Sayers Sister

  • When:7-5 Tues-Sun
  • Where:236 Lake St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 0429
  • Good for:starting the day in style with an inspired breaky in a chic setting.

Sayers Sister is, as the name suggests, the younger sibling of Sayers Food in Leederville. Bringing the irresistible dishes that we’ve come to expect from the Sayers name to the top end of Northbridge, this little café offers up breakfast and lunch items that will have you spoilt for choice. Read full review

Meat Candy

  • When:5-1030 Tues-Thurs, 12-11 Fri-Sat
  • Where:465 William St Perth
  • Tel:0412632758
  • Good for:feasting and boozing.

Perth’s home of fried chicken, Meat Candy is best enjoyed with an appetite. As they advertise, the chicken is finger lickin’ good, but if that’s not your bag try one of the other inspired carnivorous dishes and don’t forget the sides. Read full review

Lucky Import & Export

  • Where:112 Brisbane St Highgate
  • Tel:9328 9262
  • Good for:stocking your pantry with Asian groceries.

Ever been cooking a Chinese recipe and had no idea what a certain ingredient is or where to get it? Let Lucky help you out. They have a great range of groceries featuring a host of products from various cuisines from throughout Asia Read full review

Beau est Mien

  • When:9.30-5 Mon-Sun (by appt only)
  • Where:Paper Mountain, Upstairs, 267 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:locally made stationery.

Artist and creator Magali Dincher always enjoyed opening up her studio to the public, inviting people to view her works in progress, engaging with like-minded folk and meeting interesting people. Read full review


William Topp

  • When:11-6pm Tues-Fri, 11-5 Sat, 11-4 Sun
  • Where:452 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 8733
  • Good for:homewares, jewellery and affordable art.

Tucked away at the north end of William Street, sits this charming and quirky little shop. Filled with jewellery, art, homewares, zines, and many other cute bits Read full review

Jack Rabbit Slims

  • When:9pm-5am Fri-Sat
  • Where:133 Aberdeen St Northbridge
  • Tel:9325 6677
  • Good for:live bands and late nights.

Mela Indian Sweets & Eats

  • When:530-10pm Mon, 1130-3 & 530-10 Tues-Sun
  • Where:428 William St Perth
  • Tel:9227 7367
  • Good for:delicious curries for dinner with a large group of pals.

This restaurant is huge, and every night of the week the place is pumping. You can only imagine the masses of pots of curry bubbling away out in the kitchen! Mela pride themselves on their authentic offerings from various regions in India Read full review

399 Bar

  • When:3pm-late Mon-Sun
  • Where:399 William St Perth
  • Good for:a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

Threeninenine Bar is found up the top end of William Street, away from the rowdy pubs and clubs that are synonymous with Northbridge. There you’ll find a fit out that is clean and modern with inviting booths, a long bar and a cosy little courtyard. Read full review


Tran’s Emporium

  • Where:358 Newcastle St Perth
  • Tel:9328 7542
  • Good for:woks and knives that are cheap and do a good job - lots of restaurants get theirs here too.

Tran’s Emporium is your one stop shop for Asian groceries. The shelves are packed with all manner of jars, canned and boxed goods that span a range of Asian cuisines, as well as a decent range of fresh food as well. Read full review

Viet Hoa

  • When:10-10pm Mon-Sun
  • Where:1/349 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 2127
  • Good for:a super quick meal.

The best Vietnamese restaurant in the Northbridge area must be Viet Hoa. The premises are large and the tables are always filled, a testament to their tasty dishes. Read full review

Esther’s Cake Shop

  • When:8-8 Mon-Sun
  • Where:Shop 4 / 364 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 8783
  • Good for:sweet or savoury Asian style baked goods.

The Ellington Jazz Club

  • When:Wed-Sun but occasionally Mon and Tues also; check program times
  • Where:191 Beaufort St Perth
  • Tel:9228 1088
  • Good for:first dates, and late night jazz.

The only thing missing from The Ellington for those pining for the underground jazz clubs of the early 60s is the thick cigarette smoke! (Well, so I hear.) This late night music venue hosts jazz and contemporary music shows with an early session and another on the weekends beginning at 11:30. Read full review

The Moon Café

  • When:Mon-Tues 6pm-1am, Wed-Sun 11am-late
  • Where:2/323 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 7474
  • Good for:a late night snack in a chilled atmosphere.

The Moon Café is Perth’s late night angel. Got locked out of the latest uber trendy bar on your Northbridge pub crawl? Need somewhere more classy than Caltex to take your sweetheart after her 1am arrival from Dubai? Read full review

Good Fortune Roast Duck House

  • When:10-10pm Wed-Mon
  • Where:344 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 3293
  • Good for:the roast duck and crispy pork combination with rice is outstanding.

