3 Fabulous Places to Shop and Eat At in Bowral!

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Bowral Places to Eat

Bowral Places to Eat

The Press

Bowral Places to Eat

The Press name has dual meanings - for a cafe there is of course the coffee press but the Press also refers to this gorgeous cafe's other businesses i.e. design studio, print studio and letterpress stationery store.

Bowral Places to Eat

You can browse all sorts of gorgeous stationery, order special seals as well as all the accoutrements for a paper enthusiast. All of the stationery is designed and printed in Bowral.

Bowral Places to Eat

The coffee is by Five Senses while the tea is by Little Wildling Tea Co. using organic, wild grown tea leaves. My chai is very good and comes with enough for two full cups while Mr NQN enjoys his coffee. We try this with a delicious macadamia caramel tart (like a pecan tart but with macadamias) as well as a fig and custard tart, both house made.

Dirty Jane's

Bowral Places to Eat

Dirty Jane's is a popular stop for antique lovers. It is named after convict Jane Dumphrey who was sent to Australia in 1840 after being caught stealing from a doctor's home where she worked as a scullery maid. Such was her skill at charming and manipulating people that she was given a pardon by the time the ship arrived in Australia. Jane was then introduced to the ship captain's cousin Tom Gully in Gundagai and made her journey there. She was so covered in mud by the time she arrived that they named her "Dirty Jane." She helped him appraise knick-knacks (a skill she had learned from her father, a rag and bone man) and when Gully died in a flood, he left the business to her where she continued to flourish.

Bowral Places to Eat

It's a sprawling series of rooms featuring antiques from over 75 vendors. It's worth spending at least half an hour there to see if anything takes your fancy. There is also a small tea room spread over two rooms but if you want afternoon tea on a weekend, book ahead.

Harry's On Green Lane

Bowral Places to Eat

Harry's On Green Lane is located off Banyette Street between Dirty Jane's and The Press. The walls are lined with books and bookshelves and tables are either sun drenched among leafy surrounds or inside among the books. At the back, the Potting Shed is where you can buy vintage gardenalia, topiary, perennials and edibles.

Bowral Places to Eat

The Harry that the cafe and wine bar is named after is Sir Harry Veitch who was a 19th century horticulturalist in London. He is also known for establishing the Chelsea Flower Show. There are plenty of plants for sale as well as garden furniture.

Bowral Places to Eat

Scotch Egg $10

But we're here for the food of course. After a quick browse of the menu we locate some tempting lunch options. The Scotch egg is coated in minced venison and served with a tarragon and caper mayonnaise. It is delicious and goes so well with the aromatic mayonnaise.

Bowral Places to Eat

Welsh Rarebit $12

The Welsh Rarebit is a generous serve of three pieces of sourdough topped with seasoned gruyere and cheddar cheeses as well as chives.

Bowral Places to Eat

Burrata and Pear $16

We also really enjoyed the burrata and pear with a mini burrata, pink pickled onions, sourdough crumbs, balsamic and olive oil. The perfect light lunch before we head off for our drive back to Sydney.

Bowral Places to Eat

So tell me Dear Reader, do you enjoy shopping? And do you like it when a cafe or eatery has a shop attached to it?

All of these meals were independently paid for.

The Press

391 - 397 Bong Bong Street, Bowral, 2576
Weekdays: 6:00am - 4:00pm
Weekends: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Dirty Jane's

13-15 Banyette St, Bowral NSW 2576
Open 7 days 10am–5pm
Phone: (02) 4861 3231

Harry's On Green Lane

15-17 Banyette St, Bowral NSW 2576 Sunday to Thursday 10am–5pm
Weekends 10am–11pm
Phone: (02) 4862 2983