The Swan Valley's Top Deli Delights
No trip to the Swan Valley is complete without picking up a few culinary treasures along the way. A hotspot for foodies, here you are guaranteed to find everything ranging from fine dining to grass-roots local produce. This week we're exploring the local producers doing great things in this pocket of Perth. Think creamy cheeses, chewy nougat, rich chocolate and decadent French pastries. Read on for our top picks of epic eats and deli treats.
The Cheese Barrel
Are you a Fetta fiend? or mad about Manchego? Then this is the place for you. Smack bang in the centre of the precinct's famed food trail you will find The Cheese Barrel, the ultimate deli lovers delight. One glance at the cheese cabinet and you'll be stuck making a decision between creamy camembert, crumbly parmesan or bitey cheddar to go with your crackers. What makes this place even more noteworthy is that while some may just want to eat and run, the venue is situated within the grounds of Olive Farm Wines, so you can order up a glass of bubbly and make an afternoon of it.
920 Great Northern Hwy, Millendon
Maison St Honore Patisserie
For a little slice of Paris in the heart of the Swan, stop into Maison St Honore and you'll find all the typical treats of a French patisserie from crepes to cream-filled eclairs. The best bit? Everything here is handmade in house, so pick up a tray of petit fours, lemon meringue tarts or macarons for the road.
100 Benara Road, Caversham
This rustic, industrial style venue is home turf to Fiori Coffee, one of WA's much loved coffee roasters. The beans at Fiori are roasted slowly in small batches to bring out the smooth and rich tones, and lovingly hand packed to go out to the people of Perth. Do yourself a favour and grab a bag for your next brew.
14 Yukich Close, Middle Swan.
A sister venue to the Margaret River Chocolate Company, Providore specialises in preserves, chutneys, olive oils and a quality range of local wines. Once you've sampled your way through all the jam and chutney in the building, ask for a chocolate liqueur tasting, you can thank us later.
5123 W Swan Rd, West Swan
Margaret River Chocolate Company
An undisputed favourite among visitors to the area, the Margaret River Chocolate Company's Swan Valley counterpart does a roaring trade on weekends. Here you will find everything to satisfy your sweet tooth. No need to fill up on the free chocolate samples on the way in, we can safely say the cakes and slices are worth the visit alone.
5123 W Swan Rd, West Swan