The humble name of this eatery on the borderlands between Palmyra and East Fremantle belies the gourmet action going on in the kitchen. Cafe 58‘s mission is to serve restaurant quality food at cafe prices to Perth’s increasingly demanding diners, offering modern Australian cuisine in stylish surroundings at honest and entirely unintimidating prices. Cafe 58’s premises, on the corner of Carrington Street and Tamar Street are packed with retro-chic delights, from the aubergine walls to the fine-gauge galvanised corrugated iron used as detailing. Most come to dip into the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus while locals with their finger on the pulse take advantage of daily dinner specials – either way, Cafe 58’s rising star means a booking is highly recommended.
Rapidly becoming diary dates for Palmyra and East Fremantle locals and Perth’s more switched on foodies, Cafe 58’s weekly specials offer fantastic modern Australian cuisine at fantastically good prices – with a gourmet meal from Tuesday through to Saturday for just $25. Tuesday brings on this gem of a restaurant’s famous grilled barramundi with chips, salad and a glass of wine; Wednesday is curry night; Thursday lays on the Italian pasta and parmigiana; Friday’s all about steak; and Saturday offers a rotating selection of three gourmet dishes with a complimentary glass of wine.
Equally tempting and again offering great value for money is Cafe 58’s lunchtime a la carte menu, perfect for East Fremantle and Palmyra resident’s midday repast. We recommend the indecisive go for the tasting plate, an antipasto-style selection that’s ideal for sharing as a prelude to bigger things. For those who like their nourishment stuffed between two slabs of bread, there’s a gourmet veggie burger, a rustic lamb burger, a BLT that’s legendary in this part of Perth, plus steak and salmon sandwiches. Liberally the diversity inherent to modern Australian cuisine, you’ll also find Cafe 58 serving up nasi goreng and Bengali dahl among other Asian and Indian favourites. Given Cafe 58’s relatively diminutive premises on the corner of Carrington Street and Tamar Street, and the gourmet smorgasbord on offer, you’ll definitely want to make a booking to nab a table.
Great food with really friendly service. Reasonable prices with set meals including a glass of wine, and B Y O allowed. Great atmosphere and garden in summer.
We had a light lunch with another couple and we found the service was very nice and we all enjoyed our food from a nice selection on the menu.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Cafe 58. The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the service outstanding. Will definitely have a meal there again.