It’s a warm and sunny autumnal day in Woolgoolga, an easy 10-minute drive north of Coffs Harbour. I’m told by friends who have just moved to town, that apparently the Coffs Harbour region have the best overall weather in Australia; not too hot, not too cold, but just right! Today it feels perfect, glorious even. This is my first time in the town proper. My only past recollections of Woolgoolga are a roundabout, a statue of an elephant and an exotic looking temple. I am told they are still here, but you don’t see them since the recently opened section of the Pacific Highway, which bypasses that very roundabout. When I venture to the beach and a look around town I am surprised at how populated and bustling it is. A Woolworths is about to open and cafes are doing a roaring trade, and Bluebottles Brasserie is one of them. My scone arrives on a breadboard, which is very sophisticated. The scone is on the dry side so I am appreciative of the generous amount of jam and cream to mask its averageness. The thick jam and whipped cream, that could be a bit thicker, isn’t bad and it’s a fine option just to soak up the climate. Woolgoolga is definitely worth a stop if you need a break from the Pacific Highway and to get away from the madness of Coffs.
Tea: A selection of loose-leaf teas served in a standard-sized pot.
Overall: A pleasant café in a chilled out mid-coast town.
Location: 1/53 Beach St, Woolgoolga NSW 2456 Ph: 02 6654 1962