As I write this review I am waiting for my order from Good Fortune to be filled and boy, am I salivating. As you’d expect, the cooks here sure know how to roast a duck, Read full review

Tuck Shop Café

  • When:7-4 Tues-Sun
  • Where:U1/178 Newcastle St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 1659

Nestled in the new developments on Newcastle Street in Northbridge (between William and Beaufort Streets), The Tuck Shop is an honest and appealing little eatery. As well as serving up an inspired breakfast menu that changes daily and light lunchtime eats, the specialties of the house are the pies, Read full review


  • When:10-6 Mon-Thurs, Sat, 10-9 Fri, 12-6 Sun
  • Where:289 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 6007
  • Good for:a mix of affordable new and vintage clothing finds for guys and girls.

Located on William Street since 2005, Fi&Co was started by local Perth girl Fiona, who was inspired to mix vintage finds with affordable, new pieces. Unable to find cute shoes that fitted, she started designing and producing her own. Read full review


Corica Pastries

  • Where:106 Aberdeen St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 8196
  • Good for:absolutely delicious Italian style pastries and cakes to take away.

Little Willy’s

  • When:6am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8-4pm Sat-Sun
  • Where:267 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 8240
  • Good for:consistently great coffee made by committed and passionate staff.

Break up your William Street shopping trip by stopping into Little Willy’s to refuel. In this pocket sized café you’ll get guaranteed good coffee, as well as freshly baked muffins and other goods, made onsite. Read full review

Noise Pollution Records

  • Where:280 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 3124
  • Good for:vinyl lovers young and old.

The Butcher Shop

  • When:10-6 Mon-Sat, 12-5 Sun
  • Where:276 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 8082
  • Good for:high quality street artist products, designer goods and art, and plenty of plain wares ready for your crafty mitts.

This shop-come-gallery has rocked up its image and shop front since the days of housing retail favourite Keith & Lottie. Whilst they still stock some cute designer finds such as Hershel backpacks and men’s tees, their main products are top quality art supplies. Read full review


  • Where:274 William Street Northbridge
  • Tel:9321 6868
  • Good for:trendy threads and gorgeous basics for the stylish lady.

Vinnie’s Retro Boutique

  • Where:267B William St Northbridge
  • Good for:cheap, retro clothing.



Frisk! Small Bar

  • When:3pm-12am Tues-Sat, 2-10pm Sun
  • Where:103 Francis St Northbridge
  • Good for:gin. All the gin.

Cinema Paradiso

  • When:Mon-Sun, check website for flicks
  • Where:164 James St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 1771
  • Good for:international flicks and Film Festivals.

Cinema Paradiso has been a Northbridge fixture for as long as I can remember. It’s another cinema outlet that’s part of the much cherished Luna empire that’s spread across the city, and it specialises in showcasing quality arthouse, independent and foreign films with a distinct European flavour. Read full review

Northbridge Piazza

Created by the City of Perth in an attempt to liven up Northbridge, this public space has a variety of uses, from a nice place for workers to eat a packed lunch, to the venue for the annual Yum Cha in the Park. Read full review

Sneaky Tony’s

Say the right password and you’ll experience what’s behind the large steel door of Sneaky Tony’s. It’s a dimly-lit, salon-style space for serious rum appreciation. Hidden away in Northbridge, the backlit bar boasts around 300 types of quality rum. Read full review

Ruck Rover General Store

  • When:11-6 Mon-Fri, 11-5 Sat-Sun
  • Where:242 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 3502
  • Good for:shopping a hand picked selection of the best independent labels from around the world.

The idea of a general store connotes old-fashioned, personal service and a one stop shop for all your essentials. This is what Ruck Rover is! Read full review


The third of these gourmet burger bars to arrive comes to us in William Street form. Tucked into one of the old buildings between James & Francis Streets, the Flipside team once again offer delicious burgers made with the freshest ingredients. Read full review

Mechanics’ Institute

  • When:Mon-Sat 12-12, Sun 12-10pm
  • Where:222 William St Northbridge, access via rear
  • Tel:9228 4189
  • Good for:trying a new, seriously great wine... with a burger delivered from downstairs.

The third installment of the Flipside burger bar + small wine bar combo comes in the form of Flipside Northbridge and Mechanics’ Institute. Head around the back of 222 William St (the lane runs between James and Francis Streets) and climb the stairs Read full review

Chicho Gelato

  • When:12-10 Mon-Wed, 12-11 Thur-Sat, 11-10 Sun
  • Where:180 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:a sweet treat to fuel a day exploring Northbridge.

