Situated on the upper reaches of the Swan River, between Bells Rapids and Guildford, is the Swan Valley region. Home to many of Perth’s most popular tourist attractions and best wineries to tour, the Swan Valley region also boasts some delightful cafe spots. Here are a few of our faves.
Taylors In The Valley
Hidden within the heart of the Swan Valley, just off Great Northern Highway, lies Taylors in the Valley. This charming family-run cafe offers seasonal brunch dishes with a menu that accommodates for every dietary requirement. The leafy courtyard is decorated with tables under the gum trees where you can soak up some sun. In the cooler months, their indoor seating is cozy and eccentric as the cafe is filled with eclectic art, old machinery and antique pieces. For those in a rush, the takeaway coffee window and cabinet of delicious ready-made treats will get you fed on the go.
510 Great Northern Hwy, Middle Swan
Dog’s Breakfast Cafe
If you’re out this way to take your dog for a walk at Bells Rapids Park, make sure to stop in at the Swan Valley’s most adorable pet friendly cafe. Grab your morning coffee and a snack from the kiosk at Dog’s Breakfast Cafe and relax at one of the park tables while your pooch enjoys the agility park, playgrounds, doggie pool and spa and of course some tasty treats. The cabinet is full of ever-changing bites that range from toasties to cake and cater to all, with gluten free and vegan options readily available.
15A Woollcott Ave, West Swan
The Llawn At Mandoon Estate
Summer’s coming and if you love a picnic as much as we do, make sure to check out The Llawn at Mandoon Estate. Take your own picnic blanket or borrow a rug from the Llawn garden bar and get comfortable on the grass. Prebook a picnic hamper or their gourmet menu includes cheeses, meats, salads and kids options. If you’re craving something more, order a pizza year round or spit roast meats on the weekend. Mandoon Estate’s Cellar Door also offers seated wine tastings for $10 per person and beer tasting paddles from the garden bar at any time. If you prefer a restaurant setting, head over to Wild Swan for some finer dining at Mandoon Estate.
10 Harris Rd, Caversham
Old Young’s Kitchen
Looking for something a bit different? Old Young’s Kitchen offers a unique dining experience within the Swan Valley. This rustic space nurtures a stunning garden where you can dine with vines overhead and soak up the country vibes. Relax as you sip on an award-winning gin and enjoy the uniquely West Australian menu. These extraordinary dishes are curated with native ingredients and the fresh, sustainable and local produce of the Swan Valley. Their ethos is minimal waste and major flavour, with sensational dishes that pair perfectly with Old Young’s hand-crafted spirits. For those who are driving, fear not because there is a range of non-alcoholic options too.
10581A West Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Try the best coffee in the Swan Valley with your breakfast before you head out to explore this stunning region. Dine in at their cafe and enjoy the variety of beverages, teas, coffees and chocolate. Yahava koffeeWorks offer coffee blends from all over the world and up to three different options are in their grinders on any day. Their Swan Valley academy offers basic and advanced barista courses for those who are interested in learning to make great coffee. At the Koffee Shed you can buy a delicious range of coffee blends, a selection of teas and many other treats. You can also grab a coffee, cake or savoury treat ‘to-go’ at their drive-thru kiosk. You don’t have to leave your best pal at home, the cafe also has ‘dog friendly’ areas for you and your doggie.
4752 W Swan Rd, West Swan
Cottage Tea Rooms
If you’re searching for a cafe to take mum for casual dining or a special high tea, Cottage Tea Rooms in the Swan Valley is the perfect place. This quaint little cottage is oozing with country charm as chickens from the farm next door regularly graze in the courtyard. Enjoy a cup of tea while you enjoy the best scones in the Swan Valley, and yes, they have gluten free ones too. This lovely cafe is also pet friendly so bring your dog if you’re dining out in the courtyard.
8560 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Everyone loves a burger! At Mission Burgers you can choose from 13 handcrafted burgers to satisfy your craving. Mission Burgers are passionate about creating mouth-watering burgers from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. Enjoy yours in a combo or as sliders and pair it with chicken wings, loaded fries, or one of their delightful salads or sides. If you’re heading here later in the day, grab a cocktail or add a shot to any of the heavenly milkshake or freakshake options.
13/42 Main St, Ellenbrook
The Crooked Spire Coffee & Arthouse
If you love a cafe with a funky vibe checkout the Crooked Spire Coffee & Arthouse. This place pays homage to the crooked spire in Chesterfield, which was named after its spire that is in fact crooked. The cool cafe combines award-winning coffee with urban art culture and is open every day of the week. Enjoy some friendly banter with the staff as you dig into your delicious breakfast.
71 Victoria St, Midland
This aesthetic cafe is open until 3pm everyday and has an extensive menu of breakfast and lunch items. Laneway Seven is a perfect stop for a delicious Instagrammable meal and the crumbed potato is to die for. Grab something on the go from their cabinet of goodies if you’re in a hurry; or sit back and enjoy a your meal while you relax, admire the plants and soak up the good vibes.
U7/42 Main St, Ellenbrook
Header image: Laneway Seven