Food, Glorious Food

23 April 2020

One thing that unites people from all over the world is the love of food.

In Perth, we are surrounded by some of the best produce in Australia, from our internationally renowned Margaret River region to our local organic market gardeners and of course the wealth of fresh seafood from our fisheries.

This is a sample of some of the most popular places to eat in Perth!

Perth CBD

Where to go: Our city’s working centre is alive with small bars, eateries, cafes, and restaurants. Everything from food courts, night markets and sandwich bars to rooftop cafes and corporate bistros.

What to eat: Food from any part of the world and for any time of the day. From sandwiches to sushi, coffees to cocktails and pastries to pizza – you’ll find it in the CBD.

Northbridge & Highgate

Where to go: The multicultural heart of the City, Northbridge offers something for every budget. Home to China Town, the Art Gallery of WA and the State Theatre, this area is perfect for casual dining after a show, late lunches and late, late night suppers. Head further North up William St for more good places to eat and to escape the crowds.

What to eat: The most authentic Thai, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Mexican, Italian, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Indian, Korean and Japanese restaurants all in one centrally located area. Stop by for bubble tea, quesadillas, yum cha, a lunchtime thali or roast duck noodle soup.


Where to go: One of Perth’s favourite cafe strips, Leederville is home to award-winning pizza, student bars and clubs, late-night coffee and Western Australia’s best seafood.

What to eat: Gourmet hotdogs, pizzas, and burgers – traditional favourites made with the best ingredients for a cosmopolitan crowd. You’ll also find great coffee, incredible seafood, tapas and hearty pub food.

Mount Lawley

Where to go: Young, artistic and always busy, Mount Lawley is an eclectic mix of cafes, bars, and eateries from every part of the world. With a creative and lively Beaufort St community, this area is a combination of old-town character and modern sophistication.

What to eat: A favourite for lovers of good coffee and Perth’s popular long, late breakfasts, you’ll find just about anything you could want to eat in Mount Lawley!  Come here for cheap mid-week meals, exquisite fine dining, something quick for lunch or a romantic oyster dinner for two.


Where to go: Perth’s original port city is famous for fish ’n’ chips, Little Creatures Restaurant and Brewery, the cappuccino strip and its Italian heritage roots. A large artistic and bohemian community gives Fremantle a relaxed and colourful atmosphere, especially on weekends.

What to eat: Come here for Fremantle’s famous fish and chips on the waterfront, or a refreshing gelato on a hot summer’s day.  Fresh seafood, pasta, pizza, boutique beer, food markets and modern Australian fare make it easy to eat your way from one end of Fremantle to the other!

The Swan Valley

Where to go: A short drive East of the city takes you to the picturesque Swan Valley area where you can sample flavours from local producers.  A great day trip with friends or family.

What to eat: Locally made cheeses, chocolate, German sausages, wine, beer, lavender jams, coffee, honey, ice cream, and nougat. You will not come home empty-handed!

Click here for a list of Cheap Eats in Perth to suit any student budget.

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