GRAZE UNDER THE GUMS on the banks of Swan River

Nestled under the gum trees on the banks of the Derbal Yerrigan (Swan River), Peninsula Farm Cafe is a destination cafe with an ethos of sustainability and simplicity.

The cafe is set in the grounds of the National Trusts’ Peninsula Farm – one of Perth’s earliest colonial residences – an area known as Wu-rut Woorat, that has been the land of the Wadjuk people for thousands of years.


Do you take bookings?

We are pleased to announce that our cafe now accepts bookings.
While we reserve a large number of tables for walk-ins, we do have the capacity to accommodate a limited number of reservations for groups of up to 18 guests via our website. You can conveniently book one month in advance via the dedicated bookings page on our website. To book for larger groups email

In the event that our reservations are fully booked, rest assured that our cafe is situated right along the riverfront, with expansive lawns surrounding the cafe area. You are more than welcome to bring your own picnic blankets or chairs and relish our takeaway menu and delicious coffees. There is also a children’s play area for the little ones to enjoy.

Can I book for a large group?

We now take bookings for larger groups and small events. Our booking platform allows you to book for a maximum of 18 pax. To enquire about larger bookings please email

Please note we can accomodate a maximum of 60 pax.

Should I book Inside, Outdoors or on the Verandah?

When making a booking, you can choose to book Inside, Outdoors or on the Verandah.
Please note that our Outdoor tables are shaded by umbrellas but are not fully undercover.
If you would prefer an undercover option, we recommend booking Inside or on the Verandah.

How can I cancel or amend my booking?

To amend or cancel your booking, please view your booking confirmation email and follow the link under ‘Amend or Cancel your Booking’. You will then receive an email confirming your changes or cancellation.
Please note that you can only make changes to your booking up to 90 minutes prior to your booking time.

Do you charge a booking cancellation fee?

At this stage, we do not charge a booking cancellation fee. However, in the event that you need to cancel your booking, we would appreciate as much notice as possible so that we may accommodate another group.

What are your opening hours?

We’re open Wednesday to Sunday, 8am until 3pm.
Please note that the cafe is CLOSED on Mondays, Tuesdays and Public Holidays.
Our kitchen closes at 2pm, though we have an assortment of sweet and savoury treats available at the counter after 2pm.

Is there free onsite parking?

There is an abundance of free parking with no time restrictions in the immediate vicinity of our cafe, including at:

Peninsula Farm carpark on Johnson Road (100m from our door).
Bath Street Reserve carpark to the north of the cafe (a 400m walk along the riverfront).
Tranby Reserve carpark 400m to our south (to the immediate right of the Maylands Boatyard).
Clarkson Reserve carpark (next to Maylands Tennis Club) is a 900m riverfront walk.
There is also free street parking along Hardey Road and Johnson Road. Please be mindful not to park on the yellow lines as rangers regularly monitor the area. Parking is permitted on Wall Street, on the northern side only.

Please use the carparks in the first instance prior to parking on the street along Hardey Road, Wall Street and Johnson Road, and be mindful of residential properties and access/egress from private driveways.

Is there disabled access to the cafe?

Yes there is disabled parking in the Peninsula Farm carpark on Johnson Road, and the cafe has wheelchair friendly access and toilets.

Do you have boat access?

Yes, you can dock your boat at a nearby jetty located next to Tranby House, just 100m from the cafe. The jetty number is 1372.

Can I bring a pram inside the cafe?

Little ones are welcome at the cafe, but we ask that you kindly leave prams outside of the cafe and verandah area as space is limited, and so as not to block access to the toilets at the back of the cafe. We thank you for your understanding.

Why do you not offer fried food such as bacon and fried eggs?

Due to environmental concerns stemming from our location along the Swan River, our lease prohibits the installation of grease traps or extraction fans. This prevents us from frying any food in our kitchen.

Is your food halal?

Unfortunately, our meat is not halal certified. However, we do have many vegetarian and vegan options on our menu.

Do you offer vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options?

Yes, we do offer a range of wholesome and tasty vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Do you have meal options for kids?

Yes we have a delicious Little Farmers menu for kids, which includes: Eggs your way on toast, Ham and cheese toastie, and Mini waffles, maple syrup & vanilla ice cream.

We also have a cafe play area and cubby (Little Farm Cafe) for the little ones to enjoy.

Do you offer high teas?

Unfortunately, we don’t offer High Teas at the cafe YET, but please keep an eye on our social media as we plan to launch High Teas soon.

Do you sell hampers?

We offer a variety of takeaway hampers which are available Wednesday to Sunday. These hampers can be ordered through our website’s shop page. You have the choice of three enticing options: our classic Peninsula Grazer, the Garden Grazer for those who prefer a fresh twist, or our Sweet Grazer for those with a sweet tooth.

Our hampers are Take Away only. For picnics on grass please remember to bring a blanket.

Are you a licensed venue?

We are a BYO venue. A corkage fee of $5 per person applies.

Do you offer gift cards?

We’re delighted to announce that gift cards are now available through our website.

Can I hold a wedding/private event at the cafe?

Unfortunately, we do not hold private events and are not permitted to hold weddings at the cafe.

Any requests for weddings in the area must be directed to the National Trust 🤍🌿

Are you a dog friendly cafe?

Yes, dogs are more than welcome in our cafe’s outdoor area.

How do I apply for a job at the cafe?

Please email your resume to, entitled ‘Attn Manager’, thank you.


We acknowledge the Wadjuk people as the Traditional Custodians of the Country we are meeting on today. We recognise and appreciate their continuing connection to the land and the waters, and thank them for protecting this Country for thousands of years. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations people present today, in a spirit of grounding and connection.