I grew up in the Swan Valley with a veggie patch and ponies. With quaint and peaceful, rose laden Guildford only a stone throw away. As a child the excursions to Guildford were so exciting. Saturdays meant a trip to the bookstore for the latest Baby Sitters Club book, then frowning whilst choosing which ice cream to try at the Junction Ice Creamery. Sunday afternoons were spent browsing with mum through clothing and vintage shops often stopping for hot chocolate and cake. Later in the life, weekends meant rowdy nights at our locals pubs consuming not much more than beer and cheap wine. Finding ourselves huddling around the fire at Alfred’s Kitchen devouring burgers at midnight.
As I grew up, my taste buds matured and what Guildford had to offer was just not enough. Many lovely cafes and restaurants have popped up over the years but few ever enduring the test of time. Then along came Little Guildford.
Little Guildford has recently opened its doors to cheering locals. You can find this pretty little café on Swan Street across the road from the historic Rose & Crown. The décor is where old meets new, scattered bric a brac and blooms adding warmth and character. A photo by Alfred Robert Linus Wright adorns the back wall showing Swan Street back in 1894, echoing Guildford's strong historical roots. Beautiful mint green tiles set against rustic timber furnishings lend a touch of old world glamour.
The menu draws inspiration from local produce and honest home cooking. The food truly embodies the whimsical, country feel of Guildford. The perfect stop before a wine trip out to the Valley. Relaxed, casual and family friendly, even BYO! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Little Guildford is definitely worth the drive.