Slate Café is found on the fringes of the Swan Valley in Bennett Springs. It’s a casual spot, predominately made out of shipping containers.
The café is very popular with mums, as it caters well for kids with it’s large outdoor area featuring a covered playroom, a nature play area, play equipment, cosy coupes and lots of grass where you can throw down a picnic rug and watch the kids while you sip on a hot coffee.
We visited on a chilly day. Luckily I’d dressed warmly as the café, though covered, is still very open. I’m what my Yorkshire friends would call “nesh”, in that I feel the cold really easily. God knows how I survived 10 pommie winters! Luckily a cup of coffee, a local Fiori roast, warmed me up.
The menu is a mix of brunch favourites and Vietnamese dishes. I enjoyed a pulled pork eggs benedict, with Asian flavours and nicely runny egg. There’s a more traditional ham eggs benny available too.
One of my friends ordered the spicy prawn omelette.
The kids menu has quite a few choices and from what I saw generous servings too. Not only is this café very child-friendly, Slate is dog-friendly too, with a fenced dog agility course next to the nature play area. Lots of fun for fur-babies!
Slate Café is very close by to Whiteman Park so it’s a good place to stop for a tasty feed on the way to the park.
Find Slate café at 12 Dulwich Street, Bennett Springs.