John Rifici & Sons

Cnr Guildford Rd and 8th Avenue, Maylands
Ph: 9271 1811

The John Rifici & Sons Coffee Shop (affectionately known as Rifo's) is a local haven for residents in the surrounding areas of Maylands and Inglewood. It is somewhat a godsend as it has provided the Maylands strip with a decent café for weekend brekkies.

The Maylands strip has grown in fits and starts with new eateries opening up but not lasting the mile and closing down for one reason or another after a couple of years.
Rifo's originally started out as a liquor shop and eventually transformed into a full scale café.

To get to Rifo's is easy. If you are a frequenter of public transport, then catch the train along the Midland line and get off at the Maylands station. Then from the station at the Whatley Crescent entrance, walk straight down 8th Avenue heading towards Guildford Rd and look out for a bright sunburnt orange building with a huge sign "Meet me at Rifo's for coffee". You can't miss it!

On this particular public holiday morning, we took a leisurely stroll to get to Rifo's from home. When we got there at around mid morning, the place was so busy we could not even get a table. We decided to go for a walk around Maylands and return later to see whether any tables became available. Rifo's has an indoor dining area with funky décor and a nice alfresco area. Upon our return about 20 minutes later, there was a lull in customers and we were then able to easily find a table.

The service at Rifo's is friendly. We ordered a big breakfast for $16 and wedges for $8. On this particular occasion, it took about a 25 minute wait for our brekkie to arrive, which was slightly longer compared to my previous visits. The big breakfast came out laden with the usual suspects of scrambled eggs, bacon, chipolata, mushrooms and toast. The big breakfast was tasty and a fairly generous serve. The wedges were a good size serve too accompanied with sweet chilli and sour cream.

Prices for breakfast items range up to the $16 mark. Rifo's is a great place to visit on the weekends and anytime really. It is open 7 days a week from 7am. Specialty menu items on offer include woodfired pizza. Meet you at Rifo's for a coffee…at the very least!


Rating: 7.5 out of 10


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