High Bench Espresso

There is a plethora of cafes and coffees shops around these days so it can be tricky business to decide where to head for a decent cuppa. I would never profess to be kind of coffee aficionado, but it’s noticeable when you are served a nice coffee. 

I recently headed to West Perth for breakfast. West Perth was my old stomping ground, the suburb I worked when I got my first big girl job. Ahhh real work, makes you realise how good you had it during uni days, when work tended to be casual or part time. But I digress. My breakfasting partner in crime and fellow early bird Mrs P and I lined up a visit to High Bench Espresso in West Perth. As I pulled up out the front I recalled having visited this location previously but under another name, a name which I can’t recall.

High Bench Espresso is a cafe restaurant in West Perth that is dedicated to serving fine coffee, breakfast, and light meals. 

At High Bench Espresso, we pride ourselves on making coffee exactly the way you like it, from the smooth taste of a cafe latte to the sharp pick-me-up of an espresso. We also have a range of delicious meals and snacks, from hot breakfasts to light snacks. We impeccable service and a fantastic atmosphere, make High Bench Espresso the place for your morning coffee.

As you wander inside the display cabinets along the counter are impressively stocked, like really impressively, with an enticing array of muffins, cookies, cakes and slices and granola and bagels and sandwiches and pasta dishes and salads and the list goes on! Made us wonder if we even needed to look at the menu and could potentially just opt for something baked, because there was a lemon slice that I believe was literally calling my name, but we swiftly studied the menu and decided with the wintery weather let’s go cooked. So on the beverage front I went for a long mac and Mrs P went for a flat white and for our meals I ordered the Avocado Crush – Avocado served on whole meal granary toast with roasted baby tomato and soft Danish feta ($16.90) and Mrs P went for the Field Mushroom – Field Mushrooms served on organic sourdough toast  with roasted cherry tomatoes, silky feta and parsley salsa ($18.90) but without the feta, strange I know…. might be her only fault really that she is not on team cheese, but I’ve made my peace with it.

We took a seat and chatted away happily while we waited for our breakfast. It’s fairly simple décor, but the staff are friendly and welcoming and it does the job and on this Thursday morning not long after opening at 7am it was buzzing with people.


Our coffees appeared first. The beans were from Di Bella Coffee and they presented beautifully. I love me some latte art!

At Di Bella Coffee we go out of our way to make sure the coffee we supply is the finest specialty coffee available. We blend, roast and distribute daily from our roasting warehouse in Brisbane to ensure that café owners across the country know they are serving the freshest specialty coffee they can offer to their customers. 


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It is a special moment that first coffee of the day and I am someone that needs a good brew to get me going with a caffeine kick start in the morning. And for my first go at Di Bella Coffee it was very nice indeed.

On to the food, which really didn’t take too long to arrive at all, and each of our breakfasts looked nice indeed.

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I thought the watermelon and citrus garnish was a little kitschy, but hey it added a splash of colour to the plate and that aint a bad thing so early in the morning. Size wise couldn’t fault the generous proportions and everything was very fresh, plus I loved the abundance of glossy green creamy avo and the grainy bread, but I did perhaps think that flavourwise a little extra sprinkle of salt or pepper would have lifted the dish a little. But I definitely did not leave hungry. Was no room for lemon slice that day, but I knew where to find it and it’s nice to know where to head when I next visit West Perth.


Please Note: I was invited to High Bench on behalf of Di Bella Coffee. My thanks to them. My opinions are my own.  

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