Accessing 20 Mile Hollow Produce and Cafe is better if travelling from the west, as it’s an easy veer off the Great Western Highway. Coming up from Sydney means a bit of forward planning in order to get across the traffic island. However you get there, a lovely wrap around deck (shady and/or sunny) awaits, as well as easy parking. For mountain bikers, the location in Woodford is near a popular fire trail that heads down the mountain to Glenbrook. I see a bunch of mountain bikes in the far corner of the cafe and what looks to be a mini workshop, but I forget to ask about it and can’t find any information online. There are stack of cakes and a quickly dwindling supply of scones sitting on the counter. They are fresh and robust, and are paired well with the delicious homemade strawberry and vanilla jam, which is also sold on the premises. The rich jam is more tart than sweet, and is accompanied with an impressive serving of cream – a cross between thickly whipped cream and double thick. The cafe also runs courses such as ‘soft cheese making’, check out their Facebook page for details.
Tea: An interesting selection of Blue Mountain loose-leaf tea served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A handy location if you are travelling east on the Great Western Highway.