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The Best Study Spots & Cafés to Study at in Perth

Posted at 09 January 2023 in Food & Drink

Are you a student who’s new to Murdoch University Village? Boy, have we got some recommendations for you! Do you need a change of scenery to help get those creative juices flowing? Perth is full of great cafés, many of which are also perfect for studying at. Whether you’re hoping to smash out that essay, attack that group assignment or work through some general life admin - we’ve got you covered. These study spots around Perth will help you to kick your productivity up a notch.


Little Gordan St, West Perth

Specialty coffee that’ll give you goosebumps. Chocolate croissants, cruffins and toasties that’ll make your heart sing. Need we say anything more? Head on down to Little Gordan St in trendy West Perth and start your study day the right way! With cozy and quiet areas - this is the perfect space to settle in with your laptop for the morning. 

Address: 19 Gordon St, West Perth

Distance from Murdoch Uni Village: 15 minutes by car

Hours: Weekdays from 6:30 am - 2 pm

Wi-Fi: Yes


Ootong & Lincoln

Ootong & Lincoln is a famous South Terrace Cafe renowned for its vegan-friendly menu, retro aesthetic, and cool zebra mural! If you’re a dog lover, you can expect to enjoy lots of pats here at this dog-friendly cafe. Take in the fresh sea air as you write your assignment with a pumpkin-spiced latte, cold brew or freshly squeezed juice.

Address: 258 South Terrace, South Fremantle

Distance from Murdoch Uni Village: 11 minutes by car

Hours: Weekdays 6:30 am - 3.30 pm

Wi-Fi: Yes


Bayside Kitchen

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Nothing beats starting your day with a hot cup of coffee, avo on toast and a breathtakingly beautiful seaside view. Bayside Kitchen is a must-visit. Breakfast through to lunch, these guys have got you sorted.

Address: 5 Hackett Dr, Crawley, Perth

Distance from Murdoch Uni Village: 19 minutes by car

Hours: Weekdays 7:30 am - 3 pm

Weekends 7.30 am to 4 pm

Wi-Fi: Yes


The City of Perth Library

The City of Perth Library deserves a mention. Enjoy some quiet on the top floor while overlooking a delightful view of the city and the Swan River. If you need a coffee, head on down to Saint Larry Cafe. This is a prime spot for ultimate focus. This hole-in-the-wall is loved by locals for its coffee, delicious sandwiches, and salads.


Address: 573 Hay St, Perth

Distance from Murdoch Uni Village: 19 minutes by car

Hours: Weekdays 8 am to 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday: 12 to 4 pm

Wi-Fi: Yes


Broody Hen Cafe

Fancy a freshly squeezed juice to keep you energised? You’re going to want to head on down to Broody Hen Cafe! This cafe is known for home-cooked meals, just like Mumma makes. With an outstanding selection of toasties, paninis, and wraps - you’ll be fueled and ready to take on your study day.

Address: 1/13 James St, Fremantle

Distance from Murdoch Uni Village: 18 minutes by car

Hours: Weekdays 6.30 am to 2.30 pm

Weekends: 7 am to 1 pm

Wi-Fi: Yes


So, there you have it! Five fresh study locations that will provide you with a change of scenery, free Wi-Fi, and a fresh brew! What’s even better is that all spots listed in this blog are located only 20 minutes from your university accommodation. If you’re looking for private on campus student accommodation in Perth join us at Murdoch

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