The Yellow Deli is the most surreal, fairy-tale experience you will have in the Blue Mountains. It looks like something straight out of Hobbiton, with the Middle Earth décor consisting of tables made from slabs of timber, stone benches and a log fireplace. If you get seated up-stairs, you’ll feel like you’re walking into an actual treehouse, and it’s every bit quirky and cosy. This café is actually run by a religious group called Twelve Tribes who live on a ...
Little Paris Café
Offering a little slice of Paris in the heart of beautiful Katoomba, this French café nails the comfort food factor, which is exactly what you need in this chilly neck of the woods. Hearty croque monsieurs and quiches make way for sweeter treats like crepes, gâteaux and pastries. Little Paris Café is an accredited Slow Food café (and we don’t mean the food comes out slow – quite the opposite actually!) Their slow food philosophy means they use the French ...
The Elephant Bean
Eclectic and cosy, The Elephant Bean will serve your coffee with a side of friendly service and your toast with a side of handmade jam. This well-known local haunt is best for a morning coffee or a light lunch and is ideal for lingering away rainy days with board games (Monopoly anyone?). The colourful walls are adorned with local art, making this café a hip hangout and an much loved community hub.
Bakehouse on Wentworth
Gourmet pies, organic sourdough, cakes and delicious baked goods and are exactly what you feel like noshing on when meandering through Leura Mall. You’re going to need fuel for your day of boutique shopping, and Bakehouse on Wentworth makes for the perfect pastry pit-stop.
Wisteria Place Night
A fireplace, a bottle of red, brie cheese and candles sounds like a winning combo for a cosy night out in Leura. Wisteria Place creates a warm and intimate ambience of romance, with blankets at the ready, perfect for cuddling up with your special someone. The eastern-European-inspired menu brings old-world dishes from Scandanavia, the Balkans and the Czech Republic to the refined palates of Leura.
Leura Gourmet Deli is a mandatory café when in Leura, with incredible views across to Katoomba. The deli at the front, café out the back set up is an excellent idea in our opinion. Start by sampling the locally sourced produce in their seasonal café menu. On your way out – pick up some antipasti, deli meats and other picnic goodies to add a little luxe to your DIY bushwalking lunches.
Mountain High Pies
The meat pie is as much an icon to Australia as this pie shop is to the Blue Mountains. Big call, we know, but taste one of their steaming hot pies, freshly made on-site daily and you too will be Mountain High Pie preacher too. Whether you prefer subtle slow cooked traditional flavours or some of the bold spicy alternatives, with over thirty varieties on offer, there’s definitely thirty reasons to return.
The Conservation Hut
Offering hearty lunches and soul-warming hot chocolates, Conservation Hut has been a meeting place and a valued rest stop for hikers for over 50 years. The hut is at the track head to many wonderful bushwalks in the area so if you need any more reason to get into nature, just know Conservation Hut will be waiting for you at the end, scones and all. Of course you could just come here instead of a walk all together, cosy up ...
Conditorei Patisserie Schwarz
Schwarz Patisserie located on Station Street in the quaint town of Wentworth Falls is the Mountain’s best kept secret in the way of delicious pastries. This German bakery bakes all their delectable sweets daily and is the ideal spot to curl up on one of the lounges with a German style coffee and a treat. Hikers can also pick up an assortment of pastries in their pre-made picnic packs, read: ultimate track snack.