To break up the journey from Sydney, there are a few hidden gems where you can stop and stretch your legs whilst getting something yummy to eat, here are a few of our favourites.
The Hub in Bathurst is one of our favourite spots for breakfast or lunch, located 45 minutes from Orange. The place is always pumping, the service is excellent and the food is always very good with generous portions. Kids are well looked after with colouring sets and a special kids menu available. There is a large leafy courtyard for al fresco dining and a lovely log fire inside for winter afternoons. Located at 52 Keppel St, Bathurst. Tel: (02) 6332 1565
The Red Door Café
We have found this awesome little spot has great food and speedy delivery, which is just what you need when on a roadtrip. Located at 134 Leura Mall, Leura. Tel: (02) 4784 1328
The Hydro Majestic
This is more of a luxury coffee stop, but the views and gorgeous building are worth it. Located at 52-88 Great Western Highway, Medlow Bath. Tel: (02) 4782 6885
A lovely place to stop and stock up on delicious local honey. There is also a café where you can grab lunch or cakes and coffee as well as locally brewed craft beer. Located 30 minutes from Orange, just off the main highway. Located at 2319 Mitchell Highway, Vittoria. Tel: 02 6368 7382.
The Old Mill Café
The quaint village of Millthorpe is a fantastic place to stop en route (just 20 minutes drive from Orange) for lunch or cake and coffee. The sweet selection is a sight to be seen with everything baked in house. We love the beef and shiraz pie with handcut chips. You can also wander the streets of Millthorpe and check out the shops, cellar doors and beautiful old bluestone buildings. Recommended for Fri, Sat, Sun only. Booking advised. Located at 12 Pym St, Millthorpe. Tel: (02) 6366 3188