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cheeses plus fresh homemade pastas. As well as
the region's largest range of locally-sourced oils,
you'll find that famous Yallingup wood-fire bread
everyone keeps talking about -- be sure to get in
early though, this one sells quick.
ALSO FOR THE LIST:
• THE NATURAL OLIVE OIL SOAP FACTORY now
do a selection of olive oils and gourmet treats perfect
for the picnic basket. 135 Pusey Rd, Wilyabrup,
Margaret River Region, (08) 9755 6111.
• MEALUP is a gourmet delicatessen and provisions
store in Dunsborough that also does inventive take
away meals. Shop 3 Bay View Centro, Dunn Bay
Road, Dunsborough, (08) 9755 3411.
• YAHAVA KOFFEWORKS (213 Carter Rd,
Wilyabrup) and YA LLINGUP COFFEE ROASTING
COMPANY (233 Naturaliste Tce, Dunsborough)
for beautifully roasted coffee beans.
WHERE TO PICNIC?
Once you've collected your hamper of goodies,
take a trek to one of these stunning picnic spots:
1. CHAPMAN POOL, Warner Glen Road, about
9km east off Bussell Highway.
2. ELLENSBROOK HISTORIC HOME AND PICNIC
GROUNDS, located at the end of Ellen Brook
Rd (off Caves Rd). Ellen Brook Road, north of
Margaret River. (Sign-posted).
3. TEN MILE BROOK DAM, Sec Road, Take
Neilson Rd (Off Rosa Brook Rd) south east of
4. LEEUWIN-NATURALISTE NATIONAL PARK,
Dawson Drive, Yallingup.
5. MEELUP BEACH, Meelup Beach Road,
6. CANE BREAK POOL. Access is via Osmington
Road (until you reach the "no through road"
sign), then turn north (left) on the Cane Brake
Road. The turn off to the site is 6.7km on along
the right hand side.
7. AUGUSTA FORESHORE (opposite the Colour
Patch Cafe). Albany Terrace, Augusta.
8. BORANUP FOREST. Take the unsealed Point
Rd or Boranup Drive (off Caves Rd).
9. SURFERS POINT, Prevelly. Follow Wallcliffe Rd
all the way down to the beach.
10. WINERY GROUNDS -- there are so many
that invite picnics. Find your own row in between
Busselton and Margaret River Wine Region
There's nothing quite like a Margaret River
breakfast. The settings are magic, the produce
is fresh, and the dishes -- creative and locally
If you're in Busselton, you'll find two
amazing morning beachside feeds at The
Goose and Equinox Cafe. Both face due north
overlooking Geographe Bay on different sides
of the jetty, and offer rare opportunities to see
the sun rise over the beach.
The Goose delivers a good mix of
traditional brekkie dishes and more inspired
offerings, with mostly local produce, and a
delicious homemade fruit and nut toast.
With sunshine ushering through the
360-degree windows, The Equinox is the
perfect spot to enjoy a fresh, wholesome
breakfast in a casual atmosphere.
Another winning breakfast by the beach can
be found just out of Dunsborough at Bunkers
Beach Cafe. Nestled in the secluded sand
dunes of Bunker Bay and just metres from the
beack, this stylish eatery is a true haven.
You can enjoy alfresco dining on the deck
during the warmer months, which is sheltered
by the north-facing beach; or, in winter, dine
by the open fire.
Make sure you book ahead and get there
on time as the chance of a walk-in breakfast is
zero to none.
In the heart of Dunsborough, a short walk
from the beach, is Artezan, a fun and funky
espresso bar and restaurant that does one of
the best breakfasts in the South West. They
make exceptional coffee and offer a good
range of vegetarian and gluten free options.
There's also a great set up for the kids and
really cool local artwork adorning the walls.
More Cafe in Busselton has a similarly
vibrant and urban feel with its grey lime
washed walls, bright orange chairs and multi-
coloured chandeliers. The produce is quality
and locally sourced where possible, including
Margaret River free-range eggs, organic fruit
and nut bread, and a special Kintanami blend
of coffee from Yahava.
And finally, if you're in Margaret River,
take a hike out to Providore where you can
either sit out on the 50m-long rammed earth
verandah overlooking acres of beautiful vines
and natural bush or pull up a chair on the rear
patio with views of the vegetable garden and
It's a simple menu but what makes it special
is where the ingredients come from. Providore
has a huge free-range chicken farm, providing
dozens of fresh eggs each morning, and a
beautiful herb and vegetable garden full of
tomatoes, spinach, rhubarb and all those yum
The Equinox Café: (08) 9752 4641, On the
foreshore Jetty end of Queen Street, Busselton;
The Goose: Geographe Bay Road, Busselton,
(08) 9754 7700; Bunkers Beach Cafe: Farm
Break Lane, Bunker Bay, Naturaliste, (08)
9756 8284; Artezan: 1/234 Naturaliste Terrace,
Dunsborough, (08) 9755 3325; More Cafe:
Shop 5/65 Kent St, Busselton, (08) 9752
3676; Providore: 448 Harmans South Road,
Wilyabrup, (08) 9755 6355.
TAST Y: (left) Bunkers Beach
Cafe; (this picture and above)
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