When visiting other surrounding towns it can sometimes be difficult to know where to go for a freshly ground coffee and an appetizing meal. With an array of choices it can be overwhelming and sometimes disappointing if you don’t choose wisely. With many locals visiting Orange and Cowra for shopping, seeing medical practitioners or just visiting friends and family it’s important to know where to look for an enjoyable meal and coffee. Often the best cafés are hidden in a quaint street, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. If you don’t know the surroundings you could sadly miss out on what might become your favourite destination.
Simply Nile Café is one of those hidden destinations that provide their customers with an escape from their busy lifestyles. Located at 49 Nile Street Orange, they have easy accessible parking and disabled access. When Frank was asked why he chose to have a café off the main street he said ”It allows the customers to have some peace and quiet in our spacious courtyard as well as providing them with easy parking”. With a focus on fresh local produce they serve quality homemade meals. This month’s specials are pancakes with banana and butterscotch sauce, rustic vegetable frittata (which is gluten free), creamy mushroom soup and pasta provencal served with chili and chorizo.
If you are looking for a chef quality meal than Café Latte is for you. Located in Orange’s CBD, 173 Summer St. The cosy and contemporary café have 2 qualified chefs in the kitchen that will be sure to satisfy your taste buds with their restaurant quality meals, at a reasonable price. Over the past few weeks Café Latte has been hosting themed nights. Their upcoming theme is a Western night on the 1st and 2nd of August. Experience an old saloon bar and be taken back in time. Bookings are essential as Aaron said, “The themed nights have been very well attended with the last themed night being booked out!’ So be sure to get in quick. This week’s special at Café Latte are: hot and spicy chicken burger and pepper beef potpie. They also have a soup and quiche of the day specials.
If you’re out and about in Cowra and undecided where to go for a morning tea why not try Breakout Brasserie for some delightful homemade cakes and slices. Sit out under the vines in their alfresco dining area while enjoying some fresh local produce. With their relaxed courtyard feel and freshly roasted coffee it makes for the perfect haven. Open for breakfast and morning tea Monday to Saturday and lunches throughout the week.
When you’re travelling to Orange or Cowra next don’t be disappointed or overwhelmed by the many venues. Instead stop on into Café Latte, Simply Nile Café and Breakout Brasserie to satisfy all your needs.
By Taneil Thornberry