Banjup Local is a family business that successfully combines coffee, baked goods and farm animals to create a unique experience for both adults and children alike. Located at 342 Armadale Road in Banjup, it is easy to find and has plenty of parking available. We recently visited for the first time and were not disappointed.
On arrival, we entered the carpark from Armadale Road, then made our way to the overflow parking area on the grass to the left. From here, we could see the general layout of the grass areas with the animals, the table and seating area and the cafe entrance.
The cafe serves a range of home-baked goods including cupcakes, cookies, muffins and cinnamon buns. These offerings were all well-priced, with cupcakes at the $3.50 mark and the large cookies at $4.50. Barista made coffee and other hot drinks including tea, hot chocolate and chai were available, as was bottled water. Unfortunately, there were no other options for cold drinks. It is worth noting that due to current Covid-19 restrictions the cafe was not allowing the use of keep cups and no cash payments were being accepted.
The cafe serves a range of delicious homemade cupcakes and cookies.
A range of goodies were on display inside the cafe and available to purchase. These included coffee beans, olive oil, homemade pasta, olives, honey and free-range eggs. There was also limited seating available inside, and with Covid-19 restrictions perhaps better suited to waiting for your coffee order rather than sitting to eat your food.
Inside the cafe you can purchase a range of products such as free range eggs and homemade pasta, which are displayed on easy to access shelves.
The outside seating area was rustic, with milk crates to sit on and wooden pallets stacked as tables. There was also plenty of space on the grass for those who wanted to bring their own chairs or picnic rugs. The grass area is great for small children to run around, and there were some soccer goals set up in the middle.
The seating area arranged with milk crates and wooden pallets.
The animals are a large part of Banjup Local's appeal. There were emus, sheep, goats and horses in the paddocks. We found the animals very friendly and most would come up to the fence for pats. If you are there at the right time you may also be able to help with feeding them.
Everything is located in close proximity to the café and suitable to access with a pram. There is not far to walk between the carpark, the café, the seating area, the grass area and animals. Overall Banjup Local is a family-friendly place, however, there is only one port-a-loo toilet available for public use.
Banjup Local is open 7 days a week between 8am and 4pm. There is no entry fee however you can support this local business through purchases at the café. Their cupcake and cookie menu changes regularly, so find out about new flavours and keep up to date on any announcements by following along on their Facebook page or Instagram page.