Three Perth cafes named in Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour book

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THREE Perth cafes have been named in Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour, a guide to great cafes, roasteries and plantations in 37 countries.

The three local venues to get a nod in the book are Telegram Coffee, inside the State Buildings at the corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street, La Veen on King Street and Leederville’s Pixel, on Oxford Street.

The three Perth cafes came in for some high praise from the guide.

“Telegram’s bossman and chief barista Luke Arnold has a reputation for perfection,” it said.

“So much so that fans have followed him as he’s ground, frothed and poured at different locations around Perth.”

Of Pixel, meanwhile, the guide said: “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’s owner and coffemaker 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.”

Lonely Planet worked with a worldwide network of coffee-loving travel writers (and well-travelled coffee journalists) to choose the cafes.

For more information on the guide, visit

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