The Cottage Cafe is part of The Berry Farm’s extensive business plan, which includes 10 hectares of avocado trees, a large orchard, a berry patch, plus a Cellar Door brimming with berry and fruit jams, jellies, preserves, sauces, syrups, dressings and naturally fermented vinegars all produced on the farm. If you want something a little stronger, the Cellar Door has tastings of the Club House Series Ports, sparkling wines, liqueurs, Thornhill Wines and Berry Farm Cider. The nearby cafe is literally in a cottage bookended by a couple of courtyards filled with seating for diners as well as a kiddie’s playground. Indoor seating is available but limited, and there’s enough undercover space if the weather turns. It’s morning tea time and the scones are not long out of the oven, light and fluffy. Today’s jam is strawberry and as far as strawberry jams go, is sensational – rich and fruity. The cream is freshly whipped, and I just wish there was more of it, including the jam, as I love to load up on the toppings! The cafe is definitely on the Margaret River tourist map, so expect crowds on the weekends and in school holidays.
Tea: A selection of loose-leaf teas with a few interesting flavours such as raspberry/lime and strawberry/rhubarb served in a pot.
Overall: A cute garden and something for the whole family to enjoy.
Location: 43 Bessell Rd, Rosa Glen WA 6285 Ph: 08 9757 5054 www.theberryfarm.com.au
Reviewed March, 2015