The Breakout Brasserie


I assume The Breakout Brassiere in Cowra is a play on words and refers to the former Prisoner of War (POW) camp that was established in Cowra during WWII. In 1944, about 1,000 Japanese POW attempted to escape, and no doubt there were a few more ‘breakouts’, and hence the cafe’s name. Situated up a quiet side street and well away from the busy intersection where travellers convene for a break from the bitumen, The Breakout Brassiere feels like a locals hangout. With lots of outdoor seating for when the weather warms up, but blankets if you need them, indoors can get a little crowded. I visit in the morning so the scones are fresh, light and fluffy. Take the half serve option (one scone), or if you are feeling peckish, the full serve. The jam is the average cafe standard and the cream is freshly whipped and falls somewhere between being neither too light nor overly thick. Make sure to check out the Japanese Gardens and cellar doors while you are in the area.





Tea: The usual variety of loose-leaf teas served in a small pot.

Price: $$

Overall: A pleasant cafe that draws more locals than drop-ins.

Location: 5/37-39 Macquarie St, Cowra NSW 2794 Ph: 02 6342 4555
Reviewed in August, 2016

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