This William Street gelateria is heaven on earth. After starting off with a sweet as pie gelato cart (which still does the rounds), Chicho Gelato have set up the most exquisite ice cream shop you can imagine. Read full review

Northside Books

  • When:8-10 Mon-Sat, 10-8 Sun
  • Where:192 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 0930
  • Good for:picking up a local publication, and browsing the excellent range of titles.

When you enter Northside Books time seems to stop. Hours can easily slip away as you wander through the classics, the design books, the film ones, the local publications and everything that’s in between. Read full review

State Library of Western Australia

  • When:9-8 Mon-Thurs, 9-530 Fri, 10-530 Sat-Sun
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis St Perth
  • Tel:9427 3111
  • Good for:a quiet place to read and recuperate.

Western Australian Museum

  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Perth
  • Tel:9212 3700
  • Good for:stories and culture of WA - and dinosaurs!

*Please note, the WA Museum is temporarily closed until 2020 while the New Museum for WA is being created.*

Billy Lee’s Chinese

  • When:Dinner til 4am Mon-Sun
  • Where:Shop 9 / 66 Roe St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 4003
  • Good for:no-frills Chinese food.

Uncle Billy’s Chinese

  • When:5pm-4am Mon-Sun
  • Where:9/ 66 Roe St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 9388
  • Good for:rowdy, late night eats, when a kebab just isn’t going to cut the mustard.

When you enter through the Chinatown arch on Roe Street, take a right, and there you’ll find one of Perth’s late night gems. A favourite with  performers stopping in for a feed after a gig, Read full review

Northbridge Chinese Restaurant

  • When:10-3 Mon-Sun
  • Where:26 Roe St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 9288
  • Good for:delicious yum cha.

Discerning diners flock to this Roe Street favourite on the weekends for some of the best yum cha in town. The perfect activity for a family get together in the late morning Read full review

Ezra Pound

  • When:4pm-12am Tues-Thurs, 2pm-12am Fri-Sun
  • Where:Williams Lane, 189 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 9005
  • Good for:if you enjoy your beer in brown paper bags and your music loud.

Whilst Northbridge has long been renowned for its dodgy bars and clubs, Ezra Pound turns a slightly worn out joint into something a little more enticing. Enter through the car park just off James St, Read full review

Francoforte Spaghetti Bar

The guys at Francoforte do one thing and they do it well – that’s pasta. Follow your nose down Williams Lane in Northbridge to this small spaghetti bar where you’ll enjoy some incredibly tasty food. Read full review

Superstar Waffles

  • When:12-9pm Mon-Wed, 12-10pm Fri-Sun
  • Where:8 / 189 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:delicious waffles smothered in a range of tasty toppings!

Kakulas Brother

  • When:Mon-Sun
  • Where:183 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9328 5285
  • Good for:internationally sourced gourmet products and bulk goods out of hessian sacks.

The Bird

  • When:12pm-12am Mon-Sat, 12-10pm Sun
  • Where:181 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:seeing your favourite band live in an intimate setting.

Since opening its doors a few years ago by a bunch of foresighted friends who realised the gap in the local music scene, The Bird has since been embraced as an important venue for music in Perth. Read full review

Bivouac Canteen & Bar

  • When:12pm - late Tues-Sat
  • Where:198 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 0883
  • Good for:popping in for a glass of wine after checking out a nearby exhibition.

Bivouac Canteen & Bar has established itself as the ideal post to drop in with friends at any time of day. Whether it’s to meet up for a glass of wine before a show around the corner Read full review

The Blue Room Theatre

  • Where:53 James St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 7005
  • Good for:supporting independent and innovative, local theatre.

The Blue Room Theatre has for a long time played an integral part in the independent performing arts scene in Perth, and it continues to do so with a selection of small, independently produced plays taking to its stage throughout the year. Read full review


  • When:11-6 Tues-Sun
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, James St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 6300
  • Good for:innovative contemporary art.

The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) has long been a mover and shaker in the area of contemporary arts in Perth. Located in a heritage building in the Perth Cultural Centre, Read full review

PICA Bar & Café

  • When:10am-12am Tues-Sun
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, James St Northbridge
  • Web:
  • Good for:an afternoon beverage with friends in the sunshine.

The PICA Bar & Café shares its name with the adjacent contemporary art gallery and is popular with the artsy after work crowd. The dark floorboards are offset by high ceilings, white walls and sun drenched windows, making for a welcoming ambience. Seating options are a mixture of tables and couches, as well as a casual outdoor courtyard area packed with long picnic tables and shaded by trees.


  • Where:Museum Plaza, Perth Cultural Centre
  • Tel:9456 7890
  • Good for:a quick pick me up during a busy day of sightseeing around the PCC.

