Cycling around Rottnest Island

Waking up to a stellar of a day on Rottnest Island we decided to cycle in for some breakfast from the iconic Rottnest Island Bakery and coffee from Lane Cafe. The hotel is within walking distance to the settlement however we were really enjoying cycling everywhere. After all Rottnest is car free! The Lane Cafe’s speciality is coffee and the outdoor deck under the trees was the perfect spot to relish ...

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Overnighting on Rottnest Island

For my birthday this year I spent a relaxing weekend on Rottnest Island in Western Australia. Only 18kms from Fremantle  I particularly liked the idea of not enduring long travelling hours to reach. It was one of the most relaxing holidays I have had, also the closest holiday to home I have experienced! Rottnest Island is a popular holiday destination for most West Australians; it is car free and boasts 63 sheltered bays and ...

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Simmo’s Icecreamery, Rottnest Island

Simmo's Ice Cream has only been open since December 2012 and yet I cannot imagine Rottnest Island without it! There are over 36 delicious flavours of ice cream to choose from and all are handmade in the Dunsborough location using local West Australian produce. My first experience of Simmo's was in Dunsborough at their main location and since then no trip to Dunsborough is complete without a stop off at this local ice creamery, the ...

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Geordie’s Cafe, Rottnest

Geordie’s Cafe is a newbie to Rottnest Island and it's located in the bustling Geordie Longreach Village Square. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week. From Tuesday to Sunday an early dinner is available and when I refer to early the cafe closes at the hour of 8:30pm. One thing we noticed when staying overnight on the island is there is not a lot of ...

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Coffee on Rottnest Island

The Lane Cafe flung open it's doors late last year in the Thomson Mall of the main settlement area on Rottnest Island. This small takeaway coffee house serves a killer coffee and the staff who are baristas by trade provide notably an excellent level of service for the island. Our first morning on the island we cycled to the mall for our first coffee of the day. We were staying at Hotel Rottnest ...

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Pub grub from Hotel Rottnest

After a day of cycling to the west end of Rottnest Island we returned to the hotel to freshen up before dinner. On the island there are a handful of places to choose for dinner and as we went to the Riva Restaurant the night before, we thought we would stay close by and dine at Hotel Rottnest. Hotel Rottnest was recently renovated a few years ago and has been beautifully ...

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Candlelit Dinner on Rottnest Island

2012 was an exciting year for Rottnest Island with several establishments opening their doors to hungry holiday makers. Rottnest Lodge underwent a change of ownership when The Karma Royal Group took over last year and unveiled the newly formed Italian restaurant, Riva. Luciano Ottaviano  formerly from Pronto in Claremont developed a Mediterranean style menu for the island's visitors. The beverage menu incorporates a long list of West Australian wines, international champagne and sparkling ...

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The Rottnest Bakery and Cafe

Some say the Rottnest Island Bakery is an institution on the island, it has been around since the 1980’s or even longer! All food is baked on the island and I certainly can vouch for that as one late night we walked past after dinner and were met with a beautiful baking aroma. The Bakery stocks the Australian favourites such as pies, sausage rolls and jam donuts. Did you know that ...

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The Dome Coffee Rottnest

Dome Coffee grew from humble beginnings in the 1990’s with its first store in Cottesloe, Western Australia. It filled a big coffee gap in the market back and over the years developed into a franchise chain with now over a hundred stores across Australia and some parts of Asia and the United Arab Emirates. All stores are individually owned and resemble the old ‘Kaffehaus’ cafes in Hungary, Prague and Austria. Having checked out ...

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