A Taste of Hill & Hall - Wellstead Museum Cafe
Cafe managers, Dan Hill and Sarah Hall first met while working in Bremer Bay in 2010. Since then, they have always enjoyed coming back to Bremer and both enjoy the laid back, beachy lifestyle. Dan and Sarah now call Bremer home with their little son, Kai and baby daughter Frankie.
After meeting in 2010, the foodie duo moved to Broome during the winter months where they worked at Zanders Cafe on the infamous Cable Beach.
The lure of overseas travel, then took the pair to Amsterdam and Berlin for 2 years, then Asia, New Zealand and Central and South America.
Amongst their travels and exploration of worldly cuisines and cultures, Dan and Sarah frequently returned to Bremer Bay for a beach stint. Their love for Bremer Bay and all it has to offer, inspired them to buy a block of land on the Point Henry Peninsula where they dreamed to eventually settle. In 2016, after galavanting around the globe on and off for 6 years, the couple decided to settle in the Bay and take over management of the beautiful and historic, Wellstead Museum and Cafe.
Since then, Dan and Sarah have been bringing inspiration from their worldwide travels to the cafe’s impressive menu. The cafe features a restored wood fired oven from the original Albany bakery, in which all bread, vegetables and meats are lovingly baked. The cafe also hosts a pizza night every Saturday, offering freshly handmade doughs, topped with delicious flavours and then wood fired in the bakers oven.
Dan and Sarah have a passion for authentic, fresh and quality ingredients and source locally wherever possible. Chef Dan is passionate about making all condiments, relishes and stocks from scratch, complimenting the recipes with the best flavours possible.
All fish is freshly caught off Bremer Bay by Bremer Bay Fish Factory and filleted and prepared by Dan himself. The Fish of the day is often one of the many fine deep water fish including, Nannygai, 8 Bar Cod or Hapuka.
Also local to the area is the 888 Abalone Farm, which provides the divine abalone used in one of the cafe favourites, squid and abalone salad.
The salad leaves and various fruits and vegetables are picked daily from the 100 year old garden, still grown and maintained by 84 year old Max Wellstead.
The cafe also hosts an array of other local items including alcoholic beverages from Gnornbup Winery (Bremer Bay), Wilsons brewing co (Albany) and Boston Brewery (Denmark).
As you wander through the cafe, you’ll be greeted by memorabilia to browse, plus arts and crafts and homemade jams and preserves (made by the lovely Marie Wellstead) to buy.
The Wellstead Museum is certainly not one to be missed on your visit to Bremer and is a museum quite like no other.