Before driving back to Fremantle, we decided that our last stop in Swan Valley should be at Taylor's Art and Coffee House for a cup of joe to sustain ourselves for the drive home. I didn't know what I was expecting but I certainly wasn't expecting to be greeted by what seems like an ancient steam turbine at the front.
Taylor's is the most eclectic coffee house / art gallery that I have ever seen. It seems to be part coffee house, part your grandmother's house, part metal scrapyard, part antique shop, part dusty garage. The cafe part seems normal enough, with your usual chalkboards, cakes display and espresso machine, albeit one with an umbrella shielding it from the sun. The coffee cups and plates are of varying shapes, sizes, designs, all stacked higgledy piggledy around.
Everything is this space feels like it has been done by hand. The furnishings looked like they were slowly added on one by one rather than being styled all at once. It's a great place to spend an afternoon, leafing through magazines or if you need a quiet space to do some work.
After exploring the insides, we went out to have a poke around the outdoor area.
I can't quite decide if the spiderwebs are real but I think they must be. I have never seen such a complete spiderweb ever.
Oh, and the coffee's great too! So if you need some fuel for the ride home, remember to stop by Taylor's before it closes for the day.