Coming into the cooler months there is nothing better than holding a nice warm cup of coffee. Two new shops have opened near Canowindra and they are unique, delightful and cosy.
One of the best kept secrets in the area is a little shop that opened in Cargo mid January this year, Timber Tales.
Carmen McNab, the young lady who runs the show, has been looking for a place to open a coffee bar and gift shop in Central West NSW for a while now.
Her late husband Murray was a Canowindra boy, that’s why her heart is knitted to the area, she says.
“Before Christmas last year I worked for a few months at a coffee shop in Longreach QLD. Man, I missed the hills. Any hills! But I learned to appreciate living and working in a small country community. Back to basics where people are friendly, give a helping hand when needed, love their dogs and farming toys and only get stressed when the wife can’t back a trailer!” Carmen laughed.
Exploring the Cabonne area Carmen fell in love with the old General Store in Cargo, a gem from 1879.
“I called it Timber Tales because there is a lot of wood in here, it is a warm material and welcoming and I feel everything here tells a story. The old wooden floor boards, the original front counter, old mate getting a cuppa on the way to a clearing sale,” Carmen said.
Walking through the old entrance door will give you the feeling of being taken back in time. Besides yummy cakes and freshly roasted coffee, Timber Tales sells a selection of unique giftware, local produce, art & craft and handmade recycled furniture by Rustic Notions.
“My favorite time of the day is early mornings when the town is waking up. I open at 7 and start getting my regular customers now which is great, often they ring on their way to work and their coffee will be waiting for them when they come through Cargo.”
Just a short drive to Cowra you will find another hidden treasure. Recently opening its doors is 2 Sugars Espresso. An inner city Melbourne/Sydney vibe with good old fashioned country service and hospitality.
Owners Keiran and Jodie felt a need for a café at this end of Cowra for those early morning risers.
“We have a fresh take on takeaway. You won’t get a hamburger or chips here but you will get freshly prepared meals,” Jodie said.
2 Sugars Espresso bake everything fresh and daily using in season produce and ca- tering to the weather conditions on the day. “We use fresh local produce and cater to seasonal weather and conditions. Therefore avoiding a stagnant but ever changing and exciting menu.”
Keiran and Jodie have sought far and wide to source the best quality coffee beans. Cleanskin coffee from Brisbane where the perfect fit as they only accept the top 10% of coffee beans imported into Australia, to ensure the best quality for their customers.
To accompany the perfect coffee select a homemade good with vegetarian and gluten free options available.
As you walk in door in the early hours of the morning be greeted with the fresh aroma of ground coffee, baked goods in the oven and a friendly smile, you will immediately feel warm and at home at 2 Sug- ars Espresso. Follow us on Facebook/ 2 Sugars Espresso Bar.