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The 9 best Busselton restaurants you need to visit

Busselton WEATHER

Known for the world-famous Busselton Jetty and a popular haven for nature lovers, Busselton - or Busso, as its locals fondly call it - is a lovely coastal city in the southwest region of Western Australia.

A popular tourist destination, Busselton is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife encounters, family-friendly attractions, romantic settings for couples, and much more.

Aside from all this, Busselton also has a lively culinary scene worth exploring. Besides, after all the walking, sightseeing, and fun water activities, you’ll be feeling quite famished, and you wouldn’t want to waste any time googling for great Busselton restaurants.

Lucky for you, we’ve put together this list of the 9 best restaurants in Busselton for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With this guide, all you need to do is head to the restaurant, order, and enjoy your meal.

Not sure which one is right for your travel group? Speak to the friendly team at Busselton Lazy Days Caravan Park and we’ll tell you which restaurants locals are buzzing about at the moment.


Best Busselton restaurants for breakfast

Beach views in Busselton as the sun rises over the city centre.

Beach views in Busselton as the sun rises over the city centre.

Power up your morning with a sumptuous meal at any one of these highly recommended places for breakfast in Busselton.


1. Alan’s Café

A relatively new entrant in the Busselton culinary scene, Alan’s Café serves up a range of crowd-pleasers, including their massive English breakfast, Canadian waffles, cheese and corn pancake stack, and basic bacon and eggs cooked to your liking.

If you drop by soon, make sure you ask about their frequently changing breakfast and lunch specials. Watch out for their healthy and tasty smashed avocado, eggs Benedict, peri-peri chicken and waffles, chilli mushroom ragù, nasi goreng, cowboy hash, and farmer’s omelette.

They also serve a range of quiches, soups, sandwiches, cakes, coffee, tea, and so much more.

By using fresh ingredients, serving up delectable food, and providing top-notch service, Alan’s Café is sure to become a well-loved Busselton café.

Location: 63 Duchess Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9751 1037
Opening hours: Mon - Sun, 7am - 3pm


2. Bistro Breton

For anything and everything related to crêpes, head to Bistro Breton.

With its name derived from the French term referring to a native of the French region of Brittany (i.e., “un Breton”), Bistro Breton is a restaurant devoted to crêpe-making, as Brittany is historically recognized as the crêpe’s birthplace.

Using a family heirloom batter recipe handed down from one generation to the next, Bistro Breton takes the art of making crêpes to new heights.

Some of their delectable crêpe creations include:

  • The savoury La Galette Saucisse: pork sausage with onion fondue, Jarlsberg cheese, rissole potatoes, and French mustard sauce.
  • La Biquette: roasted goat cheese with local raw honey, prosciutto, and toasted almonds.
  • La Roscoff: Tasmanian smoked salmon with fresh spinach, cream, Breton smoked salmon maki, and lemon-and-chives cream.

Their sweet breakfast crêpes include:

  • La Suzette: petite crêpes with a zesty citrus fruit butter, orange caramel sauce, and lemon sorbetto.
  • La Poire Belle-Helene: vanilla poached pear, chocolate sauce, toasted almonds, crème Chantilly, and vanilla gelato.
  • La Noisette: chocolate and salted butter caramel sauce, roasted hazelnuts, and vanilla gelato.

Bistro Breton also offers an assortment of relatively simple bistro crêpes, omelettes, French toasties, barista-made coffee, and a lunch menu you might want to sample on your next visit.

Location: 49 Queen Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9754 6217
Opening hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 2pm


3. Hummingbird Busselton

As one of Busselton's well-loved breakfast haunts, Hummingbird has a range of popular morning menu items including their buttermilk pancakes, granola bowl, chilli scramble and breakfast gnocchi. Of course, they also have great coffee and other types of beverages, including tea, chocolate, fresh juices, soda, cocktails and mocktails.

Aside from their popular breakfast menu, you might also want to drop by later in the day (or on your next visit) to check out their lunch and dinner specials.

Location: 60-66 Queen Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9751 2399
Opening hours: Sun - Wed, 7:30am - 2:30pm. Thu - Sat, 7:30am - 2:30pm & 5:30pm - 9:00pm.


Best Busselton restaurants for lunch

Enjoy a delicious Busselton lunch overlooking the iconic jetty.

Enjoy a delicious Busselton lunch overlooking the iconic jetty.

Lunchtime is usually the time when you’re ready to eat something richer and heavier, especially after spending your morning going from one Busselton attraction to another. So to ensure you’re well-fed this time of day, here are the top 3 Busselton restaurants to enjoy a delicious, filling lunch.


4. Albies Bar and Bistro

You don't have to be a fan of Busselton pub or bar food to enjoy what they're cooking up at Albies Bar and Bistro. Famous for their juicy, tender flame-grilled steaks, Albies serves up lunch, dinner and everything else in between. 

When you have time to drop by Albies, make sure you try their fresh, locally sourced oysters, arancini balls, seafood pie, schnitzel, fish and chips, chicken parmigiana, grilled threadfin salmon, and gnocchi boscaiola.

Location: 117 Queen Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9752 1166
Opening hours: Mon - Sun, 11am - 8pm


5. Spice Odysee - The Hidden Kitchen

Touted by many as Busselton's best Indian restaurant, Spice Odysee is a not-so-hidden culinary gem that's popular for its authentic cuisine and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Here, diners can see their food being prepared as part of the kitchen is visible in the dining area.

