Perth sometimes gets a reputation as a sleepy city, and we think we’ve found the reason: Great coffee becomes increasingly difficult to find in the late afternoon. While Perth had no shortage of incredible brews, many of our favourite stores shut before 4pm, leaving us coffee lovers who aren’t morning people stuck with a homemade or lacklustre fix.
We’ve searched Perth and found four spots serving up the goods well into the evening. And so whether it’s to steel ourselves for a late night of festivities, recover from a long day’s work, or just because coffee is fantastic, we head to:
The newest addition to our list is a collaborative space between Big El’s Latin American Fusion restaurant and The WKND, a specialty coffee space which is fast becoming one of our absolute favourites. When does Big El’s become The WKND and vice versa? We have no idea, but we don’t really mind because they serve great coffee all the way through.
After coffee try: Pulled Pork Mango Tacos
This quirky cafe filled with art and vintage furniture transforms into a bar and restaurants as the night goes on, but never turns off the coffee machine. Be sure to check out their art space upstairs and keep up to date with their regular live art and music nights.
After coffee try: a pork burger and a beer, or if you’re really raring to go skip straight on to an espresso martini.
In the beautiful state buildings, Petition Kitchen dim the lights and take on a slightly more formal vibe in the evenings, but they’re always happy to make lovely coffee. Stay for delicious food and fresh oysters after your coffee has perked up a bit, and be sure to check out their wonderful neighbours.
After coffee try: A couple share plates before a trip through to their wonderful neighbouring wine bar or beer corner.
The converted Gordon Street Garage now serves as a beautiful cafe/restaurant as well as home base for the mano a mano coffee roastery. While you won’t be able to peek at any coffee roasting (which often starts at 4am), you’ll still find fresh coffee served all throughout the night.
After coffee try: BBQ Salmon and a WA white wine.
Got a favourite evening coffee spot? Let us know in the comments!