Bathurst offers a unique dining experience that combines the town’s rich history, vibrant culture, and delicious cafe cuisine, making it a perfect hidden gem for foodies.
Worlds away from the big smoke, Bathurst may not be the first place you’d expect to find exceptional coffee. But rest assured, the cafes in Bathurst offer classic favourites, a warm and welcoming country atmosphere, and some of the best coffee around. If you’re planning a visit to this cruisy, charming city, make sure to include a cafe pit-stop to indulge in the rich culinary and coffee culture that Bathurst has to offer.
1. The Hub Bathurst
The Hub is one of Bathurst’s most charming cafes, with beautiful food, easy service, and a friendly atmosphere. Especially loved for their breakfasts, they serve up all the cafe favourites – from brekkie burgers with all the bells and whistles, to salads and curries for lunch. You can enjoy your meal in the leafy outdoor area or cosy up inside by the log fire. It gets busy so if you’re with a group it’s a good idea to book ahead.
Address: 52 Keppel St, Bathurst
2. Country Coffee Bathurst
True to its name, Country Coffee exudes good old-fashioned small-town vibes. The staff are friendly, the menu has all your go-to favourite cafe classics, and the coffee is reliably some of Bathurst’s best.
Address: 161 George St, Bathurst
3. Doppio Bathurst
Doppio is a more recent addition to the Bathurst cafe scene and is a great little funky spot to chill out. You can relax under the trees or the gazebo while you sip on some of Bathurst’s best coffee or enjoy a simple but scrummy meal for breakfast or lunch.
Address: 7 Keppel St, Bathurst
4. Mayfield Gardens
Mayfield Gardens is a 16-hectare garden nestled between the quaint towns of O’Connell and Oberon, a half-hour drive from Bathurst. The exquisite gardens and unique, nature-bathed ambience alone make it worth the extra travel time.
Dine at the quaint, idyllic setting of Mayfield Gardens. (Image: Destination NSW)
The menu features delicious, seasonal meals made mostly from ingredients grown on-site or nearby, and there are options to tickle everyone’s fancy – from classic bacon and eggs to mouth-wateringly fresh vegan bowls. If you prefer, you can bring your own picnic or book a picnic from their kitchen to pick up on arrival. It’s an idyllic spot to enjoy a leisurely brunch or long lunch with a glass of wine while taking in the spectacular views.
Savour a plate of fresh produce with a glass of wine. (Image: Destination NSW)
Address: 530 Mayfield Road, Oberon
5. Crema on George
Crema on George is a beloved hole-in-the-wall cafe especially loved for its excellent Campos coffee. With a friendly and city-like atmosphere, it’s the ideal place to savour your morning cuppa, or grab a takeaway pastry and coffee to enjoy in the picturesque park just across the road.
Address: 173 George St, Bathurst
6. Annie’s Ice Cream
Step back in time at Annie’s, an adorable old-fashioned ice cream parlour. This enchanting cafe is a beloved local favourite and has been serving up banana splits since the early 80s. With its bright and bustling atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for families – the kids will love the retro vibes and abundance of sweet treats. Annie’s is one of the longest-running cafes in the region, adding to its nostalgic charm.
Annie’s Ice Cream is an institution. (Image: Emily Murphy)
Address: 82/86 George St, Bathurst
7. Sweet Caramel
Sweet Caramel is a delightful Bathurst cafe with a cosy, country vibe. The warm and friendly atmosphere invites you to stay a while and enjoy a cafe favourite from the diverse menu of Asian dishes, Aussie classics, and of course plenty of sweet treats. There’s a hole-in-the-wall option for takeaways too. A lovely place to soak up the relaxed ambience of the town.
Address: 183 – 185 George St, Bathurst
8. Porters Cafe
Porters is a reliable country cafe serving up all the classics – sandwiches, salads, and desserts. The warm and friendly vibe makes it a nice place to cosy into on a gloomy day.
Address: 76 William St, Bathurst
9. Gunthers Lane Cafe
A great place for the tech-savvy and curious, Gunthers Lane offers one of the most unique cafe experiences in Bathurst. While you wait for your coffee and choc chip muffin you can try out the tech hub, printing something from the 3D printers, exploring virtual reality and more. The menu is simple, and the coffee is some of the best in town.
Address: 203-209 Russell St, Bathurst
10. Moubar Vintage/Bootleg Bakery
Moubar Vintage and Bootleg Bakery have joined forces to offer a hole-in-the-wall experience in a quiet courtyard of the Brooke Moore Centre. The perfect place to grab yourself a coffee and a delicious baked treat and sit in the sunshine on a crisp morning – or stop by for a loaf of scrummy sourdough and get the coffee to go.
Address: Brooke Moore Centre, 132 William St, Bathurst
For more places to eat in Bathurst, check out our restaurant guide.