Healthy Perth Cafe Review: Yelo, Trigg.

I like the idea of health-conscious cafes, but I don’t like the ‘judgy’ vibes some of them have. You go there happy to slurp up vege soup and crunch raw things, but while you’re doing it you also want to be able to chat to your mate about how you stayed up all night and drank a buttload of red wine, without having to deal with the ‘you should really cut back on the booze and try to get more sleep’ glares from your fellow diners (yes, you can say all that in a facial expression).

The better cafes are ones that put an emphasis on healthy eating, and healthy product purchases, but acknowledge that lifestyle enjoyment comes in many forms. Yelo Café really hits the bullseye in this regard: at Yelo, vegan wraps and green juices sit alongside giant slabs of chocolate brownies and strong creamy coffees, and nobody gets their goat up about which combo you choose.

Formerly the Bennion Street Café, Yelo is right on Trigg Beach; its clientele are mostly local, and often hit Yelo post surf/power walk (there’s always a few doggehs out front!). That said, the surfers are mixed in with more urban yo-pros: it’s a real diverse clientele. Yelo’s ‘Clean Carparks’ fruit and veg juice is a healthy favourite, Yelo also do acai smoothies, and have a fridge full of coconut water (including fresh young coconut), fruit juices and organic sodas.

Their coffee is made from Fiori beans and Bannister Downs milk and served in a BioCup: it’s the best for miles around (there’s two coffee machines on the go so you get it quick, too).

Hydration choices aside, the best thing about Yelo is their wholesome, fresh, home-made menu of ‘snacks’. Favourites reel: the Vegan wrap, the gluten-free spinach and mushroom frittata, the oatbran muffins, the gluten-free macaroon slice and the bircher museli, but there’s also plenty of breakfast wraps, tuna patties, croissants, sandwiches and sweet treats on offer: many of which are vegan, or gluten free.

Take in the sprawling ocean views while you wait for your order: or be tempted by Yelo’s ‘provedore’ section, curated with wellness in mind: for sale are healthy cereal boxes, Yogi Bliss trail mixes, Serenade Organic Skincare, Abhi’s Bread, Ecoya soy candles, surf wax and plenty of other goodies.

Yelo is located at 331 West Coast Drive, Trigg.
Contact: 9447 9441 or email

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By Thousands Perth City Guide editor Danielle Marsland, who, in the words of Donovan, is just mad about Yelo.

Be well,



  1. Emma says:

    hahaha love the ‘you should really cut back on the booze and try to get more sleep’ glares! Since when did dining become an intervention opportunity?!

    I worked for Samudra in Perth over the summer and we did a tasting promo at Yelo. I loved the vibe there! All sorts of different people too. I’ve never eaten there though, so I might have to venture back 🙂 xx

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Emma,

    Thanks for your comment! Hehe “Intervention opportunity” – too true!

    I’ve been there once myself and had the kale juice, it was delicious. Wish I lived NOR so I could get myself here more often 🙂 xx

  3. Agh yes a brilliant spot one of my locals another brilliant place is Voyage in sorrento

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Adele,

    Awesome! Will have to check out Voyage too 🙂

    What is your fave treat at Yelo?? x

  5. Yes, I also heard that there will be some more new Raw desserts and treats from a local supplier (Rawsome). Unbelievable treats and totally fresh and raw.

    The vibe will get even better. Great coffee and smoothies. The Strom girls there are very friendly too.

    Look forward to going back now the sun is up!

  6. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Ooooh fabulous Marisa!

    They’ve just opened a new store in Mount Hawthorn as well which is much closer to me so I’m going to be heading down for some kale juice and raw treats very soon!!! 🙂


  7. jamie says:

    Looks like a great review and i place i will have to visit !