Cafes

17 Of Our Favourite Cafes In Margaret River And Surrounds

By Claire Logan – who is always dreaming of her next meal and reckons a good martini solves most problems

Margaret River cafe and coffee

Whether you're getting up early for a beach walk or surf or rolling out of bed late after a few too many cab savs, Margaret River has some cracking cafes that will deliver the caffeine and eats you need to get moving. 

And because we know that a trip down to Margs often means days out exploring, we've included a few of our faves from surrounding destinations in the Margaret River region.

 Here are the best coffee shops and cafes in Margaret River and surrounding areas within the region.

Best Cafes In Margaret River

Egberts Bakery

Watch in awe as the bakers at Egberts cut and roll out one perfectly-shaped croissant after the other. The exposed kitchen is just one of many cool features at this quirky bakery tucked up a Margaret River side street—think pink walls adorned with croissant-carrying storks, earthy tones and leafy greens everywhere you look. The friendly baristas will take care of your coffee order while you decide on something delish from the cabinet full of freshly-made wraps, rolls and pastries.

White Elephant Cafe

No trip to Margaret River is complete without brunch at White Elephant Cafe. Looking out across beautiful Gnarabup Beach, this much-loved cafe serves up heavenly coffees made with Dimattina beans, a range of mouth watering brekkie burgers and wraps, tasty fish and chips and everything in between. Enjoy your feed at a table on the deck or take it down to the beach and follow it with a swim.

Drift Cafe

Fresh healthy food. Tick. Cozy nooks and crannies. Tick. Off the beaten track. Tick. Good coffee. Tick. Tick. Tick. Any cafe that makes their own almond milk clearly cares about what goes into their coffees. When the busy main street is packed, Drift is a perfect hideaway that often goes unnoticed by the tourist crowds. Pro tip: order a side of the house made potato rosti and prepare to have your socks knocked off.

Urban Bean

Urban Bean is pretty much heaven on Earth for vegetarians and vegans. For a substantial feed you’ll want to order the mexi burrito or the urban samosa—a combo of peas, potato, pumpkin, walnuts and currants lovingly wrapped in filo pastry—and their range of toasties are so good they’ll leave you wanting more. You might need to order two, just saying.  Oh, and their coffee hits the spot every dang time. 

Margaret River Bakery

Margaret River Bakery needs no introduction. An essential stop for any foodie visiting the region, this funky European-inspired bakery has been pumping out fresh pastries and finely sourced coffee for the people of Margs since the 1960s and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re grabbing a sweet treat for the road, meeting up with friends for brunch or looking for a spot to sip your coffee while reading the paper, the bakery has something for everyone.  

Blue Ginger Cafe

Step into Blue Ginger Cafe on Station Road and you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles, a cabinet loaded with lovingly-made pastries and wraps and the smell of freshly-roasted coffee. Catering to vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan diets, the breakfast and lunch options here are equal parts hearty and healthy, and they’re best when washed down with a top-notch cup of coffee or a fresh juice or smoothie. Blue Ginger Cafe shares its space with a continental deli and grocer which is fully-stocked with a diverse range of oils, grains, teas, meats, cheeses, chocolates and more—it’s a foodie’s dream come true.

Yahava Koffeeworks

The home of coffee in Margaret River, Yahava fits the bill whether you have five minutes or half a day to while away the hours in coffee heaven. In a rush? Wind down the window and hit up their drive through to keep your caffeine levels up to speed. Time to spare? Potter about in the store and learn about the art of coffee, bean varieties and the ins and outs of Yahava’s coffee sources. We dare you to make it to the till without leaving with a sweet treat alongside your drop of choice.

Sidekick

A favourite of locals and visitors alike, Sidekick is a staple on the Margies cafe radar. Prop up on an outside stool: perfect for people watching or when sipping with your canine companion in tow. Blankets are provided for when the temperature dips below the warming power of a long black.  Yogis keen for a chai bliss bomb, but still in need of a cheeky caffeinated hit, will be in seventh heaven with their dirty chai. A daily changing spread of snacks and light meals with plenty of gluten free options.

Riversmith

The lofty and open space means that Riversmith is filled with locals working at their home away from home…that is when the tables have space for a laptop and notebook. Weekends see this joint pretty full. The coffee is reliable and the adjoining gift shop is filled with a solid half hour of browsing.

Margaret River Collaborative

A coffee counter is hidden behind an assortment of local producers in this new addition to Margaret River. One of the first stops as you pull into town from Perth; at Margaret River Collaborative you can pick up an indoor plant styled in its own macramé outfit, indulge in a quick wine tasting and of course enjoy a fab coffee at this little oasis.

The Larder

Moving from their central position to their new home next to Margaret’s Beach Resort has seen the offering from The Larder expand. Finally, Prev peeps can grab a coffee and brekky to go without having to cross Caves road before hitting the surf. 

Other Options In The Margaret River Region

Meelup Farmhouse

Dunsborough

If you’re heading down south, you won’t regret giving Meelup Farmhouse a spot on your food itinerary. The farmhouse-chic venue is probably the most Instagrammable brunch spot down south with a food menu that backs up the beautiful sites. Dress up in your Sunday best or take your sandy feet and furry friend out for a coffee on the porch. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll love The Farmhouse breakfast, otherwise Turkish poached eggs or the orange and poppy seed pancakes also hit the spot.

Alberta's Kitchen & Store

Busselton

We almost packed our bags and moved straight to Busselton when we heard about the opening of Alberta's. The cosy kitchen and store is run by a former head chef and head gardener from Noma (you know, that three-Michelin-starred Copenhagen joint that's often dubbed the world's best restaurant). But while the light and airy fit-out has loads of Scandi beauty, Alberta's is nothing like Noma. Instead you'll find a laidback brunch spot serving top coffee and seasonal dishes loaded with the freshest local produce. 

Merchant And Maker

Dunsborough

Friendly service, super coffee and a host of take home goodies mean that Merchant and Maker in Dunsborough is your one stop shop on your trip down south. Choose from all sorts of caffeine affiliated drinks and accessories from pour over, French press and Aeropress through to eco cups. Bonus points for solving the problem of ‘what’s for dinner?’ with one of their home cooked take home meals.

Silver Bullet Espresso

Dunsborough

Good coffee and good company can only be bettered by good views. Dunsborough Bay is filled with golden sands, sun drenched skies and aquamarine waters. Grab a coffee from Silver Bullet’s vintage airstream van and you will be graced with a friendly chat with owner Sally. One of the most relaxing spots by the beach to bring your eco cup out to play.

Yahava Kwik Koffee

Vasse

The northern branch of the local coffee producer Yahava Kwik Koffee, while not as extensive as their Margaret River flagship, is just as convenient. Zip through the drive through for a coffee before reaching your holiday destination in Margs central, or to refresh the palate (and head) after a day of wine tasting.

Gourmet Food Merchant

Cowaramup

Prepare to enter for coffee and leave with coffee and cheese and jam and crackers and honey and a bunch of wildflowers, phew! Using local coffee from The Margaret River Roasting Co, the brews at Gourmet Food Merchant are always reliable and a treat for the tastebuds with milk from Bannister Downs. Sourcing some of the region’s most delectable gourmet creations, it would be a crime not to take something home for lunch alongside your latte.

Now go ahead and book lunch and dinner at Margaret River's best restaurants.

Image credit: Margaret River Bakery

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