I’m going to tell you now, this review is biased. Little Willy’s is my favourite café in Perth. But I’m going to tell you why it should be yours too.
Little Willy’s is on William St in Northbridge, and has been since 2010. Opened by the same people who run The Dancing Goat in Swanbourne (and now Bookend a lil’ bit further down William St), it’s a little café tucked away next to Retro Vinnie’s.
Little Willy’s has some of my favourite baristas in Perth. They always look happy to be working (except after a 10 hour nightmare shift) and are always happy to chat while you wait for a coffee. I walk in before work, and they know what I’m ordering as soon as I set foot in the door. Priced about the same as most Perth Café’s (about $4.40 for a regular takeaway), the coffee is made with care and always well.
They used to brew Fiore beans, but when the (former) head roaster started his own brand they stuck with the man who made their coffee! They have been using Pound beans since the beginning of the year and they are some quality beans. I know that taste is quite subjective, but I would say they are slightly bitter with a hint of something fruity (I’m not a professional coffee taster, I don’t know the specifics, I just drink alot of coffee). For the soy coffee lovers, they use Vitasoy milk, which I’m told is one of the better soy milks for coffee.
If you’re out for breakfast, Little Willy’s can hold their own. Everything they do with mushrooms is great. Seriously, get the mushrooms with everything. Personal favourite of mine is the two eggs on toast, can’t go wrong with that unless you don’t add mushrooms.
It’s the little things that can take a good café and make it great. Personality is definitely one of those things. Little Willy’s has oodles of it (yes, oodles). If you want to try a new café, give Little Willy’s a chance. Good service, good food, great coffee.