A popular rest stop for Canberrans making the trip to the South Coast along the Kings Highway, Bungendore is buzzing. Cafe Woodworks is easy to find on the main drag as it’s attached to the rather large Bungendore wood works gallery. The gallery takes up a good part of a corner block so it’s hard to miss. If you’re in to wood, its well worth a visit for the extensive range of home and giftware, and wooden artworks available for sale. Back at the cafe, there’s a spacious interior dining area and a smaller outdoor area spilling out to the road, which is ideal if you want to sit outside or if you are travelling with a pooch. The square scones are cake-like, a bit crumbly and sprinkled with icing sugar. They are fresh and light, but feel more like Australiana scones than the dainty British kind. The yummy apricot jam (a favourite) is a great change from the usual strawberry that’s normally on offer. The cream is double thick, and a blessing.
Tea: A basic range of black and herbal teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A hearty spread with plenty of room to spread out.
Location: 20 Malbon St, Bungendore NSW 2621 Ph: 02 6238 1688 cafewoodworks.com.au
Reviewed July 2019