It’s a shame there aren’t more cafes in the south-western corner of Australia like Emu Point Cafe. I notice a definite deficit in venues with world-class water views and a decent menu (note non kiosk style of food). After the breakfast rush is over I have a choice of outdoor tables with sublime views over Oyster Harbour and the neck of water that separates it from King George Sound. The menu is varied with some interesting seafood dishes (local seafood at that) and I wish I were around for lunch. At first sight I am impressed with the Devonshire Tea. This is my sixth in a few days on the west coast, and so far the best. The blackberry jam is exquisite and the double cream a blessing with the combination of both really adding flavour to scones that are a bit tasteless. The staff is friendly and the buzz reminds be of a beachside café in Sydney.
Tea: A small selection of loose-leaf teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A prime position overlooking Oyster Harbour.
Location: 1 Mermaid Ave, Emu Point, Albany WA 6330 Ph: 08 9844 7207 www.emupointcafe.com.au
Reviewed March, 2015