There is an art to dining out when you’ve got a few different sized mouths to fill (and energetic little bodies to keep busy). There are so many great options in the Margaret River Region, from breweries and wineries through to cafes and food trucks. For breakfast, you can’t go past the Margaret River Farmers Market with sweet treats from Claudio Biscotti and the Margaret River Bakery, or a brekky burger from the weekly fundraising stall.
The White Elephant Beach Cafe is the perfect spot to sip your coffee and fill up while watching the kids play on the sandy shores of Gnarabup beach below.
Hit up one of the wineries or breweries mentioned below with playgrounds if the kids need a bit of space to stretch their legs in-between lunch bites, or pack a picnic from goodies gathered in town and head out to one of the many national parks and picnic spots for an alfresco long lunch under the trees – just be sure to take all of your rubbish with you. Dinner time is sorted at The Margaret River Brewhouse with a nature playground and room for the kids to roam while waiting for the food to arrive.
Two foodie suggestions to keep both adults and kids happy are chocolate and cheese. Kids will love you for a visit to Margaret River Chocolate Company where they can watch chocolate being made and try a selection of different flavours. And not far down the road from the chocolate company, is another place of indulgence for the grown ups. Margaret River Dairy Company has a range of soft ripened cheeses (Brie and Camembert), semi-soft Farmhouse cheeses, and locally made pot-set yoghurts. It’s wise to stock up on some picnic supplies here and then grab a bottle of wine at one of the region’s wineries.
If you are centrally located in Margaret River, try the Margaret River Fudge Factory. Friendly service, and top quality coffee and fudges make this a must-stop with kids.