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The Best Perth Cafés to Study In

This article is sponsored by UWA

Perth is full of great cafés, with many of them also perfect for studying in. Aside from serving up hot coffee and tasty food, cafés can provide a welcome change of scenery from home, your educational institution or local library. Just remember to order something roughly every two hours and to be mindful of the café’s busier periods – it’s good courtesy to give back to them  in return for letting you work there and to not get in the way of other customers.

Here are some of the best cafés in Perth to study in.

The Tenth State, Crawley 

Conveniently located just outside The University of Western Australia, this coffee shop and organic grocer is one of the best coffee places in Perth. It also happens to be a great spot to spend a few hours catching up on assignments. Hosting many student regulars, the friendly owners are very supportive of customers who have laptops. The Tenth State also offers large outdoor tables for groups and quieter indoor tables for solo workers. Make sure you try a slice of the café’s signature banana bread with your coffee.

Address: 2/6 Broadway, Crawley

Wi-Fi: No

Don’t miss: The coffee, of course!

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Hackett Cafe, Crawley

In the heart of The University of Western Australia‘s Crawley campus, you’ll find Hackett Cafe. It can be really motivating to be surrounded by other people studying, and Hackett Cafe is always packed with fellow students surrounded by books or tapping away at a laptop. We recommend grabbing something from their bargain breakfast menu, a coffee, and setting up a study spot outside in the courtyard on a sunny day.

Address: Hackett Hall, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The most affordable avocado toast you’ll find in Perth!

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

The Attic, Fremantle

The Attic is among the best cafés in Fremantle. Situated in Fremantle’s charming West End, the café occupies an old loft building. The upstairs is filled with comfortable couches, big tables and wraparound bar seating that’s perfect for setting up with a laptop and coffee. You can also access free Wi-Fi. If you’re planning on getting more than one drink, make sure you order the bottomless brew option and enjoy unlimited refills.

Address: 16 Bannister St, Fremantle

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The baked eggs

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Saint Larry Café, Perth CBD

Named for Saint Lawrence, the patron saint of librarians and cooks, Saint Larry Café is tucked inside the ground floor of the City of Perth Library and History Centre. The café is one of the best cafés in Perth’s CBD, benefiting from free City of Perth Wi-Fi coverage and offering plenty of seating, with views over the pretty Cathedral Square. You may choose to linger at the café and enjoy their selection of hot sandwiches and iced teas, or pop upstairs and make use of the library’s seven levels, desks and power points.

Address: 573 Hay St, Perth

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The fresh croissants

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Bayside Kitchen, Crawley

If studying by the water with a big bowl of hot chips is your idea of the perfect revision session, head to Bayside Kitchen. Sitting on the banks of the Swan River, directly alongside The University of Western Australia‘s Crawley campus, Bayside Kitchen is the perfect spot to complement reading through textbooks with a big breakfast plate or a spicy chai latte.

Address:5 Hackett Dr, Crawley

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The burgers

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Broody Hen Café, Fremantle

Serving a healthy selection of acai bowls, smoothies and hot breakfasts, this colourful coffee joint is located in Fremantle. Broody Hen Café is one of the top new cafés in Perth, and has plenty of laptop-friendly bar and bench seating, as well free Wi-Fi and power points. Don’t forget to try one of the café’s tasty jaffles while you’re there.

Address: 1/13 James St, Fremantle

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The Jaffles (we recommend Breaky Heart and Earthlings)

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

The Moon Café, Northbridge

This institution is perfect for night owls and among the best cafés in Northbridge. Open from midday to midnight six days a week, The Moon offers spacious booths, big tables and a courtyard full of couches. The café is a great spot to study with friends, as it not only serves coffee, but a great selection of cheap wines, beers and spirits, too – ideal for when you finish your work.

Address: Shop 2/323 William St, Northbridge

Wi-Fi: No

Don’t miss: The Moon Deluxe burger

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: No

Little Gordon St, West Perth

Located in trendy West Perth, Little Gordon St is the sister store of the popular Gordon Street Garage. The café offers cozy spaces and quiet corners, perfect for sitting down with your laptop. Gordon Street Garage also roasts coffee on-site, playing host to Mano a Mano Coffee Roasters, so don’t leave without trying a cup.

Address: 19 Gordon St, West Perth

Wi-Fi: No

Don’t miss: A Mano a Mano cold brew

Vegan options: No 

Outdoor seating: No

Little Sisto, Doubleview

If you live a little further north, Little Sisto is one of the best cafés in Doubleview. With a resident cat often found lounging in the sunny courtyard, the café serves up all-day brunch, fresh juices and hot pots of tea. Benches and bar seating make good work stations, and an early opening time of 6.30am allows you to get a head start on your work.

Address: 145 Sackville Terrace, Doubleview

Wi-Fi: No

Don’t miss: Twice cooked brioche French toast

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

 

(The Attic images courtesy of Shot By Thom)

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