Whether you are vegetarian, vegan or just love your veggies like me, finding cafés that have a wide selection of vegan and vegetarian options can be difficult. To make it easier for everyone who is #livingthegreen to find these, we have put together our top picks for Vegan and Veggie Cafes in Perth!
Let us know in the comments below if we have missed out on your favourite veggie spots around town!
Genesis In The Hills – Roleystone
For those who feel like taking a mini road trip out of town, Genesis in The Hills (as the name suggests) – is tucked away in the tranquil Hills of Roleystone. Specialising in local and organic whole foods, lovingly made by their in-house chef and nutritional specialist; the menu changes weekly based on what’s in season. Each month Genesis launches an exhibit showcasing local artists. The best part: there’s cheese involved. Time your visit with the first Saturday of every month and you’ll be eating delicious food to the dulcet sounds of a live jazz band.
Eat Drink Raw – West Leederville
Wholesome, raw and plant-based; Eat Drink Raw has been serving up goodness to the people of Leederville since 2014. Gone are the days where you need to pack your lunch to make sure you’re well fed because Eat Drink Raw supplies a range of wonderfully healthy and colourful fall-back options, for those on a lunch break or needing nutrition on the run. If you don’t have time to stop by and grab it yourself, they deliver for just 5 dollars – anything from raw pad thai, roast sweet potato, quinoa salad, and coconut wraps.
Little Shop of Plenty – Maylands
Born from the dream of helping folks to achieve better health simply by eating better food, Little Shop of Plenty have expanded from their regular Saturday stall at the Subiaco Farmers Markets, to a divine cafe in Maylands.
Proving that a plant-based diet doesn’t need to be boring or dull, the menu is packed full of delicious options. The food is all organic and vegan-friendly and could be for breakfast, lunch or a snack – whatever you need! They have Kombucha tea on tap (yep, sold me already) and a fridge entirely dedicated to healthy sweets.
Must tries include; Cocowhip – and add on some drool-worthy toppings like hazelnut fudge chunks… why wouldn’t you? Hibiscus & rose kombucha tea (ridiculously refreshing and good for your gut!), original kombucha and raw “super” fudge (made from Medjool dates and activated almonds).
Manna Wholefoods– South Fremantle
Whether you’re looking for a colourful salad, delicious sweet treat or want to stock up on some organic products, Manna Wholefoods is a must visit if you are in the Freo area. They are even stocking organic coconut ice-cream! I’m dying to get my hands on the salted caramel flavour (drool).
The kitchen offers a range of amazing options – gluten free, dairy free and sugar-free. There are racks of raw, vegan and vegetarian delights. You are never short for choice here!
The Wolf The Bean The Walnut – Perth
If you haven’t been exploring this little gem in Wolf Lane, then you’re missing out! The food and vibe of the cafe are just as colourful and vibrant as the lane it’s located in! Whether you’re heading in to fuel up before a big day of shopping or stopping in to get a coffee or juice, the menu does not disappoint.
Heaven Raw Cafe – Fremantle
This adorable place is a raw, vegan and nature-friendly cafe, where you are surrounded by gardens and plants to relax and chill out. These guys offer raw classes and workshops, you can get involved in the community centre, and of course food! Even though the menu isn’t huge, it’s all delicious and wonderful wholesome goodness. Fremantle’s best-kept secret. It is hidden away from the main streets and the centre of Freo, tucked away in the FERN community garden on Montreal Street.
There are lots of vegan choices including falafel, burgers, sandwiches, quiche, soups plus lots of salads. The raw desserts looked pretty amazing also! My pick is the infamous enchiladas.
Loving Hut – Victoria Park
Perth’s Loving Hut is a cafe that offers a range of purely plant-based (vegan) food, lovingly prepared and served in a beautiful, friendly and tranquil atmosphere. They use as many organic vegetables and non-GMO products as possible, so you can have natural, healthy and delicious meals. The selection of vegan groceries/candy/snacks is great and features some hard-to-find items like Notzarella and Jokers bars. There are lots to try including ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, pies, curries, and veggies. This is my local so I have tried a lot of the menu, my fave picks are the all of the smoothies, the big breakfast, the salted chocolate, and peanut butter tart and the soft serve ice cream. Oh, and the macaroons are a must!
