from eating fresh, locally sourced fruit and veggies for breakfast.
Open: 7.30am weekdays, 8.30am weekends
4/70 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
If the name alone wasn’t enough to get you through the door, the smell of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches could do the trick. Gourmet and eclectic toasties are the speciality here, and you can’t go wrong. Choose from the epic, signature ‘3 cheese’ (Gruyere, Cheddar and Emmental), or if you’re after something a little sweeter the comically named Pear Grillz (blue cheese, lime chutney and, yes, pear) hits the spot. Hidden down a small lane between Wellington and Barrack street, this is a hip slice of cheese heaven.
Open: 7am weekdays, 9am Saturday
Wellington Street and Barrington Street, Northbridge
The Old Crow
This buzzy, friendly cafe easily wins the prize for the biggest breakfasts in this part of town. Serving up huge American style plates of omelettes, Belgian waffles with bacon and syrup and eggs any style you like, you definitely won’t be leaving hungry. The menu is classic American with the exception of the popular Bacon Bruschetta (with avocado, egg and oven roasted tomatoes). It’s also know for its excellent cocktails, should the mood take you.
Open: 7am weekdays, 8am weekends
172 Newcastle Street, Northbridge