Finishing our 3 day ride along the Munda Biddi trail and 71km behind us, we were talking about a nice big meal and barista made coffee when we rolled into Donnelly River Village. After we unpacked the bikes and trailers we made our way to the nearby town of Bridgetown, wandering along the main strip in search for a place to eat. Barking Cow Café looked inviting and the name sparked some curiosity, so we made a bee line for a table inside. In the café we learnt Barking Cow is a family run business and they bake their own bread as well as use produce from the nearby regions. Already, the cafe was ticking all the boxes.
On the Munda Biddi trail our meals consisted of a mix of dehydrated food packs and snacks, and needless to say we were excited for a) someone else to make us food, and, b) to eat it. As we sat in the busy little country café, making an effort to conceal our eagerness for food, we couldn’t help but glance at the dishes exiting the kitchen, all looked pretty darn tasty. What felt like forever, in reality wasn’t more the 10 minutes when our food arrived. It was a good sight.
I wasn’t anticipating to order a salad but when I saw it on the menu I was sold. The bowl was quite large and the salad contained an assortment of different flavours, so much so, that unlike some salads you certainly won’t grow bored from eating this one. Cranberries, dukkha, feta, olive oil, greens, onion, cucumber, greens and capsicum.
Derek went with the steak sandwich, a dish which seems to be featured quite a bit in eateries throughout the south west country towns. The steak sandwich was cooked to order (yay!), it was served in a toasted flat bread with lots of greens, cheese, egg, bacon and aioli.
After our all too satisfying meals we ordered a round of coffees and seeing as the lunch crowd had dispersed, we moved our tired bodies to some seats outside in the sun.
The coffees were excellent, this is one café to bookmark for a coffee stop for those long distance driving trips further south. My short black was served with hot water on the side in a separate cup. Derek’s short mac looked good and he seemed to really enjoy it because it was gone pretty quickly.
All in all a great little café in the heart of Bridgetown. The staff were flat out during lunch service and still managed to look after our table. There is possibly nothing better than when you rock up in a new unexplored town, hungry and thirsty, and the first place you choose, turns out to be the winner, it’s smiles all round.
|Our Opening Hours are Mon – Fri 0830 – 1630 Sat & Sun 0830 – 1430, Public Holidays 0830 – 1630|
88a Hampton Street, Bridgetown