Matilda Bay Tea Rooms

Posted in - Coffee & Dog Friendly & Kid Friendly & Perth Cafes on March 15th 2013 0 Comments Matilda Bay Tea Rooms Inside view

The Matilda Bay Tea Rooms is a refreshing scenery change from the city cafes that we are always visiting. Located on the Swan River at the Matilda Bay Reserve and within walking distance to UWA (University of Western Australia) this place gives you a nice peek into the lifestyle of the typical West Australian and that is – ‘enjoying the outdoors’.

Seating by the river

Alfresco Seating

The tea rooms have been a part of the Crawley landscape since the 1960′s, it is a fairly simple establishment that serves breakfast, tea and coffee refreshments and lunch. It is counter service which means order at the counter and then pick a table inside or outside.

Matilda Bay Tea Rooms

The high ceilings inside make room for the large windows revealing a beautiful scenic view of the river foreshore.

bar seating

Boating is a very popular pastime in Perth and well the Swan River is cluttered with boats of all shapes and sizes, today there are only a few floating around on the bay.

under the trees

As I took the tray to our table I spilled some of the coffee, never mind as they were consumed fairly quickly. The cappuccinos were priced at $4.00 each which is the standard price in Perth these days. We shared a chicken and avocado roll costing $8.50, again prices the same as most places in Perth.

Coffee and Sandwiches

You simply cannot beat the location and the relaxed feeling of being alongside the sparkling water, sitting in the sun with a coffee and some food.

coffee with a view

Today we were lucky to see a few black swans, making a good photo opportunity with the city in the background. The Matilda Bay Reserve has a large grassed area with picnic tables and BBQ facilities, there is also a small jetty area for kids to play and swim.

swans river and city backdrop

The Black Swan is unique to Western Australia

Black Swans

A beautiful day to spend by the river


Beautiful grass area surrounding the tearooms



Minor Information

Fee parking only

Location Address
Hackett Drive, Nedlands, 6009, Perth,


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