If you are exploring the Pinjarra region and all it has to offer, don’t miss out on a visit to the local cafes in town. Pinjarra’s cafes offer scrumptious baked delights and your much-needed barista brew, and whether it’s a delicious breakfast on the weekend or just a great place to have coffee, they’re the perfect stop to add amongst your adventure.
Café culture has become a way of life to Australians, not just fuel to get you through the day. We care about quality and taste, and Pinjarra’s cafes are as personable and passionate about our daily fix as we are.
Nic Willis is a woman of many hats, including her lovely trademark flower crowns. As the owner of Jarra Infusion, Nic has given Pinjarra and the Murray community a nexus where great food and coffee mingle with art and live music. It’s a whimsical world, wholly created by Nic, with four separate seating areas including the popular outdoor garden which offers river views (and a bowl of water for your dog). On weekends, Jarra Infusion is full of live music and a crowd who are thoroughly enjoying the Aussie concept of BYO (Bring Your Own alcohol) onto the premises in the sunshine by the river. The food here is locally sourced and made on the premises, with a menu carefully curated to satisfy the wide range of tastes: choose from a beef chili con carne to a gluten free cauliflower pizza. Kids are welcome and well catered for with firm favourites like air-fried chips dusted in (vegan) chicken salt.
Pinjarra Bakery, another highly distinctive local eatery, is owned by a family who have been rolling out award-winning goodness for more than 20 years. The large trophy cabinet which takes pride of place in the Pinjarra store is a testament to their bakers’ perfectionism. It’s chock-full of state and national awards, including Australia’s best ‘creative footy pie’, a sensational seafood pie, and officially the Best Meat Pie in Australia 2019. It’s worth signing up to Pinjarra Bakery’s loyalty card (just so you can get your fifth coffee free) and, as one Facebook fan put it succinctly, ‘Your jam donuts and coffee –there is no greater love!’
Edenvale Homestead is the central jewel in Pinjarra’s crown. The Edenvale Heritage Tea Rooms have everything to offer with garden views, historical plaques that journey you through its heritage and a classic café menu, creating an incomparable combination of history and simple pleasure. Spoilt for choice with the menu, enjoy traditional hearty breakfasts to classic light lunches. For something that extra bit special, enjoy their beautiful high tea or take the afternoon slow with their legendary homemade scones accompanied with a classic Devonshire tea. It’s a welcome harmony of flavours that’ll make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to afternoon tea on the Homestead verandah.
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This highlights just a few from a number of Pinjarra’s much loved cafes, which all offer varied and well-priced menus. With a fabulous range of home baked goods and drinks to take away, these cafes will have your sustenance sorted to continue on your Pinjarra adventures! Nothing brings people together like good food.