The passionate staff at Taylor's Art & Coffee House strive to deliver quality coffee, fresh food and great service.
At Taylor's Cafe we are passionate about fresh, organic food and quality coffee. We pride ourselves on offering great hospitality in a uniquely Australian setting.
Our menu and home-grown produce change with the season so there are always new dishes to enjoy.
A great place for breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea, we provide the best locally roasted coffee and food around. We are continually improving our garden to try to sustain the cafe, composting our scraps for the worms and sourcing local fruit and vegetables to supplement what we grow.
Owners Michael and Caroline Taylor, a brother and sister duo, were raised in the Swan Valley along with their two other brothers by their artist mother and scrap metal dealing father.
A visit to Taylor's is a must for a true taste of the Swan Valley.
Michael Taylor (Barista)
Michael is the eldest of the four Taylor children. His natural ability for illustration and sculpture took him through a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Curtain University.
In his early 20’s Michael decided that his mother’s art gallery could do with a bit of extra energy and at the time there were very few places to get locally roasted coffee and thoughtful food, so he built a café. He probably didn’t realise at the time how well it would be received and just how much work it would take.
Michael’s ideal for a sustainable café has seen him planting vegetables on the 4.5 acre family property. The garden is increasingly providing much of the cafes daily produce and is a constant source of joy for Michael and the staff.
Caroline Taylor (Chef)
Caroline is the youngest of the Taylor children and cooking makes up a huge part of her memory. With four children to raise, her mother was always baking, stewing or making jam from the mulberry tree that they’d just pillaged. Having family friends like Kate and Fiona Lamont meant cooking good food was always a given. Even with very little money Caroline recalls that her mother turned out a wholesome tasty dinner for them most nights, unless they were having Lamont’s leftovers.
After travelling for a few years Caroline returned to the Swan Valley and started helping Michael build the café. After dealing with different chefs for two years they found that no one quite got the Taylor’s way of cooking. That’s when Caroline decided to jump into the kitchen to see what she could do, and lots of burning, charring and flops ensued. With a bit of humility she’s managed to learn a lot and has remained at the helm of the kitchen since 2006, so it’s safe to say the decision was a success.
Caroline loves using home grown seasonal produce and when people drop their own off it’s even better. She’s looking forward to the future of Taylor’s and the dynamic atmosphere they are continually creating.
Jude Taylor (Artist)
Jude is a practicing Western Australian artist who reinterprets the essential character, strength, tenacity and beauty of West Australian wildflowers into bright, vibrant and dramatic hand-painted lino-cuts.
Inspired by the ability of Western Australian wildflowers to sustain life in a hostile environment and the hardy Australian bush women, who were both able to flourish in a harsh West Australian environment.
Now working with women in Indonesia, Jude has expanded her art into fabric and just like the wildflowers her products are a wonderful show of beauty and abundance.
When you visit the cafe, feel free to wander through the grounds and view Jude’s work in the adjacent gallery.
Resident artist Jude Taylor has just released a new season of patterns and colours for 2013.
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