More than meets the eye

Morley has come a long way from the farming land it was in the 1860s to the retro, suburban mecca it is today.

Renowned as a multicultural hotspot where you can immerse yourself in food, shopping, art and culture, Morley’s unashamedly gritty feel is part of its appeal. You can lose yourself in public art, embrace all things retro at the Rollerdome, hunt for a bargain on the op shop trail or take your tastebuds on a tour around the world. 

One thing you will learn quickly is the reason foodies flock to Morley. With specialty grocers and bakeries, undercover markets, multicultural restaurants, Twin Peaks coffee roaster and bubble tea cafes, you can follow your nose (or the locals) to some of the best food locations around.



Coventry Village Coventry Village

#1 Coventry Village 

A melting pot of bargains, cultures, sights, sounds and smells, Coventry Village is a place where the world meets. 

With its eclectic range of restaurants, homewares, specialty stores and grocers set against a backdrop of umbrellas, lanterns, eclectic art and aquariums, it’s no wonder Coventry Markets is Morley’s highest-ranked experience on Tripadvisor.

We all know the secret to finding authentic food is to look where the people originally from that country eat – and that is exactly what you will find here. The multicultural restaurants are filled with people enjoying food from around the world, including Cantonese BBQ, dumplings, sushi, Vietnamese noodles, Thai street food, flaky croissants and homemade bureks.

Coventry Village is a local landmark and a cultural experience for all.

Progress Street Precinct Progress Street Precinct

#2 Asian restaurants in the Progress Street Precinct 

The hub of Asian restaurants in the Progress Street Precinct are widely known for their fresh ingredients, authentic flavours and top-notch service. Thanks to a partnership between the City of Bayswater and RAC, there’s a shaded alfresco dining area and public space outside the restaurants, making them the perfect place to stop and soak up what Morley has to offer.

King Hotpot
A unique experience awaits at King Hotpot. Become your own chef as round table trains deliver fresh ingredients to you. With individual electric stoves, a variety of satisfying soup bases, fresh ingredients and multitude of sauces to choose from, the combinations are endless!

Little Viet
Enjoy fresh and authentic Vietnamese classics including pho, banh mi, noodles, cendol drinks and rice paper rolls.

Treat yourself to a freshly made bubble tea with handmade boba. You can enjoy bubble tea classics like Boba Brown Sugar and Jasmine Milk, or green tea, fruit teas and crushes, yoghurt and Japanese-style Kyoto blends.

Retro experiences Retro experiences

#3 Retro experiences  

Nowhere does retro better than Morley, so grab your family and friends and immerse yourself in that old school Morley vibe.

Affectionately known as The Project, Varsity in Morley was once a car garage but is now everyone’s favourite burger joint. Making the most of its high ceilings and exposed brick, Varsity is a classic American-style college bar with American food, a bar, vintage arcade games and big TVs. 

Morley Rollerdome
The 1970s architecture and old school infrastructure at Morley Rollerdrome make this place one of the coolest retro hangouts around. With the original skating rink, roller skating classes, parties and regular North American roller derby jams on offer, make sure you put the Rollerdome on your list.

Op Shop Trail
Along Rudloc, Russell and Dewar Streets in Morley, you'll find a great little nook of second-hand stores that have made Urban List for being some of the best op shops in Perth. There are plenty of vintage finds and a treasure trove of retro goodies to hunt through. Best bit? If you get hungry, you are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Varsity!

Getting there and around

There are plenty of ways to get to Morley, which is only 8 kilometres from Perth’s CBD.

Morley is home to the busy Morley Bus Station on Russell Street next to the Galleria shopping centre. Main bus routes travelling to Morley are Bus 371 from Warwick Station, Bus 60 from Perth CBD, Bus 950 from Embleton, Bus 955 from Ellenbrook, Bus 998 from Murdoch Station and Bus 999 from Shenton Park Station. 

Morley is just a 10-kilometre bike ride from Perth. The bulk of this trip is on protected shared paths along the Midland train line. Google Maps provides a good guide to cycle routes to Morley from Perth’s CBD and other locations. 

If you choose to travel by private car rather than rideshare or other modes of transport, there is ample car parking in the town centre. There are City-owned car parks on Progress Street and large car parks for visitors to the Galleria or Coventry Village. Public parking in the town centre is free of charge.

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