Something Raw, Mandurah W.A.

I was in Perth a couple of months ago, staying with family. Unfortunately it wasn’t a leisure trip – my wonderful Grandad who had been unwell passed away. This was a pretty devastating experience for our family, and for this reason it is not something that I want to talk about at length with the internet, except to say that we love him and miss him more than words can express.

While there, we were able to catch up with the rest of our family which happens far too irregularly since moving to Victoria. This included spending a few nights with my Granny down in Mandurah, which of course involved a few meals out. Since I was last there, a newer cafe called Something Raw has opened up, and with a menu full of vegan options it was definitely worth a look.


My brother and Granny both went for the Jackfruit nachos, and although I was pretty jealous when they came out, they graciously shared some with me. As the name suggests, these were loaded up with pulled jackfruit along with fresh salsa, sour lime creme, cashew cheese, guac and a side of jalapenos. Boss nachos, I really enjoyed them. At $22, they may seem pretty pricey, but to be honest W.A prices are on the whole a lot higher than we over east are used to.


My mum went for the toasted green wrap – $16. This was packed with spinach, avo, chickpeas and olives, along with what I think was Bio cheese. Mum gave it the thumbs up, and from the mouthful I tried I could only agree.


I had the raw taco bowl for $19. This was loaded with lettuce, corn, salsa, guac, spring onions, sour lime creme and walnut mince, alongside some dehydrated crackers. It was a pretty decent serve, and tasty but I would have liked to see a bit more walnut mince – there wasn’t quite enough to spread through the bowl so I was left with a fair bit of lettuce at the end. I would also be keen for a side of jalapenos, but I was lucky enough to score some leftovers from the others’ nachos.

There are also have a bunch of desserts and drinks on offer, though we didn’t indulge as we were pretty full. I also find it a little hard to handover $12 for a smoothie, but as I said, I think this is pretty in line with W.A prices in general and I just need to suck it up when I’m there.

Something Raw Cafe is a welcome addition to Mandurah, and I hope to see them stick around as there was a serious lack of good veg options in town last time I was there. The only bummer is that it’s not on the foreshore – cos who doesn’t like having a meal overlooking the water? Small complaint though. Check this place out!

Something Raw Cafe
6/26 George St, Mandurah
Tues – Sat – 8.30am – 4pm



  1. Sorry to hear of your grandpa’s passing Caeli. Thanks for sharing these eats though I’ve just learned something new– I always assumed WA would be cheaper than VIC/NSW!

    1. Thank you ❤ I think WA hiked up a lot of prices with the mining boom, even if they were not necessarily affected by it in any way. That's what I tell myself anyway, whether that's true or not I'm not sure. It's certainly more expensive though. On one occasion I paid between $18-20 for a salad with the feta taken out at a generic cafe (think Dome or something similar). JUST A SALAD.

  2. Joey says:

    I’m not sure there are ever good words for offering condolences over the internet, but consider them offered.
    That’s a bunch of pretty looking food right there. The colours are amazing.

    1. Thanks Joey, it certainly is tricky and I appreciate the sentiment.
      Isn’t it just? I love eating food so vibrantly coloured, always makes me feel good!

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My paternal grandparents actually lived in Mandurah for most of my life, although moved back to Victoria before they passed away. It’s good to hear Something Raw has popped up as a great eating option in the years since I left Perth.

    1. Thank you Kari. Oh wow, really? I have a special spot in my heart for Mandurah, having going down there so often on holidays when we lived in Perth. Did you spend much time there?

  4. Andrea says:

    So sorry to hear of your grandfather. It’s a sad fact of life that we often only see extended family on sad occasions. I wish my family all lived in the same place.
    A number of years ago, we lived half a year in Geelong, Victoria. We traveled extensively in Victoria, and a little bit in New South Wales. It was an experience we’ll never forget.

  5. The walnut mince sounds really interesting! I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandfather too. There’s such a special relationship with grandparents and grandchildren. I hope you have lots of support.

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