It is a fair generalisation that Australians are culturally obsessed with their coffee. Across the country, chic cafes and funky coffee hotspots flourish as people line up to order their preferred cup.
“Australia’s coffee market is reasonably mature, with coffee consumers quite sophisticated and the café sector highly competitive,” said Retail Food Group Franchise CEO Andre Neil.
Coffee is one of the most sought out commodities in the world, second only to crude oil and is worth over $100 billion worldwide.
“Coffee consumption trends are actually quite varied across different countries, for example customers in China drink coffee well into the night rather than the morning-focused trade we see here in Australia,” said Mr Neil.
While there have been rumours that coffee consumption might be declining, café culture is as alive as ever and Australians have earned the reputation of “coffee snobs”.
Considering Starbucks opened 84 stores in 2000, and closed 61 of those stores eight years later because simply not enough people had walked in the doors, it is obvious that Australians are big supporters of their local café industry.
The Central West region has a plethora of cafés and coffee shops to try out. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, Mt Canobolas Tea House offers a delectable menu for breakfast, lunch and dessert. You can relax in the tranquil setting and breathe the fresh country air as you choose from a selection of mouth-watering cakes, slices, pies and tarts. The generous mid-week lunch specials and exceptional services will keep you going back for more. Mt Canobolas Teahouse also caters High Teas and other functions. Visit them today for more details.
If a Greek inspired a-la-carte style café restaurant is what you’re looking for, check out Patmos Cafe. You will find it close to the Botanic Gardens, the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy delicious meals with a Greek influence and take in exquisite views of Mt Canobolas. Patmos Café also caters to functions and larger dinner parties.
Get Away For The Weekend
Relax and enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner while overlooking the picturesque grounds of Duntryleague Golf Course. As the proud winners of the 2012 and 2014 CGU Outstanding Business Awards, the staff at Duntryleague pride themselves on their friendly and welcoming service.
The wide variety of delicious meals available on the brasserie menu creates a culinary experience to please the whole family. Stepping out of our main dining room onto the welcoming deck overlooking magnificent manicured gardens is the perfect setting for sunset drinks at the end of a great day.
Steeped in history, Duntryleague Guesthouse is one of the region’s premier venues and is regarded by many as the most elegant landmarks in Orange. The beautiful Guesthouse offers 14 rooms ranging from standard to executive and a variety of bedding configurations with single and multiple occupancy. All of their rooms offer ensuites, tea and coffee facilities and a continental breakfast included in the cost of each day’s stay.