May 3rd, 2021
After spending a few years as a pop-up coffee spot, 2019 saw Artem’s move into a permanent brick-and-mortar location in Mount Pleasant. When a cafe is smoking their own meats, fermenting their own chilli sauce, and having their coffee beans roasted to their own recipe… you know they’re not kidding about quality. Stop in any time for their aforementioned A-grade coffee, or their small-yet-inspired brunch menu (think duck omelette, crab roll, chicken rendang salad, or vegan-friendly smoked celeriac toast), but those in the know will make sure to be there on the weekend for their signature Reuben toastie.
Bread Espresso Bar
Tucked away on Barker Avenue in Como, Bread Espresso is not short on friendly faces, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food. Nick the owner will become your best mate in no time, but most importantly their coffee has a kick and their menu is filled with some great plates that won’t break the bank (basically nothing is over $20). An unassuming hidden gem south of the river.
Bigger isn’t always better – and it’s as true at Cafe Leadman as anywhere else. This itty-bitty, timber-clad cafe is anything but cute. Rather, its dark interior and curated menu speak to a more refined palate. That’s not to say you won’t find any crowd pleasers on the menu: gourmet mi goreng, Cuban toasties and the ubiquitous smashed avo all make an appearance, as well as a rotating roster of tempting Saturday specials.
The Cool Room
Slightly further afield towards East Freo lies the The Cool Room. At the crossroads of two suburban streets, next to vintage store Old Values, it’s hard not to feel pretty charmed by the mish-mash of retro Formica tables, plants and brightly coloured umbrellas. It’s as unpretentious as they come, yet out of their tiny kitchen they manage to serve up unpretentious breakfasts that can rival Perth’s best.
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