Margaret River’s dedication to a good flat white is as good as most Australian towns, but it’s also fair to say that the use of local roasters, soy, almond, or oat milks, and eco-friendly take away cups – might be a step ahead in the trends.
Sidekick Cafe: Great coffee, excellent service, and a simple menu make Sidekick an obvious choice for your morning start. The jalapeno and cream cheese bagel will satisfy any hunger pangs.
Riversmith: Looking to linger over your morning coffee? Riversmith has room to spread out, a varied menu, and some lovely outside tables that are a treat when the sun is out.
The Hairy Marron: The Hairy Marron is bike-hire meets café. Positioned right on the Wadandi Track at the bottom of town, this is a picturesque hidden gem, where you can grab a coffee, hire a bike, and spend the morning discovering Margaret River’s tracks, trails and majestic river.
Drift Cafe: Another hidden gem just off Margaret River’s main street on Willmott Avenue, is Drift Café. Expect comfort food using local ingredients by an expert chef, and a casual atmosphere. Fun fact – the café is housed in what used to be the town library!
Café Mosaic: A secret courtyard complete with water feature and lush greenery makes this lovely café a great spot to catch up with friends for coffee and one of their yummy cakes. It’s located next door to The Local, a great artisan store brimming with local artwork and goodies to peruse.
Egberts: Positioned just off the main street on Fearn Avenue, is Egberts. Great for a takeaway flat white or a quick croissant and coffee, Egberts has welcoming staff, home-made bakery treats, and an inspiring mural of flamingos wrapping the back walls. You’ll leave content.
Margaret River Bakery: The Bakery is a Margaret River institution and needs little marketing to keep customers coming back. A good blend of healthy sandwich options, and perfectly presented sweet-tooth treats, this is the place to go if food is on the agenda.