Burns Beach Café is one of my most favourite locals. We’ve visited too many times to count over the years. Recently we’ve been heading there a few times a week for our coffee fix, as we take our pup Ruby for an ocean-side walk. You may have noticed this if you follow me on Instagram stories (@TheChefsWifePerth), where I give a glimpse into my everyday life.
The coastal spot is very popular, especially with walkers and people brunching. Even on a random Thursday morning I find myself queuing for a coffee. Fix is the roast – which is really, really, good.
It’s very dog friendly too. Ruby sits in the alfresco area with us – there’s water bowls and even a doggy menu too! The ‘Doggy Num Yum’s’ menu includes Doggy Pupsicles and porky ears.
Most of the seating is found alfresco. You can enjoy an ocean view from many tables, though there is a road/small car park in-between. On the menu, there’s a wide selection of food and drinks. It’s a great spot for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Lately we stopped by for both breakfast and lunch.
It’s a big call, but the Potato Rosti dish ($18.50) is the best rosti I’ve had in Perth – and I’ve eaten a lot! The tasty and crisp rosti is served with bacon, runny poached eggs, a Branston style chutney, spinach, rocket and shavings of parmesan. I love it when gluten free doesn’t equal bland.
Chef was equally enthusiastic about the “Blackstone” ($19.50) a yummy brunch dish comprising of more runny poached eggs, moreish bacon crumb, grilled tomato, smothered in buttery hollandaise and served on ciabatta toast.
A small kid’s breakfast menu is available which includes bacon and eggs on toast or waffles with ice-cream, strawberries and popping candy!
The lunchtime menu has a lot of choice with share plates and large plates, as well as hands on foods to keep to yourself, like some bloody delicious burgers. We were invited down for a lunch and Chef raved about the Pork Belly Burger, with white miso kimchi, Kewpie mayo and a fried egg – sunny side up. All burgers are served with a side of chips.
My pumpkin salad ($25) was epic! The massive bowl was choc-full with roast pumpkin, grilled haloumi, broccolini, quinoa, walnut pesto and half an avo. Another GF gem. I recon I have a pretty big appetite but I couldn’t finish this.
There is a small kids menu, which also doubles as an over 65’s menu – good idea! This offers chicken nuggets and chips, spaghetti bolognaise and Little Chef’s favourite – fresh battered fish and chips with a salad. All are generous portions and use good quality ingredients.
Inside, there’s daily specials listed on the chalk board, as well as a display cabinet full of delicious cakes and raw treats.
There is a large car park opposite, though it can still prove difficult to find a parking spot on a warm, sunny day.
If you have kids in tow, you can also grab a takeaway coffee and an ice-cream and head over to the park opposite, where there’s loads of grass to throw down a rug, while the kids play on the shaded playground.
Burns Beach Café’s quality offering of food and drink, coupled with it’s stunning setting means that we’ll be back again and again to this brilliant café!
Burns Beach Cafe is located at 35 Ocean Parade, Burns Beach.
Find out more on their website burnsbeachcafe.com.au