Foodies are spoilt for choice here. Start the day in chic Dunsborough, with a great breakfast and coffee, freshly roasted in-house. Along Naturaliste Terrace and Dunn Bay Road, you’ll find quirky specialist cafes that just do coffee, smoothies and cakes, plus a Dome and health food-focused cafes serving organic coffee, not to mention a couple of typical country-town style bakery cafes in the heart of Dunsborough.
For dinner, there is plenty of choice, from unassuming Asian canteens to pub-style establishments, to wood-fired pizza, fish ’n’ chips, healthy takeaway, an Italian trattoria, and fine dining.
Diners who venture a little further out of town will be rewarded with more choice. Family-friendly seafood places, bistros, wineries, breweries, cafeterias, upmarket restaurants, and casual beachside cafes can all be found in the Dunsborough-Yallingup pocket between Commonage Road on the east side and Canal Rocks Road on the west.
When it comes to dinner, the choice is greater during the warmer months. Many establishments out of town don’t open at night, or have restricted trading hours, opening only on Friday and Saturday nights, for example. Kitchens also tend to close earlier in the winter months, so it’s always best to book ahead.
For a Sunday session, Yallingup’s beachside Caves House is a heritage-listed establishment with an ever-fresh vibe. And don’t miss Yallingup Woodfired Bread. Handcrafted the traditional way, there’s no chemically mistreated or mechanically abused dough here. The ovens are built from volcanic stones and heated by a genuine wood fire. Baked fresh daily, the bread sells out within hours, however it does appear on many cafe menus, so if you miss out be sure to hit up one of the local coffee spots.