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John St Cafe

$$ - $$$
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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37 John St, Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011, Australia
+61 8 9384 3390
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nicely hidden away up away from the beach front, great for breakfast and it's a lovely modern cafe. Really recommend

Thank Kate M
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The John Street Cafe in Cottesloe draws its customers from all over Perth. It is beautifully located just a few minutes walk from the Indian Ocean. It is a wonderful venue in the warm summer months - shaded by giant pine trees making it perfect for a breakfast with friends. When the weather is inclement. there is plenty of capacity... More 

Thank Barry C
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Away from the bustling beach scene, but still close enough to smell the salt air from the Indian Ocean lies an off street little cafe in a building called Arcadia. This is the John Street Cafe, now under new management and great for an informal 'en plein air' luncheon. Try and get a table outside across the pavement under large... More 

Thank Blaxhall
Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a friend for lunch and had kale & quinoa patties that were delicious. Topped with asparagus and some sprouts. I highly recommend the dish which was vegetarian and vegan. There is a new bathroom out the back with other rooms added onto the cafe. A room that could handle a business meeting and another small room that was... More 

Thank 4Quantum
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252 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has changed hands - and changed names - but the speed of seating us, giving us a bottle of water (wonderful!), taking our orders etc was most impressive. Nice simple menu and just an enjoyable experience.

1 Thank Hartley5002
Greater Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top casual meal & surroundings with very attentive staff & generous portions of well presented & quality food at very reasonable prices

1 Thank kbower2016
Perth, Australia
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was just here for breakfast and was very impressed, open on public holiday (this is new!), excellent service, delicious food, changes allowed (previously they were not), menu is more varied than the norm. Scrambled eggs were delicious and offered on a selection of bread! Coffee is amongst the best I've had; it's a new blend and the barista is... More 

1 Thank MGK1970
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This once extremely popular beach suburb cafe has steadily declined in most respects. While the menu remains unchanged the food served is but a shadow of the original standards. The service ranges from mediocre to being untrained &/or uncaring. I have been a customer of this cafe for over two decades but the last three occasions have been so disappointing... More 

6 Thank iconicdestinations
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you are looking for a quiet and very pleasant experience close to the beach,I would recommend this cafe.Set in a residential enviroment off the main beach side street this cafe caters for breakfast through to lunch as well as coffee and treats.I am not aware if it opens for dinner. The coffee is good and together with a good... More 

1 Thank steve s
Perth, Australia
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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went for a birthday breakfast with a group of friends on a lovely sunny morning. Due to a lack of communication between our group we rocked up with a birthday cake (previous owners were always happy to oblige) but the waiter (possible owner?) advised that this is no longer the go. On this occasion, however, he very graciously allowed and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 John St, Cottesloe, Western Australia 6011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Cottesloe
  • Phone Number: +61 8 9384 3390

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?