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.
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.
Jing Jo Cafe Restaurant
Using produce sourced from local growers and suppliers - including gathering from their own garden – Jing Jo’s contemporary Australian and Thai fusion is a tribute to the region’s quality ingredients and dedication to sustainability. Be sure to check out the restaurant’s rotating exhibitions featuring local artists for an even greater feel for the area.
The General Cafe
With a proclivity toward the sustainable, you’ll be doing yourself and the environment a favour by munching on the wholesome, hand-made fare at The General Café. Keep an eye on the ever-changing specials board and the Handcrafted selection ensures you can take some of The General’s gourmet pantry fillers home with you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RAW & WILD Market & Cafe
Raw & Wild Market & Café is all about making wholesome, organic food delicious and accessible. A focus on sustainability means you can feel good about chowing down your weekend brunch, and the shelves of their market store is brimming with fresh and nutritious goods you can take home for the fam to enjoy.
Grand Bistro Bowral
Open for breakfast and lunch, this adored Bowral venue is always filled with hungry brunchers desperate to score one of Grand Bistro’s ‘Classics’ washed down with a brew from The Grounds Coffee Roasters. Friday and Saturday nights see the venue transform into Mama Margarita for Mexican fare and punchy cocktails.
The Press Shop Bowral
This gorgeous corner café is a lovely, light-filled space which is also home to the Bespoke Letterpress design studio and store. Sip on a 7 Miles Coffee by Cultivar and indulge in something sweet whipped up by the team of in house chefs before taking a turn about the store and picking up some bespoke stationery to take home.
Harry's On Green Lane
Nestled within the leafy boulevard Green Lane – a charming hideaway alongside Bowral’s infamous Dirty Jane’s, the café-by-day transforms into a lush, laidback bar come afternoon. Make your way through the international wine list as you drink in the elegant Raffles-styled interiors and make believe you’ve stepped into the tropics.