With three Southern Highland locations, this gem is a favourite for locals and visitors alike.
You're not short on stellar food and drink choices when in the Southern Highlands. There are wineries, fine diners, pubs, local cafes and buzzing restaurants aplenty. But, no trip there is complete without calling into much-loved Gumnut Patisserie. With three locations — Berrima, Bowral and Mittagong — you would think there would be plenty of baked goodies and pastries to go around, but don't be fooled. Locals know to get in early to have your pick of the bunch — and even then you can expect lines.
Once you get to the counter, though, you'll find an array of sweet treats like eclairs, cakes, lemon meringue tart, cupcakes, lamingtons and cannoli, as well as croissants, danishes, scones and palmiers. For savoury, expect classics like a flaky sausage roll, plenty of pies — from beef and potato to chicken and leek — and top-notch quiches.