Polly is proof that good things really do come in small packages. This teensy little café sprung up in the middle of the Perth Cultural Centre and is a welcome addition to the busy thoroughfare. Read full review

Art Gallery of Western Australia

  • When:10-5 Wed-Mon
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre
  • Tel:9492 6622
  • Good for:the State's art collection and an ever changing display of exciting and new exhibitions.

State Theatre Centre of WA

  • When:check website for program.
  • Where:174 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:6212 9200
  • Good for:an inspiring venue for performers and their audiences, housed in an architectural landmark.

Ristretto Coffee Roasters

  • Where:53 Aberdeen St Northbridge
  • Good for:coffee that packs a punch.

Situated just up from the corner of William and Aberdeen Streets in Northbridge is this little, hole in the wall coffee joint. It’s the third offering from local coffee experts Ristretto Read full review

Hawker’s Cuisine

Hawker’s Cuisine was much loved for the many years it sat in the Chinatown precinct of Northbridge, it was only a matter of time before they would need to move to a larger location. But don’t fret, they are just a hop, skip and a jump away Read full review


  • When:7-3 Mon-Fri, 8-2 Sat-Sun
  • Where:7/189 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:slipping off the beaten track for a good coffee.

Down Williams Lane (between Roe and James Streets in Northbridge) you’ll find Babooshka. Serving very good coffee to locals on their lunch break. Read full review

Flora & Fauna

  • When:730-4 Tues-Fri, 830-3 Sat-Sun
  • Where:4/70 Aberdeen St Northbridge
  • Tel:0468948281
  • Good for:picking up a bunch of flowers and a card on your lunch break.

An adorable addition to the list of Northbridge cafés, a visit to this owner operated gem will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The teensy little spot serves up coffee and fresh juices as well as healthy lunches and decadent sweet treats. Read full review

Lucky Chan’s Laundry & Noodle Bar

From the talented team behind The Classroom and Cocktail Gastronomy comes Lucky Chan’s: a noodle bar with an emphasis on good food, good drinks and good times. Look out for the bright red facade as you wander down William Street, inside you’ll be greeted by a row of washing machines and a friendly staff member. Read full review

Sri Devi Curry House

  • When:Tues-Fri 530-9, Sat-Sun 1030-230 & 530-9
  • Where:313 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9228 8720
  • Good for:no frills, authentic South Indian and Malaysian food.

Lot Twenty

  • When:10am-12am Mon-Sat, 10-10 Sun
  • Where:198-206 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:6162 1195
  • Good for:pre-theatre dinner and post-show drinks.

Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room

Part of the new Alex Hotel, Shadow Wine Bar provides an alternative dining experience in Northbridge. Seven days a week, the Shadow kitchen is open from midday until midnight, serving hearty plates as well as bar snacks. Read full review



  • When:5-1030pm Tues-Wed, 1130-1030 Thurs-Sun
  • Tel:9227 8682
  • Good for:a delicious shared feast before heading to a show nearby.

Northbridge Brewing Company

  • When:11am-10pm Mon-Tues, 11am-12am Wed-Fri, 8am-12am Sat-Sun
  • Where:44 Lake St Northbridge
  • Tel:6151 6481
  • Good for:sampling some local beers in a lively pub.

The Nostalgia Box

  • When:1030-5 Mon-Sun
  • Where:3/16 Aberdeen St Northbridge
  • Good for:indulging your inner child for a couple of hours.

Whisk Creamery

  • When:11-10:30 Sun-Thurs, 11-11 Fri-Sun
  • Where:246 William St Northbridge
  • Tel:9227 7041
  • Good for:challenging yourself to an extreme dessert.

If you have a sweet tooth then your life is not complete without a trip to Whisk. Their specialty is ice cream, and while you can opt to have a swirl as it is, there are countless ways to take your treat to the next level. Read full review

The Hummus Club

  • When:5-10pm Tues-Sun
  • Where:258 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:sharing dinner with close friends.

Paper Mountain

  • When:930-5 Mon-Sun
  • Where:Upstairs 267 William St Northbridge
  • Good for:discovering WA artists.

Since its inception in 2011 Paper Mountain has become a breeding ground for high quality and boundary-pushing local art. Comprising of studios as well as an exhibition space Read full review


Varsity Burgers

This hole in the wall burger bar is the sister joint to Varsity Bar, taking their mouth-watering, American style burger menu further afield Read full review


  • When:11am-6pm Mon, 11am-9pm Tues-Thurs, 11am-1am Fri-Sat
  • Where:Perth Cultural Centre, James St Northbridge
  • Good for:late night snacks.

Follow your nose to the pastel pink shipping container in the Perth Cultural Centre and there you will find delicious soft pretzels handmade on site. Read full review