Beloved beachside cafe Yelo has bid farewell to its Trigg location, 14 years and three days since opening their doors.
While locals won’t be able to enjoy the impressive ocean views from the iconic location, the cafe has taken on a new life in North Beach at the corner of Flora Terrace and Castle Street – the old Tropico site.
The new location will still keep coast-walkers fuelled with their signature coffee, smoothies and nourishing eats – however the larger location will mean more room for customers to stay and enjoy, plus some extra menu items on offer.
Yelo’s West Coast Drive location was originally built in 1948 – one of the first homes as part of the Trigg Island Estate, it was later a general store before becoming marlin-topped “Cleggies” bait and tackle shop, and then Bennion Street Cafe until Yelo opened in 2009.
Scheduled to be demolished later in the year, a four storey luxury apartment is set to replace the cafe – which was also blighted during its Trigg tenure by stoushes with City of Stirling over parking and takeaway licensing, with an eventual court case in 2017 ruling in favour of Yelo. A number of development proposals for the contentious site also included the cafe’s return, however council concerns over parking and traffic impacts on residents remained.
As well as their new North Beach location, Yelo has also had a Mount Hawthorn location since 2012, as well as since-closed locations in Subiaco and Cottesloe.
Yelo North Beach is located at 1/105-109 Flora Terrace, North Beach