Eat like a Local – Albany


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Albany has a beautiful coastline in Southern Western Australia, and is also a popular destination for travel nurses and midwives. Apart from the stunning views, this seaside city is blessed with its thriving cafe scene!

Make sure to check out this list of local favourites if you’re heading to Albany for a contract!

1. Gourmandise & Co

There’s always an iconic cafe in each city! In Albany, Gourmandise & Co is our go-to.

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Photo Credit: Gourmandise & Co

The decor and food here can transport you to an old cafe in France (not literally, but we wish it were so). From Fig Clafoutis, delicate tartes, and oeufs cocotte (baked eggs), to home-made style quiche, this wood-fired bakery never ceases to produce breakfasts and lunches that look as good as they taste.

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Photo Credit: Gourmandise & Co

What’s special about this place is the central communal table, loveably “crafted from a single slab of jarrah tree that fell long ago, and estimated to be 500 years old”.

Pop in here on your days off, meet some locals, share some wholesome food and have a good laugh!

2. Vancouver Street Cafè

Don’t walk past this treasure corner cafe when you’re in Albany!

Feel like something light and fresh? Try their chicken and mango salad with homemade honey lime dressing, or the beetroot and halloumi salad!

Just want to fulfil your whim for sweets? How about their signature Frangipani Tarts or a piece of Raspberry, rhubarb and coconut cake – perfect with coffee on a rainy day!

3. York Street Cafe

Dashing back to your accommodation after finishing a busy night shift? Come for the delicious food to bring you back to life!

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York Street Cafe 1

Photo Credit: York Street Cafe

Recommended by the famous Lonely Planet, this versatile little cafe makes it an excellent spot for breakfast or lunch. Options you can’t go wrong with are the egg and bacon wrap and fish tacos.

They also have many options that meet special dietary requirements – try their gluten free blueberry and white chocolate friands. you will give them a big yes!

4. Little Beach Store

Previously known as Nippers Cafe, the Little Beach Store is located in the old marron farm, where you can get a taste of the freshest marrons. If you’re a big fan of wildlife, you can meet the farm’s cute animals and hand feed native parrots!

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Photo Credit: The Old Marron Farm

In terms of food, you can’t go wrong with the classic barbequed marron, drizzled with lime-wasabi butter! Or bring a bottle and share a tasting plate with your mates, which comes loaded with freshly cooked marron and other goodness.

Whether you want to pair your brekky with gorgeous morning ocean views, or indulge in a crispy fish taco on a cosy couch, you can always depend on these charming cafes in Albany!

Keen to give it a go? Our friendly recruiters would love to help you secure a contract so you can taste these treats yourself!

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