Love food, but have fussy kids? The following food options should appease the whole family; from gourmands to cautious eaters. Some of them even have AMAZING playgrounds!
Swings & Roundabouts in Yallingup have superb wood fired pizza and warm hospitality, and a great new playground and huge lawn area. They just won Best Outdoor Venue in WA, and dogs are welcome too. Taste their wine, relax while the kids play and share a plate of donut style pizza dough.
Goanna Café is our go-to for brunch and lunch. It’s hard to go past the Spicy Indo Rice (my daughters order it every time) but they also have an excellent, ever-changing lunch menu. Owner/chef Duncan Timmons did his time in a Michelin-star London restaurant, and it shows in his delicious fare.
Margaret River Bakery is a treat everyone will love. Feast on sumptuous quiches, salad-filled baguettes, quality pies and burgers then fill your ‘dessert compartment’ with salted caramel donuts, raspberry Danishes, warm cinnamon scrolls and more. Heaven!
Shelter Brewing Co is the new kid on the block, and it’s fantastic. A beautiful big light-filled space with Busselton Jetty views, they’re serving up scrumptious beer and seriously good food. There’s even a cute little caravan playground and sandpit out front. There’s also table service, which is really welcome.
Colourpatch Café in Augusta has some of WA’s best fish and chips, made with local fish, fresh off the boat. The café had a snazzy renovation in 2019, and it’s a great spot to sit, sip and snack with a superb view of the rivermouth. If the kids need to expend a bit of energy, get your fish and chips wrapped to takeaway, and enjoy them across the road on the grass by the river.
White Elephant Beach Café is awesome for a sandy-feet, post-swim meal. Perched above Gnarabup Beach, they serve up a yummy bacon and egg burger, spiced pumpkin and eggs, generous salads and great coffee. Kids love the coconut bircher and mini brekkie burgers.