Perth’s Best Fried Chicken Breakfast Dishes!


Whenever I see fried chicken on a Perth breakfast menu it becomes the must-try dish, with all other options immediately dismissed. It just seems so decadent – or is the word naughty? – at that time of day.

Whenever I see fried chicken on a Perth breakfast menu it becomes the must-try dish, with all other options immediately dismissed. It just seems so decadent – or is the word naughty? – at that time of day.

Anyway, when I stopped and thought about it, I realised that there’s quite a few great fried chicken breakfast dishes around town – here’s the ones that I’ve tried.

Now hand me that jug of maple syrup…

Typika, Claremont – The Angry Bird

TypikaThe Angry Bird is not part of the standard Typika menu, but it should be.

Featuring crispy Korean fried chicken with guacamole, a house-baked corn & chive waffle and a fiery sauce ($23.50) this dish appeals to me on so many levels. Not for wimps, it’s at the top of my list for good reason.

Mary Street Bakery, Highgate – Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Pancake

Mary Street BakeryThis dish is legendary – fried chicken, buttermilk pancake, peanuts, maple – chilli and fried egg ($22). The picture says it all really. Take your stretchy pants.

As much as I love this dish, I’d like the chilli to be more prominent and I wonder if the fried egg really adds anything.

May Street Larder, East Fremantle – The Soul Sandwich

May Street LarderThis dish is even more legendary than the last one – polenta waffle, buttermilk fried chicken, avocado, smoked sour cream, chilli maple syrup & jalapenos ($23).

There’s a different set of flavours going on here, and I can imagine it not being to everyone’s taste. The fried chicken is moist, waffles simultaneously soft and crispy and the subtle heat in the chilli maple syrup inspired – I’d happily drink it from the bottle.

Tbsp, Bayswater – Fried Chicken Sandwich

TbspAh, Tbsp…my all-round favourite place in Perth for coffee and breakfast right now. This stunning Fried Chicken Sandwich includes gochujang slaw, pickled cucumber, brioche bun and shoestring fries ($22).

What’s wrong with fries for breakfast?

Aliment, West Leederville – Buttermilk Fried Chicken Crumpets

AlimentHere we have buttermilk fried chicken breast, maple bacon, house-made crumpets, smoked paprika and a fried egg ($21).

This dish felt a bit like an assembly of items to me, it needed something to bring it together – perhaps some thick, chilli infused maple syrup. The crumpets were a little soft for my liking…but don’t get me wrong, this is still a great dish. The fried egg works well here.

Tropico, North Beach – Waffle & Fried Chicken

TropicoTropico used to be one of my favourite places for breakfast, but our last few visits have been disappointing and I can’t see us going back in the near future. Shame.

The fried chicken on this “plate” is an add-on, not part of the main dish, which is the leatherwood honey waffle with pickled & slightly dried grapes and mascarpone – $17 on its own, or $22 with the crispy fried chicken. I should note that you can add fried chicken to any Tropico breakfast for $5, although this is where it actually appears on the menu.

My opinion of this dish was that the waffles didn’t actually need the chicken, which I found to be rather dry. There, I said it.

Still to try: Brooklyn Lounge, Claremont – The Colonel

Brooklyn Lounge is very high on my list of places to try but I just never seem to get there for two reasons: it’s quite a long way from home, and they don’t start serving breakfast until 9am.

There are many things I want to try on the menu, but the relevant item relevant is “The Colonel” – a Belgian waffle topped with buttermilk fried chicken, American style streaky crispy bacon and lemon infused maple syrup ($24). I’ve seen photos and it looks amazing. Stay tuned for the verdict on this one.

Bonus Round: Jack & Jill, Kalamunda – Duck Waffle

Jack & JillOkay, it’s not fried chicken but it’s obviously what they’re going for. This dish features confit duck leg, waffle, sausage crumb, mustard maple and fried egg ($22).

A bit like at Aliment, this just didn’t quite work for me. It felt like another collection of ingredients, and I found the dish as a whole lacking in flavour. Even the mustard maple was disappointing. I expect some oomph when I order a dish like this – this one was just a bit too polite.

Where else??

So there you have it…now which one is your favourite, and more importantly where have I missed? Tell me in the comments.




About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.


  • batter UP’s Nashville hot chicken w Mac n cheese waffles!!!
    The original fried chicken and waffle guys!

  • Good Things in Mosman Park has absolutely the best fried chicken waffle dish that is out there. Haven’t found anything like it as I tried a lot of varieties ?

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