Love the café culture, but getting a bit over going to the same places again and again? All it takes is a short drive to Yass Valley ‘country’ where you can warm your body and your soul with some delicious home-made soups, breads, pies and cakes, and great coffee!
“Yass Valley is home to around 15 cafes, and they all offer something a little different,” says Sean Haylan, Economic Development & Tourism Manager at Yass Valley Council. “From modern takes on coffee shops, to cafés set in picturesque and historical locations, our region’s cafés make the perfect place to fuel up when travelling to, or through, Yass Valley.”
The region’s main cafés lie in the towns of Bookham, Bowning, Gundaroo, Murrumbateman, Sutton, Wee Jasper, and Yass. Yass is a great place to stop en-route to Sydney or Melbourne—or even make it your destination—with a wide range of cafés near Federal, Barton, and Hume highways, offering delish home-made goodies. We often take a quick trip to Yass just because we can!
When you’re in Yass drop into Kaffeine 2582 for classic Eggs Benedict served with with ham, salmon or spinach topped with a house-made hollandaise sauce, or try a taste of Europe at Galutzi with a home-made spiced mince, spinach and feta burek. And, if you like a little art with your cake and coffee, pop into Tootsie Fine Art and Design Studio gallery in their beautiful 1937 art deco building—where the didgeridoos used to be—and sample their awesome chilli hot chocolate, which will definitely warm both body and soul. One of our favourite Yass cafés is The Roses Café—right on the main street and offering a great home-made selection of gluten free tarts, pies, pastries, and cakes.
Moving on to Bowning; step back in time and unwind at the Rollonin Café. In this pioneer slab hut you can partake of home-made soups or quiche fresh from the oven, and their Devonshire Tea is wowing visitors. If you fancy a bit of literary culture, stop into Mayfield Mews where you can indulge in one of their gourmet pies including duck and shitake mushroom, pale ale beef, chicken with leeks and smoky bacon, or Mongolian lamb, and bone up on Aussie legends Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson at the same time.
In Murrumbateman you can relax and warm up with freshly made pizzas using regional produce and artisan cheese at Win’s Creek Meadery, where you can also enjoy a mug of hot mulled mead to wash it down. Yass Valley also offers some terrific wineries and great scenery.
For more information on cafés of Yass Valley, along with accommodation options, visit www.yassvalley.com.au
Yass Valley Cafés: Bookham – Barney’s of Bookham; Bowning – Rollonin Café, and Mayfield Mews; Yass – Thyme to Taste, The Roses Café, Galutzi Café, Trader & Co, Café Dolcetto, Tootsie Fine Art and Design Studio, and Kaffeine 2582; Murrumbateman – The Village Café Murrumbateman, and Win’s Creek Meadery; Gundaroo – Cork Street Café; Sutton – The Baker at Sutton, and Wee Jasper – The Duck ‘n’ Fishes Café.