The Sea Salt Cafe in Albany (in Australia’s south west) is one of many cute little cafes dotted around the city. It’s located towards the end of York Street (the main shopping street) near the water on Stirling Terrace which is the main road to take you around to Middleton Beach. In other words it’s in a great location easily accessible from both the centre of town and the beach area as well as a being just down the road from a couple of backpackers hostels.
The menu is quite basic with things like fish and chips, garlic prawns, Thai fish cakes and salt and pepper squid. At around the $18-20 dollar mark it seems a little expensive for a small town cafe, especially when you consider the portion sizes but I guess that’s the thing with Australia, it’s expensive.
F had the grilled chilli butter prawns with chips ($20). He loved the prawns but said the chips had no flavour
I had a chicken panini. Bland and dry. I never should have ordered it, especially seeing as I had some garlic bread to start. Bread + bread = bad.
I did love the chilli garlic bread but wouldn’t have minded a little extra chilli on mine.
When I first drove by this place I thought it was a restaurant rather than a cafe so was a little surprised by the menu and the fact that you have to order at the counter. I know I’ve eaten here once before but I don’t remember it being so casual. I’d say this is a good option if you want a light meal or even better just stop by for a coffee which you can enjoy looking out over the water.