Broome may be known for its impressive sunsets and jaw-droppingly beautiful beaches, but it’s also home to some seriously sensational eateries.
At the top-end of WA, where the red pindan of the Kimberley meets world-famous crystal-clear ocean blues, laid-back Broome beckons with its impressive natural beauty, year-round sunshine and those irresistible tropical holiday vibes.
Whether you’re looking for a great restaurant for a special dinner, a low-key coffee spot, or somewhere to grab a delicious takeaway, recent years have upped the ante for the Broome foodie scene and there’s a lot to love.
One of Broome’s OG restaurant standouts, The Aarli combines its tropical surroundings with a contemporary modern-Australian menu that celebrates the best of Asian cuisine. From perfectly grilled roti bread to mouthwatering pork belly, this Chinatown gem is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. The relaxed atmosphere and inviting terrace make it the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring.
2/6 Hamersley Street, Broome
In the heart of Broome, this vibrant micro-brewery is not just a place to grab a drink, it’s an iconic, must-visit destination that offers a uniquely Broome experience. Come for a pint of their famous ginger beer and stay for lunch or dinner on the verandah, taking in the beautiful views of Roebuck Bay.
60 Hamersley Street, Broome
Bali Hai Cafe
The welcoming and casual atmosphere of this newish Broome hotspot invites you to feel at home as you lean into those magical tropical holiday vibes. Relax on the alfresco deck area, order a drink and prepare to explore the mouthwatering Asian-inspired menu. Check out the popular Chinese dumplings entree; pork or veggie dumplings served with asian greens, coriander and chilli.
6 Murray Road, Cable Beach
Located on the stunning Cable Beach, Zookeepers has established itself as the go-to casual and cool dining destination in Broome. Choose from one of Broome’s best beer selections, or sip on a delicious cocktail as you bask in those mellow vibes and watch the camels stride past on the beach. This gem also boasts an impressive menu serving elevated food made with the area’s best ingredients.
2 Challenor Drive, Cable Beach
People flock to this little hidden treasure for some of the best coffee going round in Broome. As well as your coffee hit, you’ll want to head to this drive-through restaurant (you can also pull up a seat outside) for an epic steak sandwich, killer burgers, smoothies and some super fresh sushi bowls. The queue of cars is non-stop most of the time, but it is such a vibe.
3 Weld Street, Djugun
Short St Cafe
Grab your freshly-baked treats, delicious rolls and excellent coffee from Chinatown’s Short St, a relatively new kid on the block in Broome but a fast-favourite among locals and visitors alike. When you’re in Broome, this is one cafe you absolutely need to hit up. Pair your coffee order with a loaded conti roll and you’ll be wishing it was your local.
Short Street & Carnarvon Street, Broome
The Food Lab
If you’re craving some comforting Italian takeaway in Broome, The Food Lab has you covered. A menu of fluffy, woodfired pizzas (crafted with their own mother yeast) and some seriously good pastas that are as authentic as it gets (think homemade mince and ricotta meatballs, slow-cooked ragu and garlic marinated prawns) – everything to come out of this slice of Italy is like a big hug.
Unit 2a/63 Robinson St, Broome
The Bay Club at Mangrove Hotel
The view here is next level. Grab a cocktail, maybe a cabana, and enjoy the panoramic beach views of Roebuck Bay in a chilled-yet-vibey atmosphere that feels like a Bali beach club. Graze on delicious share plates and pizzas (they also do more substantial mains), listen to live music and soak up the vibes in the tropical sunshine.
The Mangrove Hotel, 47 Carnarvon Street, Broome
From the first sip to the final bite, Broome welcomes you with open arms, local flavours and some serious culinary talent. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, these cafes and restaurants will be sure to hit the spot.
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