Bronwyn Wilkie discovers 8 of the most Instagrammable brunch spots in Margaret River.
Margaret River combines food, nature and some of the finest craft beer, wine and brunches in Western Australia; so, if you like to filter more than your coffee, these places are dishing up grub so good it deserves a Grammy.
Set in an Art Deco building, Drift has a cosy, laid-back vibe that makes it a delicious recharge station in more ways than one. The seasonal menu is a creative and gorgeously colourful tribute to the quality of the local produce.
The food at White Elephant Beach Cafe could easily play second fiddle to the stunning coastal vistas, but happily these guys aren’t the type to do things by halves. Soak up the view over a range of Insta-worthy options, like brekky burgers, spiced smashed pumpkin, or salted caramel French toast.
Settle into one of Margaret River Bakery’s cosy, mismatched armchairs for a home-style brunch made with lots of love. Their mountains of scrambled egg and bacon on crusty, house-baked breads, fluffy hotcakes, and flaky, golden-brown pastries are perfect for posting.
Dishing up freshly baked goodies, acai bowls and toasties, the menu at Brew Shack Espresso Bar is simple, tasty and great for grab-and-go breakfasts on adventure-packed days. Definitely one to pop on your list if you’re a bean fiend.
Whether you’re fueling up for a day caving, bush-walking or winery-hopping, drop into Cafe Boranup for some top-notch country cooking. With an emphasis on local suppliers and tranquil forest views, this little gem serves bush food with attitude.
A vibrant, colourful cafe with an earth-friendly focus, Sidekick offers healthy eats, super smoothies and “life-changing bread” with your choice of pour-over, cold-drip or espresso coffee. There are lots of options for non-coffee drinkers too, including turmeric, chai or macha lattes.
A wholefood, vegetarian kitchen specialising in animal-friendly food, Urban Bean has fabulous coffee and a range of hearty, flavoursome dishes. Packed with colour and creativity, these brunches are a feast for the eyes as well.
Some people are happy with lighter options for brunch – it could be a fresh pastry, a muffin or a toasted wrap, but it must be accompanied by excellent coffee. With an Instagram page dedicated to their coffee beans, roasting equipment and deliciously satiny flat whites, Yahava KoffeeWorks is full of these people.
More than any other varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay have brought Margaret River to the attention of wine-lovers across the world. Meet the makers pushing the boundaries of wine-making in Margaret River, and see the landscape that gives these wines their unique Margaret River character. Featuring Cullen, Vasse Felix and Dormilona Wines.
Go beyond Margaret River and enjoy a locavore lunch in Western Australia's Southern Forests. The perfect extension to a Margaret River holiday, there is more fabulous produce and landscapes on offer in the adjoining Southern Forests region, famous for its soaring karri and tingle trees.