Popular menu items include their tasty and flavourful coconut rice, fish chettinadu, mixed vegetable bhaji and South Indian chicken curry, medu vada with fresh coconut chutney, butter chicken, palak paneer, masala dosa, Goan fish curry, carrot halwa and kulfi, garlic naan and paratha.

Location: U5/17 Bussell Highway, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9702 3411
Opening hours: Tue - Sat, 12pm - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm


6. Great Wall Busselton Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant

As one of the more popular Asian restaurants in Busselton, Great Wall Busselton lives up to its name by not only serving up delicious food but also by providing top-notch service.

While here, see if you can sample one or some of these Great Wall favourites:

  • Scallops with XO sauce
  • King prawns curry
  • Lemon pepper chicken
  • Tom yum noodle soup with king prawns
  • Wonton noodle soup with barbecue pork,
  • Singapore noodles
  • Salt and pepper Squid
  • Satay king prawns
  • Combination meat omelette
  • Pho (beef noodle soup)

Location: 53 Queen Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9754 7239
Opening hours: Mon - Sun, 11:00am - 9:30pm


Best Busselton restaurants for dinner

Head to the coast for a brilliant photo opportunity after dinner in Busselton.

Head to the coast for a brilliant photo opportunity after dinner in Busselton.

Whether you want a light or heavy dinner, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy in these highly-rated restaurants in Busselton.


7. Thai Lemongrass

Celebrated for its authentic Thai cuisine, it’s no wonder many people rave about Thai Lemongrass.

Once housed in a relatively small unassuming-looking building, Thai Lemongrass has been frequently described as one of Busselton’s hidden culinary gems. Of course, with so many fans, the restaurant had to move to a bigger place, and now they have more space for everyone.

Crowd favourites here include their tasty pad Thai, refreshing som tam (green papaya salad), fried rice with basil and chilli, choo chee fish curry, and fish cakes. They also serve a variety of stir-fries, noodle soups, grilled seafood, and many more.

Location: U3/1-3 Albert Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9754 7618
Opening hours: Wed - Mon, 5pm - 9pm


8. Al Forno

Beloved Italian restaurant Al Forno is popular among Busselton locals and tourists for its pizzas, pasta and European food. 

Known for dishing out generous portions, their food is as delectable as it looks. Their Diavolo and vegetariana pizza, boeuf bourguignon, linguini bolognese, chilli prawn penne and chicken parmigiana are just some of the few highly raved-about items on their menu.

Location: 19 Bussell Highway, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9751 3775
Opening hours: Tue - Sun, 5pm - 8pm


9. Phố Sài Gòn Vietnamese Restaurant

Craving the clean, refreshing flavours of Vietnamese cooking?

Then Phố Sài Gòn Vietnamese Restaurant is sure to hit the spot.

Here, you can enjoy Vietnamese comfort food at its best, including crispy roast pork belly, chicken in garlic sauce, pho bo, salt and pepper squid, Vietnamese spring rolls, barbecue pork, plus a whole lot more. If there’s no more room in your tummy for desserts like fried sesame balls and ice cream, you can simply cap off your meal with a refreshing glass of Vietnamese-style iced coffee.

Location: Busselton City Shopping Centre, 5/65 Kent Street, Busselton, Western Australia 6280
Phone: (08) 9754 8777
Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 11:00am - 2:30pm & 5:00pm - 9:00pm


Time to dig in!

Are you ready to explore Busselton?

After booking your Busselton accommodation of choice at Lazy Days Caravan Park on Bussell Highway, it’s time to officially start your Busselton adventure.

When you’re ready to sample the best of the Busselton food scene — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — make sure you use this list as your guide.

Bon appétit!


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Frequently asked questions

  • What are the most popular restaurants in Busselton?

    We’ve listed 9 of our favourite restaurants in Busselton for breakfast, lunch and dinner in this article. We recommend visiting:

    1. Alan’s Cafe
    2. Bistro Breton
    3. Hummingbird Busselton
    4. Albies Bar and Bistro
    5. Spice Odysee - The Hidden Kitchen
    6. Great Wall Busselton Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant
    7. Thai Lemongrass
    8. Al Forno
    9. Phố Sài Gòn Vietnamese Restaurant

    Looking for something different? Speak to our friendly park staff during your stay at Lazy Days Caravan Park and they’ll let you know which restaurants all the locals and travellers are buzzing about!

  • What restaurants overlook the Busselton Jetty?

    Looking for coastal views as you enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in Busselton?

    Book in at these great local Busselton restaurants:

    • Shelter Brewing Co: Opening in late 2020, Shelter Brewing has fast become a well-known Busselton restaurant and bar located just a stone’s throw from Busselton Jetty. Enjoy a few pints of their delicious craft beer, some woodfired pizza, burger or feed your group with a share plate.
    • Equinox Restaurant & Bar: Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Equinox restaurant & bar has been a staple Busselton restaurant since late 2000. The family-owned and operated restaurant has a range of menus depending on when you visit.
  • Do I need to book to eat at a Busselton restaurant?

    Booking requirements vary from restaurant to restaurant. We recommend contacting the venue before visiting to secure your reservation.

  • Which Busselton cafés do the best coffee?

    While we’ve mentioned some great breakfast cafés and restaurants in the article above, if you’re just chasing a quick and delicious coffee, we’d also recommend considering:

    • The Good Egg
    • The Urban Coffee House
    • Sensations Café
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26 October 2022

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