Aside from this visual feast, every trip down south inevitably transforms into a culinary tour. Places such as Margaret River offer an expanse of wineries and specialty food shops that our itinerary quickly becomes filled with food tastings and lots of coffee slurping. I wanted to share a particular spot that stood out, being the Margaret River Bakery Café, which is located in the central township.
I first heard about this place through a friend who recommended The Bakery Blog, which has become a new favourite site of mine, even more so after learning that it is run by three women who work at the Margaret Rive Bakery Café. It was like fate discovering this blog only a week before I was set to go away; I made sure to let my family know well in advance that I intended to make a visit.
The Bakery Café truly is a hidden gem. The outside looks quite ordinary, and definitely doesn't give anything away about the beauty within. The inside is an eclectic mix of colourful visuals, such as the beaded curtains that hang from the door, or the wall decorated in plates. The outside veranda has old fashioned, mismatched furniture sitting tight and cosy in the small space. But it is the baked offerings that are the ultimate attraction. Everything from salted caramel donuts, éclairs, muffins, chocolate cake and a wide range of pastries adorn the counter, all at crazy cheap prices. For me, this was like stumbling into wonderland.
I actually took two trips here. The first time around, I had a wonderfully aromatic and creamy chai latte with a delicious breakfast consisting of avocado, feta and marinated cherry tomatoes on toast. I also scored a taste of my sister’s chocolate doughnut that oozed with a mousse-y centre. On the second visit, I opted to try the salted caramel doughnut. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am currently obsessed with salted caramel sweet treats, and the doughnut didn't fail to please. I couldn't resist snapping a picture of my tea as well; how cute is the china?!
It’s places like these that I remember most fondly about trips away. Good food and good company is essentially everything I want out of life, and the atmosphere and offerings of the Margaret River bakery celebrates just that.