The Prof and I discovered the bakery across the road from our accommodation in Margaret River, and decided we would breakfast here before the long drive back to Perth. It was such a dilemma trying to fit in some amazing food places in such a short space of time!
The bakery has a charming and eclectic collection of mismatched arm chairs, tables, lampshades and vintage china, and is crammed full of people who come for the deliriously good food. There’s a constant stream of people at the counter ordering takeaway coffees, almond croissants (I got one for the road of course) hot house made pies, salted caramel doughnuts and pastries.
Mad mushy fan-girl that I am, I had to have the mushroom special for breakfast. Two ENORMOUS slices of sourdough were topped with a generous serve of mashed avocado sprinkled with sunflower and sesame seeds, alongside a dish of oven baked mixed mushrooms with baby spinach and shaved parmesan. This.was.so.good. And big. I very reluctantly had to leave my 2nd slice of avo on toast. The photo doesn’t really show how big this dish was.
The Prof’s eyes glazed over when she clapped eyes on her pancakes with banana and salted caramel sauce. This was another giant serve with plenty of sticky sauce and fluffy pancakes, and she managed to polish off the lot. Well, look at that plate – why wouldn’t you?
This place will ALWAYS be on my list when I visit Margaret River. I wanted to buy one of everything in the cake cabinet, not to mention a hot chicken pie and a Mediterranean vegetable tart. The constant stream of people is testament to the food made and served here. Just go there and indulge, and while you’re there, check out the funky Frieda Kahlo pics near the toilet. This crazy mish-mash of everything works brilliantly.
PS. You do need to take cash with you, and plan not to visit on Sunday (they’re closed).