Like Berry and Milton, Mogo is a cute place to break up a journey along the Princes Highway. A plethora of cafes, giftware stores and galleries offer a great excuse to stretch the legs and grab a bite to eat. If you have more time, visit the Mogo Zoo or the Original Gold Rush Colony where you can have a go at gold panning. With limited time, I only tried one cafe and added the others to my list for next time. The Courtyard Cafe at Mogo Fudge is set back from the highway, so it gives you a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle and there’s a giant outdoor chess set if you fancy a quick game before getting back behind the wheel. Apparently Mogo Fudge was featured on a Getaway episode (so the sign says) and it almost makes you feel inclined to buy some. I turn my back on the fudge and try the scones. They’re fresh on the inside and crispy on the outside, but look a bit bread-roll-like for me, but nonetheless are above average. The jam is passable and although the cream is freshly whipped it’s a bit light for how I like my cream on scones.
Tea: Loose-leaf teas with a few herbal varieties available.
Overall: A quite courtyard away from the highway.
Location: 44 Princes Hwy, Mogo NSW 2536 Ph: 02 4474 3389 www.courtyardcafemogo.com.au
Reviewed in March, 2013