Despite the name, Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company is located in the Dunsborough town centre. Dunsborough is a beautiful holiday town along the pristine Geographe Bay, about a three hour drive south of the CBD of Perth. It is one of my favourite places to holiday in Western Australia, a place where I can experience true relaxation with late awakenings, morning coffee in the sun, BBQ lunches, winery visits and afternoon swims in the ocean. Far away from skyscrapers and pollution, my evenings end on the porch looking at the incredibly clear sky of twinkling stars.
Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company source beans from different regions of the world and use their own in house roasting and blending techniques. They also sell a variety of take home espresso and coffee packs.
The alfresco cafe does become busy during the holidays, just like every other place in Dunsborough and knowing this we committed to joining the queue of 10 or so people. The staff were extremely focused and it really was not an issue to wait, the line went rather quickly. We sat under the veranda soaking in the New Year holiday atmosphere, most of the patrons returning from a fresh swim at the beach.
Overall the coffees were great and I loved that our order request of a topped up Long Mac was served with a side of milk in a small jar. The counter was filled with jars of cookies and slices, I tried the Lemon Pistachio Slice thinking it would compliment a sugarless coffee. It was delicious and 100% homemade.
Long Mac ($4.20)
Cappuccino in a mug ($4.50)
Lemon Pistachio Slice
The cafe has lovely outdoor seating under the umbrellas or on the grassed area under the trees.
After our morning coffee we drove to Meelup Beach, a lovely sheltered bay for a swim. Meelup Beach is a popular spot and it is not a beach that you will find a secluded spot but the atmosphere is very relaxed and there is plenty of room. The beach is at it’s best in the afternoon when the breeze dies down. There are also a few more bays along Meelup Road, some offering seclusion.
Cash only, no Eftpos
Order at the counter
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Shop 7b 233 Naturaliste Terrace Dunsborough 6281
Phone + 61 8 9755 3025