Drift Cafe

Star 4.7 (845 Google reviews)

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Drift Cafe

7.45am - 2.00pm everyday (closed Christmas and Boxing Day)
Located just one block from the main street, on Willmott Ave.
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Are you looking for a great casual dining experience while in Margaret River?
Margaret River is such a great place - there is so much for the senses. Beautiful trees, amazing beaches, tracks to explore, the river to wander along, wineries and art galleries. Out of this area also comes outstanding locally grown and produced food and drink. This is what Drift Café aims to bring to you. Every dish, every element, that comes from the Drift kitchen is made onsite using local produce.

Start your day with one of their popular breakfasts, gather with friends over a lazy lunch or call in for great coffee. Drift Café, set in the converted Old Shire Library near the centre of town, is cosy and friendly, offering food that echoes the excellence of the region - they like to refer to it as ‘relaxed excellence’.

Owners Colin & Gaye McQueen consider themselves extremely fortunate to be able to combine their enjoyment of café dining and meeting people with being able to live in this part of the world. The style and feel of the café is very much a reflection of the owners, somewhere that they'd like to go themselves.

They also have a great team on board with an executive head chef who takes café food to the next level.  Baristas are trained at the WA Barista Academy to bring out the best of the Five Senses coffee beans with fresh grinds every time. 

Come along and enjoy it for yourself!



Drift Cafe

Unit 1/72 Willmott Ave, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia


Star 4.7 (845 Google reviews)
Georgia M 03 February 2024

Most beautiful and cozy cafe, staff were so welcoming and warm aswell as being super attentive. I went up to order a coffee and got the coffee before I even came to sit back down, the girl said she’s heard me talking about it and made me one straight away. It’s such a great atmosphere with vinyls and plants. The best smoothies I’ve ever had, and the pancakes are absolutely perfect. I can’t find a fault. Never disappoints. It may be pricey but the portions and flavour make up for it. I’m surprised about the negative reviews they’ve received in the past, to anyone who’s had a bad experience. A second won’t hurt. Have been there multiple times every-time I come down south and it never misses

Jayden Cai 17 November 2023

The food was really great, and well plated. Prices are a little steep, but generally the portions are enough to justify the price. I can't say I wouldn't feel guilty eating here for every breakfast, though. Eggs on toast for like 15 dollars are basically two nice pieces of toast with two nice eggs. Despite not being very busy, the food took a little longer than anticipated. The staff overall are really friendly and helpful.

Greg Clark 15 February 2024

Quirky little cafe with loads of character I really liked. Great coffee, great service from happy helpful staff, often busy. Do try the honey oat cookies, delicious, highly recommended.

Ewa Czech 24 February 2024

We love this place and quality is amazing but after our second visit I wanted to highlight big differences between portion sizes and content of exactly the same meal served on week day vs weekend. I have to admit today experience was disappointing. I am attaching pictures of the same meal I got. I still recommend the place but … I wish the quality is kept and everyone can experience what I had during my first visit.

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