A picture-perfect patisserie experience awaits you at Stone’s, where you’ll find a smorgasbord of cakes and pastries within the heritage walls of the bakery. Bringing a slice of Paris to charming Berrima, the all-day breakfast and lunch creations are perfected by the addition of an irresistible pastry to round out your meal.
This quaint venue is all about the café classics, from the full breakfast and omelettes to the trusty steak sandwich there is something to suit everyone. The café’s homestead-style verandah offers the perfect vantage point to take in the comings and goings of the charmingly laidback Southern Highlands town.
Berrima General Store & Café
Working to bring the best of local produce to the fore, The General Store & Café in Berrima offers everything from coffee, cakes and scones to delectable homemade pies and quiche. Pick up something to take away from their daily to-go board as well as an any grocery essentials to stock the pantry.
With three locations in the region, Gumnut Patisserie is a quintessentially Southern Highlands haunt, boasting a vast range of traditional French pastries crafted daily. Be sure to be punctual with your visit, as afternoon patrons are often left to make do with the morsels remaining after lively morning mobs get their pick of the blissfully brimming display cases.
Keeping freshness and fun at the fore of their attention, this Bowral venue effortlessly sashays from breakfast, to lunch, to dinner without a hint of pretension or drama. Inventive, excellent quality fare by Joshua Huxtable that is best enjoyed when shared with friends in this vibrant space.
Harry's On Green Lane
Opening onto a leafy boulevard, Harry’s on Green Lane is the kind of place that will have you lingering well into the evening. Open from 10 am for brunch, the menu is filled with classic, rustic provincial cuisine. The takeaway food bar, Green Lane Kitchen, serves takeaway coffee and meals, but why rush? Named after a famed botanist, the space is filled with lush plant life and exotic travel memorabilia.
Gumnut Patisserie Bowral
Gumnut Patisserie in Bowral is a quintessentially Southern Highlands haunt, with three patisseries in the region. Boasting a wide range of traditional French pastries, be sure to get in early as lots of the delicious treats are sold out by the afternoon. From morning to afternoon there is a constant stream of people making their selection from the brimming display cases.
Elephant Boy Cafe
A quirky café on Bowral’s main street, Elephant Boy is a haunt for locals itching for a caffeine fix and escape from the daily grind. Walls lined with books and a busy array of knick-knack ensure your eye is consistently entertained make for a whimsical interior while a menu chocked with classic-café fare is a crowd-pleaser.
The Press Shop Bowral
Inside out, this is one stunning café. The Press Shop combine their love for fine stationery with speciality coffee. The café is housed in the locally owned Bespoke Letterpress, which design and print stationery from vintage presses. Printed the old-fashioned way, peek through the window and watch how they preserve a centuries-old art form. Here, baristas serve Cultiver by 7 Miles Coffee Roasters and the chef has designed the menu around produce sourced entirely by local Southern Highlands small batch ...
Flour Water Salt
With a mantra of keeping things simple, Flour Water Salt are the authority on sticking to a few things and doing them well. Their curated bread, cake, pastry and deli offering is perfected through quality ingredients, skilled producers and an unwavering passion to creating fresh goods that are simply too irresistible to refuse.
The Mill Bowral
Located inside a restored old mill along Bong Bong Street, The Mill Café has garnered a reputation for serving modern Australian dishes for breakfast and lunch. The space is ample and open but made cosy with a roaring fireplace. And the kids’ corner is a much-welcomed addition in an area suited for large groups.
RAW & WILD Market & Cafe
Positioned at the top end of Bong Bong Street, RAW & WILD is a wholefood café-slash-fresh food market. They have an all-day menu that’s brimming with wholesome goodness, and they’re fully licensed (or you can BYO). The outdoor deck is the perfect place to refuel before shopping for dairy, meat, poultry and organic groceries. They have bulk bins filled with nuts, grains, mixes, Fair Trade coffee, plus so much more.
The Post Office Moss Vale
A chic hangout that nods to times passed. The Post Office Moss Vale is housed in a heritage building, smack bang in the middle of town. The building's character is paired with modern furnishings, and this alone makes it a popular brunch destination. The menu is another drawcard - simple yet modern Australian.
Soft hues in a casual, yet sophisticated setting are the backdrop for beautiful handmade food and drinks. With a focus on small batch preparation, the menu changes weekly with local farmers delivering fresh produce to their door daily. Open from 8 am daily, Highland Merchants is a favored spot in Moss Vale village.