Something Raw – Mandurah
Something Raw is a bit of a drive, but once you have been you will be hanging to get back and drag your veggie friends along. It has lots of delicious veggie sounding options…from wheatgrass shots with lemon to raw pizza, to ‘bacon and eggs’ to the super acai bowl with granola on top and of course lots of delicious salads. My fave is the bruschetta, – the tomatoes, onions, and herbs are fresh and super flavoursome, and the salad wrap which is huge and packed with fresh salad. There are so many different delicious options. Also if you are interested, the menu offers the calories and macros for the dishes, which is a nice touch!
Flora and Fauna – Northbridge
Opening their doors in Northbridge in 2014, this place is an absolute gem! I’m sure you’ve seen amazing pictures of their food floating around on Instagram. If not – look for it, it’s delightful!
Must tries include the chia pudding, banana bread (with no refined sugar!) served with coconut jam, Nutella or organic peanut butter, raw organic matcha cheesecake, vegan coconut, chocolate, oat, and pink sea salt cookies and vegan matcha green tea cupcakes.
Swan Valley Vegetarian Café – Swan Valley
The tranquil surroundings of the Swan Valley Vegetarian Cafe is the kind of place you can park yourself for a little while with a pot of tea and a good read. An experienced naturopath blends all the teas, some of which are used for medicinal purposes. For those who’d rather drink, your wine tour to the swan valley suddenly got healthier, as there’s a list of organic wine and gluten-free beer available. Along with a delicious and extensive menu of balanced vegetarian (and some raw) meals, you’ll leave one happy and healthy camper.
The Raw Kitchen – Fremantle
Last, but certainly not least is The Raw Kitchen in Fremantle. This place is basically the holy grail of delicious vegan food. A firm favourite or vegans and nonvegans alike, this is one of my favourite places to head to when I feel like going for a bit of a drive. I love it when my friends, who haven’t been before, are amazed at how delicious raw, vegan food can actually be. It’s so hard to choose which dish to have each time because they are all so darn good! The pad thai and yellow coconut curry would have to be in my top three list though.
If they have their nice cream available, GET IT, trust me. I dream about that little scoop of non ice cream, nice cream deliciousness.
Henry Saw – Northbridge
Fun fact… this cafe was named after Henry Saw, the first known person to roast coffee in Perth. Henry’s original merchant warehouse was located on Hay Street in 1855.
Henry Saw is the latest health-themed café in what is now a lively coffee scene in the streets of Perth. Tucked away within Grand Lane, this little hidden café is serving delicious vegan/vegetarian food including salads, wraps, bowls and other lunch type options. They use Blacklist Coffee Roasters beans and use a single origin coffee in cold brew too and VEGAN DOUGHNUTS…. So that is probably all you need to know.
Natures Harvest – Cottesloe
Bowl lovers rejoice! This place has the bowl thang going on. Whether it’s a breakfast bowl, acai bowl, salad bowl or a lentil bowl, you have more choices that you can poke a stick at, it’s impossible to choose just one. This cute little cafe and juice bar is overflowing with goodness. From the amazing food on offer to Miyuki, the qualified massage therapist with the hands of angel – you will definitely want to visit this place in the near future.
The Juicy Beetroot – Fremantle
Surely one of the best hidden secrets in Fremantle, The Juicy Beetroot has been around for years and yet some people may not even know it. Aside from being hidden away down an alley on High St, this incognito little gem only opens from 10am-4pm and sells only the freshest vegetarian food at very friendly prices. If everything sells out by 1 pm (which it often does), the doors will close and you’ll have to grab your fix of freshly made salads and curries another day – so get in early, the food goes quick.
Now go forth and eat all the delicious things!
Blog post lovingly provided by Rachel Dowdy and Ella Liascos