Dragonfly is a popular cafe on Carnarvon Street in Broome with plenty of exciting menu options.
We visited for a quick brunch and were pleasantly surprised to see some vegan and vegetarian menu options.
Coffees were good and rich. We chose a flat white and a soy iced latte.
I chose the vegan pancakes. They were absolutely scrummy with berries and coconut ice cream, almonds and white chocolate, but not too sweet. A perfect amount too and I would definitely choose them again.
My partner chose the popcorn fritters with herb salad, jalpenos, pickled cabbage, smashed avocado and poached egg. He loved this dish, every element being tasty and well suited to the overall combination of flavours.
I would definitely return to Dragonfly, the service is good, the food is great quality, and it’s a great vibe.
The Zookeepers Store is on the site of an old zoo and used to be called the Old Zoo cafe. It’s always been great, and again proved to be exceptional in providing quality coffees and muffins.
The are currently not serving meals due to Covid-19, but you can sit inside or out and order drinks from the counter and food items from the cold cabinet. They are also preparing some special orders freshly cooked, but they are presented takeaway style and it’s your choice whether you eat in or go.
Coffee is provided by Micrology coffee roasters, and nothing is too much trouble for the friendly staff. Happy to provide decaf and alternative milks as well as healthy juices, this cafe will suit everybody. Equipment is recyclable and sustainable, with recyclable coffee cups decorated in beautiful designs.
The muffins – oh my goodness – the muffins are amazing. Freshly baked in house, with delicious fruity flavours. Throughout our stay we tried peach, apple and berry flavours, always perfectly cooked and just the right amount of sugar and ripe fruit.
Well worth a visit if you are in Cable Beach and definitely a local gem.
The Wharf is in Sanctuary Road in Cable Beach, and is a seafood specialist restaurant. The menu is full of all types of seafood, and it’s one of those places where you go up and pay first and then wait for your food to arrive.
We tried the Wharf for lunch one day and shared a plate of chilli prawns and chips with aioli. This was really good and absolutely hit the spot for lunch.
We returned for an evening meal. My partner chose crab spring rolls to start which were very tasty with a lovely dip.
I chose the oysters with wakame dressing – lovely and fresh, and really good.
For main my partner chose the barramundi coconut curry with steamed rice, which he really enjoyed. It was fragrant and tasty like a malaysian style curry.
I chose slipper lobster and chips with aioli. The portion size included 6 slipper lobsters which was plenty, and they were happy to cook them with oil instead of butter for me.
We really enjoyed Wharf. The staff are friendly, and the produce is good quality and fresh. It’s not cheap but well worth the expense for some of the best seafood that Broome has to offer.
Ginreab Thai is in the centre of Broome on Carnarvon Street, part of the Paspaley Plaza complex. It’s a casual and friendly place, with a good range of menu items including some vegetarian and vegan options. It is also BYO, and has some picturesque dinnerware.
We started with their fish cakes and were not disappointed. They had a lovely depth of flavour and a great dipping sauce.
For mains we chose prawn pad thai and fish penang with steamed rice. I didn’t get a picture before we mixed up the pad thai and served it up, but it was a lovely pad thai. The fish penang was also very good, nicely spiced with good fresh fish.
We liked it so much that we visited again several days later. This time we chose the thai dumplings to start. They were amazingly good with a lovely sweet soy dressing.
For main we chose the pad thai again (better picture this time) and the choo chee curry (chef’s special) which we expected to have a thick sauce, but it was pretty much the same as the penang we had earlier. Everything was still very tasty, its just a shame that we didn’t really get to try something completely different.
On my next visit to Broome I will definitely come back to Ginreab. It’s good food, nice and authentic, with friendly service.
Located in the attractive Bali Hai resort in Murray Road, is the swish Bali Hai restaurant. Service is friendly, the location is romantic, and the food is well presented.
We shared a lovely glass of Riesling to start while we perused the menu.
We shared some tempura prawns and whiting as an entree, and this came with very nice dipping sauces.
For my main I continued with the tempura theme and chose tempura tofu and vegetables with pawpaw and pomegranate. This was a good selection of veggies – potato, squash, broccoli, green beans, etc and tasted quite nice.
My partner chose the crispy skin Cone Bay barramundi with Thai red curry cream, bean shoots, coriander and mango gel. Nicely cooked and good flavours.
All dishes were tasty and good quality. The staff were also very helpful when we asked about the dairy content of the food.
It wasn’t rock your world amazing, but it was certainly a very nice meal and well worth a visit if you are at Cable Beach.
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