Where to shop in downtown dunsborough

Darling Dunsborough, the jewel on Geographe Bay.

There are excellent coffee shops, sleek dining options, and some delightful watering holes. Dotted amongst the cafes and bars are a bevy of boutique shops, perfect for some holiday retail therapy.

Note: When possible, bookings are recommended!

Person walking outside a cafe holding a coffee cup, wearing active wear. Credit Rachel Claire.

Dunsborough’s Best Breakfasts

Artezen is a long-time favourite for brekkie, with irresistible crepes and French toast. Soak up the sunshine if you can snag a table out the front and watch the world go by. They’re also licensed and serve lunch.

La Lah does all the classic brunch favourites with fresh local produce alongside Margaret River Roasting coffee, and its pup friendly with a special menu of treats just for your furry friend. The takeaway coffee alley opens from 7am, and it’s also fantastic for lunch.

Also try: Wild & Woods, Evviva Café, Dunsborough Bakery

Cafe Cruising

Looking to check out the caffeine scene? Tiny Coffee on Clark is still tiny but has grown in popularity. They make excellent coffee quickly from this hole-in-the-wall spot, with a small selection of cookies.

Local promises ‘bites by the beach’ and coffee made from Commonage Coffee Co beans.

Merchant & Maker are as popular as ever. The coffees are still killer, as are the salads, giftware and take-home meals in jars.

Yallingup Coffee Roasting Company has an awesome nature playground Djiljit Mia next door. Grab a takeaway coffee, read interpretive signage to find out how Wadandi people caught fish in the bay, and watch the kids play.

Hot Chocolatte is still a fabulous treasure trove of coffee, chocolate and lollies. Visit twice and they’ll remember your name, if not your coffee order. Try the peanut butter chocolate frogs – the best!

People sitting outside at Bungalow Neighbourhood Social. From Facebook.

Lunch on the Run, or in the Sun

Dunsborough Bakery is the place to refuel after a surf – grab a pie and a jam donut and you’ll feel like the luckiest person in town.

For a dash of fun Bungalow Neighbourhood Social serves up natural wines and sourdough pizza in their sunny courtyard. It’s a great spot to park up and wile away a few hours with friends.

You’ll love Occy’s for their brilliant tap beer list, beaut burgers and the fact you can sip a frothy in the sunshine watching kids play on the lawn and people coming and going in Dunsborough. It’s dog friendly too, and open for dinner. Bookings recommended.

Not strictly Downtown Dunsborough, Clancys Fish Pub makes the list as it’s a 10-minute walk from town, yet feels like you’re in the country, looking over the lush valley. Check out their Cape to Cape Tap List featuring a beer from every local brewery. Open for lunch and dinner.

Peko Peko serves up tasty sushi, rice paper rolls (try the carrot ginger dipping sauce), soups and noodles. They’re also open dinner to dine in or takeaway.

Conscious Craves offers a healthy plant-based, vegan menu. They serve tacos, pizzas, smoothies, raw desserts and oat mylk coffee.

Also try: Blue Manna (Thurs & Sat), Merchant & Maker

Blue Manna Restaurant Dunsborough

Dinner in Dunsborough

Bungalow Neighbourhood Social – Craft beer, natural wine, wood fired pizza with a Euro vibe and great service. Keep an eye out for their regular events.

At Yarri chef Aaron Carr prepares thoughtful food that honours the seasons, and it’s served with Snake + Herring wine. They’re doing a set course this summer for dinner over a couple of seating times, and bookings are essential.

Blue Mannais also fantastic for lunch. Next door to Yarri, it shares a beautiful view of the peppermint trees of Dugalup Creek. They have the freshest seafood around, with luscious oysters, whole fish, crab and prawns arriving daily. You can also buy fresh seafood at their takeaway shop next door. Book ahead to avoid missing out.

Pourhouse is kicking goals, with a delicious new menu. Portions are generous, and you can book a table for dinner or simply pop in for a drink.

Pedro’s Mexican keeps getting better, with big flavours and even bigger cocktails. Dig into well-known faves like guacamole, chilli con queso, nachos and burritos or try their take on Tex Mex with char grilled zucchinis stuffed with flavoursome fillings of your choice. Family friendly and they offer takeaway too.

Dunsborough Tavern. Bit of a guilty pleasure, this one. It’s owned by Woolworths, but if you’ve had a big day and the kids are tired and hungry, The Tav is awesome. There’s a huge indoor playground, a great family-friendly menu and a local beer and wine list. Plus the Christmas tree tower of sauce.

Bayside Burger Bar serves up burgers, beers, milkshakes and fries with a nod to the region’s surfing history. Burgers are named after famous surf breaks, and this is an awesome place to take the family for an easy meal after a big day out.

For a casual takeaway option (best eaten down at the beach) head to Squid Lips Fish n Chips.

Retail Shopping Dunsborough Town

Boutique Shopping

It’s a treat having the time to browse the boutiques and pick up a new dress or denim, a piece of art or locally made soaps. Dunsborough is dotted with locally owned and operated boutiques, and it’s a pleasure supporting these small businesses.

There are plenty to explore, but check out these favourites. Text & Co bookshop is an artful delight, not only stocked with beautiful books but Wool & The Gang knitting gear, too. All lovingly gift wrapped on request. Coastal Kids is packed with fabulous children’s clothing, toys, scooters and gifts – plus the bathers and beach gear every kid needs for summer. Corynne’s Natural Skincare stocks handmade soaps scented with lovely natural oils and other beautiful gifts.

One Palm clothing is designed in the south west, and their boutique features great clothes, accessories and travel goods. Shoebedoo has shoes and accessories for every occasion, taking you from casual beach sandals to stylish wedding heels. And Hillzeez has your summer beach hangs sorted, with swimwear, towels, sunnies and everything you’d expect in a quality surf shop.

If you’re looking for a new surfboard check out Yahoo Surfboards, a bit of an institution and they also do board hire if you’re keen to try your hand at catching a few waves.

Nina’s Jewellery helps make a holiday extra special; make it a memorable getaway with a beautiful piece of jewellery. Likewise, Christian Fletcher Gallery captures glorious south west scenes in his award-winning photography, so you can gaze at Meelup Beach, Yallingup or Eagle Bay on your wall for years to come. Nathan Day Designs, master craftsman of impeccable wooden furniture, has his workshop in Vasse but you can get inspiration by admiring his custom made blackbutt tables at Yarri.

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