Three Perth Cafes Made Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Book
One of the world's biggest travel guide books, Lonely Planet, has included three Perth cafes in it's offshoot guide to all things coffee.
Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour is a comprehensive guide to not just great cafes, but roasteries and plantations in 37 countries.
Located in the CBD, Telegram Coffee and La Veen made the cut, as well as Leederville's Pixel.
Telegram (cnr St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth)
“Telegram’s bossman and chief barista Luke Arnold has a reputation for perfection,” the guide said.
“So much so that fans have followed him as he’s ground, frothed and poured at different locations around Perth.”
Pixel (Oxford Street, Leederville)
“Its diminutive size bears no relationship to its prodigious output.”
“The bright-tiled cafe is run by two female state champ baristas who were formerly in the employ of local roaster Five Senses.”
La Veen (King Street, Perth)
Owner and coffeemaker Benjamin Sed was described as being as “measured as one of his precision grinders”.
“One-part coffee nerd and two-parts coffee educator, he teaches customers that warm, steamed milk unlocks a sublime creamy sweetness, whereas the hot stuff burns and spoils.”
It's unknown exactly how the cafes are chosen - and, let's be honest, if they ventured much past Leedy - but Lonely Planet reportedly work with a network of coffee-loving travel writers and coffee journalists to do it.