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Eling Forest Cafe

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12587 Hume Hwy | Driveway on the Hume Hwy, Sutton Forest, New South Wales 2577, Australia
+61 2 4878 9155
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Wollongong, Australia
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best coffee we had in the highlands, we didn't eat, however the food looked good. Lovely outlook, nice farm dog called Panda who will greet you. The cellar door isn't the nicest looking but their bio dynamic tractorless wines are worth trying! Friendly and knowledgable staff in the cellar also :)

Thank Rayna1980
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I finally stopped here (a few times in the last year now) and am glad I did. Good coffee, amazing banana bread and a lovely setting make for a nice break. Lunch menu looks good too, wines and cealkar tasting opposite, plus great cheeses to takeaway. My new regular. Why stop at a nasty fast food outlet when you have... More 

Thank 253GinaW
Giralang ACT
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Quiet pastoral rustic surrounds well of the main Highway. The restaurant was closed but the cafe provided a most enjoyable meal at very reasonable prices. Service was efficient and pleasant. Has outdoor eating areas that exude peace and quietness. Definitely worth a visit if travelling to or from Sydney. Cellar door sales are also available but we did not use... More 

Thank lauriey143
Springwood, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

A little gem tucked away from the freeway. Stopped for lunch on route to Canberra and both impressed by friendliness of staff, menu range and fair prices. Sit inside and enjoy the historic photos or outside and watch the birds. Rustic feel but modern take on food. Great coffee. Good for solo travellers too.

Thank Takeahat
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I have been stopping here for probably ten years now and really enjoy the food and coffee. Over all that time the toilet facilities have been a real disappointment. Today being very hot it was really hard to go there. Please make the same effort with them as you do your food and service.

2 Thank Philip B
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Decided to go to this cafe as it was halfway between Canberra and Sydney. Was there with nine family and friends. All of our meals were excellent! The salads were delicious and the burgers were fantastic. Service was great and meals came out quickly, considering how busy it was. The coffee and sweet selection was also great and the cellar... More 

1 Thank Jeremy M
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617 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We have been back to Eling Forest a few times since my last review. This week we stopped of at Eling Forest Cafe for lunch on our way south. It was very busy but they managed well. Food was served quickly and the coffee came a bit later. Service was good as always. . It is a nice location to... More 

1 Thank Ray G
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Old style hospitality, charm and decor but with a modern style menu, with excellent service and food.

Thank bollen57
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016

Good variety of food, great desserts: try their rustic tart (mmm) or orange almond cake (scrumptious).

1 Thank GrampsandMimma
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

We usually stop somewhere for breakfast when travelling to Jindabyne from Sydney and thought we would try this cafe for a change. We arrived for breakfast just after it had opened for the day (8:00am). A good range of options were available. We both had bacon and eggs. My wife thought her bacon was a bit well done but I... More 

Thank runinm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $14
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12587 Hume Hwy | Driveway on the Hume Hwy, Sutton Forest, New South Wales 2577, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Sutton Forest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4878 9155

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?