Where to find great coffee in the Margaret River region
Published Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Talking Local
What’s your take on the perfect coffee?
Do you like a frothy, silky cappuccino with a delicate shake of chocolate, or are you more of a straight-up no-nonsense espresso type? How about a strong long macc or maybe you prefer to slurp down an iced coffee – regardless of the weather outside? You might even be a fan of a dirty chai, or a Vietnamese coffee which is served with a liberal splash of sweetened condensed milk (it’s very good, we promise).
Regardless of what camp you’re in, you’ll find what you’re after in the South West. From Busselton to Boranup, here are some of the very best coffee shops, restaurants and vans serving up the liquid gold.
Not only is this a long-time respected restaurant in Busselton, it also occupies one of the most idyllic locations in the family-friendly town. Stay for a coffee, a quick breakfast or dine at night with the best view in the house of the iconic jetty and revamped foreshore.
Where: 15 Foreshore Parade, Busselton
Silver Bullet Espresso
When you’re in desperate need of a big cup of the good stuff but you’re already down at the beach, meander over to the recognisable shiny van that is Silver Bullet. Definitely pick up a freshly baked cinnamon scroll too.
Where: Old Dunsborough Boatramp
This cosy little café with the near perfect online ratings offers consistently impressive coffee alongside lip-smacking biscuits and little chocolate treats, and decadent hot chocolates and milkshakes.
Where: 42 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough
Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company
A stalwart of the South West coffee scene, Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company set the bar high a long time ago. They roast two dozen of their own blends, including fair trade and organic beans.
Where: 7b/233 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough
There are several things that make this Dunsborough Lakes café a great little find. It’s perfect to sit down and relax after a few games of golf or if you don’t feel like going right into bustling Dunsborough town for a caffeine fix. There’s also a drive-through service for those on the go.
Where: 1/20 Faure Lane, Dunsborough
Bunkers Beach House
Situated on the dunes of one of Australia’s most stunning beaches is this modern café serving up lunch seven days a week, and breakfast on the weekends. Or keep it simple: order a takeaway coffee and wander down to the water’s edge.
Where: Bunker Bay Foreshore
It’s not only bricks and mortar shops serving out-of-this-world coffee. Pronto Cino is convenient and can be found in at Yallingup Beach’s carparks – the perfect place to watch the pounding waves roll in. Depending on the time of year, you might even catch a glimpse of whales frolicking out to sea.
Where: ‘Slippery Rocks’ carpark, Yallingup
Goanna Gallery & Bush Café
This big rustic café is nestled in pristine bushland just a few kilometres from Dunsborough. Always busy serving up their hearty breakfast and brunch menu, it’s a charming bush experience for those who feel like a break from the beach scene. Listen to the sounds of the forest, smell the fresh air, and leave with a full stomach.
Where: 278 Hayes Rd, Quindalup
Commonage Coffee Co.
Welcome to one of the region’s newest coffee hangouts in a beautiful location. These coffee connoisseurs supply some of the South West’s top restaurants, breweries and coffee shops, so you know you can’t go wrong. Plus, they serve fresh home-made almond milk.
Where: 855 Commonage Road, Yallingup Siding
Margaret River Bakery
Coffee and cake combo lovers, right this way please. Visit this adored bakery for a little slice of heaven that is their morning and afternoon tea. Flaky croissants, salted caramel doughnuts, cinnamon buns, and so many more goodies to choose from to accompany your hot mug of coffee.
Where: 89 Bussell Highway, Margaret River
White Elephant Café
Casual and quintessentially South West, stroll up after your swim at Gnarabup Beach – sandy feet and all – and grab a hot cappuccino or flat white while enjoying the fresh morning sunshine. If you’re hungry, they also do great brunch and lunch.
Where: Ganarabup Road, Gnarabup
A café with an atmosphere like no other. Within the majestic Boranup Forest, surrounded by towering karri trees, is this gorgeous little find next to the much-loved Boranup Gallery.
Where: 7981 Caves Road, Forest Grove
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