Nestled in native australian bushland. Goanna is quirky, unpretentious and relaxed. Goannas ever changing seasonal menu is designed to showcase the very best and freshest ingredients on offer in the region.
For Owner & Head Chef Duncan Timmons, creating fresh, interesting and honest dishes in a kitchen he could call his own had long been a dream. This dream was realised in 2008 when Duncan and his now wife Ali took the plunge to head down under from their native Scottish shores and swap city streets for a home and café set in stunningly beautiful Australian native bush, close to world class vineyards and golden sandy beaches.
Duncan’s passion for simple, fresh and understated food is expressed through his creative seasonal menu. He works closely alongside a long list of local producers and suppliers to ensure that every menu item showcases the freshest, best quality and locally sourced ingredients. Along with supporting local growers and producers in the cafe, Goanna Gallery proudly supports local artisans with their selection of hand picked, home grown, art and design from throughout the region and Australia wide.
More information Situated only ten minutes from Dunsborough, you feel a world away from the hustle and bustle in our relaxed native setting. Start the day with one of our infamous brekkie dishes, sit back, relax and enjoy a lazy lunch while enjoying a drop from our local wine list, or simply stop by for a locally roasted coffee and freshly, homemade sweet treat. Inside you can explore the gallery where we showcase several local artisans including woodworkers, photographers, ceramic artists and jewellers. Head into the outdoors and enjoy our natural playground for all ages. Stroll through our sculpture walk where you can enjoy being amongst seasonal wildflowers and our native surrounds. Little ones can enjoy their own adventure in our children's playground with adjacent cafe seating. We welcome four legged friends (dogs) in outdoor areas so long as they are on a lead. Check out www.goannacafe.com.au for our latest menu options. Visit Website
I can not praise this place enough! Beautiful setting and amazing food! Atmosphere is good here and you can bring your furry friend along. Meals, cakes and coffee. Very good! Will be back time and time again!
This place was good. I tried a mean Green cold pressed juice in the spirit of being healthy: I didn't enjoy it. I also got a piece of carrot cake which was very nice. There is a play area for children, my 2yo loved it, but it's not fenced off very well from the parking lot. There's stumps dividing the play area from the footpath so you have limited time to chase if your child is a runner.
First time visit here and was wonderfully surprised. Lots of different areas to sit including lovely outdoor bush surroundings. Friendly staff and prompt service. Breakfast we had was tasty with gluten options, plus lactose free milk for amazing coffee. Definitely a good place to try.
Great food, coffee and setting. Beautiful bush block, with more space given over to the cafe than our last visit. Between the family we had 5 things off the breakfast menu and each one was delicious, distinct and beautifully presented. Coffee and juices were delicious too! Icing on the cake is the proximity of the kids playground to one of the seated areas meaning they could run riot whilst we ate in peace, and we didn't have to feel guilty that they were affecting the experience of others who were seated in the separate dining areas. :)
Delicious, friendly and helpful staff. Kids options were fun. Will be back to try some of the lunch options next time. The citrus cheesecake was phenomenal. Orange and polenta cake was warm and indulgent.