Crooked Carrot Cafe

The Crooked Carrot Cafe has been a favourite pit-stop for families heading to WA’s south west. You may remember it as the “Emu Pie Shop” on Forrest Highway. Known as the Crooked Carrot for a number of years now, it’s a huge hit with kids as it has a giant-sized playground!

The café is about an hour and a half drive south of Perth CBD, making it a great toilet break stop, as well as somewhere to get food and drink for the journey ahead. Kids will love to explore the huge grounds.

The playground is immense, and features a huge climbing frame. I nearly had kittens watching Little Chef scale the huge rope net.

Crooked Carrot Cafe

The Crooked Carrots’ playground has a mixture of bark and sand, giving it a nature play feel. There’s lots of balancing beams, poles and logs to climb over.

The separate toddler area is just for little ones, there’s plenty of seating right next to it on the grass, allowing you to keep a close eye on them.

They will love the wooden ride on trains. There are also many musical features for your little Beethoven.

Kids can check out the vintage tractors and machinery collection too.

The old Melbourne tram and platform is just gorgeous.

Crooked Carrot Cafe

The bush tucker kitchen garden provides a quieter spot to enjoy. The playground can get pretty hectic during school holidays!

The Crooked Carrot prides itself on it’s wholesome food offering. There’s a good sized menu, including options for kids.

As well as the menu, there are house made pies and other pastries in the hot cabinet. They still sell emu pies!

crooked carrot myalup

Plus there is a delicious cabinet full of fresh bakes, plenty of GF options too.

You can also buy a few essentials and snacks for the car including homemade pickles, jams, chocolate, honey, ice creams, squeezy yogurts, sandwiches, fruit and vegetables.

Inside there’s plenty of seating options including these refurbished pallet benches. The Crooked Carrot alfresco area is huge and fully shaded, by the open grassed area. It’s great for the kids to run free after being cooped up in the car.

The Crooked Carrot is dog friendly. Fur babies are welcome in the garden area on a lead, there are water bowls and plenty of grass to walk them around to stretch their legs too. There’s plenty of parking for large caravan’s, vehicles and trailers. If you’re planning a south west road trip with kids – be sure to pay The Crooked Carrot a visit.

Quick kids’ checklist:

  • Children’s Menu
  • Children’s Playground
  • High Chairs
  • Plenty of room for prams
  • Toilets & Baby change
  • Indoor and outdoor seating

Find the Crooked Carrot Cafe Myalup at the corner of Forrest Hwy and Rigg Rd, Myalup.

Get more info on their website.

Find more holiday ideas in WA here. 


About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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