Cat Exham is dairy intolerant. Dave Exham is diabetic. Between them, the couple spent weeks transforming an out-dated eatery into a place where customers can feel right at home, regardless of what they can or can’t eat.
The result, Little Lefroys, sits in a heritage-listed building and features up-cycled materials such as sanded-back shipping pallets, and stools salvaged from a bar down the road.
For breakfast there’s activated buckwheat bircher muesli softened with cold-pressed apple juice; or you can opt to design your own breakfast from a selection of 17 sides.
At dinner and lunch most dishes can be made dairy- and gluten-free. Offerings such as seared scallops drizzled in wasabi mayo and topped with crisp lotus root prove that healthy food doesn’t have to be bland.
To drink, there’s coffee from Yahava, a boutique Margaret River roaster, and of course rice or soy milk as an option.
After midday, try a Dirty Little Mary – a Bloody Mary muddled with jerk sauce and horseradish, and served with locally made BonPussy chilli sauce. With a Japanese invention pumping out perfectly spherical ice blocks, single-malt whisky straight up is another no-brainer.