Brunch At LUCA Cafe Joondalup

LUCA Cafe Joondalup Brunch - Proudly South African in Perth

Finding a good brunch in the northern suburbs is becoming a lot easier than it ever has been, and thanks to a new(ish) local cafe, we now have our new favourite spot for a weekend brunch – LUCA Cafe Joondalup.

Sunday Brunch at LUCA Cafe Joondalup

The Style

This cute cafe has all the modern interior vibes you need for a great brunch. Fresh white and calming greens make this a little oasis right in the heart of Joondalup. There’s several tables inside and outside, and they do take away options as well if you are on the go.

Although situated right on Shenton Avenue, it’s a little set back from the road which makes this a quiet spot and pleasant sitting outdoors (perhaps not so much when it’s 45 bajillion degrees like summer 2024 has been so far!).

The Coffee

We’ve been twice now and both times the coffee has been great. On our latest visit, when they opened for the first time on Sundays, I was tempted by the gingerbread latte.

It did not disappoint in appearance – looking more like a work of art than a coffee. Taste wise the gingerbread crumb was delicious but overall was a bit too ginger-spice for me. I’ll stick with my almond latte next time, but did love the Insta-worthy photo I got!

If you plan on coming often, make sure you pick up a LUCA coffee card and you’ll get your 10th beverage on the house.

The Menu

LUCA Cafe Joondalup offers an all day menu – which I just love! I mean who doesn’t love smashed avo for lunch or a steak sandwich for brekkie?

On my first visit for breakfast I was in the mood for something sweet, so opted for the Brioche French toast ($21) which came with caramelised banana, strawberries, oranges – it was like a plate of heaven for me!

Last time, I went for my favourite savoury option – smashed avo ($19) and added a poached egg ($3.50) . It comes on toasted ciabatta with cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta and dukkah.

Mr 13 went with his favourite brekkie choice – scrambled eggs on toast ($15) with hashbrown on the side ($5), and Mr C chose poached eggs on toast ($15). Mr 13 declared it in his top 3 scrambled eggs of all time (the other two being Chapters Bistro when they did breakfast back in the day and his own home made scrambled eggs!).

The portions are generous so you definitely get great value here.

Other brunch items on the menu include mushroom bruschetta, fish tacos, the Greek style lamb meatbox, breakfast burger, Turkish eggs and granola pannacotta.

The Pastries

For those who prefer something smaller, they have a cabinet full of interesting bites both sweet and savoury. When we visited they had a huge range that included bacon and egg English muffins, continental paninis, Thai chicken salad wraps, banana bread, bliss balls, cappuccino custard croissants, and Biscoff brownies.

We got a raspberry croissant, cappuccino croissant and Biscoff slice to take home for afternoon tea – all were delish!

Overall Experience at LUCA Cafe Joondalup

Having been twice now, I can say this will be our new go-to brunch spot in Joondalup. There’s on street parking close by (free on weekends – anyone who knows me, knows I detest paying for parking!), the vibe is modern and fresh, the food is excellent, and the coffee is hot and not too strong.

You can find their menu on their website, and follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

What’s your favourite spot for brunch in Perth? I know we have so many amazing independent cafes all over the city, and I just love discovering hidden gems that only the locals seem to know and frequent. Let me know in the comments so we can all support these amazing cafes.

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