There's no shortage of fabulous cafes in Orange and The Agrestic Grocer definitely tops the list. On one side is the rustic cafe with a menu filled with locally grown produce, and the other side is filled with a retail space. It's the ideal spot to have brunch and pop into the store to stock up on local produce before heading back to Sydney.
The Agrestic Grocer
Unfortunately, we are too early for lunch so we order off the breakfast menu, which is a shame as the lunch menu looked amazing.
Avocado and tomato on sourdough
The avocado and tomato on sourdough is so simple but hits the spot, especially when you have such great and fresh produce. I can't help but get a side of the Second Mouse cheese company haloumi on the side.
The retail side also stocks a few of the Second Mouse cheeses too; I buy some of the delicious haloumi to take home as well.
The pancakes aren't presented very well but they are fluffy and delicious. Since it's autumn, the pancakes are served with poached plums. I imagine in summer, these would come with some lovely and colourful berries.
After eating, it's time to pop in next door for some goodies. There's a wholefoods section where you can buy things by the scoop, plus lots of fresh local fruit and veg. There's free range eggs, nuts and like I mentioned earlier, Second Mouse cheese company items.
A highly recommended visit if you're ever in Orange. Check out my other Orange posts here: