A new cafÃ© on the heights!
Halfway between Albany and Denmark, on the heights of Youngs Siding, you will discover a new and exciting opportunity for an excursion. Claudia and BjÃ¶rn Form have made one of their dreams come true. They recently opened the Bushfood Factory and CafÃ© in the middle of their plantation. Indeed, here you will find something new and different, a first in Western Aus... Read more
A new cafÃ© on the heights!
Halfway between Albany and Denmark, on the heights of Youngs Siding, you will discover a new and exciting opportunity for an excursion. Claudia and BjÃ¶rn Form have made one of their dreams come true. They recently opened the Bushfood Factory and CafÃ© in the middle of their plantation. Indeed, here you will find something new and different, a first in Western Australia.
After having spent years with sowing, planting and testing several different Australian native food plants, and to give the final perfect touch to their products of unique taste, they have decided to display them in a shop next to a cafÃ©. These products are commercialised under the Registered Trademark "Flavours of Oz". Those who already know these gourmet products will now have the opportunity to taste innovative modern dishes integrating their bushfood products.
The achievement of this project, which has been in their mind since years, combines also their respective preferred activities. He takes care of the plants and she looks after the cafÃ© and the customers. Sensitive to environmental protection, they have integrated environmental friendly aspects in the concept of the cafÃ© such as solar panels for hot water, double insulation of walls and ceiling, etc. The hot air from the ceiling is ducted and used in the process of the bushfoods.
The road from the main gate to the top of the property is lined with young trees and shrubs that BjÃ¶rn has planted to attract wildlife and create windbreaks. More than 5000 local native plants (plus more than 2000 food plants) have been planted on their property of 50 acres. The top of the property on Tennessee Hill offers breathtaking views overlooking the plain from the Wilson inlet to the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges. Two chalets of a highly original shape can be rented under "Tennessee Hill Chalets". The last part of the access road goes around the plantation with a plunging view on The Bushfood Factory and CafÃ©.
Beside the speciality dishes integrating bushfoods, the chef Claudia offers also curries. She has over 25 years experience in preparing curries and offers a choice of 3-4 different "curries of the world" with side dishes; each week one new curry is offered. While travelling through Asian and Middle Eastern countries, she learned how to refine her preparation technique and specifically diversify the taste of her curries. She also prepares all spice blends from scratch. In some of her curries she uses various spices from bushfood plants, that required weeks of trials to refine taste and flavours. These spices are from their plantation and will add a stronger flavour due to their freshness. Claudia pays a particular attention to the importance in preparing dishes that do not contain preservatives, additives etc., and she can always propose at least one dish specially adapted to your dietary needs (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, etc).
No matter wether you would like to enjoy a delicious lunch or a relaxing afternoon cafÃ© with homemade cakes, The Bushfood Factory and CafÃ© should be a place of first choice.
Finally something different to all the wineries in the region. Will certainly be back soonMore details