Hours: Thurs-Mon 10am-3pm
On our trek towards Albany we called in at well-known boutique dairy Bannister Downs nestled in the lush rolling green dairy country in Northcliffe in the deep south of WA.
The rustic cafe has large viewing windows where visitors can view the milk processing and packaging of one litre biodegradable pouches with inflatable handles that all of Perth’s top cafes use as their choice of milk.
We headed to the counter with † a La Cimbali sitting there all nice and shiny, we ordered a flat white, latte and capo along with the obligatory scones, jam and Bannister Downs cream (of course).
My flat white was a visual delight with silky milk, dainty artwork and rich crema showing around the rim, the blend cut through the milk and the natural sweetness of the Bannister Downs milk made for a taste sensation and well worth the trek to get here. My wife’s latte was a visual delight in a tall tapered glass all the colours of espresso, crema, milk and foam swirled to create a kaleidescope of colours and she commented that the blend cut through the quantitiy of milk nicely. Chris’s capo was spot on and complimented the fresh scones, jam and cream that we devoured with gusto.
Coffee was a four bean blend from Yahava roasters, Yallingup
Highly recommend a visit if you are touring the bottom corner of WA.
Magnificent rural vistas, good food and coffee, I’m going to award them a one beaner!
Shop 7b Naturaliste Terrace,
Dunsborough, Western Australia.
We arrived in Dunsborough mid-afternoon and being in need of a caffeine hit we sought out the Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company, as we approached we could see holidaymakers seated at tables on the verandah enjoying their coffees.
It had a relaxed atmosphere with polished concrete floors, stainless steel, timber and a shiny red Diedrich sitting in the corner surrounded by bags of green beans from around the globe, two La Marzocco’s stood proudly on† the counters along with a display cabinet filled with delightful locally made biscuits and slices. My wife gave full marks for the lime citron slice and my son’s chocolate slice disappeared at a rapid rate.
My traditional short mach arrive in a clear shot glass with layers of espresso, crema and splash of milk, a small container of microfoam accompanied my mach for topping-up if required (a nice touch). The espresso had good temperature and body having a taste reminiscent of a mocha/java blend which left a rich lingering aftertaste on my taste buds.
My wife’s tall latte looked great and she commented that the blend cut through the milk nicely, my son’s flat white was a tad hot be he enjoyed it after it had cooled down.
Coffee by Yallinup Coffee Roasting Company
A great little cafe/roastery serving good quality food and coffee and deserves a bean for sure.