Before you begin a day in Broome, you’re going to need breakfast. Fortunately there are plenty of choices. The Sunset Bar & Grill at Cable Beach Club is known among locals as one of the stand-out breakfast spots in Broome. Its generous buffet offers options for all dietary preferences, and the freshly made omelettes are a standout. If you’ve woken up late, The Sunset Bar is also open for lunch and dinner.
Nearby you’ll find Zanders Restaurant and Bar, which offers a wide variety of meals to suit every palate. Overlooking Cable Beach, the view is as divine as the contemporary Australian cuisine.
Broome really knows how to brew coffee beans and to get a brilliant caffeine hit there are several spots to visit. Crave, powered by Kimberley Coffee Company is a fabulous drive through or café experience on the Broome Visitor Centre deck, and The Aarli on the corner of Hamersley and Frederick Streets does fabulous coffee. The Aarli, considered by locals and visitors alike to be one of the best restaurants in Broome, serves modern Australian dishes with an Asian twist and plenty of flavour.
For a truly Broome cultural experience, go to the Mabu Mayi café located at Nyamba Buru Yawuru’s complex in Reid Road in Cable Beach. Broome born chef Lennie Tangwei brings fresh Broome produce and indigenous flavours to a range of dining options from 7am through till 3pm.
Grab a chair and enjoy a seafood basket with tender calamari, tasty prawns and delicious fresh fish at the Broome Fishing Club overlooking Entrance Point Beach.
If you’re keen to sample the local seafood sashimi style, make a beeline for Japanese restaurant Zensai at the Cable Beach Club. This romantic and popular restaurant has limited seating so make sure you book ahead.
Other must-do eating and drinking experiences in Broome include sipping inventive beers at Matso’s Brewery, drinking cocktails at the Mangrove Hotel with its jaw-dropping views of Roebuck Bay; and tasting Filipino-style empanadas at the weekend Courthouse Markets.
Chinatown also boasts a collection of fantastic Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai and Indian restaurants and the historic Roebuck Bay Hotel, which serves up delicious dishes in a vibrant atmosphere.
If you’re planning on dropping your towel at Cable Beach book a room at the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Kimberley outback, it’s the only resort with its toes almost in the sand. A truly luxurious retreat, it’s the perfect place to unwind while taking in everything Broome has to offer. It’s also home to the popular Sunset Bar & Grill and restaurants including Zensai, Cichetti Club and the casual Kichi Kichi.
If you are looking for luxury and absolute privacy, you can’t go past The Pearle of Cable Beach. The oasis villas each boast their own private pool, complemented by the resort’s central pool area. These self-contained apartment villas can be booked with 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms all with ensuites. Their layouts make them ideal for business visits and private meetings or entertaining.
If tranquility is what you’re looking for, check both your body and mind in for a night or two at the Bali Hai Resort or The Kimberley Sands Resort, both on Murray Road. Bali Hai has self-contained villas surrounded by lush tropical gardens with a large pool, and a romantic restaurant.
Two hours’ drive north of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, the region’s oldest family-owned pearl farm, Cygnet Bay, is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in the story of the Australian pearl.
Accommodation includes lugger cottages, safari tents and a former diver’s shack dotted across a beach and mangrove rimmed point. Onsite you’ll find a fantastic restaurant, luxurious pool and a wide range of tours.
Not far from Cygnet Bay, you’ll find the dreamy Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, an Aboriginal owned and run wilderness camp. 220km north of Broome, Kooljaman offers safari tents, basic cabins and camping grounds in peaceful surrounds.
Onsite, Raugi’s Restaurant celebrates bush flavours, allowing guests to experience the flavours of Australian native foods. Aboriginal elders offer a range of nature based tours, that give visitors a unique insight into the traditional ways of the Bardi people and delivers an unforgettable Kimberley experience.
Located 130km south of Broome, you’ll find Ramada Eco Beach Resort, a multi-award winning eco resort set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley coastal environment. Accommodation options include comfortable safari tents, one bedroom villas and the Beach House.
Time to sit back on the balcony, sip a mango beer and spot some majestic Humpback whales as they migrate their way along the pristine Kimberley coast.